I have been on a continued health journey which has involved unlearning so much and re-learning. One of the experts who has actually walked in my shoes in the research arena and beyond is Loren de la Cruz. Loren is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), Root Cause Protocol Consultant (RCPC), Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDNP), and more. Seriously, she has done.her.research.
So I was thrilled to be able to interview Loren on so many things in the health and wellness arena. There was so much that Loren and I could have talked about, but that podcast episode would’ve been hours and hours long.
In this episode, we talk about omega-3’s and why they’re BAD news, she shares an adrenal cocktail recipe, how to prepare your body for conception and beyond.
There are so many takeaways in this episode but I wanted to share my top 3 with you. After you read this post you will want to go listen if you don’t already, and you’re going to love it if you’re interested in upping your health game.
With that, here is Loren’s episode.
3 takeaways and topics that I think you will really enjoy hearing:
♡ Focus on nutrition before you consider adding to your diet with supplements.
I asked Loren about her stance on supplements, and we really got into it in this episode. She recommends starting first and foremost with clean water and a healthy diet. Loren gets into what a healthy diet includes and we dig deep – as in talking about ingredients added to certain foods you’ll want to avoid – but when it comes down to it, eating whole foods.
♡ Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s are not ideal for optimal health.
I don’t know about you, but I had been programmed to think that Omega-3’s are good for you. They are commonly known as omega-3s and make up DHA, EPA and ALA. Omega-3’s put a strain on our health and Loren shares a study for you to explore on why you may want to reconsider mega-dosing Omega-3’s. Omega-3’s are PUFAS, AKA Poly-Unsaturated Fat. PUFAS can do many things but a few include suppressing the immune system and affect thyroid function.
♡ How to incorporate dairy back into your diet.
I was selfishly curious to chat with Loren about adding dairy back into my diet as it is something I’m currently exploring very slowwwwwly. And that is exactly what she recommends when someone has not consumed dairy for a long amount of time. Loren also recommends starting with butter and then moving on to hard cheeses when you’re looking to reincorporate dairy. Additionally, try taking an enzyme while you’re adding dairy back into your diet can be very helpful.