When we consider mind, body and spirit together we can create a uniting force that will empower us on our journey to recovery. This week Dr Jason Wysocki joins Rebecca for a live podcast recording at 8 Hearts in Portland, Oregon. He talks about how the connection of mind, body and spirit working together can help with dealing with a chronic illness. They also discuss finding your own ‘normal’, acceptance, creating your community and the importance of self care.
Naturopathic Physician Dr Jason Wysocki joins Rebecca on today’s episode to discuss The Elemental Diet --- what is it, why it is used as a SIBO treatment, why it’s so important to prepare for it and much more.
If you’re struggling to treat your SIBO, it’s possible that structural integration treatment may be the missing piece that you have been looking for. This week Rebecca is joined by Dr Jason Wysocki to discuss structural integration, what it is and how it works. Dr Wysocki explains how the hands on approach of structural integration can help to improve digestive processes, alleviate discomfort and increase mobility.
For many men gut health is at the back of the queue when it comes to taking care of themselves. Dr Jason Wysocki joins Rebecca to discuss how important it is for men to address any gut health concerns and the far reaching effect that poor gut function can have on overall health. They look at the differences between male and female symptoms of SIBO, male hormone issues and the effects of adhesions from sport and surgeries.
Sometimes, bands of scar tissue—called adhesions—can form in your body and stick to your organs or tissues, as a result of surgery, trauma, or inflammation. This may cause complications like intestinal blockage, restricted breathing, or difficulty moving muscles. In the gut, SIBO, IBS, IBD, and conditions like hiatal hernia may be influenced by this restriction. Fortunately, a technique called visceral therapy (also known as visceral manipulation and massage) can help. In this episode, a specialist in visceral therapy, Dr. Jason Wysocki, shares his insights about how it works and who is most likely to benefit.
Dr. Jason Wysocki is a practicing naturopathic physician and graduate of the National University for Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and has worked in various aspects of mental health for over 15 years. During his tenure at NUNM, Dr. Wysocki was selected for a prestigious one-year internship at the SIBO Center for Digestive Health.
He was also the first naturopathic student to complete a one-year integrated internship for Pacific University’s Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic. Dr. Wysocki also completed certification, including advanced clinical training, with the New England School of Homeopathy (NESH). He is also a certified Structural Integration practitioner.
Annie interviews Dr. Charlotte Nowack, ND. Dr. Nowack is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and a Resident Physician. She is currently completing her residency for Dr. Jason Wysocki at 8 Hearts Health & Wellness in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Nowack’s specialties include gastrointestinal health, mental health, and women’s health. Join Annie and Dr. Nowack as they discuss the relationship between digestive dysfunction and disordered eating. See the episode link to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nowack
For those who have had surgical interventions for endometriosis, appendectomies, or another type of abdominal surgery, or who simply have had a car accident or injury that they’ve never fully recovered from: today’s conversation is for you. We’ve talked about many root causes of SIBO in past episodes of this podcast, but today we are going to do a bodily deep dive into some of the structural issues that could be holding your body back from digesting properly. Even if you don’t have SIBO but seem to be one of those people whose health problems all stem from the gut, types of bodywork like visceral manipulation and structural integration could be the piece of the puzzle that’s missing in your long-term healing.
In this week’s installment of endocrine essentials, we highlight how the DUTCH Test can uncover hidden markers and help diagnose tough, hormone-related ailments like PCOS, endometriosis, Cushing’s disease, and more. Dr. Debbie Rice explains the connections between hormone imbalance and some of the most common symptoms facing patients today.
Testosterone isn’t typically thought of as a “female hormone,” but research shows that women with healthy androgen levels preserve egg quality later in life. Testosterone and other androgens are important for wellbeing and fertility—for men and women. Listen along as Dr. Rice explains the role of androgens in a happy, healthy body.
Heidelberg Testing assesses stomach acid levels at rest, as well as the functional capacity of parietal cells (i.e., the cells in your stomach that produce acid) when they are “challenged” to produce more stomach acid by meals. The testing involves swallowing a small capsule the size of a multivitamin that remains tethered in your stomach by a medical grade silk thread. This capsule communicates the pH of your stomach via radiotelemetry to a nearby computer.
Testing can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the physiology of your stomach and the types of testing ordered by your physician. Following testing, the capsule is removed from your stomach and back up through your esophagus. Most patients report that this process feels odd, but is not typically painful.
Heidelberg pH testing has been in use for many years but is often not well-known, mostly due to lack of availability. We have offered Heidelberg pH testing at 8 Hearts for several years now with great success. Physicians often find this testing to be extremely beneficial in managing or clarifying a path for treatment. Our technicians are licensed and board-certified practitioners and highly trained in providing skillful and compassionate testing. We understand the need to provide a supportive environment to minimize understandable apprehension and stress prior to completing the test.
The most common feedback we receive after completing the test:
“That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!”
You MUST have an order from a physician to complete this testing. Ask your physician if Heidelberg pH testing is right for you. Please contact us for more information – we welcome calls from your physician as well. Once scheduled, we also provide you with additional guidance for how to best prepare for this particular test.