Don’t Let Your Diagnosis be Your Identity with Kristy Crandell

Welcome to another episode of the Dr. Lo Radio Show!

Kristy Crandell is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with an advanced certification in hormone health. She works with Shine Natural Medicine and specializes in autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, hormone imbalance and more! She takes a holistic approach with her patients, and believes every body is different, therefore requiring unique, customized treatments.

Kristy struggled with Rheumatoid Arthritis and was determined to take the Holistic/Functional Medicine approach, but was confronted by the fact that she may have to incorporate traditional Western Medicine in her journey.

After some relief, she came to the realization that there is a time and place for all medicine, but she believes even when taking a Western approach, nutrition should still be a priority to make a healing journey possible.

In this episode, Kristy talks about how her own journey led to her treating and healing numerous patients and gives a ton of tips for those listening!

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I hope you learned something new today!

3:43 How Kristy got fascinated with the subject matter she practices
3:53 Kristy’s experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis; an autoimmune condition
5:51 The beginning of Kristy’s holistic journey into health and wellness
7:48 How Conventional Medicine and Holistic Medicine can overlap
9:30 Kristy’s feeling of defeat
10:50 There’s a time and a place for Western Medicine
12:42 Don’t let your diagnosis become your identity
15:31 How unresolved emotional traumas can manifest into physical ailments
17:40 Learning what it means to “eat healthy” and how that can vary for each individual
19:40 The role of stress on health
22:50 The process Shine Natural Medicine goes through with each patient, from diagnosis to individualized treatment
31:28 Foods to start implementing into, and removing from your diet for a healthier life
34:41 Address your stress
38:08 Focussing on the basics before diving into surface issues

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