Hay House Radio Episode Recap
- Episode Name: “Discover the Secret Code for Healing Your Digestion”
- Live Broadcast: March 21st, 2016 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time
Special Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Thompson is the Founder/Director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research in Carlsbad, California, a research center with a mission to “Heal the Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit through the Scientific Application of Sound.”
Dr. Thompson is considered the world’s premier sound healing researcher, brainwave entrainment expert, and high-tech personal transformation innovator. He is a physician/ musician, composer, inventor, educator and author. His work addresses harmony between the body/mind/spirit and is clinically proven to foster deep personal wellness.
Certified in multiple healthcare modalities, Dr. Thompson draws people internationally to his clinical practice and to his cutting-edge auditory, kinesthetic and visual therapeutic products and services.
Dr. Thompson has collaborated with experts, like Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay and Bernie Siegel as well as working with NASA, Scripps Hospital and several Fortune 500 Companies.
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Episode Summary Re-cap
healing digestion frees your mind
Did you know that music has a unique healing code that can help you understand and improve your digestion?
Find out how to tap into your inner physician to heal your digestive system with new ideas about nutrition and music. Healing digestion frees your mind so you can do what you came here to do!
Dr. Jeffrey Thompson’s Tips for Healing Your Digestion
Stress and Your Digestion
When under stress, all of your body’s resources go to your muscles and limbs so you can run or fight. This means there are little, if any, resources for thinking, decision-making, immunity or digestion. It’s important to take time to manage or reduce stress in order to heal your digestive system. Music can help you do this because it brings your body back into homeostasis or a balanced rhythm.
The Type of Music Matters
Calm music, like classical music (Mozart pieces have been shown to have a positive effect on learning and your gut bacteria), is a great choice. Heavy metal music can often create more stress. When choosing music, notice how you feel. Look for music that is calming as a way to manage stress.
Sound Healing Music
There are three types of sound healing music that Dr. Jeff creates:
- Music for specific goals, like better sleep, creativity, stress reduction, memory and learning, and healing;
- Music for specific conditions that is more prescriptive. For this type of music, you’d need to contact Dr. Jeff at (760) 931-5333 to discuss your needs; and
- Customized sound healing music that is made specifically for you and based on the sound of your own voice when you are at homeostasis.
This is the music Dr. Jeff creates for his patients who come to his office to work with him.
Sound Healing If One Is Deaf
You can use special bone conduction headphones to feel the healing vibrations or sit right next to large speakers with the bass turned up (to feel the vibration).
Tips for Neurological Issues, Weight Issues and Chronic Blood Sugar Problems
For our caller, Jo, who described a genetic neurological condition and severe blood sugar imbalances, Dr. Jeff recommended his Alpha Relaxation System CD Set.
Sip Broth For Easy-To-Digest Nutrients
Make vegetable broth and bone broth and sip them regularly throughout the day. Clear broths like this are easy to digest and don’t tax the digestive system. Learn more about how bone broth can heal leaky gut and leaky brain. Broth is also a great way to get targeted nutrients and boost energy, which helps solve blood sugar drops without taking in solid food and excess calories. Learn more about bone broth and get some free recipes.
The Gut-Brain Connection and the Vagus Nerve
The gut and brain are made of the same tissue and have many of the same brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). They are connected by the vagus nerve, allowing them to communicate 24-7. The gut can influence our moods, decisions, willpower, ability to sleep and more, just as the brain can influence the gut. There is a community of good and bad bacteria in the gut that is responsible for our health, called the microbiome. If the bad bacteria gets out of hand (through poor diet of too much sugar and processed foods, antibiotics or other pharmaceutical medications, stress or environmental toxins), an imbalance is created. This creates imbalance and sends distress signals to the brain.
Your vagus nerve is your 10th cranial nerve (brain nerve) and one of the most important in the body. It is responsible for your parasympathetic nervous system – the rest and digest part of your nervous system. You need to be in parasympathetic mode to sleep, heal and digest.
Singing and gargling are two easy activities that stimulate your vagus nerve. You may find your mood improves if you do one of these activities for a minute or more.
Nutrition: Brain Health, Your Vagus Nerve and Blood Sugar Balance
- Vitamin B12 – In order to keep your nervous system healthy and balanced, you may want to learn about vitamin B12. Bioavailable B12 is only in animal protein foods, so if one is vegetarian or vegan, it’s important to supplement. Sublingual methyl B12 and adenosyl B12 are the active forms that show the most success, particularly if you have digestive issues. Seeking Health brand Active B12 is a sublingual with both active B12 forms. You can learn more about B12 deficiency symptoms here.
- Minerals, like magnesium, calcium, copper, sodium and potassium are important for your nervous system, including your vagus nerve. Anderson’s Sea MD is a wide base of liquid minerals that can help regulate your nervous system, balance blood sugar and reduce stress.
- Chromium dinicocysteinate can help to balance your blood sugar and make sure that the energy goes into all of your cells, not just fat cells. Progressive Laboratories brand has a product called Zychrome that you can get online at Amazon or Pureformulas.com. Start slowly, taking one with meals and if you really need support, consider one capsule with each of your three main meals.
- Eat a wholefoods diet & reduce or eliminate sugar – If you have severe blood sugar issues and symptoms of a leaky gut and leaky brain, it’s imperative to eat a wholefoods diet and either eliminate or reduce refined sugar. All of the healing recipes on my website are designed to do this. Making your own food or going to the health food store and purchasing ready-made meals with wholefoods ingredients and no sugar can really help.Pete’s Paleo is a meal service option that can help you eat organic wholefood by sending prepared food to your door. Many of my clients are using this as a way to start building energy so that they can eventually make their own meals. My favorite shortcut in the kitchen is to use a slow cooker to make broth, soups, stews, chicken and just about any meal. You can throw things in at night, set the slow cooker and wake up to a meal in the morning that you can take to work with you and have for dinner that night. Here’s an example of a slow cooker recipe: Hassle-Free Chicken Recipe for Busy People.
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