June 6, 2019

We’re happy to welcome Dr. Tim Gerstmar back on the podcast this week. Tim is a naturopathic physician, specializing in the treatment of digestive and autoimmune problems. He has spent the past 10 years seeing patients locally at Aspire Natural Health in the Seattle area, and he offers virtual consultation, both nationally and internationally. Tim is also a faculty member at Bastyr University, where he trains and mentors medical students.

In this podcast, Tim talks about choosing a practitioner that has the specific expertise you need and highlights the benefits of working with a health coach. He discusses his new book, The Clear Path to Health, and the mission behind it: making integrative medicine understandable to consumers. (Find out how to get the book for free if you take action by 6/7/19!)

Here’s the outline of this interview with Tim Gerstmar:

[00:00:10] Tim’s previous podcasts: Methylation and Environmental Pollutants and How to Test and Predict Blood, Urine and Stool for Health, Longevity and Performance.

[00:00:26] Ancestral Health Symposium.

[00:00:52] Tim's mission: To make integrative medicine understandable to consumers.

[00:03:03] Book: The Clear Path to Health: Gain Clarity So You Can Feel Your Best Today, Tomorrow, and Into The Next Decade, by Tim Gerstmar.

[00:05:21] No one doctor has all the answers; finding a doctor that has the expertise to help you.

[00:15:10] Gina's story.

[00:17:07] Principles, strategies, and tactics.

[00:25:16] Blood Chemistry Calculator.

[00:28:29] Performance Psychologist Simon Marshall, PhD; Podcasts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

[00:29:02] The value of having health coaches to support people in lifestyle changes.

[00:31:00] Health coaches have a PR problem.

[00:32:35] Simon's training course: Nudge Tactics for Health Coaching.

[00:32:43] Book: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein.

[00:37:03] The value of prescription medication as a tool with a specific use.

[00:41:00] Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult (LADA)

[00:43:50] Podcast: Run for Your Life: An Ancestral Health Approach to Running, with Mark Cucuzzella.

[00:44:32] The dark sides of conventional and functional medicine.

[00:46:50] Book: The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT, by Russ Harris.

[00:47:06] The problems that can't be solved.

[00:50:26] Secondary benefits of being sick.

[00:53:48] Special offer: Free ebook until 6/7/19.  

[00:54:50] Email support@nourishbalancethrive.com to be entered in a raffle for a paperback book.

[00:55:54] Final thoughts: Context matters and take a step back/find a practitioner to help you.

[00:58:22] Work with Tim: (425) 202-7849 or at info@aspirenaturalhealth.com.

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