Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop team launch their first-ever summit, In Goop Health. In Goop Health brought the heat with Paltrow’s wellness professionals and the latest content flooding the health industry. Over the course of a fun, knowledge-filled day, hundreds of health gurus gathered together for a series of panels, keynotes, and restorative interactive sessions such as crystal therapy, non-toxic manicures, IV drips, oxygen bars, foam rolling, sound bath, aura photography, and flower remedy. The Goop-goers weren’t left without refreshments to get through their interactive sessions, including Bulletproof Coffee, MatchaBar, Moon Juice, Sweetgreen and much more.
Our Goop-guest panelists addressed issues ranging from cosmic flow and gut imbalances to the psychology of self-care and sexual health. As we continue to explore the world of health and wellness, a new generation of knowledge seekers is emerging as we unveil a wealth of information that can inform and transform the lives of many. Let’s see what our experts have to say on the latest topics in health.
Dr. Habib Sadeghi on Cosmic Flow
“Why the left testicle?” That’s what Dr. Sadeghi asked himself when he was diagnosed as a cancer patient. In fact, that question was the catalyst that brought him to cosmic flow practices. Rather than taking the traditional approach of treating the patient’s disease, Dr. Sadeghi prefers to look past the disease to understand what it’s root cause is. His unique approach defies the one-size-fits-all solution to illness. Instead, he combines Western medical practices with Eastern healing to nurture the mind, identifies body imbalances, and rid the body of disease. Dr. Sadeghi has utilizes this method in patients experiencing chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and auto-immune diseases. While it’s no easy task embarking on this journey, he can assure you that it’s one worth taking.
For more information on cosmic flow practices, please visit http://behiveofhealing.com/
Dr. Alejandro Junger, Dr. Stevens Gundry, and Dr. Amy Myers on Gut Health (Anchored by Seamus Mullen)
(Left to right: Seamus Mullen, Dr. Alejandro Junger, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Stevens Gundry)
There’s no doubt that the gut is the biggest topic in health today. According to Dr. Amy Myers, nearly 68% of our immunity is located in the gut, but professionals are just beginning to scratch the surface of our complex microbiome. When our microbiome is out of whack, it can cause a range of diseases masked as minor symptoms and even worse, our society continues to promote foods and products that hurt our gut, increasing our risk of disease. Want to protect yourself? Avoid these items as often as possible.
1) Antibiotics: While antibiotics destroy the bad bacteria within our bodies, it also diminishes our good bacteria, leaving us defenseless against further harmful invaders. Pro tip: take probiotics to increase your intake of good bacteria and protect yourself from illness; this including anything from the common cold to chronic disease.
2) Food: The majority of us know that processed foods aren’t good for us, but many don’t realize that our natural foods have also been contaminated. When purchasing meat, fruit, and vegetables at the grocery store, make sure you’re receiving produce that haven’t been pumped with harmful chemicals and antibiotics. We are what our food ate, if you catch my drift. Whatever our food has ingested, we will digest. Pro tip: shop for fresh produce at your local farmers market whenever possible. In addition, avoid nightshades, legumes, gluten, and dairy if you experience severe gut issues. Remember, everybody’s digestion and immunity is different, so figure out the root cause of your pain, remove the obstacle and add what’s lacking.
3) Anti-inflammatories: Have a headache? Don’t reach for the Advil bottle. It’s been proven that patients are x5 more likely to experience a stroke or heart attack after only a few days of taking anti-inflammatory pills such as Advil and Aleve. Pro tip: introduce turmeric to your diet. It will help heal throbbing headaches and chronic migraines.
4) Home supplies: Love the feeling of a clean home? Me too. In fact, I’m kind of OCD about it. What I didn’t realize until recently? Our cleaning supplies are filled with unnatural chemicals that can be absorbed through our skin. Not only that, but after we’ve supposedly “cleaned” our surfaces, we often put food on them… which means we’re not only absorbing these harmful chemicals through our skin, but we’re also digesting them. Pro tip: Check out Dr. Axe’s Eat Dirt book to get instructions on how to create your own natural cleaning supplies at home.
Listen to your body, get your knowledge on, remove obstacles hurting you, and add what’s lacking. Our In Goop Health recap will continue as we discuss the tools to navigate life’s hurdles and how to nurture ourselves going into parenthood. Stay tuned!