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Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 601

Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 601

Subscribe Today! Please see below for a complete transcript of this episode. HEALTHY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON, INVITE HEALTH PODCAST, EPISODE 601 Hosted by Amanda Williams, MD, MPH. *Intro Music* InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: [00:00:04] Welcome to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast, where our degreed 

Allie’s Breast Cancer Healthy Recipe Guide

Allie’s Breast Cancer Healthy Recipe Guide

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS~ HEALTHY RECIPE GUIDE By: Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT Sometimes there’s a lot of information online that can cause one to get really inspired. That has been what’s happened to me over the past couple of weeks, especially with the topic of 

Summary of Digestive Health

Summary of Digestive Health

Written by Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND digestive

For further questions or concerns email me at [email protected]

I have covered the most common digestive concerns that occur. As I went through this series, I wanted to get the point across that digestive health doesn’t just mean diarrhea or constipation. The digestive tract is one of the most important systems in our body. Not only does it process the nutrients we need to live, it also affects our immune system. Our digestive tract is impacted by every part of our daily life from what we eat to stress and even if we aren’t sleeping enough. Often times when we start to feel sick, we feel it in our digestive system first. That is why it’s important to “listen to your gut,” as they say. If there is any changes in our digestive system, it’s important to find out what’s going on. The symptoms and risk factors for the topics I discussed in this series have similar symptoms. Knowing what exactly is going on can help pinpoint exactly what will be helpful. Additionally, stress has a huge impact on the digestive system. If you’re undergoing stress, treating the digestive symptoms won’t be helpful in the long term. The same is true if there is any systemic medical concern such as diabetes. Doing a food log and matching it to a symptom log can help a lot. Every day for at least 1 week, write down what you eat and how you feel. Were you constipated? Felt gassy? Mark it down and it can help us determine if there are any food triggers. This is a fantastic tool to bring in with you when you sit down with a nutritionist. Along with a food log, bring a list of any and all medications, supplements that you are taking and any blood work you have. While every individual digestive issue has its own slightly different protocol, there are some things that are just important in general. It is important to know what’s going on since some things can have very different protocols. These are some suggestions I believe can be helpful.†


Elimination Diet

An elimination diet can be helpful in determining if there are any food sensitives causing the underlying concerns. I like to recommend doing an elimination diet after a 10 day food log.†

Castor Oil

Castor oil packs are amazing for reducing inflammation and pain in the digestive tract! (1) †


Reducing stress with L Theanine (2) , magnesium (3)  and even Hemp (4) which have all been found in studies to reduce stress ! Since stress is such a common risk factor when it comes to digestive concerns it just makes sense that eliminating or reducing stress would help the digestive system! See Invite’s L Theanine, and our extensive line of magnesium and Hemp products!†



Healing herbs such as the Demulcents have been found in studies to help with inflammation, pain, and even healing the digestive tract. These demulcent herbs can include the following: DGL, Aloe Vera, Slippery Elm and Marshmallow root. (5) Please see Invite’s G.I Maintain, Min Acid and DGL.†


Probiotics are so important and came up over and over again in this series! Probiotics have been found to have so many benefits in varies studies. Please see Invites Probiotic Hx, weight and our newest probiotic, Probiotic Women! (6)†

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes have been found to help with gas and bloating and breaking down food. In studies they help with symptoms of constipation among other concerns (7)†

As I said this series was made to discuss the most common digestive concerns. In some cases an individual may have gone to many doctors and still isn’t sure what is going on. Or you may have a concern that was not covered by any of the topics in this series. In that case feel free to email me or call me so we can discuss what is going on in more depth and find some suggestions that will help you feel better!†


  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/castor-oil-pack
  2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324120#:~:text=L%2Dtheanine%20may%20help%20reduce,may%20help%20lower%20blood%20pressure.
  3. https://chandramd.com/magnesium-deficiency-anxiety/#:~:text=Magnesium%20also%20plays%20a%20vital,magnesium%20can%20help%20us%20relax.
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6065514/
  6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27741164/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991651/


The Gut-Estrogen Connection

The Gut-Estrogen Connection

Dr.Kay speaks about the impact of the gut microbiome connection with the hormone estrogen and the importance of maintaining their balance.

Digestive Health Part 6: Diarrhea

Digestive Health Part 6: Diarrhea

Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND goes into depth about the possible reasons for your diarrhea and how to take care of this digestive disaster

A Thyroid Health Summary Overview

A Thyroid Health Summary Overview

Thyroid Health

Written by Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND

For further questions or concerns email me at [email protected]

The Overview of Thyroid Health

A few weeks ago I finished my mini-series on thyroid health. I wanted to give everyone a chance to review it before I did a summary. So today I will do a quick summary of the thyroid. Throughout this series, we’ve learned what the thyroid is, what it does and why this is so important. We have gone over many of the lab tests that are important to thyroid health. Once labs have been done we have covered what to consider when it comes to complementary care. Conventional treatment is just as important. If you have a TSH of 6 which as we know indicates a low thyroid, this must be treated with both conventional and holistic methods. While it is important to work with your doctor to determine the best medication for your desired outcome, you have to know your options. These can include Armor, Synthroid, and Levothyroxine for under-active thyroid. (1) For overactive thyroid treatments can include thionamides or radioactive iodine therapy.†(2)

In addition to going over basic hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, we have covered autoimmune issues that can affect the thyroid and how it can affect other systems such as the adrenals, female health and even weight.†


What can you do if you haven’t been feeling well and suspect it might be the thyroid? First, make a list of symptoms you are experiencing. Relying on memory is never exact. I know I personally get anxious waiting to see my primary care. Symptoms of thyroid disorder as I previously mentioned include weight gain/weight loss, feeling hot/cold, changes in sleep pattern, fatigue, menstrual irregularities, mood changes, hair loss, bone loss, constipation, and dry skin/hair. (3) I go through a complete list of symptoms in my blog about hyper and hypothyroidism.†

Once you have this list of symptoms, go to your doctor for blood tests. You can talk to your doctor about TSH, T3, T4 and antibodies to get as many details as possible. If weight gain or weight loss is an issue, do your food log. My previous blog goes into depth on these topics!†

Once you have a food log and blood work, talk to a nutritionist to see what is going on. You can also check out a blog on InViteⓇ Health that relates to you. Do you seem to have adrenal fatigue? Are you a woman postmenopausal? These are all things that are important to address.†

Working with the underlying issues is most important. However, that can take time. Working with the symptoms can also be important so that you feel better now. There are a number of InViteⓇ products that can be helpful. I’ve included products relating to symptoms not addressed in my prior blogs:†


This can accompany both hyper and hypothyroidism. What are some things that can be helpful? InViteⓇ Health has a wonderful multivitamin designed to help with energy called Performance Multivitamin. For those who do not like swallowing pills, a powdered multi called Multi energy powder can help. Studies show that long term, a good multivitamin helps with energy.† (5)


Digestive Issues

For those with digestion problems, InViteⓇ has Digestive HxⓇ. Studies show that supplementation with enzymes helps with bowel movements and digestive function. (6) A probiotic, for example Probiotic HxⓇ, helps with constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. Studies show that a good probiotic is very important for a health digestive tract! †(7)


L Theanine has been found in studies to be helpful with reducing anxiety. †(8)

Dry skin / nails / hair

Fish oil has been found in studies to be good for dryness in skin, and hair.† (9)