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Families Navigating Addiction & Recovery

Dec 4, 2019

“The gut is the gateway to health.” -Stephanie Small 


Want an intervention that’s effective and natural? We often resort to medicines to get a dose of relief without really understanding what we are treating. Healing comes from addressing the root cause rather than just alleviating symptoms. Apparently, biochemistry plays a huge role in symptoms we mistake as psychological or emotional. Stephanie Small joins us in another life-altering conversation on mental health nutrition. She expounds on the influence of gut health to body homeostasis. Occurring imbalances can create somatic chaos that often lead to inflammation or even depression. But, there is something you can do. Tune in to today’s episode and learn the healthy and effective way to recovery. 



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02:57 Doing What Social Workers Do and Beyond

06:58 Before You Pop A Pill  

11:34 How to Detect Imbalances  

17:43 It’s Not Just About Eating More Vegetables! 

26:08 Gut and Inflammation 

31:38 The Body Under Prolonged Stress

37:04 Accountability and Recovery 

41:23 When to Eat Potato Chips