#248 Megan Gump, NTP on Finding The Right Practitioner and Hurricane Updates


Megan Gump, NTP is my Nutritional Therapist on staff as well as my New Client Coordinator. When you schedule a 15-minute free introductory call, you will get to speak with her!

Today I go on a rant about finding the right practitioner, and my frustrations this morning with the Nurse Practitioner that we met with for our regular checkups for our daughter. Our usual functional pediatrician was late or not available at the time so we had to deal with this other woman.

So, you'll hear that rant plus also some actionable advice on how to find a practitioner that actually listens to you, and I give you a confidence boost in why you may need to FIRE your practitioner if they aren't treating you properly.

You'll enjoy this 1-on-1 time together today.


#247 Claus Pummer on The World's Healthiest Bed


Claus Pummer was born in Germany where he trained as a Master Cabinetmaker. Living and working in Switzerland where he earned a Master’s Degree in Furniture Design and Manufacturing, he perfected his skills. An entrepreneur at heart, he started his own woodworking shop in Germany then relocated to Canada where he immigrated in 1998. Naturally, his experience in designing and building beds as well as his personal interest in living a healthy lifestyle led him to the best brand out there, SAMINA. As a certified sleep coach, he studied under a world renown sleep expert through the Austrian Institute for Sleep Psychology. For nearly 20 years he has worked with SAMINA and is currently the Managing Director, SAMINA North America. A healthy sleep expert, he’s been enjoying his nightly sleep with the SAMINA Sleep System for many years and, especially from his travels and many nights in inferior beds can appreciate how superior his sleep and, importantly, how much more energized he is during his wakeful hours when he’s slept the night before with SAMINA.


Today We Discuss

  • Contact Claus for 10% off a SAMINA system when you mention "Evan Brand"
  • My experience with the SAMINA sleep system
  • The downsides of conventional bedding
  • EMF and metal box springs

#246 Dr. Jay Davidson on Lyme, Essential Oils for Biofilms & Heavy Metal Toxicity


My friend Dr. Jay Davidson is hosting the Parasite Summit in a few weeks, and I'm a Featured Speaker on the Summit.

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Dr. Jay Davidson D.C., PSc.D. completed his undergraduate studies at University Wisconsin La Crosse Majoring in Biology with biomedical concentration and chemistry minor. He received his doctorate of chiropractic degree at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota.

Dr. Jay Davidson focuses on functional, natural medicine. He is a husband and a father.  He is also a popular speaker and a two time #1 international best-selling author.  Dr. Jay was the host of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #1 and Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #2. He was also a cohost of The Detox Project, which had over 50,000 participants.

Dr. Jay and I discuss how parasites can act as a reservoir for heavy metals, candida, and other infections.

THIS is why I have such a high success rate in my clinic!

It all makes sense now, even though I didn't fully understand the mechanism before, because I place SO much emphasis on investigating and healing the microbiome of my clients, by removing parasites, we are removing the storage facility for yeast and all of these other coinfections!

Several years ago, I lost 25 pounds without trying and had irritable bowel, depression and adrenal fatigue, and one of the biggest things I did to heal myself was to remove the 2 parasitic infections I had in my gut.

Running a set of comprehensive stool tests (not all tests are created equal) is always standard protocol for new clients of mine, because as you'll hear in this interview, Jay found the same thing...

80% of the battle against lyme disease and other chronic health issues can be remedied just by clearing out the parasite infections as well as heavy metals.

Today We Discuss

  • Heavy metal toxicity and Lyme disease
  • Biofilm busters, are they a fad?
  • Essential oils and biofilms
  • Heavy metals and candida
  • Parasites and lyme disease link
Me, Jay Davidson and Chris Wark

Me, Jay Davidson and Chris Wark

Parasite Summit

#245 Dr. Justin and Evan On Chronic Fatigue Solutions

In this podcast, Dr. Justin Marchegianiand Evan Brand talk about chronic fatigue solutions. We review in-depth information on chronic fatigue syndrome including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.  Many people who have chronic fatigue tend to have issues with either mitochondrial function, thyroid imbalance or adrenal imbalances. Many times these issues can be driven by hidden gut stress like infection or food allergens. Full transcript is available inside this post.

#244 John Tjenos, NTP on Vagus Nerve Optimization

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John found his entry into holistic medicine through his own healing journey. Serious injuries resulting in chronic pain led him to seek healing through acupuncture, bodywork, and energy work.

On this journey, he trained in Soma Neuromuscular bodywork and became a Touch for Health instructor.  At this point, muscle testing became a foundation of his bodywork practice.

When John found Aston-Patterning, he discovered the critical concepts of bioindividuality and how structural integrity governs our wellbeing. He was a student of the renowned Judith Aston.

Soon, he learned that one’s physiological and nutritional status had a profound impact on the body’s structure. This discovery led him to train in nutritional therapy with Grey Graham and become one of first instructors for the Nutritional Therapy Association.

John’s work is also informed by Dr. Klinghardt’s Autonomic Response Testing, Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, Functional Neurology, and his many years training in martial arts with his inestimable teacher Dennis Dwyre.

In the midst of it all, John learned different forms of energy medicine from masters. With his sensitivity to energy and vast experience with the human body, John developed the ability to feel if body’s energy fields are balanced or in stress. This perception, an experience shared by healers throughout the history of the world, allows him to determine how a substance, emotion, or environment energetically affects a client.

Clinical Practice

With 30 years of experience working one-on-one with clients, John perceives himself first and foremost as a clinician. At his practice, Foundational Health Solutions, John synthesizes his background to create a unique approach to healing.

The philosophy of John’s work is that balance is a natural law. Loss of health begins with the disruption of the body’s homeostatic (balance-maintaining) mechanisms.

When balance is restored to the body, healing occurs. The question that always needs an an answer in healing is, “What is getting in the way of the body’s innately designed balance?”

Trainings for Practitioners

John has taught for the Nutritional Therapy Association for 15 years, and continues to teach at the Seattle venue.

He now trains NTA graduates at his company, Inneractive Healing Systems. In this streamlined, kinesiology-based approach to clinical assessment, students learn the science and art of muscle testing.

Meo Energetics

In his clinical practice, John realized that brain care was the missing piece for nearly all of his clients.  Inspired by the recent discovery in neuroscience that light, lasers, and electricity are all forms of energy that heal the brain, John pioneered the approach of using essential oils as energetic brain therapy. He founded Meo Energetics with leading health blogger Lauren Geertsen to make his formulations widely available.

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