Today, our expert guest is Teri Cochrane, the founder of the Global Sustainable Health Institute and an international thought leader in longevity. Through her decades of clinical work, Teri has developed “The Cochrane Method,” a future-facing, multi-system wellness model that examines the intersection of genetic tendencies, energy, and her client’s current state of health.

Teri specializes in solutions to complex health problems and serves world-class athletes. She’s also the author of “The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended,” which looks into how there is no one-size-fits-all prescription for diet and how pathogens, stress, and the environment can influence our genes and, therefore, our health.

Prior to her pioneering work in nutrition and wellness, Teri worked in the world of institutional finance and risk management. When her first child turned three years old, doctors told her to prepare to raise a broken child. Over the next several years, he was in and out of the hospital. As a Cuban refugee, there was a voice in Teri’s head that told her, “What if it doesn’t have to be this way?” She applied her risk management skills to find an alternative plan for him. An epiphone came when she realized that it was the foods he was eating that made him so sick. After removing just a few select foods, within five days, he was breathing better and growing more. From that point on, she became a keen observer of alternative modalities.

Her learning continued when her daughter became critically ill from a botched wisdom tooth extraction which knocked her hormones completely out of balance. When Teri was able to match her genetic blueprint to her current state of health—and eat and supplement to her genetic tendencies—she got better.

How do we determine what our genetic blueprint is and whether or not it’s good for a particular diet or food? That’s where The Cochrane Method comes into play. In her practice, they perform a genetic analysis to determine how your genes interplay between you and your symptomatology. The Wildatarian diet is based on the four tenets of protein, fat, sulfur, and oxalate metabolism impairment. When you know which of these impairments you have, you can tailor your diet and tune your body to run at it’s best.

It’s almost impossible to completely avoid some of the things that are harmful to us—especially pesticides, which are used on so much of what we eat. Teri knows that it’s hard to completely eliminate, so her advice is: “Don’t tip the scales.” That means do what you can with what’s available to you. Buy organic when possible, because while it’s not completely clean, it is better. Don’t spray Roundup on your lawns or in your home and support the areas of your body that handle detoxification.

We’re not all meant to eat the same things. Learn more about the way your body reacts to foods and eat in the way that serves it best.

The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway

“The biggest firestarter is our thinking. If we have thoughts that are negative—thinking thoughts such as scarcity or fear or consternation or things that help us not be our best self—we actually turn on the signal to the gene by thought alone. The thought creates the thing. Studies show that when we have negative thought patterns, it lowers our secretary IGA—which is our immune function—by up to 50% for up to five hours. A 50% reduction in potential immune function for up to five hours by negative thinking. And, so, what I invite your audience to do is catch yourself in whatever thought you’re having. “Is it contractive in my field? Do I feel yucky when I think about this?” Or, “Do I feel expansive?” And say, “I interrupt this thinking and I’m going to a higher thinking mode.” And I call it—just like a firefighter—stop, drop, and roll. Stop that thinking—that thinking or that emotion—drop it through moving energy by doing a dance, shouting, singing, going for a run, and then roll into a higher frequency emotion of gratitude or peace or joy by inciting a memory that gave us that emotion. And it literally, in real time, will support immune function.”

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