Improve Gut Health: Tips for Healing + Connection with Dr. Carolina Arreola, Ep.86

Improve your gut health and love your body better!! Start your wellness reset today! Get back to the basics and begin building your health on a solid foundation. In this episode, I share my conversation with Dr. Carolina Arreola, a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for helping people take control of their health - from gut, mind, body, and spirit - with a loving, proactive approach.


In this episode, Dr. Arreola shares ideas, strategies, and tips to remove the obstacles that get in the way of optimal health and to help you nurture the basic building blocks for achieving balance, peace, and joy.  We chat about our overlapping mission for helping people heal, grow, and thrive with self-LOVE and a holistic approach to health and wellness. 


Dr. Arreola and I discuss the importance of recognizing how emotional pain from previous loss, grief, and trauma can show up in physical ways right now.  We talk about steps you can take TODAY to break unhealthy habits and patterns. Tune in to learn tips and strategies to optimize your health, enhance your relationship with yourself, and strengthen your loving connections with others!


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Show Notes for Episode 86. Love Your Gut Healthy: Tips for Balance, Healing, + Joy with Dr. Carolina Arreola, Ep.86


Episode Timestamp Notes: 

0:00 - Maintaining positive, balanced health can be overwhelming. Start here with Dr. Carolina Arreola! 

03:03 - “Dr. Carolina Arreola is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and founder of Arreola Naturopathic, Inc. She received her undergraduate degree in General Biology from San Francisco State University, her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University California and is currently licensed to practice Naturopathic medicine in the state of California.

Dr. Arreola believes that true holistic medicine uses the best of both natural and conventional therapies to provide individualized treatment for her patients. Additionally, it is of the utmost importance to her to provide a safe space for her patients where they can ensure their voices will be heard. She is committed to empowering her patients and providing them with the information and tools they need to advocate for themselves, heal the mind, body and spirit and achieve optimal health.”

04:30 - Finding Community. We connected as co-members of Shawn Mynar’s coaching community - Unstuck Entrepreneur/Holistic Business Starter.

06:26 - Shout out to my friend, Meridith, who sent me Shawn Mynar’s podcast for wellness entrepreneurs in 2020 and was an amazing gift and opportunity for tremendous growth in my life.  Please share this episode with someone that you love, you never know how it can positively change their life!!

09:39 - Check her out on TikTok, where she shares tips and strategies to promote balanced health and wellness beginning with digestive, gut health. Follow: @dr.arreola on TikTok and @arreola_naturopathic on Instagram

11:37 - “All disease begins in the gut” –Hippocrates

13:30 - Dr. Arreola’s passion for helping people take control of their own health with a proactive approach.

18:00 - Where to begin when you need a reset.

19:28 - The Therapeutic Order - start at the bottom - “Determinants of Health”: Take it Back to Basics (hydrate with water, increase sleep quality, decrease/manage stress)

22:00 - Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs - fulfill basic needs of food, shelter, water, safety in order to increase your opportunity for success in achieving balance, connection, joy, and self-actualization

23:20 - “Remove Obstacles to Cure” - the importance of attending to the journey of healing from all angles and recognizing the adverse effects of mental, emotional distress on our physical health

26:00 - “The poison of secrets” The uncomfortable physical, spiritual, emotional effects of stressful life circumstances are exacerbated by our efforts to keep those things hidden.  

28:00 - Therapy can be a safe space to process psychological, emotional, mental, spiritual distress from current stress and past experiences of loss, grief, trauma, and tragedy that are manifesting in physical and medical symptoms. For mental health resources in your area: 

29:22 - “The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Disclaimer, it is a powerful and impactful book with anecdotes and statistics regarding the prominence and severity of trauma, and so reading the book can be an emotionally heavy experience.

37:26 - A wellness-focused approach to life (physically, spiritually, morally, intellectually, occupationally, mentally, emotionally, and relationally) helps us to feel balanced and allows us to connect authentically with ourselves and others.  

41:29 - The impact of self-love on health-related outcomes.

43:30 - What you can do to increase your self-love: choose one way that you can nurture yourself - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit.

47:19 - Your FREE Self-Love Makeover: 

48:08 - Intentional eating.

51:06 - One of my favorite TikTok videos from Dr. Arreola is about the effects of the Fight/Flight/Freeze response on our physical health. Follow Dr. Arreola @dr.arreola on TikTok

55:28 - Follow @dr.arreola on TikTok and on IG and FB: @arreola_naturopathic on Instagram

and Visit her website to Book a FREE discovery call with Dr. Carolina Arreola to determine how she can help you meet your wellness goals: 

57:15 - Share the love, spread the emPOWERment!! Please subscribe to the Empowered By Design Podcast on your favorite podcast platform and share this episode with someone you love! 



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