Josh Gitalis is a Clinical Nutritionist and is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification & therapeutic supplementation. He runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. Josh is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).
In this episode, we discuss:
- Taking your healthy lifestyle to the next level well before conception (men & women)
- The connection between omega-3s/6s and sperm
- Food aversions/cravings during pregnancy
- Being supportive during the pregnancy, labour, and delivery
- Walking is one of the best exercises you can do
- Josh’s morning routine pre and post baby
- A baby can be a great teacher
- What is colostrum?
- Refined sugar is a serious offender to your immune system
- Sleep is crucial for your immune system
- Setting yourself up for a quality sleep (and baby)
- Meditation has been shown to boost the immune system
- The normal range vs the optimal range for vitamin D
- Megadosing with vitamin D when you first start feeling sick
- In health, no news is good news
- Culinary mushrooms vs medicinal mushrooms
- Specific nutrients that are really powerful for your immune system
- When you’re sick, you can handle more vitamin C
- Liver is an excellent source of vitamin A
- Common autoimmune conditions Josh sees in practice
- 3 things that need to be in place for autoimmunity to develop
- Testing for heavy metals
- We all have some body burden of heavy metals and toxins
- Detoxification capacity is different from person to person
- Removing heavy metals from the body
- A pregnant woman should not do a detox
- Bundle up and get outside throughout the winter
- Removing your “slivers”
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