Eat the Rainbow And Other Longevity Practices with Serena Poon

 

On this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, I am joined by Serena Poon, a celebrity chef and certified nutritionist who’s the founder of Just Add Water, a wellness line of super-nutrient foods and supplements.

Serena incorporates soul wisdom into opening up pathways to great health and longevity while also using cutting-edge science. One of the most important areas is gut health, which affects our immune system, our mind, our mood and our behavior. Having a healthy gut is the key to longevity. 

She recommends eating the rainbow – ingesting all different types of fruits and veggies along with lots of water to stay hydrated. It’s also important to measure your biomarkers like food intolerance, allergies, nutrient density, hormones and thyroid levels to manage deficits.

Mindset is also critical to longevity. We usually want to stay in a safe or comfortable space in our health practices. But it’s important to break out of cycles that we’ve established to break through to better health and longevity. Only then can we radiate tremendous good health.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

[5:47] Serena’s story of caring for her mother

[11:04] Why gut health is important

[12:24] The comfort of familiar versus unfamiliar

[14:32] David Sinclair and longevity medicine

[17:11] Survival stress on plants

[18:58] Key biomarkers

[21:35] Healing effects of Irish sea moss

[30:24] The importance of detoxing

[35:21] Matcha and maca

HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST

Website: https://serenaloves.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/chefserenapoon/

Instagram Handle: @chefserenapoon

Other Social Media Links : https://twitter.com/chefserenapoon 

MEMORABLE QUOTES

“How we extend our life in a vibrant way for longevity is to listen to your body. You know, our bodies are always telling us something.”

“Most GI cancers come from diet and lifestyle. It comes very much from what we put into our bodies, comes from what we drink, what we eat, and even how we breathe.”

“We are the leaders of where we go in terms of our lifespan and longevity. And one of the most important areas is gut health.”

“There is that wisdom of knowing that we are always challenged with what our brain adopts as a habit or a safe place or a foundation or a comfort zone.”

“That wisdom, that energy we have about ourselves and about our bodies is equally important to that cutting edge science.”

“Know your biomarkers. You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” 

“Your gut really is such a key to everything -- not just brain health, but longevity.”

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.