Have you ever thought about trying a non-traditional approach to your health care? Dr. Tricia Pingel is a naturopathic doctor who focuses on preventative care and using natural remedies to either support the body or fight off illness.
Tricia Pingel, NMD is a naturopathic physician and expert on adrenal fatigue and the physical impact of stress on the body. After struggling with multiple symptoms throughout her life that were routinely dismissed as “normal,” Dr. Pingel discovered naturopathic medicine and was able to eliminate her symptoms by focusing on the root cause of disease and supporting her body with proper diet, supplements, and stress management.
Passionate about patient education, Dr. Pingel is committed to helping people achieve their optimum health using natural solutions. She believes everyone has the ability to take control of their own health by understanding how their individual bodies react to stress and other lifestyle factors. Accordingly, she treats everyone as a unique individual feels that developing an interactive medical relationship between patients and doctor is crucial for achieving wellness.
Dr. Pingel is the founder of Pingel Progressive Medicine, where her team takes a multidimensional and integrative approach to healthcare and treats a wide range of medical conditions. She strives to be a source of hope, knowledge, and motivation for others who have experienced temporary “quick fixes” for their symptoms but seek to find the root cause and heal their bodies naturally. (https://drpingel.com/about/)
What you’ll learn on today’s episode:
Dr. Pingel’s background and what got her interested in naturopathic medicine (1:10)
The difference between traditional and naturopathic medicine (3:15)
The relationship between traditional doctors and naturopathic doctors (5:58)
Dr. Pingel’s typical clientele and demographics (7:28)
Stress, inflammation, and their effects on the body (9:26)
Smartphones and their role in the increase in stress (10:36)
The impact that stress has on nutrition (14:12)
Steps that you can take to minimize the negative effects of technology on your life (15:31)
Her opinion on grounding mats and their benefits (20:09)
Herbs and plant-based options for helping the immune system and gut health (21:27)
The importance of looking at each person as an individual to determine which herbs work best for their genetic makeup (24:35)
Tests Dr. Pingel recommends for determining micronutrient needs (26:35)
Hormone replacement therapy and bioidentical hormones (29:12)
Stress and adrenal fatigue (32:14)
How she narrows down the symptoms and gives a formal diagnosis for adrenal fatigue (33:32)
Taking a holistic approach rather than making a diagnosis based on a single symptom (38:27)
Trends she has seen in deficiencies with patients (39:51)
The dietary protocol that has resonated best with Dr. Pingel (41:53)
The most important thing in nutrition is finding what works best for you (44:43)
New things on the horizon for Dr. Pingel and what has her excited (46:26)
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