THE FEEDBACK FARMACY
W/ DR. AMANDA GARCIA
Dr. Amanda Garcia is the founder of The Feedback Farmacy. She's a pharmacist that combines natural approaches and her understanding of medicine.
"What I'm able to do is I can scan the entire body field, and we can go into physical as well as emotional things that can be causing the pain."
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"I can see if there's certain things in the environment or in your nutrition that can be causing an issue in your energetic field. "
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Allison, Amanda Garcia, Jon Mendoza, Baldo
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Hello there Vita misers Welcome back to The How do you health podcast as always I'm Alison here with MSW nutrition in Austin, Texas and your co hosts for this show are john Mendoza at nurse dose on Instagram as well as Baldo Garza at Tex Mex Yogi on Instagram. Before I introduce our guest, this podcast is brought to you by MSW nutrition. MSW nutrition is a supplement line designed to help support your body in as many ways as possible, starting with the liver. By helping to repair liver health. You're supporting your body's biggest detox organs so that it can do its job taking care of the rest of you. We carry supplements to help with mood, stress, energy, weight loss, gut health, immunity and much more. Any products carrying the SW nutrition label will be produced in an FDA certified lab and contain the most bioavailable version of those nutrients possible. Make sure to check out our website at www dot MSW nutrition.com to see all the latest stacks to help you reach your health goals. This podcast is also brought to you by athletic outcomes. Athletic outcomes is Austin's boutique wellness studio focusing on functional fitness and sports recovery. Located in southeast Austin eo provide services such as personal training, group classes, pre and postnatal training, nutrition coaching, massage therapy, chiropractic recovery compression boots, and MSW lounge vitamin shots. It's your one stop shop for health and fitness. Check them out on social media athletic outcomes to stay up to date with their events and programs. This podcast is produced by flabs to fitness Inc. flats to fitness is an online wellness company that specializes in mindful eating personalized workout programs and offers a subscription workout program for 20 minute workouts. You can do anywhere We also have a brand new online workout community called online workout that asses where we have three donation based zoom workout classes a week, and an amazing community of people who are all working to be healthier together. Please join below in the show notes. It's also a social media content firm for creation and scheduling of content and engagement with your fans on a variety of platforms, including this podcast. Find out more about flabs to firstname.lastname@example.org a BS to fitness.com our guest today is Dr. Amanda Garcia. She's known as the feedback pharmacist and she has some really cool ways that she combines her pharmacy knowledge with her natural lifestyle choices. She works with clients in a very unique way. And we dive into it quite a bit on this episode. So here are the boys john and valda. With Dr. Amanda Garcia on the How do you health podcast.
Hi guys, welcome to the hottie health podcast. We It's Friday. It's awesome. It's a Friday and and we I don't think we've done a Friday episode in a while we've been doing like Monday mornings and Wednesday and Friday mornings. But we're excited to be here with Dr. Amanda Garcia from the feedback pharmacists, we're gonna be talking a lot of different things about health. We got nors those and I'm TexMex Yogi. So let's, uh, let's get the party started. I'm gonna drop some lists First, I'll make
Jon Mendoza 03:25
that's a great way to start off with podcast. I'm making a mess over here with my slender uterus. We are all vitamin up right now. So Dr. Garcia here is a friend of ours. We met earlier this year. She actually got a shot from us and vitamin injection I think twice right yet. NAD,
Amanda Garcia 03:43
Jon Mendoza 03:45
And you got to meet us I guess that we got to meet each other at our pop up. Yeah. That was the first time we met it. So we had a pop up earlier this year. And this was part of I guess more of an Austin Community to have a bunch of panelists on they're talking about, you know, entrepreneur things, health, wellness, finances, all walks of life. And it was cool because anytime you get together that like minded group of people, you get to really meet other people and which is nice. And so you're a pharmacist, right? And it's almost like I'm saying that by trade now, right? Because that's kind of like just the basis of your of your knowledge and your expertise. Right. So So tell us, your pharmacist, but there's much more to it than that. Why'd you come in pharmacists say,
Amanda Garcia 04:31
Well, I originally came in farming. Well, it's funny, I, my parents were both in the medical field. And when I was younger, I said, I'm never going to go into medical field. And that's when you say, you know, never say never. But I was definitely not one that could do with like the blood and guts part of the healthcare. So that's kind of why I went towards the pharmacy side because I could still help people. And I did like the chemistry and everything of it, but it didn't have to do with the blood and guts part of it all. That's originally what got me into pharmacy. I also was really into animal medicine. So kind of one of the original things was to possibly do like compounding pharmacy and you know, have something where I can work with pets and animals and do that. But I went into independence and then was at Walmart for a while and definitely hated life.
Amanda Garcia 05:13
Yeah. And talk about stress that put me into, actually, that kind of caused my stress and put me into what my healing journey was. So being there. I started having really bad back pain, and I couldn't stand for more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time and got to the point where I had to have a stool at work and we tried every painful pain injection. I did joint injections, epidural injections, and like nothing would help the pain. Or we can look at surgery, but we don't know if that is going to actually like do anything. So it's like, well, that's awesome. Let's not do that. So I found a holistic practitioner, in the first doctor to ask me anything about my diet. For a doctor to do like full blood work and my cortisol levels. Were just off the charts. It was Like one o'clock in the afternoon, and my cortisol was like, and then 20 something. It was just crazy and I was going between adrenal fatigue and Adrenal Exhaustion. And I know if I'd gone into surgery at that point, I would have gone into adrenal crisis. Yeah. So that was kind of my like, maybe get off the pharmaceuticals, because at that time, I was taking, like, at least 12 medications a day. Well, yeah, I was doing allergy shots and singular lycra Sudafed around the clock. I you know, I was taking Adderall for ADHD. So that definitely didn't help the adrenal issue. And then all the pain meds that were just barely like, making it to where I could function sound.
Jon Mendoza 06:37
So what what did you have with your back end?
Amanda Garcia 06:39
It ended up being my adrenals that were causing back pain, really? So I do have structural issues, but it wasn't the cause of my pain. Well,
Jon Mendoza 06:46
yeah. So when you have stress in your life, that might be I don't know, something you can't control. Does you? Do you have back pain? Yeah, yeah. So it's like, same spot.
Amanda Garcia 06:57
And I have a little bit of it right now. Because it's just been One of those few weeks where I have been burning the candle at both ends. But yeah, it took a long time to notice the difference between that pain between like this is the stress pain versus this is just a muscle like I overworked or did something else. Yeah,
Jon Mendoza 07:12
yeah. So so when you it's kind of weird. You're on 12 medications, you're like, I don't know what's going on, found out eventually. But did you come become a pharmacist because you're like, I don't want other people to have to take 12 pills or,
Amanda Garcia 07:27
or became a pharmacist because I was just interested in the medicine and wanting to help people and get that part.
Jon Mendoza 07:31
So when you get when you get to that aspect of it. What's interesting about it is that I say by trade now and you worked in Walmart in august of two, you don't mean your pharmacist, but that doesn't necessarily pertain just to pharmaceuticals. Yeah. Right. Which is weird because it's in your title. Yeah. Right. And so, plant medicine, herbs or Vedic medicine, you're big on essential oils,
Amanda Garcia 07:52
right oils and the whole kind of using food as medicine as well.
Jon Mendoza 07:56
Right. Yeah. So is that what you're incorporating now into how you approach like, because you can do you mean basically patients you have patients? Yeah.
Amanda Garcia 08:04
Yes. I'm also a certified bioenergetics. practitioner, you guy. So,
so explain bioenergetics for us. Yeah,
Amanda Garcia 08:12
that's an interesting one. So it has a lot to do with the, you know, quantum physics, quantum biology. So what I'm able to do is I can scan the entire body field, and we can go into physical as well as emotional things that can be causing the pain. I can't get exact levels, but I can, I can also see if there's certain things in the environment or in your nutrition that can be causing an issue in your energetic field. So it's just kind of a surface area to get to it. And then with that, I kind of based on what's going on can work with food work on their supplements, I go through medication review as well, because that's, you know, big background. Yeah. So eventually trying to get off the medications that you can. Sure,
yeah. It's interesting, right? Because you're assessing frequencies, right? Is that that Okay, and so then I want to touch on some that we've been kind of messing with. And that I've said too about because of the whole COVID right and earlier today, so when he, I wasn't planning on going to need to be and I went in there without a mask. And some lady asked me or made a comment to me, I was like, coming to you're not wearing your mask. And it wasn't like someone working there. It was just, I was like, Oh, I don't get sick. You know, I just kind of like brushed it off and kept walking, because I was like, I need to go get this. Yeah, I need to go get these things regardless of whatever, right? Um, but we've kind of discussed about, like, would I even if I'm vibrating at this other frequency that this disease is and this disease is vibrating at a different frequency? What would it even attach?
Amanda Garcia 09:44
Yeah, that's a good I to me, I would say no, I
like it would just repel, like, in a sense, right? Like what that's interesting, right? Because then whenever you let's say you have just from a frequency or an object or an energetic level, how How does that work between like, let's say an almond that he reacts bad to it, but I don't get the almond has the same frequency.
Amanda Garcia 10:09
But your frequencies are different. Okay?
Jon Mendoza 10:13
So does that mean? Does that mean I need to be at a different frequency in order to to be able to handle the Allman, my frequencies off? That's where the sensitivity is.
Amanda Garcia 10:24
It could just be the frequency within that general area to not like you're not just your body like every every single cell is going to have its own vibration as well too. So kind of getting into seeing if there's a problem at the cellular level versus just
Jon Mendoza 10:38
like the whole body. So with So would it be would it
be the digestive tract? So one ABC,
Jon Mendoza 10:45
this is exactly where I go. Right? Because that's all right. So there's a there's our guy read that one of the issues with the COVID deal was that aced? Ace, one, Ace, Ace, one inhibitor. Yeah. It was that that was the receptor site that was malfunctioning. And one of the medications that you automatically think about that you could throw that way is like an ACE inhibitor, right? for blood pressure, right? So it's like a same receptor and like, and, and it's interesting because then Kobe was like well effects the angiotensin rennen response, right? And that messes with blood pressure. What was fascinating not necessarily that it's like what was maybe it's related to the kidneys or something, it was more of this like, Okay, well tell me about that one receptor site on the lungs like what's going on with it? So I read more about it did some research and so the receptor site on the lungs imagine there's like beads that cover all the tissue of your lungs like and it's very they're very small beads. But imagine each one of those beads is a very distinguishable gym. And it's different, right? I know we talk about gyms and and it's like this is this is one gym. This is a different one right there. So each one is very unique, right? And maybe one of those gyms is malfunction as an not attracting what you want out of it, right? So that's essentially what they're saying is going on because that receptor sites off the, all the energy and the pathways that are going there to help the whole tissue function is not working properly. That's essentially what they've said to us. Okay, that's, that's interesting. Well, tell me more about the receptor site. So, the receptor site come to find out it has like amino acids, for the receptors, as as the receiving end of like, acquiring nutrients, right cells will absorb nutrients in order to basically get stronger, right? along will absorb things like b 12, oxygen, zinc, whatever, right? And when it was absorbing these things, it basically allows it to either latch on or not, right, a receptor site. Well, glutamine is one of those things. They're all right. And you have lysine receptors, and you have like essential amino acid receptors all throughout that and so I kind of came to the conclusion I was like, Well, what if what if this was Like a glutamine deficiency because that receptor site was turned off. Okay? And essentially, if glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, and apparently you need a lot of it to attach the tissue to function well, right, then if there's a deficiency or a malfunction, not able to attract that glutamine then then that tissue can't function properly. That's my thought process, right? From the quantum physics aspect of it. You would say like, Okay, well, how do I change that pathway? How do I change that frequency to where now it's like running it this operation? Right. And if you're looking at medicine, you think about it from different aspects, different options, okay, I use this tool, you could probably get it from this way you can get from this way. Medicine doesn't see it that way. They don't see the other options. They just say Nope, it's just this one thing because we were taught this ACE inhibitor to they start chasing blood pressure kidneys throw away from it already. You probably think from your quantum physics and essential oils aspect. You're probably like, well, I don't know, man. Like what would it take to get that body in a positive mindset to where you would naturally be able to fix on its own
Amanda Garcia 14:05
yeah and that's kind of what the then able to do with the biofeedback as you're getting in there and correcting whatever that misinformation is like one of the ways I kind of explain it is like to say that cell was like a train ticket even though we don't really use paper tickets anymore we're just going to pretend Yeah, so you have one in it's like in Chinese or it's expired basically doesn't function as a ticket like it's supposed to. So what we do with the pulsed electromagnetic field from my device is we go in and kind of correct that misinformation so now that tickets able to function as a ticket so your cells are able to function like they're supposed to do because you know if all cells are functioning properly, all your organs function properly in your body can heal itself. And when I started using that for me, like my back started to straighten I started to get like my roommate was a cure sitting up taller. My massage therapist was like your ribcage shifted. And it was just my body was getting to where it's supposed to be.
Jon Mendoza 14:54
Yeah, you have a holding pattern. Yeah, right. neuroplasticity and the way that our bodies hold ourselves is The Guardian mechanism and you can use it to your advantage or disadvantage and I in a chiropractic world I look at it as if you have an injury in your neck and it hurts to turn to the right. You're just not going to turn to the right anymore. Yeah. After a while you're lose that range of motion your pain goes away. So you don't notice anything's wrong until one day is like someone says turn to your right. You can't even turn all the way at all right here like 10 degrees and like yeah, just how it's always been. Doesn't hurt so they don't think about it right. And when you have people who I mean it's just incredible because if you have someone who's literally so in tune with their body like Baldo is who says like You know what, I don't even think I can vibrate low enough to where I think I can even get sick. I understand where he's coming from because he says this and I'm like, that makes sense on a science level. Yeah. The general public will be like what you don't get sick. Well, you know, and they He's crazy, probably. I'm guessing right? I'm sure this lady.
Why didn't pay any mind to it. That was anything. I thought it was easy in her mind. But now come to think about it. She's probably not like this probably just like this guy's crazy.
Jon Mendoza 16:11
Like, we're joking around like, he doesn't believe in it that it's a thing and it's still out there. Yeah. Yeah, just like he's one of those people, right? But But the truth is there a lot of all of this. Even this week alone, we've seen more validation in the beliefs that if you are vibrating at a higher frequency, you won't get sick. It just happens. It's almost like a forcefield. Right? Your immune system is a guard. And when I think about a shield, I really think like if they had armor and you had a shield up, your immune system is like a shield that blocks all these pathogens, bacteria, viruses, whatever attacking you and you're just blocking it and it's bouncing right off like ricocheting off you but it's a forcefield Yeah, your immune system is a forcefield of energy that you carry around. And so this is one of those fascinating things about it. You can feel energy from someone like you physically can't, I know I can. Yes, I can run my hand over someone's spine and I can feel hotspots and you call chakras and call meridians or whatever. But just think about that if there's a missed distribution of energy throughout the body, and then maybe the force field of the immune system is compromised in any way. That's dysfunction. You are a breeding ground for disease. You're a breeding ground for disease and inflammation. Back Pain, you call it back pain, I call it depression. You can call it anxiety, everything
Amanda Garcia 17:36
and when you're in chronic pain situations, I definitely went into depression like yeah, your friend stop inviting you because every time you want to go somewhere, you're like, No, I'm, I'm gonna be the party pooper because after 10 minutes, I'm gonna have to be like, I'm out, you know? No, yeah, he gets really depressing when you're in chronic pain,
Jon Mendoza 17:51
right? But it's weird cuz you were probably taught in school that depression is separate from your back pain. So you're like, you got to take something else for that. Yeah.
Amanda Garcia 18:00
Oh, and I tried this new Yeah, yeah, so I'm very sensitive to all this
Jon Mendoza 18:06
so let me just guess here you said 12 medications and back pain All right, I'm gonna guess which ones right see how close I get Alright, so I'm guessing you set out or also we know that was one right I'm guessing his back pain he took an opioid so one of the Tramadol vikane, hydrocodone t three
Amanda Garcia 18:21
tried those but trying to I was also having to work as a pharmacist. So those would be like, maybe at night. I could do that.
Jon Mendoza 18:27
But not so it's more like mobic during the day, right? Meloxicam, right. All right. Then you had either ties and in at night, or cyclobenzaprine cyclobenzaprine. Okay, which is a muscle relaxer. Okay. You still probably had your horse pill ibuprofen. There were like 600 milligrams a day. Three times a day. And you alternate between that Tylenol? No, it is. Okay. See, some people would alternate right. But there we go. See, that's what they'll say. Right. Okay, and then we're the hydrocodone had the towel. So I was gonna say this Percocet and hydrocodone Norco 's and all that they'll have that too. Okay, so then so mentally you you are off. So we talked about the Adderall, Prozac. Zoloft, Wellbutrin. I
Amanda Garcia 19:09
tried I tried a couple different ones. I tried Wellbutrin. I tried sertraline, Wellbutrin was interesting one I was like watching like some stupid surfer movie and it was like a happy moment at the ending and almost and I'm bawling. I'm like, why am I bawling? Like she just want to surfing competition. Crazy big sounds like that one obviously didn't work. And then there's the last one. I tried that and after like two drinks, I would blackout
Damn. Well, see, what was it a hydrocodone I believe that's that was like my probably shouldn't say this. But oh, we already started. That was like the one that if I was broken college and I had because I had some for whatever reason those like, Oh, I can take one of these and drink a beer and I'll be good. Yeah.
And that's not good. That's not a good thing.
Jon Mendoza 19:55
Whoa, see back in high school. Um, with this is that just So I grew up in Austin, right? And so the influence in a high school actually, like, you know, late 90s was a hip hop was really big. Third coast rap was big from Houston and all that. And so there's a rapper out of there called DJ Screw. And if you're familiar from third coast, he had this really weird way of playing music was really slowed down cue the song. Yeah. Allison, make sure you play some of that. 27th is a good one. But if you if you kind of put your body in that way to like, absorb the music, the way it's supposed to be, is you'd have to slow your mind down. And it's essentially slowing down your nervous system. So there's a drink called lean. Yeah. And it was a purple drink. And it was Cody. It was Yeah, it was it was coding and you would use cough syrup. Right.
And so who would drink this?
Amanda Garcia 20:46
And yeah, anyone? you'd add it to your drink?
Jon Mendoza 20:49
Yeah, you guys
seven up. Like where would you get this?
Amanda Garcia 20:52
Coffee? It's a cough syrup. It's called you go to your mommy cabinet.
I used to chug Pepto bismol
Jon Mendoza 20:59
I mean, that's it. I mean, the truth is you can take a bunch of banners, and you could be really loopy. Yeah,
Amanda Garcia 21:04
I mean, I take I take like the one little tiny strip or whatever. And I knocked me out.
Yeah. Because I always thought it was like strawberry milk. I know like the hydrate that year antibiotics but my mom and dad and I used to eat Vicks. No.
Jon Mendoza 21:22
Like maybe you have like the sniffles or like the fluish. Yeah. She was like,
Jon Mendoza 21:34
of course you would want to put around your chest sizes. Put it you know,
do the wedding your coffee. The web? Oh, yeah. Your mom wherever
Jon Mendoza 21:44
you got. So ball. They told me when he told me one time that he had a burn on his arm. And yeah, he was was you were in Mexico at the time, I think right?
No, no, I this happened in San Antonio. I had a battery acid burn, like bad. Okay, that's why I had All that extra
Amanda Garcia 22:00
hydrocodone? That would make sense. Yeah.
Jon Mendoza 22:02
So then he said that his grandmother saw it was like, why are you still dealing with this, you know, whatever and grabbed him and went to the backyard or something, and grabbed some plan and just made a cream and put it on there. And what happened? Well,
they told me it was second degree burns. And I was supposed to not grow my hair back or anything. Nothing like after that cream I was they gave me some other cream, which is basically just to like, cool it off. Right? Because it was like burning the whole time because it was it's I mean, it's a toxic I mean, it's a chemical burn, right and then and they told me like it's not gonna like you're gonna be fine, but like you probably not ever going to grow hair. There's going to be stain all over you and all this stuff. Nothing like my grandma may whatever the hell she made. And it was gone like in a week not even. And then then that's why I had all that extra hydrocodone because I never used it like I never needed it after all that so I had it for like a year.
Jon Mendoza 22:57
Yeah, it's incredible. It is that's like investing in culture. That's cool. And
data. Yeah, that was like, whatever. It's just
Jon Mendoza 23:05
Yeah, right. Right. And so when you do that, it's plant medicine. That's what it is. You're the medicine person right and and
what was her my mom would it make her mama also had like some crazy recipes were really cool shit. There's no one left the recipe book but
Jon Mendoza 23:22
because you don't have a recipe book, like that's the thing. It's all yeah, it's just like knowledge, right? It's just like, Oh yeah, that's what you do. Well, if you're in the kitchen, and you're cooking something you learn by default because you're right there next to him like I come here, cook this and chop this up and all that because the Mollies were made the same way. Like our family doesn't really make tamales anymore because like all the daughters and all that they didn't really learn how to do it because they were hanging out playing on their freakin iPads or, you know, whatever. Not wanting to learn that because it takes time. It's tedious, right? So the apprenticeship and all that stuff kind of goes to the wayside. But what's incredible about it was when I heard that story about bolos arm and I was like, Man, it's incredible the power of plants that it could do that Most of the most medicines come from plants. Yeah. And most of the plants that are in Mexico are some of the world's craziest, most exotic, most desirable plants. And we're not just talking like from the drug cartel wise. I mean, that's, that's a whole nother aspect there.
Yeah, that's true, too. That is true as well.
Jon Mendoza 24:16
But the thing is, they got it, like, they got it all down there. Right. And so if we had probably another 567 years, you know, looking into the future here, and at least in the States, there's going to be an infiltration of plant medicine. And it's, it's starting with like psilocybin. Right. And so imagine now you go back, alright, instead of trying to go off to a beach and you go to your doctor and doctors, like, you know what, I got this idea.
Amanda Garcia 24:43
I tried fully, that's what was that's what worked for me really fully. I didn't have to go to all that extra. can bring chemical stuff. I didn't even fully
Jon Mendoza 24:51
Well, you know, it's funny. Uh, was it the Devlin? Yeah, yeah. So, when I was in a nurse practitioner rotations, there was this doctor. I was With family doctor, and she would show like patients that were on Prozac. And let me show you something, instead of increasing their Prozac take a look at their vitamin deficiencies. And I was like, What do you mean? She's like, well, there's a lot of times they don't metabolize, and this could be like a stack, they would just help them. And so that's as far as they could tell me, right? It was like Why? And I come to find out it has to do with the mthfr gene. And then just metabolism like how you break down certain nutrients in your body how you use it to make things like serotonin and dopamine. So when you look at it from that approach is like okay, well, why is this Devlin thing helping like why it's all it is benign? Is vitamin B nine Why in the world is better to take with Prozac. So I started researching it coming to find out Prozac is an SSRI and for the people who are listening. an SSRI is basically something of an antidepressant that causes you to absorb more of the serotonin that you produce. Okay? So imagine you only produce a little bit of serotonin. You're only going to absorb a little bit of that serotonin, right? b nine helps you make more serotonin. So your Prozac can absorb more serotonin that you're producing. That's essentially how it works. Right? What did you notice when you first start taking it?
Amanda Garcia 26:14
Well, I is I got off all the other ones and I just needed to fully that's it. Yeah. You got off all your medication, all the depression ones like, but still Yeah, I didn't even need like I just needed the fully that was all my body needed.
What's crazy, right because it took you a while to figure that
Amanda Garcia 26:32
out? Yeah. You figure that out. I had to go through like three different like, you know, depression meds and I was like, h1 just. Yeah, I'm way too sensitive for those.
Jon Mendoza 26:42
Well, I could tell you right now. There's been plenty of times that if I walked into a doctor's office Baldo walks into a doctor's office, we're getting diagnosed with depression just in our that that time of the day or whatever, right? And what's incredible about is I know balda now to where it's If he were to walk into the doctor's office and get a prescription for Prozac, he'd be like, what? He kind of laughed. He's like, Nah, that's just not happening. Right. But you just think about most people are not aware of even the benign is an option. Yeah. Because the doctor isn't aware that benign than option. They probably know about this prescription. Right. Some of the doctors I didn't know you could prescribe this. Yeah. My father in law. He's a family doc. He knew about that. He's like, Yeah, definitely. But when you look at it definitely is expensive. Yeah. It's how expensive is it? I don't remember analysis years ago, but at the time I had, you know, Walmart insurance. It's still paper, but it was expensive. Yeah, it was because it's like brand name. And it's a patent, I think, right?
Amanda Garcia 27:40
Well, it might not. It might not be now. But yeah.
Jon Mendoza 27:44
So here's here's the real reason why Devlin worked. It's not because it's a prescription drug. It's because of the active form of the of the benign right. So what's the difference
Amanda Garcia 27:55
between the debt plan and then what
Jon Mendoza 27:57
just what why is what's so special about As benign
Amanda Garcia 28:01
I honestly don't know, I compared to be complex or anything. It was just what worked for me.
Jon Mendoza 28:06
Yeah, yeah. That's so you noticed that like instantly and you just said, like,
Amanda Garcia 28:12
I say probably within like three or four days, I started noticing, like a different change. But I also it was kind of my depression wasn't like a deep seated, it was kind of a seasonal type thing for me and different things. So maybe that's why I didn't need quite as much with the other ones.
Jon Mendoza 28:26
And you just thought it was like overkill. I just throw in too much at you.
Amanda Garcia 28:29
Yeah, and I just went way too far to the other spectrum, surely. Yeah.
And by the way, that's usually that's also not always the case where like, that's the answer is that simple, right? But the problem is that many times it is that simple of an answer, but it's never even tried. Yeah, when it's a more natural reserve.
Amanda Garcia 28:49
So let's go through 16 weeks of this other medication. Yeah, cuz
it's like you tried all these other things for a while and then to just like, Oh, this helped, like, Why wasn't that the first try because that's the natural thing that's not going to cause any side effects. Why wouldn't that be the first thing someone tried?
Jon Mendoza 29:04
Well, it's funny because in medication, what you're taught is you have a risk assessment. And in medicine, you're taught that do no harm, right? That should be the first idea. But really what it comes down to is, do the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks? And which is weird, because if you just take pregnancy, for example, right, one of the biggest things is can can a woman Take this medication or not? Right? And the standards have changed out the years based off research, right. But what research is the question I can where's this research coming from? Because when I was in practice, at doing pain management, there was a pregnant or nursing lady. She was nursing. And she was on liquid hydrocodone or oxycodone, one of the two I can remember. And she said she needed it and she was running out early. Right, which is bad news, right? She's running on an opioid. She's taking too much. Yeah. And she's nursing. My question was, is this Going into the breast milk. The research showed that a therapeutic dose and I say this in quotations of that would not seep in. And if it did, then it would be safe enough and tolerated by the newborn. Yeah. Those are the standards to talk about side effects. what's incredible about that, is that that's the accepted norm that now things like oxy cotton, which is a, which is a medication that can kill you. Yeah. I mean, it's hands down. It's an opioid they can kill you, is approved for people 14 and years old, above 14 years. So how old were you when you're given all those medications?
Amanda Garcia 30:41
This was like five years ago, I was doing all that stuff. But I was like, 2930
Jon Mendoza 30:45
Yeah, so that's, that's usually the norm right? That people probably get it. But imagine if you were like 14 or 15. And you were like, Well,
Amanda Garcia 30:52
did you have surgery? That's what I got. I was I had my ears pinned back when I was 14, and I was on all those pain pills. Yeah, and all that
Jon Mendoza 30:58
dentist prescribed. Yeah, I mean, they can use it for oral surgery. And I have a buddy we have a buddy that actually says yeah, people always come in here saying I got pain and it's one you know me to write a
Amanda Garcia 31:08
pill, you know, two people want a pill for everything. They've some people don't want this and full, oh, just add this vitamin or add this food to your diet, they want a pill because they think that that's going to fix everything. Do you
Jon Mendoza 31:20
think it's that or do you think they want like some kind of program or structure or some hobby like,
Amanda Garcia 31:26
first drafter I think people want and there's there's different kinds people, there's people that are gonna want like something that they can do and like work towards and have that. And then those are probably the people that are going to want to do the more natural and kind of have a plan for themselves. And there's other people that want the instant gratification. They're like I want this pill I want to take it I want it to work in 45 minutes.
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Jon Mendoza 32:30
Yeah, and I still I mean, they're called biohackers. I see that here too. I mean, it's the honest truth. This is someone said it best once they say like, you know, it's you can't hack your way into health. Yeah, like you can't cheat your way into hell. Like there's honest, hard work that you have to basically establish a diet it means a diet means you eat the same thing every day. A diet isn't a 30 day plan. It's like, this is how I live. Yeah, it's a lifestyle, right? I take these supplements, because this is what if I'm going to take a pill I'm going to take something that benefits me and the side effects are better sleep better poop, better sex better energy, like, you know all that. And most people can't even fathom the idea of saying You mean like I have to do this longer than a month? Yeah. Like, what would I do? How long do I have to take these pills for? How long do I have to eat like this? And like, What do you mean? Like, this is what you do? Like I don't get it. It's not that hard. It's just changing your routine your habits going back to neuroplasticity, right? I was taught this is the way Well, guess what, there's another way. It's your decision if you choose to try it. If you get out your comfort zone, yeah, some people can't do it and it's fine. It's it's it sucks almost right? Because in medicine, you you go in there thinking you're going to help people and you're going to do your life's work to basically get people healthier, and it's the exact opposite. It's the exact opposite in this system in this country and his health care system care system. It's a sick, sick care system. And bother. And I, when we first started, he got introduced to medicine. I gave him a crash course. And I said, Man, here's the real story behind. Here's what all the practitioners go through and it sucks. It really does. Because your hands are tied, you feel like you're going into the system that may be broken is not benefiting the patient, really, because we spend more money to get the services and yet we're sicker than what we should be. And the approach is way too much. Think about 12 medications. Who in their right mind would think that's okay, no bloodwork done. No. bloodwork done. No bloodwork done tears. Let me get this straight. Okay. Yeah, because think about it. A anti-depressant pill. You don't need bloodwork for Adderall. You don't need bloodwork for pain pill. You don't need bloodwork for my allergy meds. You don't need a blowout. Yeah. Wow. Wow. And you know, what's crazy about it? So the like, the vitamins that you get here, I said, I'm gonna think well, this is this is this is what doesn't make any sense. This is what pisses me off because we do vitamins here like you're getting in vitamin IV. Yeah, we do labs. We did labs today we do labs tomorrow we'll do labs. The next week, we'll go over labs and say whatever shows up in your labs, we're going to address it with vitamins because that's what your treatments going to be. And then we're going to recheck the labs to see if we're making progress. Yeah, that's science. That's data. That should be medicine. The crazy thing is, they people consider medicine to be pharmaceuticals. I don't consider pharmaceuticals medicine. The true definition of medicine is something that's healing. You call it meditation. You call it prayer. Right. So what else calls it grounding, someone else calls it singing, right? planting gardening, it's whatever it is, and it's incredible because the more that I learned into health and wellness, the further I get away from the idea that it's taking a pill. Yeah, even if it is vitamins, I were the vitamin Bros. Were the vitamin kings here. I love it, right? No all things vitamins. But the thing is too is like that's not all we do. Waldo nice diet has changed what since we've been working together how many times over the past week all the time, we changes
all the time.
Jon Mendoza 36:06
It changes all the time. It'll change next week again.
Yeah, right, you'll change anything. Sometimes I want to try things to see how I feel. So I can either recommend it or not, you know,
Amanda Garcia 36:15
that's the same way like with different supplements and stuff that I take. I'm just kind of trying different ones and like, I need to know which ones I want to recommend to my clients and which ones I think, you know, so what do you like? Usually, I kind of go through a few different ones right now I do a lot with Young Living because that's where I get my oils through. So we have a lot of different supplements. Nutri metrics is one where I get a lot of my supplements that I've been trying. I like it because they're all powder based. So you can literally like mix them all in one little thing and just take them off and we're good to go. And then what was it Barton? What was
Jon Mendoza 36:44
the magnesium upgrade? magnesium?
Amanda Garcia 36:46
Yes, that one no upgrade labs. Upgraded formula. okay for me, so yeah, the magnesium is one of my favorites from there too. So yeah.
What so let's talk about essential oils. Yes. Yeah. What tell us a little bit about Because I think we've talked about it maybe once or twice before on the podcast, but never in like detail what's what's, what's the ROI of them. So for
Amanda Garcia 37:08
me, my interest in them was as I was getting off of my medications, I needed to find replacements for all these things. So I was taking. And so I actually started with another company, I won't say what company it was, just because I didn't require you know, any type of signing up and you just buy it and it's cheaper, blah, blah, blah. And so I added some grapefruit to my water to make it taste better. And then my mouth was tingling. And I'm like, this is this isn't real grapefruit like my mouth wouldn't be having this reaction if it was grapefruit. So that's when I found Lincoln livings because we're actually able to take them internally. So I got off my allergy meds by taking a little capsule with oils every day. Yeah. And I was doing that every day until now. I don't even have to do that. I just kind of do it whenever. People are complaining about allergies, I kind of take it preventatively but I don't even really need to take that anymore. My mom takes the junior PR right before She's able to not take her allergy shots anymore. She's tough, horrible cedar. So that was kind of like my big aha moment was being able to get off of all my allergy meds because I was doing singular legris Sudafed allergy shots and I would still get migraines so I'd have to take a migraine meds for that. That was getting all those was a big one for me and then just everything else kind of replacing all of the chemicals that were in you know, shampoos, lotions, all the like women don't realize how many chemicals they put on every morning just getting ready. I think it's like 300 a day on average for women. And most of them are in your makeup and your skincare and you know, shampoo lotions, all that so I know getting all that out of my system was a lot helpful too, but that's where the oils come in to because like frankincense, lavender oil is a really good for skin. For me too. Like I had really bad acne issues trying getting off all my medications getting off birth control. I was on it for like 15 years. I know that probably had a big play into my adrenals and all my stuff as well too. But It was getting off of it I felt like I was a teenager again because my face was just everything's horrible. So the oils really helped a lot with that too and just kind of common inflammation and clearing things out and finally was able to connect it to my liver and we have a supplement called Juba tone that I was able to help and that's lasting that kind of cleared up my skin. But
that's awesome. is I've always been interested in in in the oils because I don't know like obviously oils in general are just like used for cooking and then they're used for you know, so many different you know, then you can go to like oils for like your gasoline and all that stuff like it's just the the idea of the oils are is like a very refined
Amanda Garcia 39:45
which is very, very concentrated form of the plant so like the 15 ml bottle of lemon has 70 it takes me five lemons to make that one bottle and the $15 bottle of lavender. It's like 22 square feet of lavender to make that one bottle sushi is very very concentrated
yeah forms because they could also like burn right like in certain out but like I remember
Amanda Garcia 40:08
depends like say like peppermint stuff will have that kind of menthol tingle um a lot of the burning is going to be when you're getting synthetic oils so a lot of those kind of like off counter brands from like Walmart and stuff they're the FDA his definition of essential oil does not distinguish between plant based and synthetic so for them to say 100% pure essential oil it can be 100% synthetic and not actually getting plant in there. Interesting Yeah.
Jon Mendoza 40:36
So when you yeah when you when you master is it more like it's a tea is a topical?
Amanda Garcia 40:44
I do all three ways actually aromatic topically in internally.
Jon Mendoza 40:48
Nice. Yeah. Nice. That's awesome. So I have you read that book yet test for health.
The pike. I'm like three chapters in four chapters in
Jon Mendoza 40:57
so I gave him a book on applied kinesiology And in there it talks about acupuncture points and meridians. And so I was telling him to you can you don't have to do the needles you can tap? Right? What I would say is do the essential oils, and activate those parts by tapping that, because I forgot who we were talking to maybe last week or so we were talking about fire and wood. And just the idea of like metal and all that. And that's a whole nother aspect of like, how you're able to, it's already baked medicine and how you're able to look at like, do you have too much of this and pitha and all that like? Yeah, right. But he called different things. It's funny because we've talked about chakras before and I say well, meridians, nerve segments, right? And this and this and the chiropractor rule sections. Yeah. And the chiropractor where we learn meridians because the chiropractors can do acupuncture. Yeah. And you don't necessarily need the needles just to get to activate those things. But when you understand the energy pathways, you look at the body almost like okay, well, we're just pathways and there's energy that's flowing through these pathways. And they all go do different specific job descriptions, right? And this one makes this this does that blah blah. So if something's off, our motherboard basically says we know how to correct this. The control system says will rewire it and refocus and does and does on its own. But sometimes it can't be genetically speaking, nutritional wise or inflammation is just too much to override injury anything. Yeah, just something like that to the weird thing is medication was designed to help the body in that way, but it wasn't necessarily designed exactly for what the body needs in order to function. Yeah, that's, that's on it's true. It's kind of a synthetic replacement. So like medication like Adderall is like synthetic FOSS with title colon. In fossil title, colon is essentially a way to synapse, the brain that's a neurotransmitter that causes synapses in the brain are actually anti psychotic medications or anticholinergic. Right so it causes the blockage of the synapses. All simers is essentially a decrease and synapses decrease in colon, right foster tadokoro Which is incredible. So if you had like, people like all timers and Konya decline dimension, all that the reason why they're not getting better is because they put on bunch of medications that are basically counteractive.
Amanda Garcia 43:13
Yeah, stop it.
Jon Mendoza 43:14
Yeah. Like it just doesn't make sense, right. Yeah. And so throughout this whole process of when I just look at medicine, health care, bother. Here's that twos like, would that why does it make sense? Like, why? Who allows this to happen? Yeah. Right. And it's like, well, it's the higher ups. And that's really the truth. And so they're governing the so called healthcare system. And they're dictating what people should do with their bodies. The funny thing is, you healed your own body. Right. That's the truth. Yeah. And that's what you're trying to help other people do. You're not trying to heal the body for them. You're trying to help them guide your guide.
Amanda Garcia 43:52
Yeah, I'm not the hero. I'm the guide. Yeah.
Jon Mendoza 43:55
And so have you been more satisfied and this approach?
Amanda Garcia 43:57
Oh, yeah, definitely. Right. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, we've got to work with animals too. I can do the biofeedback with them. So that's a lot of fun cuz I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was younger until I learned about putting them down was part of the job. Like that can't be any normal.
Jon Mendoza 44:11
Like could not handle that.
Amanda Garcia 44:12
No, no, no, I would, you know, no, I'm gonna stay home or
do any better studies,
Amanda Garcia 44:18
and I haven't done like any veterinarian type stuff, but I mean I, I'd have the certification for the biofeedback but it's I don't have to actually like do any body work with him or anything it's all
Jon Mendoza 44:28
you should totally do that. So we have a vet in South Austin senior cast for years. They're animal chiropractors. And so we were we learned a little there's an animal chiropractic clinic on our campus because their Dean was also a vet. And so they would adjust. We take the dogs over there and they adjusted like, Well, yeah, they got a spine. They got a nervous system too. You could do acupuncture with, like, you do everything like the vet across the way from us. I remember one of our friends who worked over there came into like, Oh, yeah, we use a lot of this stuff like we use that in IVs And we'll give that to, you know, dogs and B 12. Yeah. And as the same thing, the nice little assisting that, uh, there's usually given an IV bags here, it's a it's a amino acid liver detox, or they said they give it to their liver transplant patients over the bets.
Amanda Garcia 45:18
Yeah, that's cool. A lot of stuff is very like transferable,
right? Yeah. Well, I mean, it's the same compound. I mean, it's the same chemical, right? Like when it comes to biochemistry, maybe it's arranged in a different way, because the body is shaped different, but it's not like, I don't know. It's not like an acetylcysteine is gonna look different for a dog. Yeah, then it will for us. As far as the compound right
Jon Mendoza 45:40
now. It's a true hyaluronic acid is really good for joint support, especially like nice, and that was given to thoroughbred horses. Like for years. You talk to a you know, a breeder, and they're just like, Oh, yeah, we've given that forever. It saves years on horses. Yeah. Like no big deal. And it's funny. Because those things are like natural, and you can't really Pat nature.
Amanda Garcia 46:05
Yeah. And somebody can make money off of it. It's right. Yeah.
Jon Mendoza 46:09
Right. Right. Well, frankincense,
Amanda Garcia 46:12
you mentioned that right Parkinson's,
Jon Mendoza 46:14
um, most people know Frankincense because it's a biblical reference, right? It's what the three wisemen gave to Jesus. And they gave him a mercenary, frankincense and myrrh, frankincense and myrrh and gold. Gold. Right? But Frankincense is powerful,
Amanda Garcia 46:30
right? Oh, yeah. It's amazing. What do you use Frankincense for I use it for a lot of different things. skin and a lot of love of the skin products because it's really good for the skin. It's also good for healing like different scars and things like that. For me, if I'm having trouble sleeping at all, I put a little bit on the bottom of my feet and I sleep like a baby. for animals and things like that. It can be really beneficial for seizures. I've had dogs where they start having a seizure and the owner puts a drop on their head and they immediately stop. So it's interesting yeah,
are using I use a Frankincense can What do you call those things and incense for my meditations? Yeah.
Amanda Garcia 47:09
And they're very grounding. Yeah. I had a principle that said it was the only thing that kept her sane was using her Frankincense at school.
Jon Mendoza 47:19
So we had a, we had like, we'll get some wasp nests or whatever that are up there. Right outside and there was one under the stairs and I remember we first moved in, I guess it was a big one because everyone they kept walking in it. were complaining about getting stung. And they'd walk out like so. How's it going today? Like I'm pretty good except for the fact that I think I just got stung by a wasp. And like, oh, that sucks. And they would show it as a big welt on their leg. I might well come here real quick and I had a little bottle of Frankincense as a healer. We just put that on there. Like what is Frankincense? Like? Oh, sup baby. Jesus got Yeah, same stuff. They're like cool. All right. So I put it on. They call me like an hour later, like, that bumps gone. Yeah. And they would we both be in shock. I'm like, yeah, that's that's what Does I guess you know, and it's cool. It happened repeatedly. Yeah. And so like when people are talking about they're sick and they're at home I'm like, Well, yes and frankincense oil or thieves or or lobby is the best one.
Amanda Garcia 48:12
Okay? Put it right over what? So thieves. I use these for everything that haven't been hand sanitizer. I have the of toothpaste like I use it. I don't even know how you pay for toothpaste. They make toothpaste with it, like it's already in it. So I get it all the time. But do you do you actually know the story behind these? Uh, I do about one. Okay. So back during the 15th century in the bluebonnet plague there was a band of thieves that were robbing the home and the dead and dying and they're like, well, how are they doing this and not getting sick. So eventually they were captured and they're like, we're gonna die for your crimes. If you tell us how you did this and didn't get sick, it'll be quick and painless. So it ended up being a group of spice merchants and they knew which combinations of spices would protect them from the virus and they would just douse themselves with that before walking into these houses. So make it protected them from the bubonic plague like I mean, I haven't gotten sick since I started using these.
Jon Mendoza 48:59
Yeah. There's a lady that comes in here. And she has IVs and she has these wipes. And so she wipes everything down with these. So it smells wonderful when I go to start her IV smells like these and I naturally get healthier because of that. But yeah, I love these. I used to see a friend of mine used to put on the bottom of his kids feet. Yeah,
Amanda Garcia 49:18
everywhere. They'd go to sleep at night. I do that every day. Yeah, yeah, just to help boost the immune system. You can also like make a little roller blender, you can make your own little roller button and do it up and down my spine.
Jon Mendoza 49:29
That's cool. That's cool. I've I think frankincense and thieves even lavender is something that I consider like medicine in my toolbox. Like I tell people term
Amanda Garcia 49:39
medicines came from Yeah, they were plants. That's where
Jon Mendoza 49:42
it started. I just I just it's weird because I see this renaissance of like, tarot card reading and energy work and it's like we used to call them hippies. Yeah, like really doctors, witch doctors, right? And it's the same thing is these these things have gotten passed along and people are This might have worked in the past, it's very simple. You can do at home like Aloe Vera. Like it's outside. You know, I had a sunburn the other day and I was like, Well, I can just go outside real quick, put some on there. beestings you know, whatever inflammation, I put it directly on there. And you can drink it, and it's great for your gut. Right? And it's crazy because people have digestive issues. And they'll go and buy this and do this and come to here like water. I'm like, take like 20 times.
Amanda Garcia 50:25
Jon Mendoza 50:27
And I'm like, why are you doing all that stuff? Why don't you just drink some aloe vera juice or diet or change your diet? acid reflux. I get heartburn all the time. I need to take a pill for that so I can keep eating my hot dogs and my pizza. Huh? I saw this was an actual commercial layer the cable guy was on there is it that way? You need all your hot dogs again. I'm like what like just stop being the hot dog.
You can't get a free bond and like a natural hot it's still
Jon Mendoza 50:55
not good. It's still not healthy, man. I mean, come on. I don't even know what they would make. Academy but yeah, the change your diet. Yeah, that's all it comes down to change your lifestyle change your approach. And if you can't, I guess apparently there's a bunch of trained people to help you do that right. That's really really cool. So, so as we kind of, you know, look at the current situation right now like, right what are some of the things that you would tell people right now? Like what could they be doing? grab something from their home medicine cabinet Like what?
Amanda Garcia 51:27
Well, I think number one is to not stress about nothing like stressing puts you into week you know, we can do immune system. So if you're stressing like, like you're thinking, if you're thinking about getting sick or think that you're gonna get sick, you're gonna get sick. Like, it's the mindset part, like, just kind of be smart about it. I mean, obviously, wash your hands, do all that type stuff, my vitamins that I might go to obviously have a B complex, vitamin C, vitamin D is a really big one for me. I can't be out in the sun for too long without having sunscreen. So yeah, I'm blocks blocks that I need. And then I do like, just make sure get all the greens and diet wise I do intermittent finally I'll do intermittent fasting too. So I've I found that to be probably one of the best things to keep me healthy. Yeah, yeah, eating less, or just eating less. It's just the time in which I eat. Yeah, yeah. I mean, I suppose
given your time, but given your body time to process Yeah, right. Because it's not like the idea that like, you should eat every four hours or so it's like, well, you're still not even done processing. Yeah, last, so who knows what's gonna happen? Yeah. And then your body's having to work extra hard to just do what you do. Yeah, you just stay exposed to other shit. Alright, that your body's not gonna have time to do.
Amanda Garcia 52:43
Yeah. The other thing that I did started doing quarantine is I got my Near Infrared Sauna setup. In my house.
Jon Mendoza 52:50
You have an infrared sauna. That's awesome.
Amanda Garcia 52:52
Yeah, that's really cool. That's been like amazing.
Jon Mendoza 52:55
Tell me how many times you doing that. Now.
Amanda Garcia 52:56
I was doing it up to probably like five or six days a week. Kind of less than just because I've been back at work and in my count, I need to get back. But I try to do at least three to four days a week for how long? 30 minutes.
Jon Mendoza 53:06
30 minutes. That's cool. Yeah, we've got one in here
Amanda Garcia 53:09
like no viruses surviving in that little sauna.
Jon Mendoza 53:13
So I we have a good friend who has a flotation like Eric over and ocean lab, you should go check it out. So they have a big actual room that you can like, float in. And they have a awesome, amazing infrared sauna. And there's been times even during this, like, I remember like, right when like the shutdown happened with the quarantine and all that, like went back in March, the week leading up to it just all the chaos that was going on, like the confusion. And yeah, the fear and it was not too long ago, but three months ago, there was a lot of fear and uncertainty and it wasn't frustration. It was fear. It was like I don't know what's going on. I'm about to lose my job. I've got to layoff people like it was really scary. And so we saw people every day, wanting to get healthier and say I got to take care of myself. I can I get sick what the other day I was like, Man, I'm rundown. I don't like 20 IVs today and I've seen like 20 other people and ballers worked his butt off. I gotta take care of myself. Yeah. And I remember the very last day before like everything really shut down. I went over to ocean lab I told Eric I was like, Matt Dude, I don't care. I got him coming over. Like if you're open or not, I'm coming over. Let me in. And back. Yeah, I'm back or something. Because I was running down. I could feel it. Yeah. And I was like, I don't think it's Corona. But my body's telling me like you're tired. You need to rush you need to recover like us as a healer. you absorb so much from people. You take on their energy you take on the virus, almost like you're taking it from them. Yeah. Right. And so you gather it and you hold on to it and because almost like that you can handle it. And that's almost like the goal, right? They they look to you now as a pharmacist to say, we hold you in a different light. You need to take care of yourself, practice what you preach, and that's what I was trying to do. I went to the infrared sauna and I sat in there for like 30 minutes and I did a float for 45 minutes. But that sauna I sat there and breathe. I could sweat it out. I was like slit and I felt so much better even after the sauna. Yeah. And then I went to the flow afterwards, I was a million bucks. I feel awesome. Yeah. Right. And so when people get IVs, and they come in here, and they're like, yeah, like, this is what I needed. Yeah. I'm like, this is your guard. This is part of your immune system. Right. So your stuff you were talking about? You probably do it daily, right? Yeah. Yeah, it's not just 30 days.
Amanda Garcia 55:26
Yeah. Yeah, I've been doing it for like a year and a half at least there's most of the things and then in fasting I've been doing for probably about a year now and then all the other stuff is just been slowly kind of adding on for the last five years as far as but the same with y'all. It changes like, I want to try something different, I think. Is that the half Attarian? What was her name from plan to your prep to your door? What's her name? Heather. Yes. She mentioned something a half Attarian like being plant based one day and then like the other day you do meet and like that's kind of something I want to Yeah, you know, just
Jon Mendoza 55:56
trying different things. It's fun to express because you It's weird how what's your view on on food now? Is it more sustenance or is it more pleasure?
Amanda Garcia 56:06
A little bit about Yeah. Yeah I need the energy but I still get myself my occasional treats right? I'm an amateur Baker so sugars niceness.
Jon Mendoza 56:19
My two I know that yeah that's why I do but I just eat very clean like cookie nowadays and brownie and all that you know Rick there was here earlier he made a chocolate banana bread yesterday was like walnut flour,
Amanda Garcia 56:30
you know, a lot of gluten free and I make everything from scratch today. Yeah, I know what's in it. So
Jon Mendoza 56:34
it will that's the thing, right? But you kind of you kind of look at you like you make a decision based off what's best for your body rather than like what's going to taste best because then after a while you're like, you know what, I used to miss this. But now when I stopped eating it, but then I ate it and I felt like crap. And I was like, you know, it really wasn't worth it.
Amanda Garcia 56:52
Yeah, I can only eat bad for like a couple days. And I'm like, Yeah, I don't even want that anymore. Like, too much. Yeah, look at him over. I feel heavy like I just if you sluggish and gross and yeah, oh yeah, I guess
what shows up also like if you'd like to work out and and, you know, like, you know if I go for a run, I can tell what I've been eating just from like how I feel during the run and it's just like I don't I want to go faster
Jon Mendoza 57:18
Definitely, yeah, I, I feel better nowadays. This is how I basically base my diet I eat better now because the stuff that I eat is bad for me. My stomach bloat? Yeah, after meal. Yeah. And I measure like, that was a good meal. For me. It was the right meal for me. Because my stomach didn't blow. Yeah. And so that night if you make those decisions, it's kind of a weird way to approach it because then you're like, well, if I eat this, is it gonna be good or bad for me? If I have digestive issues, you know, burping, acid reflux, maybe even depression? Yeah. Is this good for me or bad for me? Right, it's gonna cause an insulin spike sugar crash because it's a bunch of sugar and chocolate. I'm craving And then I'm gonna feel like crap again guilty later because I hate it.
Amanda Garcia 58:03
It's even worse because you feel bad about it. Yeah,
Jon Mendoza 58:05
it is. But that's why I think you made a good point. It's like Well no, I did a little bit of both right and pleasure has to be there. We do like food. Yeah, you know, even you as a chef, you make some amazing food. I'm sure a lot of it's like, yeah, it tastes so good there. I mean, that's really what you want to make. Oh, yeah, definitely. Yeah, it's not just like it's healthy.
Amanda Garcia 58:23
Healthy food is tastes really good to like people don't and some sometimes I think people don't realize like the healthy food can still taste amazing. Like
Jon Mendoza 58:30
it's the spices. Yeah, it's just all the spice. He remember. Baldo cooked the corn and onions. Remember that and that was it. That was it. And he likes a great grilled it on the chiminea like smoked it and all that and then he put a what do you do with the onion.
So I put it put some garlic like right I cut the onion in half and put garlic in the center and then closed it and just left it in there for a while.
Jon Mendoza 59:00
Yeah, so but you sprinkled it with
it with algae oil. I sprinkled it with algae oil. And then yeah,
Jon Mendoza 59:08
it was sweet. It was very sweet. Like we were eating the onion just straight up. And I was like, This is so sweet. It's almost like caramel carmelized and then the the corn was like that was $1 Yeah, between that and the corn there was like a foot long. And then there was dinner. Yeah. It was. It was and I was like I'm full. Like I'm full off of onions and corn corn.
Yeah, it was good. When is a good nutritious meal, right? Like I mean, onions are like one of the best things ever. Garlic is too Right. Yeah. Like why not? Yeah, why not? Yeah. And then something and then you squeeze them like I could put lime on every right? Yeah. I mean, come on.
Jon Mendoza 59:51
That's the healthiest fruit
lives like. Like it's
great time and seesaw. Right and then you're good. Like that's the whole meal right? I mean, we're full. Why didn't why
Amanda Garcia 1:00:02
every morning I do the apple cider vinegar with sea salt and lemon was Yeah, I can't do that.
Jon Mendoza 1:00:10
My wife would just just swig it. Now I have to add water to it. Well now she does a well she's done a salon she doesn't care but she just scoops it up. Now I see doctor she makes like this pickle juice with it and apple cider vinegar and a little bit of lemon. She'll sometimes put on neuro mag and all that with it too. And sometimes aloe vera juice to wash it down. And I'm like, Man, that's crazy. But it works because that's like, this is what helps me with my digestion.
Amanda Garcia 1:00:32
Yeah, it helps the day. Destin helps rehydrate you in the morning kind of helps get you going all that stuff. And I just I love it and works for me. I know some people get really bad stomach gigs with it. And they can't like
I just can't stomach the taste. Yeah, like that. And pickles. I can just say
Amanda Garcia 1:00:49
like my friend. She's just like, it just gives me like this awful stomachache. I can't do it. I'm like,
Jon Mendoza 1:00:52
Oh, yeah. Well, you can't do with Sauerkraut and all that.
Yeah, I can't. It's just over. I can't taste anything else for like the whole So I'm just like, kind of
Amanda Garcia 1:01:02
ruined today. Yeah.
Jon Mendoza 1:01:04
Well, whenever we're going back to the kind of that that tastes do not to, you know, play off of what COVID does, but I took a bunch of zinc lozenges later that day to off if you ever eaten zinc lozenges, like you just take zinc the rest of the data. Everything you need is zinc. Yeah. I, I just I stood that taste is coming back to look, I didn't get sick. Yeah, so I'm cool with it. So how are we doing? That's right. Yep. So All right, cool. I think it's a good way to end it right there. All right, well, how can all our listeners find you How can they find you as a patient?
Amanda Garcia 1:01:40
So I'm on Instagram I am the feedback pharmacist and pharmacy spelled with an F. My website is the feedback pharmacy.com again with an F instead of a pH and you can also email me at info at TC back
pharmacy.com. Awesome. Thank you guys so much for listening and we'll see you soon.
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