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Crusaders for Health Newsletter: Edition 19

Dr. Elena Villanueva and Modern Holistic Health
Dr. Elena Villanueva is an international speaker, health influencer, & co-author of The Longevity Code. She teaches evidence based approaches for finding & treating the underlying causes of chronic illness & brain related conditions. Dr. V’s unique approach incorporates the merging of science and spirituality & the integration of the mind/body/spirit.

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Elena is the producer and host of the Mental Health MasterclassInflammation MasterclassMastering Trauma MasterclassThe Leaky Brain SummitYour Brain & Mental Health: What They Aren’t Telling Youand the all new Beyond The Pill Masterclass, plus the TribeTalk Podcast. Find information on these topics and more relevant to your health and holistic healing at

The Autoimmune Epidemic: How Uncovering Root Causes Can Lead to Healing

The latest statistics show one out of every ten people is dealing with an autoimmune disease. There are more than 100 diseases that are classified as autoimmune, and more than 250 thousand new diagnoses per year in the United States alone! The good news is that the ongoing studies around autoimmunity are finally proving what we already know in functional medicine — all autoimmune diseases are tied to gut health, and toxic exposures often play a big role in the development of autoimmune disease.

We see clients every day in our practice who have received one or more autoimmune disease diagnoses, and who want to uncover WHY they have these conditions in the first place. Many of these clients have been given multiple prescription medications to help mask their symptoms, and most have been told there is nothing they can do to change their situation.

This is simply not true.

At Modern Holistic Health, we have worked with thousands of clients over the years. No matter what diagnosis the client received before they came to work with our team — our approach is always to find the underlying root causes of the person’s symptoms, condition, or disease — and that’s no different with autoimmune disease. So let’s look at some of the most common root causes of autoimmune disease that we see with our clients.

Toxic Chemicals

Latest studies show that babies born in the United States have an average of 186 toxic chemicals in their bodies at birth. We are bombarded with toxins on a regular basis — in our drinking water, our food, body care products, household cleaners, and even in the air we breathe. If you’re not detoxing your body on a regular basis (or maybe you’ve never done a detox), then toxins are building up in your body. The higher your toxin levels get, the more symptoms you are likely to experience, and the more damage is done to your gut microbiome, or the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract. Eventually, your toxin load, and this imbalance in your gut bacteria, starts to affect the way your immune system functions, which makes toxins a major trigger for autoimmune disease.

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Why that Tiny Bit of Gluten you are Eating is a Major Barrier to Healing

by Ann Hutyra, Lead Biological Health Coach

Being gluten free is pretty commonplace these days. We likely all know someone who is gluten free, or maybe you’re gluten free yourself. More and more people are making the choice to remove wheat and gluten from their diet, mainly because they find out they just feel better when they do.

So what’s the big deal with gluten anyway?

Let’s start with understanding what gluten actually is. Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Over time, different farming practices combined with genetic modification of these grains has caused the gluten protein to grow in size. Many scientists and experts believe this is the reason that so many people are developing gluten sensitivities, intolerances, and even celiac disease. There’s also the glyphosate factor, and the excessive use of this pesticide is linked to wheat and other food sensitivities (but that’s a whole other conversation!)

The latest statistics say 7 in 10 people have a reaction to gluten, and most don’t know because they don’t have immediate symptoms they can correlate with gluten ingestion. Meaning, they eat it, and don’t get sick right away — so they think all is well with gluten. That is just not true for most people — 70% of people to be more precise.

Did you know there are more than 300 symptoms that can be associated with a gluten reaction? They include:

→ Headaches and migraines
→  Constipation or diarrhea or BOTH alternating
→  Bloating
→  Chronic fatigue
→  Depression & anxiety
→  Inability to lose (or gain) weight
→  Skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, etc.)
→  Thyroid problems
→  Hormone imbalance
→  Joint pain & body pain
→  Anemia
→  Nutrient deficiencies
→  Miscarriage
→  And MANY, MANY more….

I tell my clients all the time — consider that GLUTEN is a major root cause of your symptoms and inability to heal. And I often get the same answers…

“I’ve already tried going gluten free for a few weeks and didn’t feel any better….” or

“I have been about 95% gluten free for years, and my symptoms haven’t changed…”

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MHH client Aprel is “living the best life now!”

Aprel decided to work with Dr. V and the team at Modern Holistic Health to help in her battle against rheumatoid arthritis. Listen to how her symptoms of chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, body pain, and inflammation have improved… and how the change has impacted her quality of life.

Why There Is Hope that You Can Heal From Chronic Disease, with Jane Hogan

Did you know that health and wellness are attainable as we age and that chronic conditions can be reversed? Education is the first step to transformation. Join Jane Hogan, the Wellness Engineer, as she interviews Dr. Elena Villanueva to learn more about simple steps to reclaim your health and get your life back.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

→  Chronic disease diagnoses and deaths are rising
→  The body responds to our thoughts and belief systems
→  Getting started with reversing chronic conditions
→  How to find the RIGHT information to help you heal
→  The most common root causes of chronic conditions: toxins, toxic mold, food, long-term medications, thoughts and beliefs, and unresolved trauma
→  Foods as a root cause of chronic conditions
→  The most common inflammatory “real” foods
→  The ONE thing you can do today to help your body heal

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Unraveling The Mysteries Of The Gut Microbiome: What this means for Chronic Disease & Mental Health

In this video, we delve into the fascinating world of gut health and explore the unique opportunity to closely examine the microbial world in our gut with the Gut Zoomer Lab.

Join us as we discover how this innovative test can help you better understand the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi living in your gut and how they affect your daily functions. We’ll explore the Gut Zoomer Lab and learn how it can provide insights into various health conditions, including digestive issues, leaky gut, gluten intolerance, autoimmune disorders, mental health struggles, and more!

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This month’s featured program is a part of my mission to spread lifesaving truths around the world. Together we can help as many people as possible to get their health back, their lives back, and live their lives with all the love, joy, health, and vitality they desire.

Remember, your health is in YOUR hands. So join me for some TV viewing time in the evenings to watch this month. Let’s kick up our feet, relax, learn how to be our own guarantee in life, and let’s thrive and heal together!

Dr. Elena Villanueva

Don’t Accept Low Energy As Your Norm

We are taught that it is normal to slow down as we age…but if you’ve been following me and learning from the valuable and educational content that we share, you know that’s not true. The truth is, many people are losing their vitality far too early.

There is actually a silent epidemic happening, and one of the reasons is because of the decline of our “cellular battery” — the mitochondria. If you are experiencing things like low energy, lack of focus, brain fog, or irritability… These are all signs you need to give your mitochondria a boost.

My good friends Laura Frontiero and Ari Whitten are hosting an event called The Mitochondrial Energy Summit, and I will be joining them at this summit to discuss some exciting information about combating mitochondrial decline.

So if you want to learn how to boost your brain power, energy, resilience, and longevity… then join me, Laura, Ari, and many other of my colleagues and learn natural methods to activate your body’s internal healing mechanisms.

Click Here To Register Now

By attending this summit, you will gain a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between genetics, lifestyle, and environment in determining mitochondrial health. You will also learn about the latest scientific research in the field of mitochondrial biology, and how you can use these insights to improve your own health.

Click Here To Claim Your Spot Now

Remember, you are not alone in this journey, and with the right knowledge and support, you can overcome mitochondrial decline and live a vibrant, energetic life.

Ann’s Gluten Freedom Course! Pre-Sale.

Many people fail when it comes to trying to go gluten free, but now we’ve got answers and solutions to make going gluten free a real lifestyle for you, and we show you how to make it easy, fun, and tasty too!

Our Chief Health Practitioner, Ann Hutyra, had to go gluten free several years ago because gluten almost cost her life. With Ann’s new “Gluten Freedom: An 8 Week Journey to Eliminating Gluten and Reclaiming Your Health” course, you will get to learn from a true expert on how to successfully go gluten free, how to determine if gluten is secretly making you sick, and some of the best insider secrets only known by gluten free experts like Ann!

This 8-week program will take you through all you need to know to be successful at a gluten free lifestyle, including:

→   What to eat and not eat
→  What brands and products are safe to eat
→  Why some gluten free labeled products are NOT safe
→  How to read labels for gluten (you’ll never see the word gluten in an ingredient list!)
→  Why your body care needs to be gluten free
→  What symptoms can be associated with gluten sensitivity
→  What testing is my favorite
→  Why prebiotics are crucial, and how to get them through food
→  Why pathogenic infection is so common with gluten sensitivity and how to address it
→  How to ultimately heal your gut
→  And so much more!

$77 pre-registration price, $97 starting on June 24th — register now and be ready when the course begins starting June 24th!

WIN a “Calm and Cozy Care Kit”

  • Complete this short survey for a chance to win a “Calm and Cozy Care Kit” from Modern Holistic Health. The first 20 completed entries will receive a kit.

    I don’t know if you can relate, but… some days I feel like I too have the weight of a hundred people on my shoulders, practically squeezing the life out of me. However, every time I think about the elephant — its sheer mass and brute strength helps give me confidence in some of my darkest times.

    Our “Calm and Cozy Care Kit” is perfect for Life’s most taxing, stressful situations.

    Here’s what’s included:

    • Durable, Easy To Carry Bag: Like what it symbolizes, this canvas bag is strong, durable, and ready for any situation
    • Warm, Comforting Blanket: Wrap up with this blanket at home or bring it to work with you and keep your legs warm throughout the day
    • Stress-Relieving Lemon Essential Oil: Lemon essential oil has been found to be more effective at relieving stress than other essential oils such as lavender and rose
    • Stress-Free Therapy Dough: Say hello to Pinch Me Therapy Dough — a holistic, drug-free, portable stress-reduction tool
    • Feel-Good Mindfulness Cards: Packed with inspiration and practical exercises, these cards bring awareness, calm, and kindness
    • The Stress-Free Adult Coloring Book Set: Designed to help you relax and instantly feel calmer, and includes a collection of colored pencils

    Top to bottom, this kit is perfect to toss in the back of your car and go with you wherever life takes you.

Announcing our FIRST TIME EVER Mid-Year Sale!”

Every winter we offer an AMAZING lineup of special deals on lab testing, practitioner visits, our proven protocols, and more — but it’s only been ONCE per year. We are over-the-moon excited to share the BIG NEWS that for the FIRST TIME EVER, we are offering our fantastic deals mid-year! As we reach the midpoint of the year, we want to celebrate your health journey with our exciting first time ever Mid-Year Sale!

It’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of exclusive discounts on health coaching visits, lab services, and BioOne Sciences Supplements — this flash sale ends soon, so grab these offers before they are gone!

Here’s what you can expect during our Mid-Year Sale…

Health Coaching Visit Discounts: Take a step toward achieving your health goals with our health practitioners. During this sale, we are offering special discounts on 1:1 biological practitioner sessions and emotional and trauma release sessions. Our experienced coaches will provide you with personalized guidance, motivation, strategies, and protocols to empower you on your wellness journey.

Lab Discounts: Knowledge is power when it comes to understanding your health. That’s why we’re offering significant discounts on lab orders during our Mid-Year Flash Sale. Discover valuable insights into your body’s unique needs through comprehensive tests that cover many of your health markers.

Supplement Savings: Enhance your wellness routine with BioOne Sciences’ superior and proven product line. During the Mid-Year Sale, we have exclusive savings for BioOne Sciences supplements, carefully formulated to support your specific detoxification and gut health needs. From methylation support to mitochondrial support to targeted formulas for detoxification and gut health, they have you covered.

Our Mid-Year Sale is for a limited time only. Get all the details here and act fast to secure your discounted health coaching visits, lab orders, and supplements.

My Grandkids, Mia and Baby William, Love This Chocolate Bone Broth!

Anyone who has kids or grandkids understands the challenges of getting them to eat healthy, especially in the U.S. where our shelves are stocked with artificial treats and tempting snacks loaded with sugar, chemicals, and other toxic cocktails. That’s why I love Paleovalley — they have tons of amazing products, but their Chocolate Bone Broth is on the top of my favorites list…

And now it’s on the top of my grandkids’ list for favorite treats too!

This delicious chocolate-flavored bone broth is sourced from 100% grass-fed and finished cows, raised on small-scale regenerative farms right here in America. You will not find a bone broth product with more ethical and clean sourcing.

There are some HUGE benefits to drinking bone broth, like:

→   Healthy hair and nails
→  Minimized appearance of wrinkles
→  Improved skin moisture, elasticity, and hydration
→  Optimized gut health and digestion
→  Strong bones and joints

And so much more!

The addition of organic cacao beans and MCT-rich organic coconut milk powder gives this new flavor a creamy, rich texture without any sugar or artificial ingredients!

Plus, it’s non-GMO, grain-free, and third-party tested for contaminants and heavy metals.

And today, you can try it for 15% OFF!

But I wouldn’t wait. The Unflavored Paleovalley Bone Broth Protein has somewhat of a cult following and is regularly sold out on their site.

I can’t imagine this new Chocolate flavor will stay in stock for long.

Click HERE to Feed Your Body the Collagen it Needs for an Anti-Aging Boost From the Inside Out!

Becoming Flawesome… a seriously great read, and my own healing journey from the death grip of perfectionism and self criticism really has made me a big fan of this book. 🙂

Perfectionism is one thing that often stands between us and lasting, deep happiness and feelings of peace and fulfillment.

As life happens, we fall in love with the idea of who we could or should be instead of with who we actually are – leaving parts of ourselves behind and losing sight of what is truly important.

How can we simultaneously live as ourselves and without ourselves?

These are some of the questions posed and answered in Kristina Lakhiani’s book, Becoming Flawesome: The Key to Living an Imperfectly Authentic Life <<< I’m thrilled to share a free chapter of the book here. (It’s not even released yet!)

I had a chance to read through the preview copy Kristina sent me, and it is refreshingly honest and insightful.

Not all writers can take readers by the hand and heart through such hefty paradigms, but Becoming Flawesome is an epic guide for:

→  Finding your own truth despite the external and internal critics
→  Transforming ideas of the Perfect You into the embodiment of the Real You
→  Letting go of shame and anxiety caused by societal pressure
→  Self-care vs. Self-Love, and why you need both
→  Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in the world of high-flyers
→  Emotional Literacy: coping with strong, painful emotions

Click Here To Get Your Free Chapter

It’s only by finding your way back to yourself and understanding who you really are – by accepting your dents and scratches, your quirky uniqueness, and your flaws – that you will truly heal inside and out AND thrive in being unapologetically you… most flawesomely.

So do yourself a favor and download the free chapter here (if you’re anything like me I have a feeling the entire book will be in your near future).

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