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Doing It Different

Jan 5, 2021

About 70% of people have parasites living in their body today. Are you one of them?

There’s a misconception that parasites are only found in developing countries or exotic places. The truth is that parasites are everywhere. They are on the food you buy at the grocery store, on your pets, and in the lakes and rivers you splash around in during the summer. Even though they are so prevalent, most people have no idea they are living with them.

Today Dr. Jessica Peatross - board-certified hospitalist turned functional medicine leader - joins us to discuss these stealthy infections. Dr. Jess is a true visionary for the future of healthcare and is committed to uncovering the root causes of the diseases people are living with. Her approach to medicine is both inspiring and encouraging and I know you're going to learn so much from this episode.

Stay tuned as we dive into what exactly parasites are, the most common symptoms that hint at them and protocols for parasite testing and cleansing.


Episode Highlights: 

  • 4:27 Why Dr. Jess quit her job at a conventional hospital 
  • 7:02 A startling statistic about how common parasites are
  • 9:08 Where parasites choose to live in your body
  • 10:33 Common symptoms of parasites 
  • 12:56 How parasites are harming your body
  • 16:05 What parasites need to thrive in your body
  • 20:02 Conventional vs functional approaches to parasite testing 
  • 22:03 When it might be a good time to do a parasite cleanse
  • 26:02 How to prepare for a cleanse 
  • 28:15 What a parasite cleanse actually looks like
  • 30:39 The best ways to support your body while cleansing
  • 35:14 How to know when you’re done cleansing
  • 37:53 Supporting your gut wall during a cleanse
  • 40:23 Managing parasites and pregnancy
  • 43:32 Treating worms and parasites in your eyes
  • 44:01 Helping your child work through parasites
  • 45:27 When Epstein Barr can become most prevalent in your body
  • 48:54 What Dr. Jess looks like when testing for Epstein-Barr 
  • 50:39 How to address EBV and other relating factors
  • 53:29 Get in contact with Dr. Jess

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Guest Bio:

Dr. Jess is a former hospitalist, internal medicine based medical doctor and a certified Gerson Practitioner. She is an expert in the areas of stealth infections, environmental toxicity, regenerative medicine, ozone, and cannabis. Her passion lies in uncovering the mystery behind the chronic illness, whether that be stealth infections, heavy metals, stress/trauma or other environmental toxicities. There are real, root cause answers for WHY the body might be malfunctioning. 

Trained in medicine at the University of Louisville, Dr. Jess experienced what many of her patients experienced: deep anxiety, hormonal imbalances, and adrenal dysfunction. She sought answers to uncover the root cause of disease – something she thought she had learned in medical school.

After working as an M.D. in a hospital for 6 years, Dr. Jess realized that she needed to investigate alternatives to today’s modern medical industry, which “treats every ill with a pill.” She became trained in Gerson Therapy, functional medicine, nutrigenomics, and ozone in her efforts to help her patients with chronic disease solutions. She now is an expert in the field of Lyme, parasites and the health hazards of mold. She is an international keynote speaker with her own former line of Dr Jess products.

Recently Dr. Jess made the choice not to continue her board certification with the AMA as she no longer practices pharmaceutical-based medicine and is able to get to the root cause TO HEAL people without the need for narcotics, immunosuppressants, antidepressants, antibiotics, or steroids.

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