Decoding Health Secrets with Dr. Stephanie Canestraro: The Vagus Nerve, Detox, and Longevity

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“Get biologically interested. Don't give your power away. Start to learn about your body.” - Dr. Stephanie Canestraro

In today's episode, we delve into the fascinating world of healing the body through functional medicine and the gut-brain connection with the esteemed Dr. Stephanie, CEO, and founder of The Vegas Clinic. Dr. Stephanie, a specialist in functional medicine and elite athlete care, shares her personal journey of overcoming health challenges and the profound impact of gut health on overall well-being.

Discover the importance of the vagus nerve, the body's "rest and digest" system, and its crucial role in maintaining optimal health. Join us as we explore the prevalence of parasites in the body and the significance of parasite cleanses, drainage support, and detoxification using binders such as humic and fulvic acids. Dr. Stephanie also sheds light on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on our health and offers valuable insights into the potential of frequency-based medicine and non-invasive healing approaches.

If you're ready to take charge of your biology and understand your body on a deeper level, don't miss this enlightening conversation with Dr. Stephanie.

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Show Notes 

00:00 Vagus nerve crucial for mental and physical health.
06:39 Dismissed from ER, diagnosed with autoimmune disorder.
15:21 Parasites seen in toilet, importance of binders.
19:41 Future of medicine: Frequency, powerful, impactful
24:25 EMF impacts body, activates stealth infections, affects health.
28:34 Lyme coinfections, symptoms, treatment, and overall health.
34:22 Health scare from high caffeine consumption, empathy.
40:40 Seeking understanding, sharing experiences, and exploring options.
47:04 Improved machines; Hulest eliminates need for gel.
50:13 Massage, eye movements, tongue stretches calm nerves.
57:03 Japanese food, spices, probiotics, chemicals, back to basics.
01:01:12 Get biologically interested, learn about your body.

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“If you have a pulse, you have a parasite, They are not rare they are 100% part of your body right now." - Dr. Stephanie Canestraro

"Prevention is worth a pound of the cure." - Dr. Stephanie Canestraro

"Sometimes the easiest answer is actually the proper answer, go back to the basics." - Dr. Stephanie Canestraro

"I am excited to see how the body can heal. We are having some really profound changes and it is empowering, I do not want it to never to be not empowering to people. People get scared to get results from us, but this is the information you need. You are already having the symptoms, you are already feeling this way. We are only uncovering what you need in order to heal and live your best life." - Dr. Stephanie Canestraro

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Claudia von Boeselager [00:00:29]:
My guest today is Stephanie Canastrero. Dr. Stephanie is the CEO and founder of the Vegas Clinic and a healthcare visionary who embarked on a remarkable journey that began with a personal health crisis, leading her into a transformative world of functional medicine. Specializing in elite athlete care, she combines her chiropractic skills with comprehensive functional medicine testing and tailored interventions to optimize performance and address health concerns. Her particular focus is also including in areas such as concussions, degenerative neurological diseases, and gastrointestinal health. Welcome to the Longevity and lifestyle podcast, Stephanie. It's such a pleasure to have you on today.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:01:13]:
Thanks so much for having me.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:01:15]:
I'd love to start with the Vegas nerve. Your clinic is called the clinic, right? So Las Vegas.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:01:22]:

Claudia von Boeselager [00:01:23]:
It's quite far from that, actually. Where did the name and the focus around Vegas and vagus nerve come from?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:01:31]:
Yeah, so the vagus nerve is a really important nerve in our body, and it's in charge of our rest and digest side of our nervous system. So the vagus nerve goes kind of everywhere. It starts from your brain stem, and it literally innervates every single organ all the way down to your colon or your large intestine. It ends in your large intestine, and it's always taking in information and bringing up to your brain, telling you how safe you are, helping your immune system be robust, bringing down inflammation. And it's when people are feeling calm and in there, they can socialize. That's when their vagus nerve is nice and active. Right. And so my vagus nerve, I felt like, got hijacked.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:02:15]:
I went from like a completely normal, functioning human in 2010 to all of a sudden severe anxiety, panic. My heart rate was irregular. I started having nervous system issues my gut. And through a lot of research and playing around with my body, I realized my vagus nerve was hijacked. So it's one of the most calming nerves in our body. And once it can be infected with different infections, it can be just based on what's going on in your body. It's going to give you signals, and you're going to start to feel uneasy when your vagus nerve isn't functioning properly or you have low vagal tone and higher vagal tone. And how you measure your vagus nerve is through something called heart rate variability, which a lot of people talk about these days, because that's what you're trying to get to when you're meditating or when people are using deep breathing, they're actually affecting their heart rate variability.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:03:09]:
And the one thing that you can measure with it, it can increase your longevity. If you have better vagal tone, it can increase, literally, it blocks you from having multiple diseases. Like, the list is just so long. So I just thought if there's ways I could get my vagus nerve to be functioning properly again, and I can talk about how we do that, but that's why the vagus nerve and the Vegas clinic, and, I mean, the vagus nerve is trending right now, so a lot of people know about it. And our clinic was named the Vegas clinic since 2015, when not many people were talking about it. And so a lot of people are getting diagnosed right now with, you have autonomic dysfunction. So they're, like, googling vagus nerve and coming to our clinic. So we're having people from all over the world with all these different issues.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:03:58]:
So, yeah, most important nerve in the body, that's how I kind of got into it. I mean, there's so much more I can go into about the vagus nerve.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:04:08]:
Yeah, I'm excited to dig into it as well, because obviously, I think people listening might have heard it before, et cetera, but to really deep dive into it, we haven't had one of these episodes yet, so I'm excited to look at it with you as well. Can you talk about what happened back in 2010 that really triggered your vagus nerve? And did it come out of the blue? What happened there? Can you share the story with us?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:04:31]:
Yeah. I had already always had kind of, like, gastrointestinal issues, which was brushed off by conventional medicine. As you have an irritable bowel, there was always some weaknesses there. And even as a kid, there were some signs that something wasn't really right. And in 2010, it's always like a perfect storm. Right. I was end of chiropractic college, so I'm doing my board exams. My grandfather had a major surgery of which I had helped him connect with the surgeon that did it, and he almost died afterwards.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:05:04]:
And so it was like, this very crazy, stressful time, right? It's always, like a perfect storm. Probably not eating as well, living in kind of student housing, just, like, partying a little bit at that age. And literally, I was sitting in a movie theater, and I went from, like, a normal person to all of a sudden, this wave of anxiety and kind of, like, electricity came over me. My legs felt like what people explain restless leg to be. My heart rate increased. I literally had to leave. And it was the start of this year's battle with what I didn't know was going on. These symptoms turned into neurological symptoms.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:05:48]:
I had Bell's palsy, so half my face was paralyzed. It was transient, thankfully for me, but still, there were some deficiencies. My eyeball would be bulging one day. I would have the feeling of bugs crawling all over me. I actually threw out my mattress in the middle of the night. I had stroke like symptoms. I was rushed to the hospital, injected with gandalydium, which they have to use to see if you're having a stroke. But then I reacted to the Gandhi, and then I started just bleeding from my bowels.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:06:17]:
I was actually a complete mess, and no one could really help me. And as things settled down, things that stayed with me was I had severe fasciculations in my muscles, right? And sometimes to the point where I had a full contraction, and it was literally driving me crazy. And they started taking me seriously because they're, oh, you're normal. Sent home. Sent home. Never had been to the emergency room before in my entire life. And just like, kind of like that gaslit thing where you're having a panic attack. We hear it a lot.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:06:52]:
And I took my health into my own hands. But finally, they sent me to a specialist where they did an MRI of my brain, and they're like, oh, you have some plaques, but you don't have multiple sclerosis because you don't have five plaques, but you have this autoimmune going on. And I had autoimmune markers, so essentially, my nervous system was being attacked by my own body, but no one could ever explain to me why or why it turned on like that. And so that's when I dove into functional medicine. I actually found Dr. Terry walls at that time, and she was in a tilt recline wheelchair, so she had full blown ms, and she had reversed it with diet, et cetera. So obviously, my gut had always been a mess. I then found out I had celiac disease.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:07:35]:
Cut out. The gluten still was having problems, but improving. And then that's when I really dove into fixing my gut, eradicating parasites, and actually didn't even realize what I actually had at that time until 2021. So what really kind of turned it on, which I'll talk about. But the whole thing was that that's how I got into really trying to find the root cause of what's going on and help people that were hopeless or told these ridiculous things, like, we're going to watch and wait and see that you don't end up in a wheelchair. That doesn't sound great, like a great option to me at all. Yeah. So that's what happened then.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:08:15]:
And then my story continues. But I got really healthy for ten years. That's kind of how I got into functional medicine. Interested in the vagus nerve because of that severe anxiety and fixing my gut and all of the stuff that the different pathways where the vagus nerve takes information from the gut, because the gut literally has more nerve endings in our interic nervous system. That's the nervous system around our gut. We have more nerve endings in our gut, in our interic nervous system than we do in our entire spinal cord.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:08:47]:

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:08:47]:
So people don't really realize that so much anxiety can be coming from the gut, and it's that whole gut brain connection, and the vagus nerve is just one of those direct connections. But there's multiple ways where our gut is communicating with our brain through even the bacteria that are living in our gut, or parasites. So at that time, killing parasites in my gut was a game changer for me, and that's what I do with a lot of people. So that's how it started, sharing that.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:09:16]:
And we're going to jump into a few different things, but I just want to pick up on the point around parasites, because a lot of people are like, parasites.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:09:22]:
Like what?

Claudia von Boeselager [00:09:22]:
Or I don't travel that much, and I've lived in third world countries as well. So when I had my first full blown gut health test, and I was in boarding school when I was a teenager and I was vegetarian at the time, they would give me white toast. They're like, we don't know what to do. We have meat on the menu. So have white toast. I mean, total.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:09:43]:
Yeah. The most damaging for your gut. I know, that's what I thought, too. I was like, I just need something plain.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:09:50]:
This will do. Not even vegetables. Like, I have white toast anyway. And hopefully it was grass fed butter at the time, but I don't know. Anyway, I doubt it was destroying things, but let's talk just briefly about parasites and what should people look out for. For parasites?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:10:08]:
One of my mentors and close friends, he kind of coined the term, if you have a pulse, you have a parasite, right? So, I mean, these things are not rare. They are 100% part of your body right now. There is no budy that doesn't. There is something that can be said about parasitic load, though, and why parasites are present and thriving in higher loads. And that's usually the terrain, heavy metals. Lots of ph in your gut should be a certain level. If it's off, parasites can thrive. So our body has to.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:10:43]:
We have to create an environment that makes them not want to be there, first of all, or thrive there. Parasites live, and they live in your small intestines. Everyone's like, oh, I had a colonoscopy. We have this coiled small intestine that is like, no one's ever been in there. People do endoscopies, and they can go in from the top, and they can see, like, a small amount. And you can go in from the colon, and you don't even see the whole colon. They embed in the lining. Most of them.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:11:11]:
A lot of them are actual, like, and they're hard to detect, so especially when you don't have an overt infection. Right. Which North America, one of the most common parasites is giardia. Giardia is, like, in the water. If you go in rivers, you can get it. It's, like, so easy. And we should know more that that can go chronic. It's not just an acute thing.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:11:35]:
It can stay there at a low level, affecting your health. You don't really know. And some people are like, oh, but my bowel movements are normal. But they have rashes all over, or they have acne or something like that because their liver is sluggish and backed up. And that's like, parasites like, to live in the liver, the gallbladder. There's just so much that is so obvious now that isn't talked about at all. And I think a parasite cleanse totally changed my life. Totally changed my life doing it properly, because the first time I did a parasite cleanse, I didn't do it properly, which means I didn't work on drainage first.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:12:11]:
I didn't have binders to bind up the toxins. As you kill off the parasites, and even just that in itself, people will see. They get severe anxiety when you kill off a parasite, but you're not getting rid of the parasite junk because they're toxic. They hold their weight in toxins.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:12:27]:
Can you walk through the protocol that you would recommend for that. And would you say anybody could try it from home with the.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:12:33]:
Yeah, I'd say the thing is, okay, so things have changed in the last three years. So people used to do this parasite cleanse that were healthy and just be fine. But everyone's liver is a little bit more stagnant. Everyone's nervous system is a little bit more activated. So it's better to have guidance, even if the guidance is like someone who's just made videos for you anyways. But we use, based on testing and based on what we find, different parasite cleanses. But I'd say our general one and the one that helped me at the time. And I didn't do a specific test.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:13:09]:
No, I did. I did a test at that time, but this was just. I was going to do it anyways. And it's cellcore. So you need a practitioner to access their stuff anyways. And you start off with draining. So supporting the kidney and liver and making sure people are pooping. You're emptying your colon every day, right.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:13:29]:
Because you recirculate those toxins when you're constipated. And constipation is a big cause, is parasitic load. So just side note on that. And constipation is a sign of your vagus nerve not functioning properly as well. Because it's in charge of that migrating motor complex. So, yeah, you want to increase drainage and you also want to take a binder. So they're little black pills. I compare it to if people go to the hospital and they have to get their stomach pumped from some sort of poison.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:14:00]:
They put like a charcoal in there, an activated charcoal. So it's a black pill like that. Like it binds. It's like a sponge. So you're giving your body that little bit of a. You're taking the load off the body for a little bit. So we use humic and folvic acids. Not charcoal.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:14:15]:
Charcoal. We use, again with acute poisonings and stuff like that. Like activated coconut charcoal. But we're using humic and folvix, sometimes different clays. It depends what people can handle. But as part of that cleanse, it's humic and fulvix. And there's different types that bind up different toxins in your body. Some are better at binding metals.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:14:36]:
Some are better at binding biological toxins. Which are our own body's waste that we make just from breaking down food from our own processes. We have our own waste. And then there's biological toxins from candida, parasites, mold, bacteria, viruses. Right. The damage they do to our body. So we just are taking a load off with different binders, and then we're killing with something called mimosa poutica. And then a blend of different cloves and different herbs.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:15:04]:
Neem, artemisia, wormwood, like a kind of blend that are known to eradicate these parasites. And people pass flukes and worms if they actually go through their stool in, like, I mean, 80% to 90% of cases, there's visual parasites so they can see them. And so that's obviously powerful for people to see. And you feel better. And there's often a release, like when people have the bowel movement where a lot of worms are coming out or something. They feel very anxious for a moment, and then it passes and they're so calm. And then in the toilet is all of these beings that are living off of us. And the thing with parasites is the reason we have a high load of them, and that's why the binders are important are because we have some sort of toxin.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:15:57]:
Something's not right in our terrain in there that they're thriving and our immune system is not getting them right. So there's things to look at. But that's why the binders are important, because you change the terrain, right? So that they're not having the fuel that kind of feeds them. And in that way, maybe they're protecting us in a certain way because they house a lot of the heavy metals that could be very detrimental for us. Right. So obviously, getting that out and flushing it out is really important. Hugely powerful. You're never going to get rid of all them and nor do you want to.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:16:33]:
So you want balance.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:16:38]:
No, thank you for sharing that as well, because I think people hear parasite and they're like, oh, horror. And as you said, as well, not all of them are that detrimental, but it's, I guess, getting on top of which ones are. And then thank you for walking through the protocol, because it's just not common knowledge. I'm actually going to speak to my functional medicine doctor about it, too, and see what she knows. I just think it's a good probably. Would you say it's like a protocol for once a year? Once every five years?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:17:02]:
Yeah. So depending on how sick someone is, it's like, we'll do it more often and we'll do little short ones over the full moon because it's becoming more common knowledge that parasites are more active over the full moon when our melatonin is lower. And there's always been that thing where paramedics are like, oh, my gosh, people are crazier on the full moon, right? What happens on the full moon? Well, they hijack our brain because they're more active. They're making more toxins, and they're doing it like they're more active. And parasites are most active through the night. So we do, like, usually a dose of killing before bed. I hate saying killing. Whatever antimicrobial.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:17:38]:
Like, we do it before bed to kind of get at them. But, yeah, we think that you should do it at least once a year. And actually in 2021, when all of a sudden I got sick again, or.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:17:56]:
Let'S talk about them.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:17:57]:
We'll talk about it. But that was the first year that I skipped my parasite cleanse because I was just, like, busy, and I was like, whatever. I don't feel like taking them. Not that I'm saying you get dependent on them, but a lot happened in 2021. A lot of people got a lot sicker, right? And yes, there was Covid. Yes, there's a vaccine that has the spike protein of COVID Those two things are inflammatory, but there's also a release of a man made frequency called 5g, which is supposed to make everything faster and more efficient, as if it's not fast and efficient enough. But I think because we're energetic beings, right, we have a frequency. We have a measurable frequency.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:18:42]:
Our heart is electric, all of our nerves, our brain. Okay, so now if you stress the system. So just for a little bit of history and. Sorry, I'm kind of going into kind of some emfs because this is a.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:18:57]:
Topic of the show as well. So keep going.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:18:58]:
Yeah, I really feel like it's important to start to open people's eyes to that, because frequencies can be healing. And if anyone's ever seen bioregulatory medicine practitioner or people that understand frequency, they use frequency a lot to try to heal people. There's rife frequencies which have been used to even to eradicate parasites because there's a frequency. The parasites that kills the parasites, right? So you can hold on to something, get a frequency through your body without taking any pills, and you can kill parasites and pass them in your stool. Okay, so that's the power of know everyone. If you look at quotes from Nikola Tesla, if you want to know the future of medicine, look into frequency. Einstein talked about frequency, but you can't really. Well, you can sell frequency machines, but you can't sell them at the rate that you sell different medications and keeping a population unwell.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:19:57]:
And people are very powerful when they have strong frequencies. Right. So now we've had three g, four g, whatever those were. Introduction of new waves at some point, and I'm sure when they first brought those out, there were people getting sick because at every kind of turn of the century, when they introduce or harness a new frequency and it gets concentrated on humans, there are changes in their health because of the way that people can't adapt or other things that they have in their body, which I'll get into. But 5g is very, very different. It's a man made frequency, it's a direct wave. So four g, three g. They're called radio waves.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:20:37]:
Right? So radio waves already existed and they were harnessed and then we were getting exposed to more of them. And I'm not saying it was even good, but they're scalar waves, so they come at you in different. They're not like a beam. So picture that's what 5g is more like, this direct beam wave. And there's been people studying it for years waving a red flag, going, do not emit this to humans. We need more studies. We've only studied animals and it doesn't look good. Okay.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:21:12]:
And what they were seeing was cardiac symptoms, neuropsychiatric symptoms, infertility, increase in prolactin, like the milk making hormone in males. The argument is that it only absorbs into your skin. Well, now they've kind of showed, well, what it does is it can affect your sweat glands. And your sweat glands are like a little antenna into the rest of your body. And so these direct waves through these antennas, through the sweat glands are actually being able to access our cells through our voltage gated calcium channels. Now, I have worked with athletes for 13 years. I look at their blood work twice a year because they do it with their teams. I have never seen increased calcium in their bloodstream at the amount I am now.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:22:07]:
Calcium is the most tightly regulated molecule in our body. When it goes high, it stresses our body, it screws up the electricity because our cells communicate through minerals. And calcium is the, you could argue, the most important. Right. It has the tightest range even when you look at blood work of minerals, because it can kill you either way. Same with other ones. Right? So your body is going to do whatever it has to to regulate calcium. Okay? Calcium, extra calcium, overheats the body from the inside.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:22:40]:
So we're almost getting like microwaved. And that's what I'm seeing, and that's what I saw in myself in November 2021. And I just happened to be in Las Vegas where they had just released something called 5g plus, which was only released in 40 states over top of different arenas. And because I was there, I actually went to a game and I'm bathed in this. And another thing that I had the week before was a severe black mold exposure, okay? And I was not feeling well from that, but I was getting over know. And two weeks before that, I had said, I feel the healthiest I have in my adult life. Okay? So now I'm in Las Vegas, I'm at dinner with people because I feel fine. I chase someone, kids around the table like a cute little three year old, and then all of a sudden, my heart rate goes up and does not come down.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:23:38]:
Wow, okay. Tachycardia. I had chest pain, pain down my left arm, all of this, I get blood work for the first time in my life. I see my calciums overdrive, I feel electric, by the way, my hair is standing on end, all of my organs start hurting, my kidneys, my liver, I'm in severe anxiety, the same I felt back in the day. My muscle twitches are back for the first time. What I learned retrospectively after that is that also these waves make mold and mycotoxins in our body 600 times stronger. 600.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:24:17]:

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:24:18]:
Mold is known to be called as neuropsychiatric neurological symptoms. It decreases your immune system, it slugs up your liver, which your liver needs to drain for you to be healthy. And then because of those changes, it can reactivate something in your body called stealth infections, which are my main focus. And it's what I'm trying to turn off in people, along with get their mineral balance right, get them detoxed from all of this electromagnetic frequencies that we're going to have to learn to live with and adapt to. But first, it needs to be addressed and people need to be told that it's part of the reason that their health is changing. Right. And by the way, all of these symptoms that you get from people who are EMF sensitive or electrosensitive are things that you would equate to vagus nerve being hijacked. Right.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:25:16]:
So all of a sudden, again, I now am having severe anxiety, sense of impending doom, fear of everyone dying, fears that I cannot, and crazy, vivid dreams. I am just like, my nervous system is like this, and I'm taking the things to try to calm it down and I know something's been turned on. So I test my blood, but I can't test it fast because I don't have the labs here. I have to send it to the states. I had to get home, first of all, which was terrifying, with my heart rate waving. And I go to a cardiologist there, and he's like, oh, you're fine. Just some tachycardia. Go home and check your thyroid.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:25:56]:
I was having heart palpitations. They were painful. They were taking my breath away. Heart palps have been huge. I was having feeling of, like, crushing my heart, which I found out is the lymph, because so much waste is created in your body that your whole lymphatic system gets blocked up. And then this is where everything has to drain under your collarbones, this is where your vagus nerve is. So all of this is coming up and swelling. All of this.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:26:18]:
I had visual swelling and bogginess here. It was the lymph. I was terrified. I got home on a five hour flight. Somehow I warned the flight attendant that I was feeling terrible, and I went straight to emergency, where they told me I was fine because my heart rate wouldn't go down, but it was coming in waves, so it was almost going into a heart block. And that's what can happen. If your heart goes below 30, which mine was at 40, you can just drop dead.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:26:48]:

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:26:49]:
But it was going to, like, 40, and then it was going to 140 and staying there, my body was just trying to keep itself alive. I was static electric. I was terrified. Terrified. Like, I could cry talking about it right now. But then I got my self infection panel back, and Lyme had been turned on. And I say turned on because I had evidence that I had fought it off in the past. Right, Lyme disease.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:27:15]:
But I'd never been bit by a tick. Not that I know everyone's like, it could be a nymph tick. I'm like, trust me, it's not a tick. For me, that is not it. And that got me even diving into Lyme more. And that's what I'm seeing being turned on in people a lot, even that are told, like, post Covid, which they do, they have the high spike protein, but they also have Lyme turned on. They have different viruses that were stealth in their body, because our bodies house and keep a lot under control at all times. Surveying if your immune system is robust enough, these things stay in your body at low grade.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:27:48]:
Some people understand things like herpes, because herpes is a stealth infection. So think about it. You don't have a cold sore, and then you have a cold sore when your immune system drops. Those different infections like that are in our body, right? And people think Lyme is from a tick, but it can be from a mosquito bite, it can be passed on in utero, and you cannot have an acute infection of Lyme. And it can just be stealth. It can live in your mouth, and then after you get some sort of dental work, it can enter through those cavitations in your teeth, which I had had a root canal right before all of this turned on, right. So it's that perfect storm. Any vector, any stinging insect can unfortunately carry Lyme.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:28:34]:
And Lyme has these co infections that are parasites that people think are rare. But honestly, when you read these symptom patterns of some of these co infections and some of the co infections, they call them Lyme co infections, but you could get them from like a cat, like toxoplasma or this. So it sounds complicated, and really our body is doing all of this uncomplicated, complicated stuff without us knowing. And the thing is, and this is where I come back to, if we can keep our nervous system, if we can keep our liver not getting stagnated, if we can lower our toxic load like once a year, if we can go outside and ground, if we can have circadian rhythm, where we go to bed at proper times and rise with the sun and get sunshine and light is so healing, and it creates different microbes turned on that help to kill these other things. So without overcomplicating, but still being aware of the situation, because everyone has smart meters in their house now, which you can get a cage for that to help, that's giving off, that's pulsing electromagnetic frequency. You have to realize you are a frequency being. It is so important for you to understand that, that you need to protect yourself from dirty electricity from these new radio, not radio waves, new man made waves that are detrimental. No matter if you google it.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:29:52]:
And they say it's 100% safe, they have not studied it, so how can you say that?

Claudia von Boeselager [00:29:57]:
Yeah, and there are these beautiful devices, I've had the CEO of Somavedic, which have these beautiful EMF mitigation.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:30:04]:
Yeah, I have one over there.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:30:05]:
Yeah, I have one on my desk as well. It makes such a difference, especially if you live in a city you can control. They say, like, turn off your wifi at night, turn your phone in airplane mode, et cetera. But obviously, if you live in an apartment building or something like that, you can't control your neighbors, right? So it's trying to find the different strategies to mitigate it as well.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:30:24]:
Yeah, but you lower it as much as you can. Right. And the dose makes the poison, people understand that. So any way that you can lower your dose. Especially sleeping is a good time. Like don't have your phone close to you. But people don't realize too, like baby monitors. Fans.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:30:44]:
Fans should be 8ft from you. Your phone should be 5ft because it doesn't actually reach very far. But you hold your phone all day. So a lot of people's symptoms are in their arms and they're getting lymphatic drainage problems through their arms, they're getting swelling, they're getting what's called carpal tunnel. You're literally electro frequent radiation is going through your hands all day long. So put it down. I have one of those pens, I don't have it here that has the thing that you can touch your phone and I'm trying to touch it less. If you download something on your phone, put it on airplane mode to read it.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:31:12]:
If you're writing a long email on your phone, put it on an air plane mode. Turn airplane mode off to send it. The dose is making the poison. So just lessen it as much as you can.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:31:23]:
And I think a key thing there is also just to be aware, if you put the phone in your pocket or even if you have a handbag for women, just put it in airplane mode. Unless you're expecting an emergency call, you can just take it out again, turn off the airplane mode and you can catch up with ever messages when you.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:31:40]:
I even have it like this and I'll put it in airplane mode. But if I can't, I can hold it away from me. Right. I have it on a strap for the point that I can not have it on me. Right. So I don't know, it's just little things. But I'll tell you, when I finally could fly again and it took me two years to heal, but that's short for when Lyme and all this stuff is turned on because I'm seeing people who are, they're at the three year point and they haven't gotten better at all and they are living in absolute torturous situations from inside their body. It's insane.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:32:15]:
It sounds so horrendous. I'm so sorry you went through that. And it's just so incredible how quickly everything kind of flipped. Right. And so have you seen many cases like this? Would you say you're a more extreme case of it? Or is this like a typical scenario that more and more people are having.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:32:34]:
No, more and more people are having it. And so it's different triggers. I work with a healthy population, so it's interesting because I've never seen these symptoms with them before. I've worked with NHL players for 15 years, and it's turning on in them. Completely healthy. Everyone sees them as a picture of health, which no one is. Right. You have to get interested in your biology.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:32:59]:
There's a lot to dig down into. But I'll tell you, the people that are the healthiest are those people that let everything kind of roll off their shoulder. You know, those people, it's like a personality type. But these guys, they're high strung already because they're in the media. They are performing at a high level, which obviously usually takes. There's a few of them that just are just like, easy peasy and there just comes to them naturally, but most of the time it's not like that. And for them, it's turning on after a big night of drinking alcohol. So think about it.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:33:33]:
Your livers are doing what it can. They're highly active. They're under these fluorescent lights with. I mean, I can't even imagine how much dirty electricity is coming at them in those big arenas, right? And then, plus, they're on their phone, they're playing video games. That's kind of their lifestyle. The way they wind down, whatever they're staring at screens, this blue light. But their liver is like. And they have these stealth infections.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:33:58]:
No one's immune to these stealth infections. And so what my theory is and what I'm seeing and what I'm helping people is like, their liver is stagnated, right? So that's what got me. I'm like, okay, it's always. There's alcohol involved, and I was even having, like, a glass of wine at this time. Not that I drink a lot, but it's bogging down. And it's that straw that breaks the camel's back. It's usually for them, it's like a big night of drinking. One guy, it was like a night of espresso martinis, and he was on a first date, and this girl was like.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:34:28]:
He was trying to keep up with her like something crazy. And it turned on for him. Heart rate went up, never went down. All the symptoms, all the gastrointestinal symptoms, pain, liver pain, kidney pain, damage to his kidneys, for how much it was filtering. I mean, severe anxiety. The team was just trying to medicate him with antianxieties, which obviously wasn't helping because he never had anxiety before. Right? So if someone never had anxiety before, and now they're telling you that they want to jump out of their literal skin, then just take them seriously, try and find out, try and help these people anyways. And then we have to peel back the layers.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:35:06]:
They get better. Like, I got in contact with this guy, kind of close to when he started feeling his symptoms by chance, because when I'm treating these guys, I talk a lot about my own symptoms. And so it pops in their head. Oh, that sounds like what Steph was saying happened to her. And so I'm getting these. I mean, I've had severe cases. Some people are vaccinated, some are unvaccinated with the which. You know, at first I was like, what is it? I hadn't had Covid yet.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:35:38]:
I hadn't been exposed to that vaccine. So that's why I was like, can it be something else? Could it be because Covid inflames the heart, right? So does Lyme, though. And I hadn't had Covid yet. But I'll tell you, I started getting better in February. I got Covid and then my heart got inflamed again. So that was really annoying. And I had to really kind of treat that aggressively and make sure my lymph was moving and really focus on my liver. So the huge thing that I can tell people is that your cells need more oxygen when this is happening and when you're getting exposed to all of this.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:36:13]:
So that's why breathing techniques or anything to oxygenate, because there's hypoxia, there's minerals. Your minerals need balanced if you're going through this. So there's minerals.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:36:26]:
Functional medicine, perspective, right? So people are aware.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:36:29]:
Yes, sorry. There's like lowering your dose of these exposures. There's all of that. And then there's getting at these stealth infections. But the liver, like, the fluid mechanics in your body, if they are flowing, you're not going to have these crazy symptoms, right? So it's like a stagnation. So get that lymph moving. Get someone who understands the liver and the gut and how it all ties together. Even activating your vagus nerve helps fluid mechanics.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:36:58]:
There's lots of ways that we teach people to do that. But part of the way that you heal your vagus nerve is you get rid of these stealth infections, right? You give your body a break, you lower your heavy metal load. Because that's another thing. I think people who are reacting more to the EMF, they have a higher load of metals already, right? So they're attracting more. So it makes sense, right?

Claudia von Boeselager [00:37:20]:
Yeah. And I had a biological dentist on Dr. Dome as well, and we were having conversation not specifically on EMF, but just metals in the mouth. The mouth is the beginning of the gut. We know the gut's a second brain, right? And he's talking about metals in the mouth. And I'm, of course, thinking mercury fillings, which we were discussing as well. But then I realized I have a metal wire behind my tooth, and this is like an antenna. And if you think also for women wearing bras with metal wires in them, for example, I mean, these are all things that we need to be super aware of.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:37:51]:
Smartwatches, I have, but it's on airplane mode. Wifi off. Like, I'm not having this as an EMF field. My aura ring I wear at night, it's in airplane mode as well. So it's just really reassessing because we're so used to so many things, we forget what it is as well. But to just really pay attention to what is actually happening within our body and our system, and for people listening that say, okay, I haven't had this full scale attack, let's say, but I'm not feeling 100% optimal. Maybe it's my sleep, maybe it's my gut health. I'm not really sure.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:38:25]:
What are some steps you would say to look out for? How can people get started in this optimization so that they don't end up with these full blown attacks?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:38:34]:
Yeah, I mean, obviously my case was extreme. I almost feel like I get these things so that I can figure out what's going on in the bodies, and it's obviously opened my eyes to a whole new side that I didn't even quite understand. And when I talk, it's like I don't want to scare people, but just people who have generalized anxiety or even depression or even insomnia, that's like a big sign of parasites. You don't have to have all the symptoms. It's honestly, for me, what happened was every symptom I've had in my entire life came into one moment, and it was like I had to figure out each of them and so find someone with insight. Not that your practitioner has to have been through exactly what I've been through, but often what gets people into an alternative style of treating is some sort of close family member, or they really cared, and they've been working with lots of people, and they're, like, trying to actually figure it out. But you're going against a whole machine here. When you get into an alternative care, you're going against a whole societal norm.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:39:44]:
So there has to be some sort of reason that they got into it and maybe understanding their backstory or even accounts on instagram. A lot of my colleagues, we're posting stuff that it seems like simple in this simple post, but that took years of learning or their own pain and suffering for them to put out that little tidbit, that aha moment that can be a game changer. So, I mean, it's out there. So just start getting interested. I tell people, get biologically interested. Don't put your whole body health in the hands of somebody because they don't understand what you're actually feeling. Right? I mean, the strange symptoms that I had that sound like you're actually crazy, I felt crazy at times. I don't understand how I can have shooting pain from that.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:40:44]:
I feel like I'm having a heart attack, but then all of a sudden I have shin pain, and now I understand all that. And it's like these aha moments that took pain and suffering or take lots of experience. You just got to find someone, and if that person that you're working with, that they're like, oh, I'm functional. But they're still not getting to the root, or they're trying to, and it's not really working, get another opinion. Not in a bad way. Always in a respectful way. Because if that practitioner is caring enough and they want to know, like, if someone goes and they do something and it helps them, what did you do? What did you do? Because I want to be able to use that on someone else has that symptom, and we're a little bit stuck because there's some intricacies sometimes when you get into it, right, when you're not just doing the blanket stuff, that's going to help when you only have. Because prevention is worth, what, a pound of the cure? And again, I'd like to think I was doing a lot for prevention, but I didn't know what was hidden in my body that turned on.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:41:45]:
When I look back at 2010, I had acute neuroborrelliosis. You know what that is? That is Lyme in your brain. Acute Lyme in your brain. If you read a textbook of neuroborreliosis, that is what I had.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:42:02]:

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:42:02]:
It took me, what, another decade to figure that out? But my body was keeping it at bay. But something stressed it a little bit too much, and all of that got unwound. If I could have nipped it in the butt in that moment, right? And it's not that even I work with other practitioners, and I reach out, they're like, it sounds like Lyme carditis or Lyme around your heart. And it did, but it just took so long to get the real answer and to get, like, I was treating it naturally, but I ended up having to take an antibiotic because it went so acute and it was so high, it was actually a good time for me to take it. When you understand Lyme, there's three phases of it, and when it's in that active form, you can wipe out those. When it's in the spiral shaped form, which. It's a spiral shaped bacteria, when it's not embedded in your tissue, because it's a very stealth, because it hides in your tissue, it goes in the cell, it doesn't stay in the serum. It's not easy to find.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:42:55]:
Right. And that's why it's eluded so many people. But it reared its ugly head. And when Lyme activates like that and creates trillions of other Lyme in your body, a lot of other stuff gets turned on. So I don't want that to happen to you. And we check for stealth infections in perfectly healthy people now, because we want to know if it's there. We want to know how much we have to support the immune system, we want to know your weak spots. And I think that that is important.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:43:25]:
Along with the metals, the mineral balance, the liver. Like, looking at regular blood work, the gut is huge. I mean, again, I fixed myself without knowing I had Lyme by working on my gut, by getting rid of. I only worked on gut parasites. I didn't even know about live blood cell. And looking at, you can see in a live blood cell, by the way, parasites swimming in your bloodstream. A live blood cell is just your blood on an electron microscope put onto a screen. And this is important for people because they think that you're crazy when you're talking about parasites.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:44:01]:
But when they see that little microscopic worm swimming in the serum, they go, oh, when they see the different red blood cell because it's got an egg in it, they're like, oh, right, yeah. So people need that sometimes.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:44:15]:
Yeah. No, I think it's so fascinating. Sadly, it's not more widespread that people around the world could all have access to this. I think it's really finding someone. Because you went through this, I think you've gotten to such a level that you know exactly what to look for and are aware of it. But I think the healthcare profession, or, I mean, this typical one, is more the sick care profession, let's say. But even for those that are trying to go above and beyond and to be more informed of the latest research, et cetera. It's just having that time constraint, which is why it's the empowering people to understand, to know themselves.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:44:46]:
Like you said yourself, like you knew you weren't going crazy. You said you felt like you were, but you knew. This is not normal bodily practices. And that's, I think, where the tricky thing is that we should always be very much aware of. I know myself, yes, there's stress, but what's the underlying. There's something underlying going on. And just to listen into that, we're so much wiser than we give ourselves credit for and just following it down, especially if we're not in a good place. And you said yourself, if one person's limited in their experience or knowledge in an area, keep looking.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:45:18]:
And I think part of the beauty of technology in the world is that it is potentially possible to have telemedicine conversations with an expert in another country. Also, I'd love to ask you for vagus nerve, there's all these new devices out, right? There's like, senseate and pulsetto. I don't know if you've tried that as well. I have a few here. What is your view on using some of these devices to stimulate the vagus nerve?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:45:49]:
I like them. One of the things when I was studying the vagus nerve was like, there was research on. They did an implantable device before they had these ones where you could do it externally. In really sick people, they did a study and they put like an actual electrode onto the vagus nerve, and the person could stimulate their vagus nerve. And they were reversing autoimmune diseases. They were taking away seizures. It was crazy. So obviously, I started to try to do things naturally.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:46:20]:
I do acupuncture. I'm a chiropractor by trade. We were putting stem on needles and kind of stimming and calming people down. So it's electroacupuncture, and we're putting it on. And people were getting Zen. I was doing it on myself, but I was like, one day I was having kind of panic, and it was because of my gut. And I was on a plane, so I took a toothpick because it has a small surface area, right? And I started tapping points that I knew were controlled by the vagus nerve and over my vagus nerve and over my sternum. And I was able to kind of calm myself down.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:46:51]:
So then I did get interested in, okay, is there an external stem that actually works? And there's the ones that I started off with, the one that you clip on your ear. Right on the tragis of your ear, because the vagus nerve is most superficial there, and it was minimal. And then they started getting stronger on the frequencies they had. And then they started getting different machines. So my favorite is the hoolist. And the reason is because every time you electrically stem through the skin, you need gel, right? You need some sort of gel, and it goes on a thing. So what they created was, like, the gel is part of the electrode, so it just has to be a tiny bit wet. And so that's the one I suggest.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:47:34]:
Because to my players and even people, you can just grab it and take off the lid, and you can just stem right away. You don't have to put gel on.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:47:43]:

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:47:47]:
That's the one I use. Hulist vrelease. V-E-R-E-L-I-E-F. Yeah. Because I had the gammacore, which is the medical one. And the hulst is a much better price point. And it's more convenient.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:48:03]:
H-O-L-I-S-T. Or how do you spell it?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:48:06]:
H-O-O-L-E-S-T. It's the gentleman's last name. Okay, so that one, I would say, is the most user friendly. Right. And be careful when you're stemming, because some people are sensitive to electricity. And if you have had abnormal heart electricity and stuff like that, you just start really low and see what your body can handle. Most people can, but when people are really sick and you just go to stim your vagus nerve, you need to even start with the tapping first or something, and then or a very low frequency, which you can start at, like, nothing and just slowly work your way up. But see how you respond.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:48:46]:
Because electrical stem, like a direct kind of stim like that, it can sometimes jolt. Your body's trying to do some stuff, right? Yeah, that's when you use the cervical one, when it pulls down your lip. But the hula is closer to the ear, so it's using their irregular branch, which is a little bit more gentle and less troubling for people. Pemf mats can help calm the vagus nerve. Red light. I have a red light that you can put topically on your body, and you put it over top of here, because the vagus nerve travels from your brain stem, comes out behind kind of your jawline, goes in and behind your collarbones, and then starts to innervate your heart and all of the things. And it innervates the back of your throat. So gargling, gagging, all of that.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:49:36]:
So there's natural ways that you can activate it. Eye movement. So there's a lot of fascial connections for the vagus nerve, where it exits the foramen, which are the way it exits our skull. Right. So it's a cranial nerve. It comes through a foramen, which is a hole, but it shares a sheath with a few other nerves. Right? So one nerve, the accessory nerve, it shares some fascia with. So people, when they're really stressed, they get those tight traps because that's innervated by a cranial nerve.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:50:11]:
So working on that can help calm someone down. If someone's in panic and you massage the top of their shoulders, not only does it help for lymph drainage here and massaging here can help, and thumping your sternum can help, but also eye movements, so extreme eye movements. So getting someone to move their eyes, keep your head straight. But it's called far gazing, and that can help calm down your nervous system. Tongue, a lot of the tongue muscle. The glossopharyngeal nerve is another cranial nerve. So tongue stretches or humming, all of that stuff with your tongue sticking out, your tongue, doing that with any different movement, puffing out your cheeks, different sounds you can make. Listening to different sounds turns on your vagus nerve.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:51:01]:
So there's different ways if you can't handle a direct stem or if you don't want to purchase a direct stem, but like I said, lowering that toxic load, getting the lymph, so it's like, draining and the toxins aren't sitting right where your vagus nerve is. Right. Then those are key things that are going to help you. And then anytime that you can get yourself into that rested, high vagal tone, the more that you can heal when you're in that state. So work on that meditation. Breath work, right. Breath work. They've shown, like, people don't have this time to meditate.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:51:39]:
You can, with breath work, mimic what an advanced meditator can do just by focusing on the exhale. Like, the vagus nerve is in charge of the exhale. Right. Anything that increases, like acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the like, that's cold showers increase acetylcholine. That's the neurotransmitter for the vagus nerve. Anything that increases gaba. I use gaba a lot.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:52:06]:
Gaba chewables, anything that's your relaxing kind of. We're all just too hyperstimulated, right? We're in this glutamate pathway, which is the more hyperstimulating. So just, like, helping people with that. And actually gaba also helps you regulate your calcium levels. So all of that helps because that's overstimulating the nervous system. I mean, there's so much. We have a vagus nerve guide where we kind of go over all the things and tell people to pick a few that kind of help them more. So, yeah, that's obviously huge.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:52:47]:
But human touch, being around humans community, it doesn't have to be complicated, and it doesn't always have to be a machine either, but, yeah, exactly. It's back to basics.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:52:56]:
Exactly. Grounding, et cetera. I just wanted to touch on your detoxification. How much have you used? Sauna and maybe oxygen therapy.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:53:09]:
So I love sauna, and I do everything I can to increase oxygen if it's breathing. I have an oxygen machine that makes oxygen water. I send people to oxygen baths because there are certain places that have these hyperoxygenated baths, which I like better than hyperbaric, because your skin absorbs way more than your lungs have a capacity where it breaks off. Right. I think hyperbaric is great, but I would say that the baths, and that's from me doing both were much more effective. I send people to oxygen baths to recover, even when they're athletes. So oxygenation is huge. We had an oral oxygen supplement that we had, but there's lots of other supplements that increase your oxygen that are super helpful right now, like even those things with deep green pigments, like chlorophyll, chlorella, all that.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:54:00]:
But when you lower your toxic load, you get better oxygenation. We do things that increase nitric oxide, but not using arginine and citrulline. We don't use that because what we found is that creates more free radicals because a lot of people have too low of a certain enzyme. But if you use things like beet powder and everyone's like, some people are scared of beet powder because it has oxalates. But I'm telling you, your oxalates and your kidney stones were not from beets. They're from mold in Candida in your body. So just get that out of your head, get rid of the parasites, and eat the beets. But things like that, that's going to help your oxygenation, right? Because that gets the blood flowing.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:54:42]:
But breathing can do that, too. There's something called the live two, which is a bicycle where they deprive you of oxygen and then they shoot oxygen in, and you're doing exercise, and it causes this expansion of arterials, and it gets blood into those small areas that are hypoxic. Yeah, there's lots of different tools that increase oxygenation. But, yeah, if hyperbaric is what you have access to, any way to increase oxygen to the cells is a yes. And then sauna. You got to read the literature on sauna. I mean, it is just protect yourself from cardiovascular disease. You cut it by 50%.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:55:26]:
If you go in like four times a week and get your. Oh, my gosh. If you add infrared, you can add ozone into there. I don't know. It's just so powerful that I can't believe I didn't talk about it yet. You're sweating out the toxins. We get people to take a binder, like before and after or during, sipping on a binder, we get them to make sure they shower afterwards to get those. Some people even say shower before, but saunas are a no brainer.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:55:54]:
I mean, if you're going to invest in a tool, I'd say sauna. They have some really cool in home saunas. The pop up ones, whatever.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:56:04]:
I would say that they're phenomenal. Yeah, they're really great. And it's so funny because it's like a biohacking tool. But my then 94 year old grandmother used to go every year and do the sauna. And then you go to the cold plunge, and then you rest, and then you repeat about three times, and you're like a newborn baby. Just these old school spas in Europe that they've been doing this for hundreds of years.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:56:28]:
But that's what we have to look into, right? Like what we've been doing for hundreds of years. And unfortunately, they've buried a lot of that. But, like, the frequency machine, the rife machine was created. Gosh, they figured that out in the think. Or maybe it's the. Anyways, whatever things that have been buried. I mean, there was even tradition around food. Everyone, every traditional people that still work with a traditional diet, there's always some sort of purge or some sort of like.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:56:59]:
I mean, Greeks chew mastic gum after meals. In Japan, they have that whole. They know they're eating parasites, so they have the ginger and the wasabi, the spice to kill it, and then they have the unagi or whatever it's called, or the stuff after that's full of probiotics. We've lost all this powerful knowledge that sometimes the easiest answer is the proper answer. It's like, go back to the basics for a lot of things, because even what's making us sick, all these processed foods, all these Chemicals added to everything we're being sprayed with chemicals. There's heavy metals in the air, it's just crazy.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:57:49]:
Back to the basics, back to the roots. At least a few times a year, I think for me, it's replenishing by the sea and just those beautiful negative ions and everything as well.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:57:58]:
Yes. So that's the thing with EMF. I scare everyone. I don't want to do that, but go and ground and you just need to recharge your body because we can see some people can cope with this. Obviously, I was sensitive and there was stuff in my body that made me sensitive, but this is going to keep coming up because they just now 5g plus, which was only on like 40 stadiums, 5g plus is now getting released to everyone. So that's the next. And then six g is there. So it's like, clearly they're not going to change and start to do the studies that they need to.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:58:30]:
So I guess we have to adapt. But you can go and the sea is so powerful with helping you recharge and just grounding in general. But if you can add the ocean and the sand.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:58:44]:
Yes. Here's to more of that as well. Before we finish up today, what excites you most about the future of health and well being and longevity over the coming years and beyond?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:58:56]:
I mean, I think I have to go back to. If you want to think of the future of medicine, then think in terms of frequency, because I think there's all these new frequency machines and I've experienced them and I think it can be really powerful and non invasive. And if we can find ways to negate what's coming at us, I think that's really exciting and I'm just excited to see how the body can heal. We're having some very profound changes and it's empowering. I don't ever want it to be not empowering to people. Right. People get scared to get results from us. And I said, no, this is the information you need.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [00:59:41]:
You're already having these symptoms, it's already happening. We're uncovering what can help you heal and live your best life. So, yeah, that's exciting.

Claudia von Boeselager [00:59:50]:
It's exciting, yeah. For my listeners interested in understanding the vagus nerve, Gut health, et cetera, where are some good online resources? Where can they follow what you're up to? Where would you point them?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [01:00:05]:
So we have now our YouTube channel starting, like, the videos are very. They're not that professional, but I'm just trying to get all of these little insights out. So we're going to be opening that up because it was just for our. There's our Vegas clinic, Instagram, where we're posting a lot of stuff. There's my Instagram, Dr. S. Canisterro. We have our website,, and we're coming out with more and more resources.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [01:00:41]:
And I'm trying to think of other people that talk really well about it. There's Dr. The lymphatic mojo guy. He has actual courses on the vagus nerve, which eventually we will do. But just type in vagus nerve and lots of stuff starts to come up. Now it's trending.

Claudia von Boeselager [01:01:02]:
Yeah. Beautiful. Do you have a final ask, recommendation, or any parting thoughts or message for my audience today?

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [01:01:11]:
Yeah, I've said it, I think, already, but it's just get biologically interested. Don't give your power away. Start to learn about your body. I think it's something that should have been part of our education, and there is information out there. And funny enough, it's on Instagram and TikTok and social media. But find people that are talking, something that goes, ah, that makes sense because it should make sense. So back to the basics. Make it all make sense and find people that support you in helping you make sense of what's going on in your body.

Claudia von Boeselager [01:01:45]:
Beautiful. Thank you so much for coming on today. Thank you, everyone, for watching and listening around the world. Such a pleasure. And see you again soon. Thank you so much.

Dr Stephanie Canestraro [01:01:54]:
Thank you.

I’m Claudia von Boeselager

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