514: Teri Cochrane on How Genes, Viruses, Emotions, and Stress Impact Health

I’m here with the brilliant Teri Cochrane, founder of the Global Sustainable Health Institute and an international thought leader on longevity. She has decades of clinical work, and she developed the Cochrane Method and the Wildatarian Diet, which we talk about today.

She helps people with the intersection of gene expression due to pathogenic and environmental causes, energy, and a personal blueprint based on a variety of lifestyle factors. We discuss a lot of interesting topics today, including the role viruses, bacteria, and fungus play in genetic expression, why genes are only a small but important part of health, and how to influence our genes to our advantage.

She truly is a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to talk to. I learned a lot in this interview, and I know that you will as well.

Episode Highlights With Teri Cochrane

  • Her fascinating story of moving here from Cuba as a child and how this influenced her mindset
  • How she went from institutional finance to health and wellness
  • What the Wildatarian Diet is and how she built it out
  • What the Cochrane Method is and how it helps look at the whole picture
  • The role viruses, bacteria, and fungus play in gene expression
  • Why genes are only a small part of health, but an important one
  • Ways to influence your genes to your advantage
  • How herpes viruses can be latent in the body and impact health
  • The way viruses (including strep) are linked to autoimmunity
  • What biofilms are and what to do about them
  • How thoughts directly affect our biology
  • Why stress hormones are a “dirty cupcake” for our health
  • The role insulin plays in longevity and aging
  • Why she uses berberine for insulin health
  • The supplements she takes every single day and why
  • What amyloids are and why they are important
  • And more!

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