Today we discuss how healing and empowerment become our reality when we take charge of our own bodies.


Right now, in this moment, you have the power to heal your mind and body by tapping into higher realms of consciousness and wisdom. Today, you can start on a journey that will lead you to freedom from mental, emotional, and physical disease by becoming receptive to some new possibilities for taking back your power and healing.

Many people that I’ve worked with over the years have lost their brilliance and power by turning it over to others. Whether it be a friend, a spouse, a teacher, or a doctor – what they usually don’t understand is that by just taking on someone else’s point of view and allowing them to be the “expert” in their lives, they’re disempowering themselves.

My first guest, Glenn Livingston, Ph.D., is a veteran psychologist who spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating. He joins me today to share his personal journey out of obesity and emotional eating, and how we can learn and implement strategies in our lives to never binge again.

My second guest, Nancy Gretzinger ED. D., is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and a Parent Surrogate. She joins me today to discuss the importance of being the CEO of our own health and how having a medical advocate can help us make the right choices for our bodies and overall well-being.


We Discuss:

  • Tapping into higher realms of consciousness and wisdom to heal our minds and bodies

  • Why always allowing others to be the “experts” of our bodies and health can be dangerous
  • Paying attention to the warning signs that our bodies give us and getting to their cause
  • Emotional associations with food memories and patterns that help create unhealthy habits
  • Focusing on rules opposed to guidelines to eliminate decisions that deplete our willpower
  • Learning how to break the negative patterns of “unconscious” eating and bingeing
  • Why we need a medical advocate, how to find one, and what they can do to help us
  • What we should expect from medical personnel and how to prepare for an appointment
  • How to approach a doctor in an effective and purposeful way that best serves our needs
  • Confrontation vs. “carefrontation” and having the courage to be our own medical advocate


You can only use the present moment to be healthy.”  –  Glenn Livingston, Ph.D.


About Glenn:
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Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and was the longtime CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry.

You may have seen his (or his company’s) previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you can see on his page. 

You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio, or UPN TV. 

Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. 

Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.


About Nancy:
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After 42 years in education, Nancy Gretzinger ED. D. had to retire due to a chronic illness.

She had many experiences as a classroom teacher, assistant/principal, district special education administrator, and taught classes at three universities.

Nancy adopted a severely neglected daughter from a China orphanage and became interested not only in brain processes, but the effect of essential oils on such.

She had seen traumatized children in school and recognized trauma and the effects in her daughter.

Nancy is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and a Parent Surrogate.

Due to having an elective surgery in 2009 trusting her doctor, the doctor’s medical errors resulted in eight additional surgeries, procedures, and harmful medication.

Nancy has regrettably learned after the fact, many important expectations to happen now and is a medical advocate.


Check out the video below to watch our interview:


We need a medical advocate because we need to know that we’re doing the right thing, and sometimes we don’t consider what we’re doing or do the necessary research.”  –  Nancy Gretzinger ED. D.


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