Taking Charge of Your Health

Hi everybody, I’m Ashley,
with Jigsaw Health. And today I am here with Dr. Sean Hesler. He is a Naturopathic
Physician and also the Executive Director of
Naturopaths Without Borders. Dr. Sean, why don’t you tell us first, how you found out about Jigsaw Health? – Hi, so I first found out about Jigsaw through Natural Partners. It was a new, up-and-coming
company that they started carrying and I fell in
love with the MagsRT product. – Yeah, so word on the street is, you’re pretty into magnesium. – I love magnesium. Any of my students will tell
you it’s my favorite nutrient. So when patients have tension
that’s either emotional, or muscular tension,
constipation, trouble sleeping, they will respond very,
very well with magnesium. – Well we happen to love it too. So, tell us a little bit about Naturopaths Without Borders
and what you all do. – We are a not-for-profit organization. We do service projects internationally and in the United states. We have a collaborative project in Phoenix with Phoenix Allies for Community Health, it’s an all volunteer free clinic. We work in Haiti, Mexico and pretty soon we’ll be launching in Thailand. So in these service projects we do a mix of clinical care, health education, and we also will help
communities with supplements. Jigsaw has been instrumental in helping us help our patients. – Yeah, that’s awesome. I mean, we love being
able to support the cause, we think it’s super
important and to be able to spread these good nutrients
to other parts of the world, where people really need it, is amazing. So, it sounds like you’re
quite the traveler. Can you give us some expert
tips on how people can travel and stay healthy at the same time? – So the first thing is probiotics. Probiotics not only help us
make our own nutrients in our body and they help with our
immune defense, they can prevent us from getting sick in our guts as well. – Right. Especially with different types of food and different countries, and your body’s not
used to certain things, so it kinda helps to make that
transition inside the gut? – Right, so, they help you
break down your food, so you’re eating- you know, if you change
over to a different culture, you’re eating totally
different foods that are just new to your body-
– Right. So some of the stomach upset you get is just from different foods. They help you digest your food, and help defend you against bugs, that Montezuma’s Revenge. – Yeah, nobody wants that. Okay, what’s your next tip? – So, jet lag. The further you go, the
harder it is to adjust. – Right. – So, melatonin is really
important for making that shift. One tip that I give people when
they’re changing time zones, is, on the day that you’re traveling, fall asleep at the same time that you would in your target time zone. And melatonin can help make that happen. – Okay.
Right. Well, on that note, so Jigsaw carries Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion. This stuff is the goodnight version so it has melatonin in it. This is a nice, easy travel
size, it’s only two and a half fluid ounces so you can throw it, even if you’re using a travel bag. But, I just keep this
on the nightstand and if I have trouble falling asleep, just a little bit of it goes a long way and it really helps to fall asleep. – Topical magnesium, this is a lotion, is really good for those
aches and pains you get from sleeping weird on the plane, or hauling a heavy pack
when you travel as well. – Absolutely. And, of course, don’t forget
to bring with you your MagSRT, because that’s gonna be your
biggest dose of magnesium for the day and it will
slowly release so that you can avoid some of that
muscle stiffness and cramps. ‘Cause, you know, let’s face
it, there’s not a lot of room on the airplanes these days. – Yeah. – Okay, what’s your last tip? – Taking care of yourself emotionally is also really important. When you’re doing a service
trip like this, you’re working a totally different culture,
it’s easy to get homesick, it’s easy to have culture shock- – Yeah.
– When you’re traveling. So it’s important to
take care of yourself. there’s an exercise that we
run through with our volunteers called “The Unpacking Exercise.” where we basically practice
with each other, speaking for two minutes on some
event, something that happened on your trip that
impacted you emotionally. So you’re kind of practicing
processing everything and figuring out how
you’re going to tell people back home about the things
that you did on your trip. – Yeah.
– And, as well it’s also really important to have someone back home who you can talk to. – Yeah.
– About your trip, for a couple hours, and just download. Get updates on what happened, you know- – Yeah.
– stateside when you were traveling. – Yeah because a lot of times,
after a big experience like that, it’s really hard to
condense it down and everybody wants to know how your trip was and it can feel overwhelming to try to explain it. So, I can see how that exercise
would be really helpful in preparing you for that when you get home. Alright, and as always, of
course hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Especially when you’re traveling. These easy-to-go electrolyte
supreme packs are awesome for travel, I’m sure you took
a bunch of these with you, or you do every time you go somewhere. You can pop it in your
bag, your purse, whatever. And it’s easy just to pour
into a bottle of water and stay hydrated and feel your
best while you’re traveling. So thank you so much, Dr. Hesler. – Thank you.
– We will see you next time. (chimes)

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