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By blending her scientific training with holistic self-healing principles and her intuitive abilities, Dr. Hughes helps clients discover the root-cause of their dis-ease, activate their inborn healing ability, and reverse symptoms of chronic illness.
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How can an entrepreneurial mindset help with your health?
How can changing how you think affect how your body functions?
What are some examples of subconscious beliefs which contribute to illness?
Why aren’t diet and exercise sufficient to be healthy?
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So I have a great guest, Dr. Elizabeth Hughes, and an amazing topic and topic is how to bring an entrepreneur entrepreneurial mindset to health. Welcome, Elizabeth.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 1:07
Thank you. It’s so good to be here.
Mostafa Hosseini 1:09
Great to have you. So I’m gonna do the proper intro. And then we’re gonna dive right into it. So Dr. Elizabeth fuse is a Stanford trained dermatologist, inventor, author and coach with an out of the box, approach to health and well being.
By blending her scientific training with holistic self healing principles and her intuitive abilities. Dr. Hughes helps clients discovered the root cause of their this ease, activate their inborn healing ability and reverse symptoms of chronic illness. That is all great, and I can’t wait to learn more about that. So Elizabeth, what is your story? How did you get into what you’re doing these days?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 1:56
Yeah, so I am a totally completely conventionally trained doctor. And, you know, I went through medical school residency and practice like normal for probably 1012 years. And then I had a growing sense that there was something missing something wrong, but I didn’t know what it was until I had a patient who had a chronic skin disease.
He’ll, in three weeks me she’d been told this was not going to heal at all. It healed in three weeks, when I accidentally landed on a belief that she held, she believed that she was too old, she was 83. She was too old for her skin to heal.
And every doctor and every nurse that she’d ever seen for a very long time had told her skin wasn’t going to get better because she was too old. And I just something in me clicked that day. And I think I was sitting in front of her and I don’t swear a whole lot. And I don’t definitely don’t in front of patients.
But I think I said, Well, that’s bullshit. You know, like, of course, you can heal. And she said, What? And so there were some reasons why I basically couldn’t do anything for her. At that moment, there was some skin allergy, and I just needed to like soothe the skin with the least, least irritating moisturizer for about three weeks.
And three weeks later, she came back and this great big ulcer that was on her leg was gone. All of the eczema around, it was gone. And, and you know, and she was like, I don’t think I did this, right. I was like, oh, did your body healed itself?
And I and I, you know, I had to stop and say, a, what’s going on here? How did I do that? Or like, what was the interaction that occurred? And the big question is, why aren’t all doctors doing this?
I mean, this woman has been hundreds of 1000s of dollars on medical care to try to get this to heal. And I put, I had to put moisturizer on it and think that she could heal, and it went away. Right?
So that led me to where I am now. Wasn’t a straight line. But that’s where I got
Mostafa Hosseini 4:10
interesting. So who do you serve these days? And what do you do for them?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 4:16
So I work with anybody who wants to have a really different experience of their health and what it feels like to live in their body.
So a lot of people have gotten to the point where they think illness is normal. So it’s not a specific type of person in terms of an illness or a condition because your body is constantly healing itself. Anyway, so if you want to turn that healing properties on and tackle, whatever it is that I’ve got the approach to it.
Mostafa Hosseini 4:49
Guys got it. Got it. Right. Every time we talk about mindset, I am always interested to talk about mindset and what does. And I’m really fascinated by stories of when mindset change, fixes an illness, right of different kinds back pain, skin disease, heart ache, all sorts of different stuff that, you know, is associated with mindset.
So I really cannot wait to dig more. Okay. Oh, how can entrepreneurial mindset help with health? What is the the relationship there?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 5:28
Yeah, I. So entrepreneurs see a big picture of something that’s not there right now. But say it should be, I want that I want that to be there. I want to bring that into the world. And usually entrepreneurs face a whole lot of No, it’s impossible, you can’t do that nobody’s done that before.
And all of those knows and reasons why it’s not going to work. And yet an entrepreneur is going to keep going, and knows the big vision is successful.
Well, there’s not that much difference between that and a person, let’s say, who’s been diagnosed with, you know, a stroke, let’s say and is told, you know, you’re never walk again. And the people who do walk again, are the people who say, No, I’m going to walk again, I’m going to figure this out and have that same drive, and see the same vision and go after it with focus.
Not to say that it’s going to be easy. It’s not a you know, it’s never easy. But there, that is the sort of mindset that I can grow, I can change, I can overcome the odds. And entrepreneurs have to have that. And people who have the extraordinary healing experiences have that as well.
Mostafa Hosseini 6:49
So that’s the ability to create a vision to see something doesn’t exist, and then basically, write live into it or walk into a meeting, make it I call it
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 7:00
being the CEO of your health. And, you know, and entrepreneurs or CEOs, I mean, they may be solopreneurs. But you know, like, you have that sort of big picture, this can happen vision, you can do the same thing for your health.
Mostafa Hosseini 7:15
Interesting. So let’s see, how does, how does changing the way we think, change or affect the body functions? And what happens in the body? And what is the relationship there? Because some people think that it’s not maybe related. And what’s the connection? Yeah, yeah. All right.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 7:35
So this might be a little long, so and pause if I get a little too technical?
Mostafa Hosseini 7:39
Oh, good. All right, dummy down for us? Well, yeah,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 7:43
I will. Well, so here’s the first big principle, you have to think about when you have a thought, or have an emotion, it is a biochemical shift in your body. So the difference between I can, and I can’t, it’s not just a thought bubble that’s out here. It makes a change within your body.
And those changes depend on what well, those changes usually signal one of the two main what I want to call like, nervous system control systems, that there is the fight or flight response, which every time you say, I can’t, it’s hard, it’s not going to happen. It’s impossible.
The fight or flight automatically goes on, you don’t think you’re frightened, but it’s turning on versus I can, it’s going to happen for me, it’s going to work that turns on what I call the restore and repair response. There are there are technical names for these.
And only one of these can be on at a time. And your body, if you want to get better has to be in that restore and repair response. And more than any pill more than any procedure more than any diet, the thing that really turns that turns that restore and repair on is what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling about what you’re thinking. And that’s your key.
Mostafa Hosseini 9:10
So what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling about what you’re thinking, yeah. Tell us more about that. What do you mean by that?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 9:17
Well, and here’s, okay. So if I, let’s say, have a great gift, because I invent things, and I’ve got you know, a skincare product line coming soon. So, I you know, like I have this this idea of a skincare product. And there’s all these reasons why it shouldn’t work.
Nobody’s ever done it before. Where’s the science? You know, like, you know, shouldn’t you just be letting you know scientists take a look, researchers take care of this. So I can think all of those things and I can say, okay, I guess that’s right.
I guess I can, you know, and all of a sudden, you know, your collapse into that. I can’t mode or you can say just because nobody’s done it before doesn’t mean it Can’t be done. If this is a really good idea, it is worth my time and my investment to make it happen.
And boys are going to help people. So it’s again. Yeah, so it’s kind of like, well go ahead and ask the question. I think I might like wax a little too long. There we
Mostafa Hosseini 10:21
go. That’s good. Not that. Perfect. So I have experienced that when I’m stressed out, usually I get sick. Yes. And what are some examples of some subconscious beliefs that create illness.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 10:42
They’re all over the place. Some of them are specifically health related things like cancer runs in my family. Everyone in my family is overweight. My father died of a heart attack, it’s inevitable. The doctor, the doctor told me this is chronic and it won’t cure. No, it can’t be cured. So those are health related ones. And these are things that we just don’t question. They’re almost like, Grandma wisdom that we just don’t say like, Wait, is that really right?
You know, the truth of the matter is cancer really doesn’t run in families and people go like, what? Because most of our cancers are not controlled by our genes. And you can manipulate your genes anyway, when you do this work, like,
Mostafa Hosseini 11:29
what about heart disease or diabetes? Or oh, yeah,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 11:33
totally and completely changeable? Totally. Yes. And I know, I know, this is gonna go a little off topic, can I go off topic, because so let me let me let me tell you something. About the same time as the woman who had the skin condition that healed spontaneously, I also was reading the journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, and every week or every month, when it comes out, they have a little like medical history thing.
And I love history, I think it’s really interesting. And that same time, right about the same time, I was reading that history thing.
And it was about a condition called Cushing’s disease. Harvey Cushing doctor in 1912, or something like that determined this type of disease that basically releases stress hormones into the body. And the historical part was it described the first patient he ever diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. And she was a young woman who was obese, had acne, had diabetes, had muscle weakness, got sick all the time, had stretch marks, couldn’t get pregnant, didn’t get her periods. And I was like, those, that’s what I saw this morning.
And so in 100 years, basically, we’ve gone from a situation where this combination of symptoms with completely abnormal to something and worth writing up worth naming as something to a situation where this is like seen on a daily basis by doctors, and all and all of that, and all of it is the release of the stress hormones. So that heart disease, the diabetes, the weight of all of that is related to this fight or flight being revved up all the time.
And despite the comforts of the modern world. We’re drowning in stress, and we don’t have that brings me to the other thoughts, like the subconscious beliefs that cause illness. You can have beliefs about your job, you can have beliefs about your you know, relationships, you like, you know, my boss hates me, he’s out to get me if I’m late. I’m going to be fired. You got you know, like, my neighbors hate me. All of those.
Anything that you say I’m not safe because blank. That’s going to trigger the same stress response.
Mostafa Hosseini 14:08
Got it? Give me one second. I’m going to adjust the lighting. I got too much light on my face. I’ll be give me one sec. Yeah, of course. Alright, so here’s a question I have for you. And I this is like a perfect example of I think what you brought up, my dad has diabetes. Oh, my, my, from my mom’s side, my grandpa died of a stroke because of high sugar levels. And so in my mind, I’m like, alright, this problem runs in my family.
And so what I did, I started cutting down on sugar. And I started fasting like, a few days a week to control my sugar levels. And I’m like, You know what, it’s not gonna happen to me. That is definitely not I’m not gonna, you know, be sick and I don’t want any medication. I One of my personal goals is to ski. Well past 90, right?
So I’m like, I probably got to start now cuz I got another 50 years Atomy. So, right, like, don’t do that. So what do you say is this solution to that mindset change, like,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 15:17
so will you did it. So that is the key whenever you have someone who makes that, that shift like this is they decide, I’m going to have something different, I’m gonna have something different than my family had, I’m going to have something different than my genes say I should or that the doctor says I should, or that the statistics say I should. And I’m, and then you make the changes.
But here’s the thing, and this is why many weight loss doesn’t weight loss doesn’t work is that if you have a person who says, Okay, I’m going to fast, I’m gonna watch my sugar, I’m going to do whatever it is you’re doing, and they still in the background of their mind, think I’m not gonna, you know, I’m going to have diabetes, I’m going to have a stroke, I’m not going to, you know, I’m not going to live, I’m not going to be able to ski, they don’t have that in their mind.
The body literally processes any food, they eat any medication they take completely differently. It’s like a totally different pathway. There’s the stress pathway that I talked about. And we metabolize differently. It’s almost like we live in a different body, or it’s like running between, let’s say, you know, 120 volt and 220 volt, like you’re in Europe, or you’re in North America, like, so it just different environments, different environment. And we create that environment largely by, as I said earlier, what we think and how we feel about what we think.
Mostafa Hosseini 16:51
Okay, I have a couple of questions. First one, we talked about stress and the stress hormones, right? And is there a way to get let’s say that somebody has been stressing out all day life, that’s just their pattern they get stressed on, they worry so much. It? Is there a way to get rid of those stress hormones that are all built up in the body, and they show up in the skin and in your joints? And you know,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 17:21
yeah. So yes, it’s not instant, though. So that’s where the thing happens. All right, another little tip that I should tell you, your body completely replaces itself about every seven years, every seven years, completely, including the things that we don’t think we replace, like
Mostafa Hosseini 17:41
your teeth and bones and stuff. Bones completely
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 17:45
replaced themselves teeth don’t, but brain does heart does, we grow a new liver one to two times a year, every single solitary protein, and fat inside of a cell is completely regenerated. Even if you don’t like you know, totally redo it, there is nothing new.
There, excuse me, there’s nothing that lingers, there’s nothing old. So you’ve built a body based on the stress hormones, it will take a little while to see your new body not based on stress hormones, but you have to, but once you turn them off, give it time, and you will have a new body based on lack of stress hormones.
Mostafa Hosseini 18:31
Interesting. So I personally did couple years of reading and studying on fasting. Yeah, and how there’s this a toffee G process that start rebuilding and redoing and repairing stuff. Do you believe in that? Is there something that might be related to what we talked about today?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 18:52
Um, so I don’t know that there is necessarily in terms of stress. What I do know is that high caloric intake in like mice, rats and mice and things like that is related to shorter lifespan, and having a decreased calorie intake is related to longer lifespan.
And I don’t know if anybody quite knows what it is, you know exactly why that is, is it that the products of metabolism or having too much to metabolize all at once is a, you know, a really, really subconscious stress? Like, oh, I’ve got all this food or got eaten and like, all of a sudden your body is just, you know, having to work overtime.
I don’t know. But there is lots and lots of experimental data on animals that show that calorie restriction does lead to longevity.
Mostafa Hosseini 19:52
Mm hmm. Interesting. Right?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 19:54
So there’s something but again, there’s something to it. So if you’re fasting and sitting here and saying I can’t believe I’m fasting, I hate fasting, this makes me feel awful.
Mostafa Hosseini 20:02
You know, like, you’re bad and bad effect,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 20:05
we are having a bad effect. But if you fast and you said, this is something that’s going to help me, and you enjoy it, and you, you know, you deal with it and I’ve ghosted, you know, on and often it just sort of route resets your relationship to the experience of hunger, which is super helpful, like so you don’t get I mean, that’s the thing hangry when you get the angry part of hungry and hungry, angry, that angry stress hormones, so fasting, if nothing else, like helps you to unlink the emotion from the physical sensation. So you don’t go into stress because you’re angry.
Mostafa Hosseini 20:44
Interesting. Yeah, I read so much on clinical trials and also stuff by through with fasting that I actually started fasting two days a week. Yeah, sometimes I actually fast almost entire week, I don’t eat breakfast, now. I have lunch, and, you know, dinner. And most days, I skipped lunch too. And I just have water and tea, or just block coffee.
And then. And when I fast, I just, I just feel so much better my brain works. And I, I have this clarity. I can’t, I can physically and mentally feel the increase in the capacity on my brain. Right? I come up with like new ideas. And the way I talk changes, and I know it, it’s fascinating. Well,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 21:33
you know, along those lines, and this is me thinking off the seat of my pants here. But when you eat a big meal, much of your blood flow needs to go to your intestines in order to, you know, help the intestines work process the food carry the nutrients away.
And you like if you can trace the blood flow, you’ll see it all goes to the intestines. Well, we’ve got a limited amount of blood flow. And so it’s got to come from somewhere. And 25% of our resting metabolic energy goes to our brains.
Mostafa Hosseini 22:08
percent that’s like the engine or the second engine, I guess. Exactly,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 22:12
exactly. And so like the other 75 is for everything else, but 25% of the oxygen consumption happens up here. And so if you’re sending all of the blood flow away from here, yes, you are not. Because clearly, and actually, the body’s really smart. Because the first thing it turns off, because you don’t quote unquote, need it is that critical thinking part? It’ll keep the you know, heartbeat steady part going, but it’ll turn off the creative thinking.
Mostafa Hosseini 22:43
Absolutely. So some people think that if they exercise and they’re on diet, they’ll be healthy. Is that enough? Why or why not? Yeah.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 22:57
Well, all I’d say is you all you have to do is look at the statistics for how many people have been on a diet and are on a diet and how many gym memberships there are, and then compare with the actual health that people are experiencing, and your realizes the disconnect.
And so much of it is that motivation, drive vision and belief that it’s going to make a difference, you know, going through with it and going to the gym, even if you say, I don’t think this is doing anything for me.
Because you know, just like being an entrepreneur, the change is around the corner, and you don’t know unless you show up.
Mostafa Hosseini 23:35
Right? It’s like you’re finally trying to find a way to make it not work. Right? Well, and the other thing was obvious, it’s not gonna work,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 23:42
right. And here’s another thing about the entrepreneurial spirit entrepreneurs are used to working, not necessarily having instant results.
You know, like, that’s not exactly like, we know that it takes a little bit more, but a lot of people with their health, want to take a pill and have it be like that, or go to the gym for a week and like, get buff or whatever it is. It’s not necessarily a quick thing. That doesn’t mean it’s unpleasant, doesn’t mean it’s going to be difficult over the long term.
It’s just a different way of feeling in your body and living and just having this lived experience.
Mostafa Hosseini 24:22
Interesting. So at the end of the day, so is diet and exercise enough for a healthy lifestyle or
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 24:32
it’s not I do not believe it. And what is
Mostafa Hosseini 24:36
it? What is the missing piece there? So diet exercise, what else must I have to be healthy?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 24:41
Um, okay. What else must you have? So, I if I were gonna say, I’m going to give you two must there’s a few others but you need to have relationships.
Believe it or not, relationships can have as much effect on your blood pressure, your blood glucose, your weight as actually diet and exercise can. So good interpersonal relationships, and I know this is a little off topic for what we were talking about.
But that key, people don’t recognize it, loneliness, or isolation also triggers that stress response. So you need to have that. And if I were going to choose something, you know, I choose a good friend first.
You know, like, personally, and the second thing you need is again, that that belief that I can change, that that absolute belief that I can change, and that can be harder to get than people realize, in fact, with the clients I work with, that’s where we start.
And oftentimes, that’s the thing that people are most resistant to is like, but wait, whoa, but you these, these stress hormones, and the thoughts and the emotions, that that whole little ball of stuff becomes almost addictive, like you just said, you’re looking for reasons why it’s not going to work, that gives you this little hit of, you know, the stress hormone, even though you don’t really want it, you feel a little better.
For a moment, we’re all adrenaline junkies, really is what it is. It’s just we’re not getting it in a good way more bungee jumping, less, less stressing.
Mostafa Hosseini 26:31
I’m just taking notes here. So here’s a question I have for you all these stress hormones, or aka poisons that our body produces? Yes. Does it stay in the body? Or does it get discharged,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 26:49
it gets discharged 100% Yes, so all of them get discharged. But the effects like the cells that they turn on, you know, may turn on and you might flip a switch that then takes you know, hours to turn off. The thing about it is the average person has about 40 incidents that induce the stress response every day.
And so even if it takes, let’s say, an hour and a half to two hours to completely wash all of the stress hormones out, by the time you have it, you know, you’ll have another you know, stress response, another, you know, 30 minutes later, it seems like you’re not getting rid of them.
And I’ll give a really specific, you know, idea that doesn’t really go for entrepreneurs. But let’s just think about it this way. Let’s say you have a boss that you really don’t like, and you’re in a job you don’t like. And as you get to your drive to work, you think, Oh, if I’m late and traffic’s bad, I’m going to get fired, but you need the job. So stress response, right? Right there.
And then you get in, and you have an email from your boss and stress response because you don’t like your boss, and then your boss walks by. And you know, it seems to be grumpy, oh, no, it’s gonna be really worse at that meeting later stress response.
And, and so it happens over and over again. And we don’t, we no longer have the stress response only and only because there’s something like a fire or car accident, these low level dissatisfying situations, they trigger it just as much as you know, being in the fire.
Oh, like having the fire alarm go and we don’t recognize it, when it’s so that’s when I say we’re living in a sea of stress that we don’t recognize. That’s, that’s what’s going on.
Mostafa Hosseini 28:41
Alright, so how do we how do we go about recognizing and then? Okay, let me rephrase my question. Yeah, I’m stressed out. It’s a habit, it that’s how I operate. I have some bad on some subconscious beliefs about myself, my environment, what I do and the rest of it.
Where do I go from here, I want to I want to change I want to make a shift. Okay, some action items that I need to do?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 29:08
Well, I’ll tell you, where I start with people when I’m working with them is I have some specific exercises that help them to, I call it remembering what it feels like to feel healthy. So it’s sort of a meditation on but not just the clearing the head, but remembering what it feels like that feeling in the body.
And you work on it in, in sort of isolation on your own for a while until you can really bring it to mind right away. Like and then you start to be able to look around in your life and you say okay, between nine and 10 I didn’t feel like that at all.
Between 10 and 11. Alright, I had half an hour when I felt okay. Between 11 and 12. Nope, didn’t feel like at all, and so then you start to watch where how much it is in your life. And it’s that awareness first, but you have to know what you’re looking for.
So start by Reif, cultivating that. And then looking at where it is through your day, and then we start to break down like, Okay, what was going on? When that didn’t? When you when you lost that feeling? How did it go? Why? And then I have this new way of digging down, and let’s go and find the bottom of it.
Mostafa Hosseini 30:33
Got it? Wow. All right, you just confirmed and reaffirmed a few things that I’ve learned. Okay. One is to review and visualize your goals every day. Yes. And we talked about it at the beginning of our episode today, when we said the entrepreneurs have the ability to imagine something that doesn’t exist.
And so to me, whether it’s health, whether it’s wealth, whether it’s your business, your environment relationship. Yeah, exactly. If we visualize it, then we’re gonna walk right into it.
And then that that was really, really important thing was us, you mentioned was keeping track of what’s happening, I guess, and management principles. Every time that I think that Peter Drucker is the management guru, Peter
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 31:19
Drucker. Drucker is familiar. Yeah. Anyway, he says, Every
Mostafa Hosseini 31:22
time things are not going well start tracking and writing down things that you do throughout the day and track your activities for a week, then you’ll know what’s wrong. Right? And so in this, would it be tracking your feelings? Or what would it be if we’re writing down every hour what I’m going through.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 31:39
So it might be tracking the feelings and the circumstances that brought up the feelings? So we know. You know, I, you know, my boss made me upset, you know, over and over again. And then sometimes there’s a thought along with it, I have to take, you know, I have to be in this job, but I hate it, you know, or something along that. So that’s feelings first. And then the thoughts that are back there.
Mostafa Hosseini 32:07
Absolutely. Good, good, good. Anything you’d like to add to it? I feel like that’s such an important, important thing that we,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 32:18
this is awareness. Yes.
Mostafa Hosseini 32:20
Awareness. That’s keyword awareness.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 32:24
Right. And knowing that it you know, you don’t have to live with it, which is kind of go off on a little bit of a tangent. Yeah, absolutely. It’s part of my beef with mindfulness as it’s practiced, especially for doctors, I work with doctors as well, who are burned out and what I have a different professional experience. A lot of doctors are taught to be mindful.
And I taught practice mindfulness for years. And it was like, I am miserable, I am miserable, I’m miserable. I’m aware that I’m miserable, I’m mindful of and it was just like, No, it can change. So that’s the vision part. You don’t have to stay miserable, and accept your misery and be grateful that you’re less miserable than someone else. Be. Get out there make the decision, this is not going to be my reality from the future.
Mostafa Hosseini 33:17
So what’s the biggest message that you want people to take away and remember from our conversation,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 33:24
what you think and how you feel, really does change how your body works, our bodies respond to that. It’s not our how we feel, you know, it’s not our bodies that create it necessarily. We are creating our bodies by what we think, how we feel, how we relate to our environment, how we relate to our passion and purpose, all of that.
Mostafa Hosseini 33:46
Love it. Love it, love it. Here’s a question that came up then I think it’s important to ask, what are some mistakes that business owners or people make? around health and mindset?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 34:00
Yes, feeling like you have to work yourself to the point of illness in order to succeed. Hmm, that’s an that is I get it. I mean, I totally and completely get it but my life just everything started turning around when I started to put my health and well being first.
And I’m not gonna say I’m perfect because it’s it can be a challenge. But, you know, but that is where I have to be. My energy has to be right first, because it’s not right. Nothing else I’m going to do is right. I’ll be sloppy, shoddy work. I’ll forget things scatterbrained. I got to be on my game. And so that’s got to come first.
Mostafa Hosseini 34:50
Love it. Love it. Love it. Now you’re sharing a gift with us and it’s called self healing secret guide could you boost about it.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 35:00
Yeah, so I talked about some of what we’ve talked about today, sort of six or seven, I can’t remember how many tips I have in there, six or seven tips about how the body actually heals itself so that you understand the biology around it. This shouldn’t be basic biology that’s taught in like middle school, we should be learning this stuff.
Mostafa Hosseini 35:21
Love it. So again, if you want to download self healing secrets guide, visit Elizabeth Hughes md.com. And then what are you going to see in there? On your website? What are they need to click on to get access to this?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 35:36
It’s just I think it’s a line that just says send you I want the free guide or send me the free guide, just right above the fold in zine terms.
Mostafa Hosseini 35:45
Got it? All right above the fold, click on get the free guide, then she will send it send it over to you. Beauty. Question for you. What are your favorite books that have made a massive difference in your business or in your life?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 36:04
Yes. Okay. I’m probably the one that I Okay, so there couple. I do love Dr. Joe Dispenza. As you are the placebo that I think that’s amazing. Another one there’s going to give to others. Dr. Bruce Lipton’s, The Biology of Belief and Dr. Larry Dorsey’s reinventing medicine. I love that book so much.
And you know, he wrote that book, right about the time I finished med school, and I didn’t learn any of it
Mostafa Hosseini 36:41
was reinventing medicine.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 36:42
Yeah. Dawsey. Why Larry Dossey. And it’s reinventing medicine. I think that’s the name of it.
Mostafa Hosseini 36:50
Okay, you’re, you’re in a placebo Joe Dispenza. I really like what Joe does. Joe Dispenza is up there. Yeah, I watched I’ve watched a few of his videos. And I really liked what he does. Yeah.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 37:03
I love what he does. I there is there’s an application piece that he’s missing, you know, that maybe that’s a conversation for another time. But there’s, there’s a missing thing there that he doesn’t do that I know. I know, for all of the millions of books that he sold, that are sitting on shelves, we should see a lot more health than we are. And that’s because there’s just like one extra thing.
Mostafa Hosseini 37:34
Now, if you had a Facebook ad, or Google ad, where everyone on the planet could see, yes, what would your message be?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 37:42
My message would be, you do not have to accept the health that you think you are destined to have. Like that, that would be it. You have the power to change your biology.
Mostafa Hosseini 37:58
I’m just talking now you do not have to accept the health that you think you’re destined to have.
Mostafa Hosseini 38:11
What’s one piece of advice that you received, that made a massive difference for you?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 38:19
It was not really advice. It was negative advice, to be totally honest with you. So this goes way back. It’s my dad, when I told him I was going to major. I’m a I’m a geek, I knew I wanted to go to medical school, but I decided I was going to major in classics, ancient Greek and Roman history and language.
I just, you know, I didn’t want to spend my entire life in a lab. And my father said, You’re not going to go anywhere with that. And I’d said, Watch me.
Mostafa Hosseini 38:53
And what happened?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 38:54
And then I, you know, got into med school and you know, and got into, you know, did my residency at the best place, probably, you know, not on the planet, but a really good place and was professor and now. And then I’ve taken that advice for myself, you know, along the way is like, I think I need to leave conventional medicine. You know, you’re not going to get anywhere. Watch me.
Mostafa Hosseini 39:21
That’s what they said. When you say you want to leave the conventional medicine. Yeah. So you’re not going to get anywhere. Yeah. That’s my problem with conventional medicine as well.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 39:31
Right? Oh, this
Mostafa Hosseini 39:32
is yeah, here’s my problem. My problem is a lot of conventional medicine tries to fix everything through drugs. Say you have this problem. Here’s the drug you have that problem. Here’s the trick. Here’s a problem. Even if I don’t have a drug, I’ll come up with a drug for that.
Um, I there’s probably other ways and I’m not against drugs, but I’m saying don’t drug everything up and like, try to fix everything. Look at the world through the drug whole And, you know, that’s my problem with that.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 40:03
Yeah. And, and I could go, I could wax on and on. But all I’ll say on that one to make it real short follow the money. And doctors are actually at this point where they’re caught between basically getting an education that is funded by drug companies, and therefore directed by drug companies and doctors don’t recognize it.
And this is why so many doctors are so unhappy, because they know there’s something else they’re supposed to be doing. But they’ve basically been brainwashed for lack of a better word. I mean, it’s, it’s just so intense of the training for so long, that they can’t see beyond the blinders that they’ve got.
Mostafa Hosseini 40:44
Do you think that might have something to do with the fact that they rank number one for suicides? Oh, yeah,
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 40:51
absolutely. Absolutely. Yes. I mean, doctors and they can’t see their way out. So if you know any doctors who are, you know, on the edge, I definitely I about 40% of the clients I work with are doctors, nurses, dentists, health professionals, psychiatrist, psychologist, I’ve worked with them. Yeah.
So I’m, you know, take your doctor out to lunch one time as a friend, not a patient and like, if they’re if they’re at their wit’s end, there’s help.
Mostafa Hosseini 41:23
Interesting. Oh, I know, a few doctors, so I’ll send them your wave. Yeah, if I come across any issues, okay. And you know, I don’t have any problem doing that. Because what happened was, if I see someone that has a problem and needs help, I offer help.
And if they don’t take it, I if needed, I would drag them to a doctor’s office to get help, because that’s how I lost my grandpa. That’s my personal story. My grandpa had high. What’s my call a high sugar levels, right? And everyone kept telling him, Oh, you got to go check with the doctor. He’s like, Oh, no, I’m good. I’m only eating fruits. That’s his way of self medicating.
Right. Next thing, you know, he got a stroke, and he was done. And then, um, now I’m like, if I could, if I see someone that doesn’t look good, I offer help. And if I really like and know and trust them, I would physically pick them up, take him to the doctor, you’re like, you need to live. And I’m not gonna let you go that easily.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 42:24
Well, good for you. We really honestly good for you. Because it’s that that’s that care. I mean, we were talking about isolation and loneliness and the relationships. That makes a big difference. Yeah, that degree of care makes a big Yeah.
Mostafa Hosseini 42:38
And I’m like, I don’t care if you hate me now. I’m sure you probably thank me later. But you can call me any, you know, any little words that you want. When you know, you’re healthy and you’re good. I’m good. Right? Oh, but is there anything you want to add anything that we didn’t talk about?
No, I think we’ve been super thorough. This has been great fun. Thank you for having me. Thank you. It’s great to have you. I really like having conversations about mindset. I love it. Some of I’m sure you know about it. Psycho Cybernetics is my one of my favorite books.
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 43:14
I love that. Yes. Love the book. I
Mostafa Hosseini 43:17
was one of the books. There are two books that I’ve read. This is one of the books that I read the book and I was high on the information that I was reading. I was walking around the house, I was like, oh my god, this is so good. Yeah, so I really love talking about my set. So anything you’d like to add?
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes 43:36
No, no, thank you, other than my gratitude for being here.
Mostafa Hosseini 43:40
Thank you. Thank you for having or being here. I really liked the information you shared Ganga if you’re watching or listening later. If you want to get access to Elizabeth or download her gift, self healing secrets guide, visit Elizabeth Hughes md.com.
And you can download the book, I’m sure if they Google your name, it will pop right up and you could download and get a hold of her. And if you know someone that needs help with their mindset and their health, whether they’re doctors or they’re entrepreneurs.
She’s the girl to talk to and you know, you go from there. Thank you for joining us. My name is Mostafa Hosseini. And this was episode 51 of the daily confidence for entrepreneurs. And I look forward to seeing you on our next episode.
Mostafa Hosseini 44:24
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