Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy

Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy

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Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy

Speaking at Live it to Lead it
November 14-17, 2019
Newport Beach, California

 

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Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy

Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. is a prominent leader in the Integrative/Functional Medicine medical field (taking the best of all sciences, including Homeopathic and Conventional treatments). She is the Medical Director of two amazing clinics: “The Cancer Center For Healing” & “Center For New Medicine”. The combined clinics have become the largest Integrative Medical Clinic in North America, and visited by patients from all over the world with 47,000 patients.

The Center For New Medicine focuses on prevention and Internal Medicine along with, yearly physicals, auto-immune disease, natural hormone replacement, chronic issues and everyone’s favorite Aesthetics. Dr. Connealy feels we must treat “the Whole person”, the patient with the disease and not the disease of the patient, while determining the “origin of the illness”.

Dr. Connealy created the Cancer Center For Healing as a result of the epidemic spreading of Cancer. Patients receive scientifically based treatments and receive integrative protocols. She has created an acute awareness for the need to focus on cancer prevention, providing unique testing to determine the early stages of cancer, years before a scan reveals or is recognized. Through RGCC genetic testing for example, she and her skilled team can create personalized treatment plans for early to late stage cancer patients.

She has discovered that many factors contribute to the disease process; therefore, many modalities must be used to reverse it, and spending the proper time with each patient to allow for reversal of the disease. Dr. Connealy and her team of practitioners, make this happen each and every day at her multi-disciplined “state of the art” clinic, while providing quality of life treatments. Some of our treatments and services may be billable to major PPO Plans.

Dr. Connealy is the author of two books, “The Cancer Revolution” published in 2017, and prior to that the “Be Perfectly Healthy” book in 2009, and has revolutionized the landscape of medicine. In 2017, she was named one of the top 50 functional & integrative doctors in the country. Dr. Connealy began a TV Series as host of “Dr. Detective TV” airing on the JUL-TV Television Network which began in 2018.

TRANSCRIPT:

Dr. Jensen:
Hello everyone. So today it’s Dr. Sonya here with Dr. Connealy and I am so excited about this conversation because I know I’m excited to hear you speak at the HCF Conference. And women all over and in every conversation I feel talk about hormones. So I think the topic that you’re bringing to this stage is so important to talk about hormones, prevention of disease, especially cancer. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but I feel the statistic right now is one in three individuals may have the tendency to deal with cancer in their lifetime, if not them, someone that they love. So I think this is a really important topic and I’d love for you to dive into what hormones are, why they’re important for us, and how we can prevent disease by working on them naturally.

Dr. Connealy:  
Right. Wonderful question. Well, I love the topic of hormones. I am an expert and not because I’m a doctor, because I lived a hormonal conundrum. So I want patients to know that because it made it real for me. Okay. And so I’m not going to give you my stories now, but we need to understand that hormones are the chemical messengers that turn off every cell and turn them on. So they’re vital to your existence. If you don’t have hormones, for example, if you do not have proper thyroid hormone or absence of thyroid hormones, you don’t wake up. Another glandular system called the adrenals, if you do not have your adrenal glands, you do not live. You are not alive. So they are very, very vital chemical messengers that give your body energy, but also cause every single function in your body to occur and happen. And most people don’t know about all the hormones from head to toe.

And if you go to an endocrinologist, he just basically focuses on very serious endocrinological diseases. Not the day to day, slightly low, slightly high, and it doesn’t matter now the age group, because we have all these dino-estrogens called basically endocrine disruptors. So they’re disrupting the cells, the membrane of the cell. So we’ve got to really address hormones and how they affect the body. And like I said, it could be a 20 year old having hormonal problems and an 80 year old having hormonal problems.

Dr. Jensen: 
Yeah, I think you hit it a really important point there because every day women are exposed to these external environmental hormonal disruptors from the foods that we’re eating, to the products that we’re using to the thoughts that we’re having. So I think that’s a really important point that you just made.

Dr. Connealy: 
Right. And that last point that you mentioned about our thoughts. Our thoughts, all of our thoughts influence the function of the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse engines of yourself. So you are turned again, just with how you’re thinking is changing how the hormones work. And then also we’re all starved from light. We do not get natural sunlight every day, which turns on the body and turns on the hormones, whether it’s melanin, melatonin, all the adrenal hormones and everything. And people don’t really understand that because we’ve been told by the government not to get outside, to use sunscreen that is toxic now and interfering with more biological functions, and it should be the opposite. It should be get light, really morning and night if you can or after when sunset is and get the beauty of that infrared energy that’s going to be healing your body.

Dr. Jensen:  
And maybe you can clear up also, I think a lot of women assume that the hormones are the cause, but they are actually the effect of these external things pushing them in that direction. But it shows up or it manifests as different diseases or different symptoms for different women. So maybe you can touch on that a little bit.

Dr. Connealy:  
Right. So your thyroid for example, that sits in your neck. It is the battery to the body. And if we do not have a normal thyroid, we tend to have diseases. Okay. Because our body is functioning in a lower metabolic rate, not just for weight loss but for every single function, digestion, heart, circulation, brain, everything. And people don’t realize that you can have normal blood tests and be abnormal, which I will be discussing. So again, if you have low adrenals, those are your hormones of stress, immune and longevity. So you’re going to have a higher predisposition to cancer and other diseases. It could be osteoporosis, it could be heart disease.

People don’t realize that the hormones influence brain. For example, there’s a whole misconception about estrogen causing breast cancer. Well, women that are 25 years old have the highest estrogen they could possibly have and they’re the lowest group of people who have breast cancer. 90% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have never taken hormones. So that’s all misconstrued. And so I want people to know the misconceptions and the misinformation out there and that hormones can make them feel as vital as possible.

Dr. Jensen: 
Yeah, and I think that statistic that you said about the 90%, I think also women assume that if their mothers or their grandmothers had breast cancer that they too will be getting that. But really one in 10 is genetic, whereas nine out of 10 is most likely the environmental exposures, the epigenetics.

Dr. Connealy: 
Right. It’s 90% I would say is due to how you eat and how you live. And that’s why we examine everyone. How do they live everyday? What do they eat? They now know, they just came out with a study in [inaudible 00:05:53], they did a review of 24 different articles all over the world. Now they said nutrition deficiencies are the single biggest risk factor for disease. So we know this, but what doctors are telling people how to eat and checking nutritional deficiencies and that’s how your biochemistry works. So this is a, we have so much, unfortunately mis- and dis- information out there. And I have lived it, plus I’ve treated patients for 33 years. So I know how that it affects people from head to toe. And I started having hormonal problems when I was 18 years old because my mother took DES. So it changed the hormonal mimicry of my body taking that one drug.

Dr. Jensen:  
Yeah. And I think that generational piece that you just spoke to is so important and we sometimes assume at 50 if we’re having hot flashes, it has to do with that moment. But really it’s a buildup from all the way to being in the womb to that day.

Dr. Connealy: 
Correct. Right. However you were in the womb dictates how your body’s going to be. That’s why we need to be training women for six months before they have a baby how to purify and fortify their hormones. I’m so glad you pointed that out.

Dr. Jensen: 
Absolutely, yeah, absolutely. I would even say a year because I feel the cord will take six months of the nutritional status to create itself. So I would even say years. Ladies, you got to come in like a year before.

Dr. Connealy:
You’re right. Yeah, I was being nice.

Dr. Jensen: 
And you were. So what are some tools that you utilize in your practice or you educate people on when it comes to disease prevention with hormones but also cancer prevention?

Dr. Connealy: 
Right. Okay. Well disease prevention with hormones. First of all you’ve got to check the whole panoramic view of all the hormones, which most doctors just don’t know how to do. That’s why I teach all over the world about how to look at hormones, how to replace it, how to fix it, et cetera. And so I do that first.

But then more importantly I think, if you don’t cleanse and purify the body, the hormones can’t work. For example, you have a cell and on the cell are over 30,000 receptor sites for all the hormones to dock. So if that membrane, which is made up of essential fatty acids and phosphatidylcholine, is not intact and healthy, then those hormone docking station doesn’t work. So you’ve got to clean the patient up so that you’re turning the body on and it can get in and do its work.

Now when it comes to breast cancer, I mean not breast cancer, but cancer prevention in and of itself, first of all, today we know how to completely prevent cancer. We are experts in early detection and prevention. Except none of that in medicine sells. None of it, all right? They always wait till you have the earthquake and then they decide, oh we need to do something. But we are into increasing the health span, not lifespan, the health span of the patients by preventing heart disease, the top two killers are heart disease and cancer. So that’s the first thing we do right off the bat. The third is medical errors and medications. They just came out with the now the fourth or fifth drug for treating high blood pressure that has carcinogenic substances. So we cannot be giving drugs to our patients. First of all, it’s killing them. So the doctor needs to get proper informed consent to the patient about the drug. Yes, sometimes in lifesaving situations you have to use medications, but you’ve got to educate your patient how to get off medications and restore their body to [inaudible 00:09:52].

Dr. Jensen: 
Yeah. So what I’m hearing is that it kind of comes down to communication. Communication within the cells, communication between the hormones, communication with your caregivers and communication with your healthcare providers so that you are educated on the tools that we already have innately in our bodies and our environment so that we can create more of a vital force so we can deal with this toxic time that’s around us.

Dr. Connealy:
Right. Well, we’ve lived unchecked for about 30 years. We have all these new industrialized, technological advancements, but we forgot how do all of these factors affect the functionality of the human being and now we’re seeing the aftermath of what’s going on. 52% of our children are on medications. They’re killing themselves. They have anxiety, depression, they have autoimmune diseases, ADD, I can go on and on. And if you start out like that, how are you going to be in 10 years? And why aren’t we taking a stand? We’ve got to take a stand for these innocent children.

Then we are the leader in chronic diseases in the world. The leader, all right. We ranked number one and chronic diseases in the world. Again, why aren’t we taking a stance. The statistics are published. And we ranked United States ranked 43rd or 47th in healthcare in the world. So third world countries are better. It’s better not to do anything than to have intervention. And so we spend twice as much as any other country. So obviously the paradigm that we’re practicing in is not working for the survival of humanity.

Dr. Jensen: 
Yeah, and that’s huge. It’s that paradigm shift and I am so excited to hear you speak at the conference and I know everybody that’s going to be exposed to this video is going to feel the same because we do, all of us as practitioners need to rise up together so that we can educate and inform and empower everyone to take care of themselves. So that we can take care of the next generation.

Dr. Connealy: 
Right. We need to be ambassadors ourselves, embody it and embrace it ourselves daily. And then teach individuals about the magic of self care.

Dr. Jensen:
Beautiful. Thank you so much Dr. Connealy. It was so great to meet you and I just can’t wait to meet you in person.

Dr. Connealy:  
Oh great, Dr. Sonya. Great to spend my morning with you.

Dr. Jensen:   
Great.

 

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