Podcast Episode Ninety-Eight: What Collagen Is and Why You Need More of It

You’ve probably heard of collagen, but you might not be aware of exactly what it is and how beneficial it is to your body. These days, most people associate collagen with skin health, but you’d be surprised at all the other systems in your body that collagen can help.

Collagen is so important to your overall health and it’s so easy to integrate into your life with supplements, broths, and/or meats. Choose whatever form works for you but just make sure that you’re getting enough collagen in your diet. In this episode, we’ll share exactly what collagen is, all of the ways it positively impacts your body (there really are so many!), how to get enough of it, and things to avoid that lead to the breakdown of collagen.  

What’s in this episode:

  • What exactly collagen is
  • Collagen does so much in your body to strengthen tissues, bones, digestive tract, skin, and more, and it’s so important for your health
  • Bone-in meats, broths and supplements are ways we can get more collagen into our bodies
  • It’s so easy to add collagen into your diet and the payoff to your body is huge
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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