February 3, 2022
Monica Hershaft is one interesting practitioner, and on a recent Phoenix trip, I had a chance to experience her very unique flavor of muscle testing and nutritional prescription.
She is a bestselling author, motivational speaker and holistic health practitioner and nutritional consultant with Advanced Clinical Training Certification in NRT. After 10 years building one of the top-rated holistic health practices in Los Angeles, she developed ‘Treat the Source’ a remote online program that helps those suffering from chronic symptoms who can't get a true diagnosis, to get their health and life back.
Responsible for healing thousands of people struggling with undiagnosed, chronic illness, Monica has established herself as a true trailblazer in the wellness space. She is the bestselling author of “Treat the Source Not the Symptom: The 3 Pillar System to Get Your Health Back’, now available on Amazon. She has been named one of the top Los Angles nutrition and health experts by CBS as well as one of the top holistic nutrition experts in the nation by DietSpotlight.com. Monica has been a featured speaker in multiple health summits including Healing Rosie-The Fix for Female Hormones, The Chronic Mystery Symptom Summit, Health Hacker f(x) Summit by the co-founder of Paleo fX, Keith Norris, and The Bone Health Academy Speaker Series.
She’s also been featured in The Healthy Me Podcast from CEO of Primal Life Organics, Trina Felber, as well as Get Well Now with Dr. Meg Haworth, celebrity holistic chef and author. Monica has also been a guest on renowned Los Angeles psychic Colby Rebel Radio Show on UBN and spoken on psychiatric drugs on Watchdog Radio.
Monica understands that just because your labs are normal, it doesn’t mean you’re not sick and she can explain why that happens and how to fix it! Too many legitimately sick people are being put on anti-depressants because the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong with them and their labs are normal. Monica is here to tell you that you are not crazy and there are answers!
Being plagued with her own mystery illness for 10+ years after participating in a popular detox program, Monica knows first-hand the frustration that chronic symptoms and an improper diagnosis can create for those struggling with their health. Having this personal experience has allowed Monica to not only heal her clients physically, but to understand them on a deep, personal level.
Monica’s conflict over incorporating animal protein and going Paleo in order to recover her health was the most difficult dilemma she had ever faced because she was born and raised Vegan. Her father is famed Animal Rights Activist, Founder, and Holocaust Survivor, Alex Hershaft. Her 10-year chronic, mystery illness finally resolved through a combination of adopting an altered Paleo style diet along with eliminating toxic overload because diet and nutrition alone was not enough to help restore immune function. This ethical crossroads was heartbreaking and riddled with doubt due to her upbringing and knowledge of the factory farming conditions. She will never consume animal protein that has been conventionally farmed, opting only for sourcing from grass fed, pasture raised Paleo-centric farms.
Her father’s many talks on the connection between animals being killed for food and their family’s experience in the Holocaust, being transported in cattle cars to be killed in the camps, weighed heavily on her decision. Her father, Alex Hershaft, is well known all over the world for his Animal Rights organization and his many talks and videos about the connection between the Holocaust and the Vegan lifestyle. Monica was heartbroken that she was unable to recover her health as a Vegan.
After working one on one with countless patients in her private practice located in Los Angeles, she realized it was time to create a program that could help more people on a wider scale and that led to the development of her online digital course “Treat the Source-The 3 Pillar Holistic Health Repair Program” to help people who are struggling with chronic symptoms and can't get a true diagnosis. This 12 week online program provides tips and tools as well as weekly actions and hacks to help them take their health back into their own hands no matter where they live.
In this episode, you'll discover:
-How a debilitating chronic “mystery” illness led to Monica's unique practice…
- Muscle testing (applied kinesiology)
- BGF Podcast with Teri Cochrane:
- Treating “chronic mystery illnesses”
- NRT – Nutrition Response Testing
- Monica got violently sick with a standard health protocol
- Monica's father Alex Hershaft began the animal rights movement; raised as a vegan as a result
- Couldn't eat solid food; was told by doctors “it's all in your head”
- Consumed by shame, Monica silently broke her vegan vow and began to experience significant health breakthroughs
- Determined to be a severe choline deficiency
- A child raised on a vegan diet will develop differently from one who becomes vegan later in life
- A nervous system that is blocked or switched will not respond to treatments
-Breakdown of the evaluation and treatment Ben will receive…18:25
- Two elements: review eval form and gather more info; then the exam and go over the findings
- Supplements Ben “stayed on” while traveling:
- The goal is to live an optimal life without “biohacks”
- Ben got Mersa and SIBO years ago
- Ben was lactose intolerant but drank milk a lot as a kid
- Food allergies are gone when doing the program
- Rectal prolapse is linked to muscular integrity
- Cardio Plus supplement
- Left knee cartilage degeneration (surgery performed by Dr. Matt Cook)
- When gut flares, the knee flares with it
- Full body stem cell treatment with Dr. Harry Adelson
- Testosterone cream (compounded by Dr. Craig Koniver)
- Podcast with Eniko Loud:
-First phase of treatment: muscle testing…41:10
- Calibration gives a sense of strength and weakness
- Nervous system is switching
- Homeopathic vials broken up into different energy patterns
- Pancreatic enzyme production
- Take out metal fillings!
- Not blocked to any pathogens
- Frontal brain, Cerebral spinal fluid, Crown, Cerebellum, Pineal gland, Pituitary, Hypothalamus
- Biohacks will fool some of the typical testing methods (hidden organs)
- “Asking the body” where to test before other parts
- Body scan w/ supplements to see if it will test strong
-Reviewing the results of the two-part exam…1:04:15
- Poor enzymatic production
- Five layers to illness
- Inflammation (chemical and metal toxins)
- Allergies (inflamed immune response)
- Bad labs
- 11 of 12 stool samples are false negatives for parasites
- GI Effects test
- Ben is in the third layer currently
- Inflamed salivary glands
- Phase 1 Immune – dealing with overwhelm of toxins, overwhelm of pathogens (6 months)
- Phase 2 Repair and rebuild – Prevent future chemical exposure
- Phase 3 Maintenance
- Next steps for Ben:
- Endocrine system
- Pituitary is out of balance
- Biodent supplement for the teeth
- Betine hydrochloride
-How to partake of Monica's expertise, even if you don't live in Phoenix…
-And much more!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Link to schedule appointment with Monica in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
- Code: BEN75 for $75 off
These patients HAVE to be local because this is an ongoing program that requires weekly visits so they need to be local to the Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ area.
- Primal Life Organics
–Personal Peak Performance Summit: Calling individuals with deep interest in self-discovery, personal growth, and peak performance! Join us in beautiful San Diego, CA, for an epic, educational and experiential adventure with highly accomplished wellness professionals, athletes, scientists, business people, artists, musicians, and more.
–Water and Wellness: The best solution for clean and safe drinking water. Water and Wellness also offers an amazing line of essential water additives such as Quinton Marine plasma which contain over 78 trace minerals and elements from the ocean to help restore your biological-terrain. Get 15% off your order when you use discount code GREENFIELD
–Butcher Box: Delivers healthy 100% grass-fed and finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door on a monthly basis. All their products are humanely raised and NEVER given antibiotics or hormones.
–Kion Decaf Coffee: Carefully selected and roasted for taste, purity, high antioxidants and health, and now available in decaf! BGF listeners save 20% off your first order with code BGF20