My name is Dr Eldred Taylor and I’m an OB/GYN. Okay, you’ll say, ‘I must be in the wrong lecture, I thought we were going to talk about GI health, this guy’s an OB/GYN. I don’t need to hear about hormones, I don’t want to hear that right now’, well let me tell you how it works. So I started doing this around 12 or 13 years ago, and to be honest with you it was not so that I could come and speak at these lectures. That was not my intention. My intention and why I got started doing this is because of the old phrase -  I don’t know if you guys have heard this or not - ‘That it’s cheaper to keep her’. Because my wife was getting ready to get rid of me because I was changing my personality two weeks before her menstrual cycle and she got very upset how my personality changed two weeks before her menstrual cycle and it was causing friction. And so thankfully, I had some patients come in and ask me about natural hormones and so I learned about progesterone and all these things and I started using them with my wife and all of a sudden my personality got much better to her, she could stand me a lot like better. So from that, I went on this kind of journey to understand bioidentical hormones and that worked great for a while, but then I found out that it wasn’t quite doing the whole job. And I went to a lecture and someone was telling me about how important the adrenal gland and stress and how to understand the thyroid gland and how it works and how to test, and so I started learning about that. And I found that the statistics said that 75-90% of visits to primary care physicians are for stress related complaints or disorders. So I got really interested in stress and I start teaching, if you were here before at that last meeting I talked about the stress connection, how stress is involved in so many other conditions that you guys see. So I was fine, I said, ‘Okay now I know about bioidentical hormones, I know about the adrenal gland, I’m good’. And then I kept going to these lectures and they said that all disease starts in the gut and I said how could that be, all disease starts in the ovary and that’s why I’m an OB/GYN, so that’s where it all starts. And then I moved that all disease starts in the adrenal gland and then I forced myself to start learning about the gut, and the gut is very very important. As you see, the GI didn’t know what I was doing to my GI system and that’s what a lot of us we don’t understand what is actually going on. There’s two things that you need in order to get out of line and to stay out of line, is knowledge and courage. So you’re coming here for two or three days to get some knowledge and hopefully you’ll get enough knowledge to give you enough courage to go home and - even though your partners think you’re crazy - you’ll go ahead and try and do some of these things. What you’ll find out is that that knowledge will usually give you some pretty positive results, and that knowledge plus the courage to do it and try it and get a result will make you want to get more knowledge. And then you’re going to get more knowledge you’re going to try more things, you’re going to get more courage and then the courage is going to make you want to get more knowledge and so that’s why an OB/GYN is here talking about GI health because for 12 years I have been trying to get knowledge and it’s given me courage and now I finally got enough courage to get up here and talk about GI health after I’ve gained enough knowledge and courage, cos here’s why I have the courage to do this because physiology trumps all okay. To purchase this entire lecture series, click here.