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Overcome Porn Addiction Using Nutrition | Ep. 47 with Jordan Gundersen, Master Herbalist at Health Saves

Updated: Apr 5


Porn addiction is a struggle for many today. Finding ways to break free of porn can feel confusing and overwhelming when we aren’t sure where to start. 


One method of overcoming addiction that is gaining traction is nutrition. In episode 47 of No More Desire, hosted by me (Jake Kastleman), we turn the spotlight to the intersection of nutrition, mental health, and addiction recovery - discussing how we can overcome porn addiction using nutrition.


Jordan Gundersen, a Master Herbalist renowned for his expertise in health and nutrition, delves into how dietary choices and natural remedies can play a pivotal role in combating addiction cravings and fostering mental well-being. In turn, empowering us to quit porn.


To learn more about Jordan Gundersen, Master Herbalist, and his wife Cassidy Gundersen, Nutritionist Ph.D., go to healthsaves.org.


My Personal Recovery Journey

I have firsthand experience in battling and conquering pornography addiction. My approach encompasses personalized coaching, practical exercises, and transformative resources aimed at empowering individuals to break free from addiction's grip.


Part of my program involves nutrition and physical wellness goals, exercises, and education. These things have already helped my clients significantly in their journey to quit porn.


Overcome Porn Addiction Using Nutrition

In Episode 47, I welcome Jordan Gundersen, a trusted friend and esteemed figure in the realm of nutrition and herbal medicine. Jordan's expertise, coupled with my personal journey, sets the stage for exploration into the relationship between nutrition, mental health, and porn addiction recovery.


Jordan Gundersen: Master Herbalist and Advocate for Health

Jordan Gundersen's credentials precede him as a world-famous master herbalist and Iridologist. With a wealth of experience and accolades under his belt, Jordan has dedicated his life to promoting holistic well-being through faith, herbs, and food. As the founder of Health Saves, Jordan has been instrumental in guiding individuals towards healthier lifestyle choices and addressing a myriad of health concerns.


The Power of Nutrition: Transforming Mental Health

Central to the discussion is the profound impact of nutrition on mental health. Both Jordan and I attest to the transformative potential of dietary interventions in mitigating addiction cravings (including porn addiction cravings) and enhancing overall well-being. Jordan highlights the significance of iodine, emphasizing its crucial role in thyroid health and its implications for mood regulation, metabolism, and energy balance.


Jordan and Cassidy’s Journey

The narrative takes a deeply personal turn as Jordan shares the journey of his wife, Cassidy, and himself. Facing a multitude of health challenges, including pre-diabetes, arthritis, lupus, and depression, Cassidy's health prognosis appeared grim. However, fueled by determination and a commitment to holistic healing, Jordan and Cassidy embarked on a journey towards optimal health. Cassidy's pursuit of education in nutrition ultimately led to the discovery of the transformative potential of a whole food plant-based diet.


Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection

Delving deeper into the discussion, Jordan sheds light on the intricate relationship between gut health and mental well-being. 


Within the gut resides a complex ecosystem of microorganisms, collectively known as the microbiota. These microorganisms play a pivotal role in various physiological processes, including mood regulation. 


Jordan discusses the significance of fiber in nurturing beneficial bacteria within the gut, which, in turn, produce short-chain fatty acids. These fatty acids influence gut health and contribute to the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for mood stabilization and happiness.


Navigating the Complexities of Gut Health

While emphasizing the role of beneficial bacteria, Jordan underscores the importance of maintaining a balanced gut microbiome. Rather than adopting a binary view of good versus bad bacteria, Jordan advocates for cultivating an environment where diverse bacterial species coexist harmoniously. This balance is achieved through dietary choices rich in prebiotic and probiotic foods, such as garlic, which not only exhibit antibacterial properties but also promote the proliferation of beneficial gut flora.


Applying a Holistic Approach to Health

Drawing parallels between nutrition and mental health, I share my personal insights gleaned from my journey towards well-being and recovery. Reflecting on my upbringing and dietary habits, I talk about how powerful nutrient-dense foods can be in alleviating cravings and enhancing mental resilience. It’s important to embrace a diet abundant in vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to meet the body's nutritional needs. This increases our mental health and lowers our susceptibility to addiction.


Unlocking the Nutritional Potential of Whole Foods

Jordan underscores the nutritional potency of whole foods, citing an intriguing study on apples' vitamin C content. Despite containing approximately 750 milligrams of vitamin C, consuming an apple yields an effect equivalent to 1500 milligrams of vitamin C intake. 


This phenomenon shows the synergistic interactions inherent in whole foods, where various compounds collaborate to enhance nutritional efficacy. By embracing a diet abundant in whole, plant-based foods, we can harness the full spectrum of nutrients essential for optimal health and well-being.


Combining Nutrition and Porn Addiction Recovery 

Gut health, mental well-being, and dietary choices all go together. By making better choices for our health, we can empower our recovery. 


To learn more about how nutrition can help us break free of porn addiction, check out podcast Episode 18: How What You Eat Impacts Addiction


To learn more about Jordan Gundersen, Master Herbalist, and his wife Cassidy Gundersen, Nutritionist Ph.D., go to healthsaves.org.



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