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The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of

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    The Wellness Mama Podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in improving their health and wellness. Katie, the host, covers a wide range of topics and brings on experts in the field to provide valuable insights and advice. The podcast is informative, easy to understand, and offers practical tips that can be easily implemented into daily life. Katie's direct and to-the-point approach is perfect for busy individuals who don't have time for unnecessary chit-chat.

    One of the best aspects of this podcast is the breadth of topics covered. From nutrition and exercise to hormone balance and parenting, there is something for everyone. The interviews with experts are engaging and informative, offering actionable advice that can lead to real improvements in health. Katie's own knowledge and personal experiences also shine through, making the podcast relatable and inspiring.

    Another great aspect of this podcast is the focus on holistic health and wellness. Katie emphasizes the importance of taking care of not just our physical health but also our mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This comprehensive approach sets this podcast apart from others in the health and wellness space.

    While it's hard to find any major flaws with this podcast, one minor downside could be the occasional repetition of information across episodes. Some listeners might find that certain concepts or tips are reiterated multiple times, which can feel redundant if you're a long-time listener. However, this repetition can also be beneficial for new listeners or those who may have missed previous episodes.

    In conclusion, The Wellness Mama Podcast is an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being. Katie's expertise combined with her engaging interviews make for an informative and enjoyable listening experience. Whether you're a busy mom or simply someone looking to live a healthier life, this podcast has something valuable to offer.

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    Latest episodes from The Wellness Mama Podcast

    The First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying About What People Think of You with Dr. Michael Gervais

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 68:32

    Episode Highlights With Dr. GervaisHis story and how he got into the work he doesWhy we are biologically wired to attune to other people's opinions The difference between not caring about what other people think and not worrying about what other people thinkWhat identity foreclosure is and what to do about itPerformance based identity vs purpose based identity Important strategies for working through inner talk and how to avoid performance based identity in our kidsHis definition: Excellence is being at home with yourself wherever you areResources We MentionThe First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying about What People Think of You by Michael Gervais PhDMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. FranklBe Quick - But Don't Hurry: Finding Success in the Teachings of a Lifetime by Andrew Hill and John WoodenMind Gym by Gary Mack

    Bridging the Gap Between Our Health and Our Homes, Air Quality and Mold Exposure with Michael Rubino

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 56:03

    Episode Highlights With MichaelHow his first time ever meditating was with Deepak Chopra and what it was likeWhy indoor air quality is so importantWe breathe 20,000 times per day and the air we breathe can make a huge differenceWhy there can be mold problems even in homes that are immaculate and always kept cleanHow mold gets into our homes and it isn't always a water leakWhat he recommends about mold testing in the homeThe top places he finds mold growing and what remediation looks likeWhat to do with buying, building, or remodeling a home to reduce chances of moldEffects of mold in the body that we may not realizeWarning signs to look for with moldHis take: all autoimmunity has some connection with moldWays to help support the body after mold exposureResources We MentionThe Dust TestThe Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World by Raj Sisodia and Michael J. Gelb

    How Your Sleeping Position Affects Your Health with Dr. Peter Martone

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 61:22

    Episode Highlights With Dr. MartoneHow he raised a deer! The real truth on the optimal sleep position and why we can have trouble sleeping that wayBest sleep posture tips and how to benefit from themSleeping on the left side during pregnancy and how to get back to good sleep posture after birth- is it really true not to sleep on the back during pregnancy?The reasons we toss and turn at night: pain, safety, and how to fix itYou are really only in control of how you fall asleep so to give yourself the best chance of staying asleep, you want to master falling asleepHow breath and respiration affects sleepThe vagus nerve controls 80% of the parasympathetic nervous system and how to support it during sleepOther ways to support the vagus nerveHow to use scent to improve sleep and induce deeper states of relaxationWhy we need more sleep in the winter and how this can help the immune systemYour heart is one of the only organs that can metabolize cortisol in high doses so things like exercise and sauna can help regulate cortisol One hour of sleep before midnight is worth two afterThe real deal on alcohol and the impact for sleepHis take on melatonin and how/when to use it or notDon't think yourself to sleep. Instead, remember yourself to sleep and how to use memory to help yourself sleep better (cool tip)What it means when we do and don't remember our dreamsResources We MentionDr. Peter Martone - website - Use code Katie15 for a discountOura RingMagnesium for better sleepDreamland BabyBook: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn RandBook: The Zig Zag Principle by Rich Christiansen

    Understanding Breast Implant Illness (BII) and Addressing Chronic Inflammation With Dr. Robert Whitfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 53:17

    Episode Highlights With Dr. WhitfieldWhy he and I both love the show Ted Lasso and highly recommend itWhat breast implant illness is and why it can be difficult to pinpoint and how much of the body it can affectDo all women experience problems from breast implants or do some do ok?Factors that make women more at risk for BIIWhat to be aware of with explant surgery and considerations to understandThe lymphoma connection to implants and how to remove them safelyThe stats about implants and complicationsWhat to do if you're considering explants Specific supplements and interventions he recommends for inflammationUncommon symptoms that can be related to breast implant illness and inflammationHis advice for inflammation even if you don't ever work with himResources We MentionDr. Robert Whitfield - Website (use code wellnessmama for a discount)Breast Implant Illness PodcastBook: Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine by Robert H. LustigBook: Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork by Dan Sullivan

    The Connection Between Sexual Health, Longevity, and Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Amy B. Killen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 53:51

    Episode Highlights With Dr. AmyShe didn't play with Barbies as a kid but the funny thing she played with insteadWhy she switched from emergency medicine to the work she does nowThe connection between sexual health and longevityCorrelation between people who are more sexually active and lower all cause mortalitySome of the reasons for the decline in libido The importance of being able to activate the parasympathetic nervous system for overall and sexual healthThe misinformation about hormone testing and hormone replacementUniversal things that contribute to longevity and health: exercise, lean muscle mass, sleep, healthy diet, sunshineWhy she recommends sun and how she balances this with sun healthIn studies, those with the lowest sun exposure had the highest risk of deathHer recommended supplements for longevity and slowing aging Her take on OzempicWhat to know about peptides and when they can be usefulWhy sauna is one of her top biohacksHer take on cold water exposureEven more reasons to lift weights, especially as we get older“It's better to be brave than perfect.”  Dr. Amy KillenResources We MentionAmy B. Killen - websiteHOP boxDocere ClinicBook: Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter

    Root Causes of Infertility, Declining Sperm Count, and How to Fix It with Dr. Nashat Latib

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2023 58:27

    Episode Highlights With Dr. NashatHer journey from ER doc to functional medicine fertility docHow cortisol interferes with hormone production and can be related to infertilityHer own journey with IUI and IVF and why she'd do it differently if she knew what she knew nowWhy male and female fertility matter in the fertility equationWhat happens in the 90 days pre conception directly influences egg and sperm healthWhy egg health is not static and can improve over timeWhat AMH is and what it actually indicatesWhy sperm counts are expected to go to 0 in the next 40-50 yearsHow detox comes into play with fertility protocols The liver is your laundromat and how to support itHow basal body temperature relates to fertility and how to use this data to your advantage Resources We MentionNashat Latib - website10 Steps to Optimal Health and HormonesOura ringBook: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza 

    Letting Kids Lead the Way, Critical Thinking, and How Education is Changing with Lisa Jendza

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2023 55:51

    Episode Highlights With LisaHow she shifted from IT into her current workAction speaks louder than words but experience trumps actionHow she teaches life lessons through kitchen skillsThe importance of experimentsHow to shift mindset through food experiences with kidsKids are so capable of understanding and making good choices about food and about lifeHer take on stem classes and their possible downsidesRight brain focused approaches to education with kidsHow cooking is a great integrated whole brain experience with both right and left brain activitiesOur kids futures will look different than we can predict and how to help them prepareHow to create more opportunities for right brain learning with your kidsResources We MentionFreedom KitchenBook: The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    The Iron Curse: Myths and Misconceptions About Iron and Iron Overload With Dr. Christy Sutton

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2023 64:17

    Episode Highlights With Dr. ChristyWhy she started researching iron overload and eventually wrote a book on itThe unknown dangers of both high iron and low iron and how to get a correct understanding of if you have either oneWhy females are typically more likely to have low iron issues but this can change as women get olderKids are more at risk for being low in iron Calcium binds to iron and makes it harder to absorb The reason iron testing doesn't happen early enough in pregnancy and why it is important to test pre pregnancyWhat ideal ranges of iron look like at different phases of lifeGenetic testing for iron and what to look for to know your genetic status related to ironWhat to do if you do have high iron levels and how to find a practitioner that can actually help youGood genes to check in your kids at a young ageImportant info about iron supplements and best and worst supplements and foods for either iron statusResources We MentionThe Iron Curse by Dr. Christy SuttonNutrition Genome - gene testingDr. Christy Sutton - homepageThe Iron Curse WorkshopMTHFR WorkshopBook: Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life by Russell Blaylock

    The Science of Algae for Mitochondria, Aging, and Brain Health With Catharine Arnston

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2023 70:00

    Episode Highlights With CatharineAlgae is a food and not a supplement and was the first food on earthMacro algae vs micro algaeWhy algae is the most nutrient rich food in the worldThe reason you actually want farm grown algae and not wild grown algaeSpirulina vs ChlorellaAlgae shows up when there are toxins or bacteria and works as a cleanup crewIt also works as a clean up crew in the body Algae has individual aminos The reason we need algae more now than we have in the pastHow algae affects mitochondria in a positive way and reduces free radicals Why these are ok to eat during a fast and can actually improve outcomes How chewing these algae can help with bacteria in the mouth and support oral healthResources We MentionEnergyBits - Use code wellnessmama for a discountBook: Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health--and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More by Christopher M. Palmer MD

    Too Much Sugar & Glutathione for Brain Health With Dr. Gina Nick

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2023 42:06

    Episode Highlights With GinaThe real deal with our sugar consumption, especially this time of yearHarmful effects of sugar and the long term problems with too much sugar consumptionThe average consumption of sugar for kids on halloween is 3 cups!Sugar can be highly addictive and have a similar impact as drugsThere are over 260 ways to say sugar on a label so it might be in something and you not even knowThe benefits of glutathione and why it is so important for healthHer unique ways to get glutathione Glutathione is a tri-peptide that is naturally occurring in the body but can become depleted with exposure to toxins, sugar, etc and glutathione can help counteract the negative effects of some of those sugarsWhy our bodies demand for glutathione is higher than ever beforeGlutathione can cross the blood brain barrierHer own personal 80/20 for daily healthResources We MentionGlutathione Products - Best {Daily} EverHer website and blogBook: The Mind of the Cells by Satprem

    Finding Healing and Health from a Mind Body Approach With Dr. Afrouz Demeri

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2023 68:01

    Episode Highlights With Dr. AfrouzHow she went from wanting to do neurosurgery to the work she does now in naturopathic medicineWhy the things people come in for her to help with often aren't the things they need to work onThe mind and body connection and how she uses biopsychology in her practiceModalities she uses to help address the subconscious and inner emotional aspectsBetter questions to ask yourself in getting to better health answersCommon pitfalls she sees that women encounter when it comes to hormone healthWays to support proper hormone function as a womanThe importance of sunlight for hormone supportHow to approach your health from a perspective of curiosity instead of judgmentThe way she reversed her own Hashimoto's with crying, iodine, and other modalitiesWays to support liver health Resources We MentionDr. Afrouz DemeriMolecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace B. PertYou Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Dr Joe DispenzaThe Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles by Bruce H. LiptonMind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin M.D.Cured by Jeffrey Rediger M.D.Ted Lasso

    Kava: A Paradigm Shift in Mental Health With Cameron George

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2023 66:20

    Episode Highlights With CameronHow he used to own monkeys and piranhas and how this was actually part of his own health journeyThe total health collapse he had that led him into health and wellness and how he discovered KavaDesperation and inspiration are the two main pathways to growth What Kava is and where it grows natively How Kava impacts the body The unique effects of Kava and how it can lead to better focus and connection without the downsides of something like alcoholUnderstanding the safety concerns with Kava and why sourcing and form matters Breaking down the myths about Kava and liver safetyKava is one of the most well studied plant compounds in the worldThe psychological effects of Kava and how to use it for the most benefitHow Kava naturally elevates dopamine without having to put glucose in or have outside stimulationWays Kava benefits women specifically How Kava can support parasympathetic stateKava can help regulate hormones for womenResources We MentionTruKavaArticle - Is Kava Safe to Consume?Weston A. Price books12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson

    Critical Importance of Family Meals With Shawn Stevenson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2023 60:51

    Episode Highlights With ShawnHow he didn't eat a salad until he was 25! And what led to his nutritional shiftsWhat led to his massive health transformationFascinating data about how our social connections impact our healthScience-backed reasons that family meals are so importantPeople who have healthy social ties have about a 50% reduction in all-cause mortalityFamilies that eat together only 3 times a week have a reduced risk of obesity and disordered eatingUp to 80% of doctor visits today are from stress-related causesCravings are cultural and we can shift themTips for actually implementing family meals to get the benefitResources We MentionThe Model Health Show - His website and podcastEat Smarter Family Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Transform Your Health, Happiness, and Connection by Shawn StevensonSleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success by Shawn StevensonReal PlansWellness Mama's Bulk Cooking Guide Staying Sane in an Insane World by Greg Harden

    How to Breathe and Permission to Rest With Ashley Neese

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2023 53:43

    Episode Highlights With AshleyHer experience as an amateur beekeeper and how she got into itHow being around bees can help with parasympatheticUnderstanding the importance of rest and the actual definitionHow rest can help us do hard things and improve other areas of lifeRecovering from her trauma as part of her healing journey Simple practices to learn rest and connect to the bodyHow nature helps with rest and the stress response cycleWays to break the stress response cycle and downshift into restWhat a body budget is and how that can help us restResources We MentionPermission to Rest: Revolutionary Practices for Healing, Empowerment, and Collective Care by Ashley NeeseEidon MineralsUpgraded FormulasThe Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

    700: Life Lessons, New Directions, and Letting Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2023 35:01

    Episode Highlights With KatieSharing some life lessons, new directions, new shifts, and letting goWhere we've come from -  the journey to more integrated healthHow nothing shifted substantially for my health until I also addressed the inner mental/emotional side and worked on letting goHow I've changed over the past 100 episodesWhat some of my biggest adjustments in life have beenHow I've navigated divorce and the vow I made as I moved through thatWays that we helped our kids with big life changes and how we held safe space for them to process their emotionsWhat I call a "caterpillar death" of Wellness Mama and the obituary I wrote to put the old vs new into perspectiveAn authentic introduction to myself and what I'd like to share with all of youResources We MentionBook: Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After by Katherine Woodward ThomasEidonLMNTUpgraded Formula

    The Body Can Heal: Don't Let a Diagnosis Define Your Life With Julie Michelson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2023 59:42

    Episode Highlights With JulieHow she found the love of her life in her fiftiesHer own story with autoimmunity that led her to the work she does nowWhat the inflammation spectrum is and how to address chronic inflammationThe biggest drivers in inflammation and autoimmune diseaseHow toxins contribute to inflammation and autoimmunity Why we need 6-9 cups of vegetables a day for micronutrients How to create a haven in our home and nurture resilience for other experiences and exposures Why autoimmunity affects women proportionately more than menMany people who show up to her for help are perfectionists and how this influences healthHow our bodies and especially our brains detox during sleep and how to support thisHer tricks for sleep healthOur bodies hear our thoughts and take them as truth How to shift mindset to shift your healthCreate a positive healing statement Resources We MentionDetox Jumpstart 30-day programJulie Michelson - WebsiteWellnesseThe Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey 

    How to Get Your Health Back in Midlife With Inna Lozinskaya

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2023 74:20

    Episode Highlights With Dr. InnaThe fun life turn that happened when she decided to learn English as an adultHow hormones shift at different phases of life for womenThe first hormone to drop in perimenopause Progesterone is a natural anti-anxiety hormoneUnderstanding progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen for women in perimenopause and menopause How perimenopause and menopause can affect the adrenals Nutrition is 80% of success for hormone health at every phaseWhy we need more protein as we ageBest sources of fat for hormone healthHormones are activated or deactivated in the liver and how to keep the liver healthy How to break the stress cycle to replenish hormonesThere is no relaxation in the body without magnesium being available When to test hormones and what to look for in the resultsWhy some women feel better on hormone replacement but some feel worseResources We MentionMidlife Wellness Institute - WebsiteMagnesiumLMNTWomen's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup M.D.The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection--The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men by Suzanne Somers

    Biomechanics of Breast Movement (and general movement) With Katy Bowman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 57:16

    Episode Highlights With KatyBreast health through the lens of movementUnderstanding why breasts need to move and how to do that without injuryThe way you move moves your body in a particular wayIf you want breasts that are well supported, do movements that build strength in supportMovements like pushups or hanging as a test of chest movement and strength How carrying babies and breastfeeding can lead to stiffness in the upper bodyWhy to work up to being able to hang by holding onto a bar for one whole minute each dayHow to work better movement into the things you're already doing Ways to counteract too much single-position input like looking at a phoneHow our core is affected by what is happening in the hips and the shoulders A tip for getting better movement and benefits even from walkingWe're so much more fluent in the importance of food than the importance of movementResources We MentionRethink Your Position: Reshape Your Exercise, Yoga, and Everyday Movement, One Part at a Time by Katy BowmanMore books by Katy BowmanHanging board on AmazonBook: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

    5 Keys to Raising Kids for a Lifetime of Physical and Mental Health with Brian Stenzler

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 58:37

    Episode Highlights With BrianWhy he repelled down a building to raise money for charity and help kidsThe common factors he sees as contributing to the rise in chronic disease in society Why the current system supports disease and not optimal healthHis 5 keys to the wellness lifestyle: DREAM- Diet, Relaxation, exercise, adjustment, and mental wellness Diet is everything that goes into your body from the outside world, including food, relationships, books, etcHis 5 dealbreakers in his household: artificial sweeteners, high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors or colors, no gossip Discipline is not about deprivation… it is about making empowering choicesHow nervous system health comes into play for health and how to improve itWhy the nervous system is the master control system for the bodyIf nervous system health isn't optimal, no other aspect of health is going to line upWhy the majority of people are living in sympathetic dominance and how to get out of it Steps to set your child up for nervous system healthHow to use HRV as a tool of monitoring nervous system healthFactors to address stress and sleepDrop this saying from your vocabulary: everything in moderationResources We MentionD.R.E.A.M. Wellness: The 5 Keys To Raising Kids For A Lifetime Of Physical And Mental Health by Dr. Brian StenzlerBrian Stenzler - websiteOura RingKnowewelldreamwellnessbook.comBook: Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder 

    How to Prepare Your Kids for Wealth & Financial Literacy With Scott Donnell

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 68:53

    Episode Highlights With ScottHow he came face to face with a bear and a shark and survivedUnderstanding financial literacy and teaching this to our kids at a young agePassing on a generational legacy to kidsSteps for building financial literacy with kids and preparing them for wealth at a young ageThe three “E”s of wealth with kidsHow to use the Gravy Stack app for teaching kids wealthExpectations, Expenses, and Extra Pay as Teachers of finances with KidsThe things that differentiate families that create generational wealthMindset keys to raising value creators Common pitfalls in parenting and how to avoid themAre you passing on money trauma to your kids without knowing it?The number one thing he learned from legacy families: kids need heritage not inheritance Why he doesn't recommend an allowance and what to do instead4 stages of earning for kids: Earning, asset appreciation, community gigs, service or product businessThen save, invest, share, and spendHis thoughts on college and higher education and why skills beat degrees56% of college students get debt but not the degreeLess than 1 in 4 22-year-olds are financially independent Resources We MentionGravyStackSmart Money Parenting PodcastValue Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed by Scott Donnell and Lee BensonThe Road Less Stupid by Keith J. CunninghamTiny Habits by BJ Fogg PhD

    Understanding the Vaginal Microbiome and Vaginal Health With Priyanka Jain

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 55:50

    Episode Highlights With PriyankaHow her own health journey led to her helping women with health using her background in the data world Why were women not included in clinical research until 1993, and why are women diagnosed years later than men for the same conditionsHow to actually make the best use of data that we now have access toVaginal discomfort is the leading reason women seek medical help in the USAt any given moment, 30% of women have some form of vaginal dysbiosis The reason the vagina is meant to be acidic What her data set on the vaginal microbiome is showing and what we can learn from itThe most common vaginal dysbiosis and what we can learn from it84% of people with vaginal dysbiosis have no symptoms and get no treatment66% of people who have a yeast infection actually have something elseThe role sex plays in the vaginal microbiome What boric acid is and the real data on the research hereDo vaginal probiotics work? And what to know about themHow vaginal health affects fertility, pregnancy, and birth and what to know to optimize thisResources We MentionEvvyInvisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

    Rewire Your Gut Brain Connection: How to Heal Your Body with Your Mind With Lauryn Lax

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2023 57:23

    Episode Highlights With LaurynHow she also used to be a journalist and reporterHer story of 13 incurable illnesses and eating disorders and how she recovered What led to her breaking the normal medical model and researching the root causeThe gut and mind connectionWhy healing is 80% mindsetUnderstanding stress at a deeper level and how this relates to gut healthFascinating studies on hunger signals, stress, and nourishment from food (and how even metabolic response changed)How to shift your mindset to facilitate healingWhat her gut brain method is and what German new medicine isWhy so much disease is linked to stress (and how this can help you)Fascinating links between certain life experiences and certain illnesses (like grief/loss and certain cancers, or IBS and “undigestible conflict,” or skin issues and feelings of being attackedHow German new medicine looked at brain scans of people experiencing certain symptoms and the correlations they found Heal the body with the mind and the hidden links between life events and disease How to release the issues in the tissuesAnger, sadness, fear, guilt, and shame as core negative emotionsThe way generational issues and even experiences in utero can affect future issuesHer core pillars of health from a physical perspectiveA reason to chew your food a lot longerSimple supplements that can help with gut healthRemedies for sluggish gallbladderA great simple at-home breathing test and challengeHumans are nutrients Resources We MentionDr. Lauryn Lax - WebsiteMoldageddon: 5 Steps to Conquer Mold & Mycotoxin Illness for Good by Dr. Lauryn LaxThe 28 Day Gut Kickstart: Optimize from the Inside Out by Dr. Lauryn LaxTotal Gut Reset: Optimize Your Health With Your Second Brain by Dr. Lauryn LaxThe Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.Biology of Belief by Bruce H. LiptonHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    Why Cycle Syncing Can Change the World for the Better With Alisa Vitti

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 59:14

    Episode Highlights With Alisa VittiHow she sat and learned with one of the only female zen masters and what she learned from that experienceReconnecting with her feminine energyWhat cycle syncing is and how to use it to your advantageWhy we actually need more calories in certain phases of our cycle like the luteal phaseHow to use certain foods strategically to deal with estrogen surges throughout the cycleFitness and your cycle and how to train optimally in each part of the cycleA reason to avoid excessive cardio in the second half of your cycle and focus on strength training Why she doesn't recommend women do fasted workoutsBest times for biohacks specific to your hormones including when to use workouts, cold plunges, and other biohacks The downside of early morning wake-ups at certain parts of the cycleWhy women need more sleepUnderstanding libido and what to learn from libido shiftsResources We MentionIn the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life by Alisa VittiWomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source by Alisa VittiFlo Living - WebsiteDaughters of the Earth by Carolyn NiethammerWoman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie AngierThe Path of the Priestess by Sharron Rose

    The 80/20 of Health: Light, Protein, Nutrition, and Hormones with Dr. Leland Stillman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2023 67:50

    Episode Highlights With Dr. StillmanHow he got into functional medicine and conventional medicine and now works with many familiesThe importance of light, sunlight, and how to optimize thisWe are each our own primary healthcare providers and his approach of partnering with families for better outcomes How to create an optimized natural light environment and know the level of lux in the light exposure you getAverage indoor light exposure is about 20 lux and it can be 100k+ outdoors even on a cloudy dayHow hormones and neurotransmitters are impacted by light exposure The real problem with sunscreen and sunglasses and the amazing health outcomes from increasing light exposureHow much light exposure do we actually need?What the literature on sunscreen and skin cancer prevention actually says and why certain ones can be especially harmfulThe sun reduces all cause mortality What UVB light is and how it's beneficial (this research was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1904)Reasons not to wear sunglasses and the surprising history of how they became popular The connection between nutrition and lightWhy skin cancer rates double every few decades even with more sunscreen use and what to do about thisHow to “eat your sunscreen” and nourish your body from the inside out with folate and other nutrientsLentil sprouts: an easy hack for consuming folateHis take on high dose iodine Why we need more minerals and how to get them effectively The stress and mineral connectionResources We MentionDr. Stillman - Website and group coaching programsSkindeep databaseBook: The Influence of Ocular Light Metabolism by F. HollwichBook: The invisible Rainbow by Arthur Firstenberg

    Why Oral Health Is So Important for Overall Health With Naveen Jain

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2023 53:48

    Episode Highlights With Naveen99% of the genes in our body don't come from our mom and dad but from the 100 trillion microbes that call our bodies homeHow oral health relates to overall health and gut healthWhat the oral microbiome is and how to improve it How oral health is connected to colorectal cancer and heart diseaseWhy the bacteria in the mouth is related to digestion, nitric oxide production and so much moreWhat biofilms are in the mouth and what to do about themOral prebiotics, probiotics and postbioticsThe difference between genes and gene expression and how gene expression is constantly changing A parenting discussion about purpose and helping raising kids who can help the world Resources We MentionViome - Use code wellnessmama for a discountEvvy - Vaginal Microbiome TestBook: Existential Physics: A Scientist's Guide to Life's Biggest Questions by Sabine HossenfelderBook: A Thousand Brains by Jeff HawkinsBook: Why We Sleep by Matthew WalkerWellnesse - Toothpaste and Oral Probiotics

    The Survival Paradox: How Our Innate Healing Abilities Can Turn Against Us With Dr. Isaac Eliaz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2023 66:31

    Episode Highlights With Dr. IsaacHow he got to study with meditation masters in the Himalayas and how this led to what he calls open heart medicineWhat the survival paradox is and how it's a new paradigm of understanding health and diseaseHow this relates to fight or flight and what this does to the bodyThe feminine principle in Chinese medicine and how this relates to healthWhat alarming protein is and how it impacts the bodyMoving from reactivity to responsiveness The fibrotic process that happens when the body locks down emotionsWhat the most reactive foods are and how to avoid foods that will contribute to the survival system activating How cytokine storms relate to the survival paradox What galactin 3 is and how to block it to attenuate the inflammatory response The importance of addressing toxins in food and water Ways to give our kids the best foundation in life and help them avoid the survival paradox The studies on gratitude and health and how to nurture thisLetting go vs. giving upResources We MentionEconugenicsThe Survival Paradox: Reversing the Hidden Cause of Aging and Chronic Disease by Isaac Eliaz, MDPectasol - Amazon

    Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess and Raising Resilient Kids With Dr. Caroline Leaf

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2023 71:16

    Episode Highlights With Dr. LeafThe problem with how we take care of depression, anxiety, and mental healthHow the mind can influence the brain and vice versaWhy the brain isn't the cause, it is the responder, and why this reductionist approach has been a disservice to those who struggle with mental healthThe problem with labeling conditions based on just looking at the brain and a better approachWhat mind management is and how to help our kids have a good foundation of thisThe neurocycle as a tool to help kids work through strugglesHow suppression creates imbalances in the brain and the bodyThe most important thing we can do for our child's mental health (hint: it starts with the parents)How to model mental health skills to our childrenThe neurocycle approach to helping children become aware of and process things that happen to them and their interpretation of these eventsWhy children can interpret body language so well and how to manage our own minds in a way that helps themHow to model the neurocycle for your kids and make it part of your family cultureYou can't make your children happy and you can't fix themSafety net parenting vs. helicopter parenting Most kids are only getting 7-10 minutes a day of free play, but they need 3-4 hours optimallyWhy to let your child be upset and cry when they are experiencing big emotionsHow giving your child space to struggle will help them work through their feelings safely and shape their own identityYou can't change what has happened to you but you can change what it looks like inside of youYou can't change what has happened to you but you can change what it looks like inside of you - Dr Caroline LeafResources We MentionHow to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess: A Guide to Building Resilience and Managing Mental Health by Dr. Caroline LeafCleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking by Dr. Caroline LeafSwitch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health by Dr. Caroline LeafCaroline Leaf - websiteThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Misdiagnoses and Missed Opportunities of Our Vision: Why We Have It All Wrong With Dr. Bryce Appelbaum

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2023 69:39

    Episode Highlights With Dr. AppelbaumThe misdiagnosis and missed opportunities of vision and eyecare and why healthcare has it all wrong about the eyesEyesight and vision are different things and need to be treated differentlyEyesight refers to how well you can see on a chart or in a classroomVision refers to how our eyes work together and how we derive meaning from the world around usWhy vision problems are brain problems and why there is a fix for theseMost doctors are reactive rather than proactive when it comes to visionAll functional visual skills are learned skillsScreens and even early reading might be contributing to eye issuesMany vision problems are maladaptationsHow motion sickness, trouble with eye contact, resistance to reading, etc can be symptoms of vision strugglesVision therapy is physical therapy for the brain through the eyes… and how it worksHow vision relates to sports performance Over 80% of what kids learn in classrooms comes from visual inputs and many kids have things going on that interfere with optimal visual processing Why he believes that things like ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia are incomplete diagnoses unless vision is also evaluated Why it is estimated that by 2050, half of the world will be myopic The vast majority of motion sickness has a visual component that is treatable Why vision should not get worse with age unless there are functional problems that are impacting our ability to use our eyes wellEven if someone needs glasses, prescription should not get worse each yearExercises to help open up periphery and improve visionAny brain at any age can be taught and neuroplasticity is lifelong Resources We MentionScreenFit - Use code WELLNESSMAMA for a (vision therapy resources)Shift Your Mind by Brian LevensonVision First - WebsiteScreen Pandemic - Free WebinarInstagram

    A Functional Take on Gut Health, Thyroid Health & Reducing Autoimmunity with Dr. Amy Myers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2023 57:53

    Episode Highlights With AmyHer own drastic story with conventional medicine and how this led her to functional medicine and the work she doesThe common triggers and causes of the rise of chronic diseaseWhy she defines autoimmunity as a spectrum and commonalities among conditionsHow to know where you are on the spectrum5 factors: toxins, infections, gut issues, diet, and stressWhy ¾ of the triggers and causes of health issues are not genetic and are within our control to changeThe power of the mind and how much our inner voice relates to healthHer four pillars of functional health: 1- getting rid of grains and legumes, 2- tame the toxins, 3- relieve our stress, 4- address infections How to address and remove toxins in the bodyGut cells turn over every 24-48 hours so they can repair quickly Why we need a wide range of foods for gut diversity and how things like vegetables, spices, herbs, and other foods can be helpfulHow to know which plant foods are best for your specific genes and ancestral needsSeasonal eating can help gut healthHow to apply the 80/20 principle to optimal living Resources We MentionAmy Myers - WebsiteThe Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases by Amy Myers, MDThe Thyroid Connection: Why You Feel Tired, Brain-Fogged, and Overweight -- and How to Get Your Life Back by Amy Myers, MDWellnesseViomeThe Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, MDHyperbaric Pro

    Back to School Health and Stress Management With Tina Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2023 53:10

    Episode Highlights With TinaPreparing for back to school with a family Core things that can help us get back into a routine for schoolHealth things to keep the immune system strong when going back to schoolThe importance of morning sunlight - her tipsHer most crucial parenting adviceThe power of words and the energy you bring to any situationA fantastic strategy that her dad used that helped shape her mindset Her mantra: everything works out perfectly for meKey factors for good gut health - what to avoid and what to include Biggest myths about probiotics and what to look for Probiotics don't need to be alive in the fridge… they need to be active in the intestinesThe real deal about CFU counts90% of serotonin is produced in the gut along with dopamine and many other thingsHow to optimize neurotransmitters through the gutWhat psychobiotics are and how they can support mental healthResources We MentionJust Thrive Health - Use code wellnessmama15 for 15% offJust Thrive Health - InstagramJust Thrive - IgG539: Tina Anderson on Psychobiotics, Gut Brain Connection and Just Calm327: Optimizing Gut Health to Keep the Immune System Strong With Tina Anderson244: Tina Anderson on Debunking Probiotic MythsBrocEliteThe Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizI can See Clearly Now by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    Healing Negative Mindsets and Transformation Through Your DNA With Lisa Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2023 64:37

    Episode Highlights With LisaHer incredible near death experience that changed her lifeThe difference between DNA and epigeneticsHow things like emotions and trauma can be passed on in our DNAWhat informational tags are and how they're passed onHow to identify our inherited patterns and how to separate those from learned behaviorsParenting tips and how to help our kids build confidence in a healthy wayResources We MentionLisa Thomas - WebsiteEpigenetics Masterclass - August 19thThe Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizThe Big Leap by Gay HendricksLetting Go: The Pathway to Surrender by David R. Hawkins MD

    The Real Story About Castor Oil for Beauty, Hormones and Health with Marisol Teijeiro

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2023 59:05

    Episode Highlights With MarisolWhy she says she has a health retreat addiction and her favorite one to dateWhat makes castor oil so unique from a health perspectiveCastor oil as the number one thing in an at-home pharmacy or beauty cabinetWhy castor oil is considered the master carrier oilHow castor oil can transport things into deeper levels of the skinCan castor oil improve collagen and elasticity of skin?How castor oil can increase nitric oxide productionThe way castor oil can break down biofilms and help the microbiomeHow to use castor oil on the eyes at night to support both eyelashes and healthy eyesTips for using natural oils to promote thicker, stronger hair7 essential oils for hair growthHow to use castor oil to wash your face and combine with lymphatic massage of the faceA simple remedy you can make with castor oil and baking soda (one-to-one) to help with bug bites and small cuts or rashesWhat castor oil packs are and what they can help withCastor oil pack recommendations for hormones, liver, and injuriesHow to do “wet” dry brushing with castor oil for better skinCastor oil for scars and post tattoo careWhat to look for in a high quality castor oilResources We MentionQueen of Thrones - Castor Oil and Castor Oil Packs272: Dr. Marisol Teijeiro on Castor Oil for Digestion, Health, & BeautyHair Therapy Essential Oil from Plant TherapyThe BibleTao Te Ching by Lao TzuThe Game of Life by Florence Scovel Shinn

    The Unflustered Mom: Understanding Anxiety Styles and Beating Overwhelm With Amber Trueblood

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2023 60:43

    Episode Highlights With AmberWhy she dances to old school hip hop and how she got into this as a mom of four boysWhat the five anxiety styles are and why they are important Discovering our own superpowers and drivers Where your style isn't serving you but the flip side is your superpowerThe five anxiety styles: lover, fighter, executive, visionary, and dynamoHow she defines overwhelm and why it differs from other ways it is often defined The amount your actions are aligned with your values determines your level of overwhelm.Disconnecting the idea that busy equals overwhelmed How to know which style you areSelf-care suggestions for each style Resources We MentionHer website and Quiz on anxiety stylesThe Unflustered Mom: How Understanding the Five Anxiety Styles Transforms the Way We Parent, Partner, Live, and Love by Amber TruebloodSuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient by Jane McGonigal

    The Importance of the Circadian Rhythm and Why Biological Timing Is Everything With Alex Dimitrov

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2023 53:08

    Episode Highlights With AlexWhat circadian biology is and understanding the foundational aspects of itThe big factors that impact circadian rhythms How light, temperature, and food timing affect circadian rhythms and sleepWhy blue light isn't bad but why timing matters so muchMore reasons why morning sunlight is so importantSunlight can help stimulate the mitochondria and even help thyroid functionHow to optimally time light exposureWhy social media exposure at night can interfere with sleep beyond just the light exposureEvery organ has a clock and the master clock in the brain is largely controlled by lightWhat chronotypes are and how these can shift over time and phases of lifeA light device that can help in rainy or dark climates or for people who can't get optimal daily light97% of night shift workers are still sticking to circadian cues of day shift and how this is tough on circadian rhythmsTips for optimizing light for shift workers or people who have to work at nightWays to help minimize jet lag when traveling Resources We MentionAYO - Circadian Health Wearable (Use code wellnessmama for discount)Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

    Better Breastfeeding, Latching Logic, and Tongue Ties With Dr. Erin Appleton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2023 59:44

    Episode Highlights With Dr. ErinHow she got into breastfeeding medicine and researching the microbiome The difference in microbiome from vaginal and cesarean and how to optimize eachImportant bacteria that is now missing from many people's microbiome that is very important for babies and that c-section babies don't get at allHow breastfeeding provides important prebiotics and probioticsWhy latching is a big issue for many breastfeeding relationships How lip and tongue ties impact breastfeeding and can cause issues for mom and babyWhy lip ties are often over-diagnosed but tongue ties can be under-diagnosed The golden hour after birth for getting milk production startedFactors that affect supply and what to do about low supplyThe fascinating science of how mom and baby's bodies interact and how the mom's milk supply adapts to exactly what the baby needsWhat triple feeding is and if she ever recommends itHow mom can protect her own mental health during breastfeeding and how partners and family can be supportive Why mastitis is often misunderstood and poorly treated Helpful supplements for postpartum and breastfeeding and supplements to avoidResources We MentionBreastfeeding MD - WebsiteLatching Logic - Use code wellnessmama50 for a discount offBreastfeeding MD - InstagramThe Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story about Living Your Heart's Desires by Robin Sharma

    Repairing Attachment Wounds, Fixing Relationship Insecurity, and Finding Your Voice with Adam Lane Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2023 62:31

    Episode Highlights With AdamHis own story of attachment issues as a child and how he got into this work as an adultWhat is attachment theory and how attachment styles impact relationshipsHow attachment styles can shift throughout life and in different phases of lifeWhy having kids can change the attachment styles of the parentsAnxious attachment can sometimes stem from not getting enough oxytocin in childhood and how this can lead to seeking partners who are avoidant in relationshipsSteps to shifting from anxious or avoidant attachment patterns to healthier patterns How parents can help create strong attachment styles in their childrenThe importance of context in understanding attachment stylesCuriosity not judgment in relationshipsHow to build a self-correcting family system to benefit your kidsWays to help your kids communicate with you with non-judgment and curiosity Men adapt to problems and change for circumstances, not for relationshipsWomen constantly adapt and iterate within relationshipsWhy men are more stressed and depressed in today's world and some factors that can helpMen only change for circumstances and why this is important to understand in relationshipsThree pieces of life advice: 65% of adults have an attachment issue, attachment issues bring the most relationship issues, you can absolutely change it and you just have to understand the steps Resources We MentionAdam Lane Smith - WebsiteAttachment Bootcamp Video Course - Use code Katie for a discountExhausted Wives, Bewildered Husbands: Why your marriage is hurting, and how to blossom as a couple by Adam SmithNo More Mr Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life by Robert A. Glover

    Chronic Pain Is Easy to Fix & Fitness Is Even Easier (Here's How) With Jeff Sidwell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2023 64:34

    Episode Highlights With JeffWhy he does a yearly event called “challenge the trainer” where clients and friends challenge him to various challenges like feats of strength and embarrassing thingsWhy he often works with parentsBold statements: chronic pain is easy to fix and becoming fit is even easierThe simple things that help us stay pain free and fit as we get olderWhy things like chronic cardio and jogging can lead to injury if our bodies aren't readyHow to increase mind muscle connection for more effective workoutsHis near death experience and other experiences that have helped shape his mindsetWhy mobility and these stretches can actually help improve HRV and sleep as wellThe nervous system tie in with mobilityRelax, rewire, retrainWhy breathwork actually burns fat more than exercise at times84% of fat loss is through breathHow just 10-15 minutes a day of breathwork can lead to substantial fat lossResources We MentionNext Step - His video library and website (Use code MAMA30 for 30% for limited time)Next Step - Jeff Sidwell - InstagramHealthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples by John RobbinsFactfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

    Why Mitochondria Are So Important, Why We Are Sick, and How to Get Better With Dr. Robert Floyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2023 57:46

    Episode Highlights With Dr. FloydWhy he wrote his first books in 5th gradeWhy over 90% of Americans are considered sick and have at least one symptom of metabolic dysfunctionThe early warning sign symptoms of metabolic diseaseWe make our entire bodyweight worth of ATP every dayATP is the energy currency of the cell and excess fructose depletes itHow Uric Acid comes into play and why this is importantHow to support mitochondria in the bodyHis completely free biohacks that make a tremendous differenceSupplements he recommends and feels like are worth the costWhy everyone should be taking magnesiumResources We MentionDr. Robert Floyd - website621: The One About Morning Sunlight – Short EpisodeMagnesiumK2 SupplementMetabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine by Robert H LustigThe Paleo Solution by Robb WolfSickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It by John Abramson

    Thyroid Health, Metabolism, Hormones, and How to Improve Them With Amie Hornaman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2023 56:38

    Episode Highlights With Dr. AmieHow she set a state powerlifting recordThe way the thyroid is connected to metabolism, hormones, and so much moreSymptoms of thyroid issues and when symptoms and labs disagreeWhy thyroid function is tied to hair and skin health as wellTSH is actually a pituitary hormone and not a thyroid hormone but why it is importantWhat lab tests to get to get an accurate picture of thyroid healthFree T3 and what it tells us about the thyroidTestosterone is the most abundant hormone in a woman's body and why this is so important (testosterone is autoimmune protective)Natural ways to improve testosterone and when hormone replacement can be helpfulSymptoms of low progesterone and what to do about itHow insulin comes into play in this equationYet more reasons why magnesium is so important, especially for thyroidResources We MentionDr. Amie Hornaman - WebsiteThyroid Fixxr - T2 SupplementDriven by Douglas Brackmann PhDThyroid Fixxr Podcast

    Energetic Time Management, Self-Trust and Alignment With Heather Chauvin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2023 55:01

    Episode Highlights With HeatherWhy managing energy is more important than managing timeWhat her 10-minute habit is and how it can help people stick to their goalsLiving from our “to-be” list instead of a "to-do" listA journal prompt you can use to help: “Wouldn't it be nice if…”Connecting this to feelings and helping integrate themAct as-if, instead of fake it until you make itDiscovering the things that give you energyWhy self-care and balance are triggering words for her and what to do instead“If I deeply trusted myself…”Scripting and rehearsing and think about how to think about things as if you were giving the advice to a friendResources We Mention176: Heather Chauvin on Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums, & Mindful DisciplineDying To Be A Good Mother: How I Dropped the Guilt and Took Control of My Parenting and My Life by Heather ChauvinHeather's podcast: Emotionally UncomfortableHer TEDx Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma

    Peptides, Longevity, Aging Backward and Defeating Joint Pain with Dr. Elizabeth Yurth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2023 71:43

    Episode Highlights With Dr. Elizabeth YurthWhy she and her five kids go to a foreign country every year with no plans except how long they would stay and how this has been so impactful for themThe problems with the medical establishment right now and how we can take control of our own healthWhat's wrong with how we currently think of joint health and joint pain and how to stop this epidemicIt isn't true that if we overuse our joints we wear them outHow to deal with joint pain at the root cause levelWhat peptides are and how they can help repair joints and reduce inflammationPeptides are basically short chains of amino acids and your body makes many of themThe peptides she uses with her patientsWhat the thymus gland is and how to support itWhy we lose thymic peptides as we age and how to support the bodyThe foundational things to joint and overall health at a young age that we can know for our kidsSupplements that are helpful for healing jointsHer top recommended supplements for anti-aging and longevityResources We MentionDr. Elizabeth Yurth - - Human Optimization AcademyTuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 25th Anniversary Edition by Mitch Albom

    Words Matter, Talking on Eggshells & Changing Relationships by Changing Our Words With Sam Horn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2023 53:05

    Episode Highlights With SamWhy she gave away almost everything she owned and became a nomad for a yearThe reason words matter so much and how to get better about the words we useWhy parents should get the word “careful” out of our vocabularies with our kidsWords that, as parents, we should USE and words we should LOSEA simple exercise to shift your words in parentingReplace stop with start in parentingCapable instead of carefulReplace "No" with "Yes you can" as soon asWhy to replace the word should with next time or from now onWe can't motivate anyone to do better by making them feel badHow to be a pattern interruptReplace “nothing' and “no way” with “There's something” and “I wish”Language to use when kids are sad, upset, or madWhen we think we are comforting and we are actually contradicting them and how to paraphrase and understand insteadWhy not to explain when people complain and what to do instead (agree, apologize, and act)Two words that can put grievances and grudges in the pastReplace finding fault with finding solutionsFour words that help us keep our cool even when other people aren'tIn influencing others, example is not the main thing… it is the only thingResources We MentionTalking on Eggshells: Soft Skills for Hard Conversations by Sam HornTongue Fu!: How to Deflect, Disarm, and Defuse Any Verbal Conflict by Sam HornSomeday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life by Sam HornSam Horn - websiteThe Black Stallion by Walter Farley

    How to Do an Emotional Detox & Achieve Limitless Energy With Dr. Wendy Myers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2023 53:52

    Episode Highlights With Dr. Wendy MyersWhat the research is showing about how physical health can be directly impacted by emotional trauma and health issues actually caused by emotional stuff going onUp to 65% of physical health issues can stem from adverse childhood events (ACEs)The science of why these traumas can impact our biology so stronglyWhy talk therapy doesn't necessarily resolve trauma and the frequency piece that many people don't necessarily understandWe can't change the past but we can change our interpretation of the pastWhat bioenergetics is and how it can be used therapeuticallyHow emotional trauma impacts the vagus nerveResources We MentionEmotional Detox ProgramMyers DetoxBiofield Tuning ForkApollo Wearable NES HealthThe Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

    What If It's Not Depression? Your Guide to Finding Answers and Solutions With Dr. Achina Stein

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2023 63:06

    Episode Highlights With Dr. Achina SteinHow she got into functional medicine psychiatryHer son's journey with this method in her own familySome of the most common root causes of depression and anxiety in her patientsThe five factors she looks at to determine root cause, starting with foodSHIFT protocol: stress, hormones, infections, food, and toxinsThe most common food triggers that are linked to depression and anxietyInflammation as a common root cause and how addressing food and other factors can help the body and the brainWhat the burp test is and how it can show you if you have stomach acid issuesWhy most people are magnesium deficient and how this drastically impacts sleep and anxietyResources We MentionDr. Achina Stein - Her websiteDr. Achina Stein - InstagramWhat If It's NOT Depression?: Your Guide to Finding Answers and Solutions by Dr. Achina SteinThe Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

    Anxiety in Kids and Breaking the Stress Cyclone With Jess Sherman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2023 68:28

    Episode Highlights With JessHow she trained in adventure therapy and learned to race dog sledsWhat adventure therapy is and how it can be helpfulResilience is being adaptable in the face of stress and how to nurture thisThe nervous system is very hungryWhat biological resilience is and how to increase itLack of nourishment sends a signal of being unsafe to the body and can deplete resilienceHow focusing on the root cause specific to anxiety can lead to parents and children feeling stuckWhat she means by the cyclone of stressHer model for nervous system healthUnderstanding the five core nourishment needs and limiting the five core stressorsThe hidden stressors that send messages of threat to the nervous systemHow genetics come into play in mood and behavior and how understanding them can help parentsSleep issues are also connected to safety and nervous system healthWhat a lack of sleep can indicate and how to help kids through itImportance of approaching these factors with curiosity and help kids take agency from their own health as they get olderResources We MentionJess Sherman - WebsiteJess Sherman - InstagramRaising Resilience: take the stress out of feeding your family and love your life: 36 ways to help your kids relax, learn and grow by Jess ShermanNutrition GenomeSimplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne

    Dr. Alan Christianson on Hormone Health & Foods That Are More Powerful Than Prescriptions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2023 66:50

    Episode Highlights With Dr. ChristiansonWhy he goes to bed at 7:30pm and gets up around 4am each day!The top five hormonal symptoms that people might not initially associate with hormonesWhy hot flashes can actually be dangerous and why to pay attention to themHow to address hot flashes and other hormonal symptomsWhy do hormones change as we age and why this isn't the case in all animals, like jellyfish that can replicate almost indefinitelyHormone shifts seem to relate to a shift in reproductive capacity and so when a person reaches the phase of life of not being able to reproduce, hormones shift from a human adaptation and survival perspectiveWhat phytonutrients have to do with hormones and how certain plant foods can help with symptomsHow cruciferous vegetables help liver functionUnderstanding the real deal on fiber, which isn't a food but a categoryWhy we need a wide variety of plant foodsFood as a matrix and the context of food within overall dietDid you know… pistachios have natural melatonin but doesn't necessarily affect immediate melatonin but can help your body produce more melatonin naturallyOur bodies operate on 9,346 different chemical pathwaysWhat is happening hormonally during peri-menopause and menopause and how to support with foodThe surprising way figs can help with hormone symptomsHow we regulate hormones is often actually about how well we eliminate hormone byproductsWays foods like onions and blackberries can help support muscle massWhy phytonutrients in food and supplements of the same nutrients might not work the same way and why whole food based sources often perform betterIf your diet is devoid of plants, you are essentially taking antibioticsDietary changes can reduce or eliminate adult hormone disease 78+% of the timeResources We MentionThe Hormone Healing Cookbook: 80+ Recipes to Balance Hormones and Treat Fatigue, Brain Fog, Insomnia, and More by Dr. Alan Christianson - NEWThe Metabolism Reset Diet: Repair Your Liver, Stop Storing Fat, and Lose Weight Naturally by Dr. Alan ChristiansonThe Thyroid Reset Diet: Reverse Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Symptoms with a Proven Iodine-Balancing Plan by Dr. Alan ChristiansonDr. Alan Christianson - His WebsiteDr. Alan Christianson - His Supplements018: Dr. Alan Christianson on Thyroid Health & Autoimmune Disease227: Dr. Alan Christianson on the Metabolism Reset Diet for Liver Health397: Can N

    Rewiring the Subconscious Mind, Learning Self Love & Finding Peace With Stephanie Kwong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2023 71:50

    Episode Highlights With StephanieHow a very difficult adult experience led her to the work she does today and how it profoundly impacted her tooWhat a stuck identity is and how they can get in the way of achieving what we wantAn identity is when we take on a point of view to help achieve something and why the stuck identities are the issueWhat happens when we have two conflicting identities at the same timeThe brain doesn't know the difference between something that has actually happened and an imagined experience of the same thingHow to use the fact that the brain doesn't know the difference between doing an imagining to your advantageThings we can do to help our children avoid stuck identities by allowing them to speak authentically without judgementThe key to integration is to de-identify with individual onesA live demo on me of one of her processes on something vulnerable happening in my life and how you can use this same system with journaling to work through somethingWhy self talk is so important and how to learn how to shift it if this is something that is a struggle for youThree tools that helped her shift her inner self talkWhat mirror work is and how it can be helpfulWhy play is important and how it means that your inner child feels safe - a lightning bolt moment for me… was my resistance to play and games for many years because my inner child didn't feel safe?Resources We (with free resource)Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins, MDThe Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. SingerThe Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

    Digest This: How to Improve Gut Health & Healing From IBS With Bethany Cameron

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2023 59:50

    Episode Highlights With BethanyHow she was homeschooled k-12 and how this shaped her life in many waysShe almost died from IBS and got back on her feet with a holistic approachSurprising things that were irritating her gut that you may be eatingWhy it doesn't just matter what we eat but how we prepare itThe surprising food prep step that helped her digestion healA nutrient packed fruit smoothie that helped improve her digestionHow smaller meals can help during digestive distressTop offender foods… including ones that might surprise you like leafy greensOther aspects of feeling outside of foodWhy avoid or limit workouts during healing from IBSResources We MentionHer website - LilsipperDigest This: The 21-Day Gut Reset Plan to Conquer Your IBS by Bethany Ugarte-CameronHer InstagramThe Bible

    Overcoming Perfectionism and Self-Doubt and Becoming Flawesome With Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2023 63:45

    Episode Highlights With KristinaHow she was born in a country that doesn't exist anymore and was selected for the Olympic reserves multiple timesWhy too much positivity can actually be detrimental to us and how to safeguard against thisLife is like a dance and there aren't necessarily simple answers or linear pathsHow she defines authenticity and what happens when we aren't authentic to ourselvesThe dark side of personal growth and how the extremes can feed our insecuritiesHow to reframe and instead of thinking of slaying the dragons think of taming them and learning to ride themVulnerability has two components: the courage of acting despite the fear and the uncertainty of not knowing what will resultHow people can misuse the practice of meditation or gratitude when they start to happen on autopilotWhat emotional analgesia is and why she believes it is a big problem for usYou can't numb emotions selectively… if you numb one, you numb the ability to feel all of themRemembering that we are allowed to feel all of our emotions and not judge them and still choose to act from our values and not our emotionsWe are not our emotions but why they are valuable feedbackSelf love is actually about the relationship with yourselfThe difference between self love and self care and why this difference is importantSelf care is skin deep and self love has more depthIs imposter syndrome actually a sign that you've done something good?An important question: Can you still love yourself if you fail?When we use love as currency and how to avoid thisTry an experiment of replacing judgement with curiosity in your relationship with yourselfResources We MentionBecoming Flawesome: The Key to Living an Imperfectly Authentic Life by Kristina Mand-LakhianiMindvalleyThe Best of Fyodor DostoevskyAlice in Wonderland: The Original 1865 Edition With Complete Illustrations (Lewis Carroll Classics) by Lewis Carroll

    Keep Being Love: How Healing Happens, Acupuncture, & Mind, Body, Soul Connection With Diana Lane

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2023 55:14

    Episode Highlights With DianaHer journey backpacking from china to Thailand to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine and what she learnedHow she went from pre-med heart expert to multi-modality acupuncture and holistic healthWhat acupuncture is and how it worksHow acupuncture works with energy and electricity using water and metal to conduct electricity and the scientific backing for itIs acupuncture safe for moms and pregnant momsWhy you have to feel it to heal it and how emotional and mental health are so intricately connected to physical health“The issues are in the tissues”What EFT is and how it can be helpful for healingWhere thoughts go, energy flowsKeep being love and how healing happensWhen discomfort arises, can you learn to love that too?How does healing actually happen and how understanding this can help in all areas of healingResources We MentionDiana Lane - AcupunctureDiana Lane - InstagramA Path with Heart by Jack KornfieldThe Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

    Mental Health, Time Management and Learning Together With Our Kids With Sara Olsher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2023 54:11

    Episode Highlights With SaraHow she got into the work of creating resources to help kids through something toughThe importance of talking to our kids about the hard stuffWhy we need to have the real conversations with them or they will make up stories about what is happening to help them understandWhy using simple language and explaining how this will affect them are two important piecesHow a calendar had such an impact on her daughter and her anxietyThe reason she wrote a children's book to help navigate those hard conversationsThe importance of therapists, accepting help when you need it, and healthy outlets for your own emotionsResources We MentionMighty and Bright - websiteWhat Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer?: Explain the Science of Cancer and How a Loved One's Diagnosis and Treatment Affects a Kid's Day-To-day Life by Sara OlsherNothing Stays the Same, but That's Okay: A Book to Read When Everything (or Anything) Changes by Sara OlsherUp and Down, Round and Round: A book about understanding and identifying emotions by Sara Olsher

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