Stress hormone; Steroid hormone; as a medication, known as hydrocortisone
In this eye-opening Podcast, we delve into the intriguing connection between trauma, stress, and ADHD. Join us as we uncover the hidden link that unveils how trauma and chronic stress can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Discover the underlying connections between trauma, stress, and the ADHD spectrum as Dr. Mate expertly presents compelling evidence from his extensive research and clinical experience. It's widely known that trauma and stress can have profound effects on our mental and physical well-being. However, emerging research suggests that these experiences could also play a significant role in the development of ADHD. Through a careful analysis of scientific studies and expert insights, we explore how traumatic events and chronic stress can disrupt normal brain development and functioning, leading to ADHD symptoms. We'll examine the specific mechanisms involved and explain the intricate interplay between traumatic experiences, stress levels, and the manifestation of ADHD. Moreover, we'll discuss why some individuals may be more susceptible to developing ADHD as a result of trauma and stress while others may not. Understanding this crucial connection can shed light on potential prevention strategies and innovative treatment approaches for those struggling with ADHD symptoms. Join us on this educational journey as we unravel the hidden link between trauma, stress, and ADHD. Gain a deeper insight into the far-reaching impact of these experiences and learn how addressing trauma and stress can be an integral part of managing and treating ADHD effectively. Don't miss out on this valuable information that can make a real difference in the lives of individuals affected by ADHD. Hit the play button now to expand your knowledge and take a step towards a better understanding of the complex relationship between trauma, stress, and ADHD. References: Dr. Gabor Mate - Scattered Minds:The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder World Leading Physician View On ADHD: Gabor Mate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itcD7f0H64A Dr. Lauren Deville Chronic levels of stress (Adrenaline and Cortisol) disrupts Dopamine: https://www.drlaurendeville.com/stress-tanks-excitement-focus/#:~:text=It%20also%20doesn't%20help,gets%20broken%20down%20faster%2C%20too. Paul McLean Brain Theory: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/triune-brain#:~:text=Paul%20MacLean's%20triune%20brain%20model,'%20core%2C%20the%20basal%20ganglia. Healing Trauma Using The 5 Layers Of Energy With BeGreatWithNate Improve Your Mind, Body, Emotions, and Entrepreneurship and Get the 5-minute newsletter keeping thousands motivated and Inspired Click here to join. TIKTOK✅BEGREATWITHNATE Youtube✅- BeGreatWithNate IG✅- BeGreatWitNate ... #SpiritualHealing #Mindfulness #WellnessJourney #HolisticHealth #BeGreatWithNate This podcast is for educational purposes only. The host claims no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the information presented herein. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/begreatwithnate/support
In today's episode, we dive deep into how hormones can impact our goals, whether it is losing excessive fat or gaining lean muscle. We all know that in order to achieve fitness results, we can't focus only on exercise and diet and neglect all other things. It goes beyond that. Hormones play a crucial part when it comes to body composition, health, and performance, and throughout this episode, you will learn exactly how to optimize each one of them and how to take your fitness to the next level. Timestamps [01:31] - People take hormones for different reasons; [04:31] - Why hormones play an important role in our health; [13:21] - Introduction: highlighting each hormone; [20:58] - The role of insulin in fat loss and muscle growth; [30:53] - Cortisol's impact on body composition; [40:01] - Testosterone is a key hormone for muscle growth; [49:49] - Understanding leptin and ghrelin (the hunger hormones); [56:14] - The relevance of estrogen and progesterone; [01:00:41] - Growth Hormone (GH) overview; [01:04:54] - Conclusion. Join The Tailored Life Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/y64smHRrgk Episode Resources Free Article: How Hormones Influence Fat Loss and Muscle Growth: https://tailoredcoachingmethod.com/hormones-influence-fat-loss-and-muscle-growth Related Links
Stephen Gyllenhaal, a visionary director, producer, poet, and writer, discusses various topics including philanthropy, radical change, the power of storytelling, rewiring the brain, and finding fulfillment in life. He also introduces his documentary film, UnCharitable, which delves into the hidden depths of philanthropy and calls for a call to action for a better future. Additionally, he shares information about the Identity Development Institute, an organization focused on human development. Throughout the conversation, Stephen reflects on his own experiences as a parent to Jake, Maggie and Luke and the influence of his grandmother on his perspective to life, parenting and working in chaos. UnCharitable Documentary: https://uncharitablemovie.com/The Identity Development Institute: https://www.identitydevelopmentinstitute.com/___Get your copy of Personal Socrates: Better Questions, Better Life Connect with Marc >>> Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter Drop a review and let me know what resonates with you about the show!Thanks as always for listening and have the best day yet!*Behind the Human is proudly recorded in a Canadian made Loop Phone Booth*Special props
Let's talk about how to reduce stress using ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is an herb that has been around for a very long time and has minimal side effects. Potential benefits of ashwagandha: • It's an incredible adaptogen (it helps you cope with stress and depression) • It may help increase exercise performance • It may help decrease cortisol • It may help reduce fibroids • It has anti-inflammatory properties • It may help improve the immune system • It supports cognitive function • It may help lower blood sugar levels It seems like natural alternatives are always attacked. Recently, there has been some fear around ashwagandha because, like other natural remedies, it's not FDA-approved. The committees that approve drugs have a lot of conflicts of interest. Many medications that are FDA-approved have a massive number of side effects, but people take them without hesitation. You may find it beneficial to try ashwagandha and come off of it for a while to see how you feel. Ashwagandha is powerful for stress, but you may not need it after you change your lifestyle and get rid of stress. Natural remedies are great tools but aren't meant to be taken for the rest of your life. DATA: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25199... https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/f... https://www.nuplazid.com/ https://ebm.bmj.com/content/25/4/145
In this week's episode, Coach Tam reviews the signs & symptoms of cortisol imbalance, how it impacts fat loss & your other sex hormones, & how you can correct this imbalance. Connect with Coach Tam on Instagram @fit.coach.tam Apply for 1:1 coaching with Team TFF here
Things are crazy in the world right now, huh? Seems like they get crazier and crazier, but here's the deal… We can't change the way things around us are. Welcome to today's episode of The Mindset Mentor Podcast, where I'm going to give you 8 techniques to relieve daily stress that you may be feeling. You don't have to use all 8 every day, but you can pick and choose each one to try on for size! The level of your stress and anxiety right now, will be a direct reflection of how much you are resisting the way that the world is. The people around us are the way that they are, and we can't control that. Don't resist. Let's practice these great techniques to remove stress: Practice your breathing. 6 deep breaths, in through the nose… out thru your mouth. A long exhale will slow your heart rate down. Focus on gratitude. What you focus on grows. We need to change our perspectives. Thinking about everything you don't have, and all the people that you wish were different… think about this… Those thoughts alone can be extremely stressful. When you desire something, you create a space between who you are now and who you think you'd be if you had that “thing”... and that takes you out of your current state, telling your brain that you aren't going to be happy until you have that thing. Go for a walk! Forward physical motion seen through the eyes, will actually lower your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormones, so if possible I highly recommend that you go for a walk in nature. Science says that these walks in nature will lower your cortisol AND your stress levels. Time to write!! I'm not gonna call this journaling… (I don't want to stress you out any more…) Scientific studies have shown that the act of writing things down, can help to get rid of some of the mess that's in your head… OUT. This will help relieve you and give you more peace of mind. Get your blood levels checked- I know this one sounds weird but it's just science my friends. I personally was feeling off a while back, got my blood checked, found out I was Vitamin B & D deficient. So, I made sure to get those vitamins in my system, and BOOM. Almost instantly my mood and stress levels corrected. Try to stop drinking so much caffeine… especially if your stress levels are out of whack. Side note: Sometimes caffeine is a bit of a crutch to help you get the energy you need throughout the day, that you wouldn't actually be needing if you did #5 on this list, which is getting your blood checked to make sure your body is running optimally. Force yourself to watch 10 minutes of comedy. Laughter will release dopamine, and dopamine release will decrease your cortisol levels. When cortisol levels decrease, you are going to feel more relaxed, and less anxious. Laughter stimulates the release of your body's natural feel good chemicals as well which temporarily relieves pain the body, and helps your muscles relax. Be cautious of the music you're listening to. There is a time and place for everyone to get to listen to Slipknot. But when you're desperately trying to relieve your stress levels, then you need to be a little more picky and careful with what you listen to. My personal stress reducing song: Weightless, by Marconi Union (Please go look it up, it's life changing.) As I mentioned before, no one is suggesting that you try and do all of these 8 things everyday, but what I am suggesting is you try them each out to see which help you the most. (even the ones that you may feel like wouldn't normally be for you…)If you like this episode… Make sure to share it with someone that needs to hear it and help us get the message out there so that together we can help make people's lives better and make the world a better place. And BY THE WAY:My first book that I've ever written is now available for pre-order. It's called LEVEL UP and It's a step-by-step guide to go from where you are now, to where you want to be as fast as possible.Within its pages, you'll discover powerful insights and practical steps that will revolutionize the way you approach your goals, personal motivation, and mental focus.
I am thrilled beyond words to have today's chat with Amanda Thebe, a fitness and women's health expert with nearly three decades of experience in the fitness industry. Join us as Amanda encourages women to focus on their overall health, beyond the number on the scale.We discuss:The biologic effects of our changing hormones that cause weight gain in the midsectionAdjusting our mindset surrounding menopause-related weight gainHigh level guidelines for avoiding or shedding excess fatThe effects of alcohol on our body compositionHormone therapyConnect with Amanda:AmandaThebe.comInstagram: @amanda.thebeFacebook: @amandathebexReceive my e-mail-only monthly journal (only ONE email per month) full of foods, fitness, faith, and other fun things. It's my favorite way of connecting with you! Sign up to receive next month's journal at www.gracedhealth.com/monthly-updatesSupport the showReceive my free monthly journal full of food, fitness, faith, fun & moreConnect with Amy: GracedHealth.comJoin the Graced Health community on Facebook! Instagram: @GracedHealthYouTube: @AmyConnellJoin GracedHealth+ for virtual community meetups and bonus episodesLeave a one-time tip of $5Check out my book Your Worthy Body and signature online class B.COMPLETE
In this week's episode, I discuss varieties of eating windows, including whether to fast through breakfast or if you should fast through dinner. While there is no one size fits all, there are cues the body gives us including hormonal fluctuations and circadian rhythms to understand when is best for the body to consume energy and when is time to rest and digest. I also share my personal fasting regimen, and how I created an eating window that works best for me. Tune in! [3:16]- What is the science saying, fast through breakfast or lunch? [4:44]- How does fasting through breakfast affect hormonal release and energy levels? [8:37]- Why should individuals with adrenal fatigue, thyroid or cortisol struggles, and PCOS especially fast through dinner? [15:50]- How does one's circadian rhythm influence when they should fast and when they should eat? [24:38]- Despite when you eat your first meal, what food groups should you break your fast with? [26:36]- Guidelines to follow when you first begin fasting. Special thanks to L'BRI for sponsoring this episode. To receive a free pack of samples from this clean and purposeful skin care company, use the link here! FOLLOW ME ON: Instagram: @shana.hussin.rdn Facebook: Fast To Heal With Shana Hussin Website: https://www.fasttoheal.info/ ADDITIONAL LINKS: ENROLL in LIA LIVE HERE! FREE Starting Guides 10-Day Low-Insulin Jumpstart Metabolic Makeover Starter Course Low Insulin Academy On-Demand Course Low Insulin Academy Live WAITLIST BE ON THE PODCAST by emailing email@example.com and sharing your story of how Fast to Heal Services have changed your life!
Vacations are over and the kids are back at school. It's that time of year when we often feel the need to get “back on track” and into the structure and routines that help us thrive. But something that we rarely consider is that as life changes, so does our personal “recipe for success.” Be it in relationships, careers, added responsibilities, shifting hormones, or the ages of your kids, life has a way of changing and throwing curve balls when it comes to maintaining a healthy routine. So if you're looking to establish some new habits around sleep, food, movement, mental health, unhealthy coping mechanisms (or any other area of positive change), this episode is the perfect place to start. With the tips you gather here, you'll be able to evaluate all the variables in your life at this moment so you can create habits and routines that are both achievable and supportive of your body's needs. In this episode, you'll learn: Why we have to consider our season of life as we build new habits How one area of change can easily fuel change in other areas of your health Why letting habits go can be just as powerful as adding habits in How to break down your habits into achievable tasks The impact of journaling about the change you want to see in yourself To connect with Wendy about her coaching and programming, visit: https://www.wendymccallum.com/
Invité a Marian Rojas Estapé, autora de "Cómo hacer que te pasen cosas buenas", a que nos hable sobre el cortisol y cómo es que está afectando nuestra salud manteniéndonos en modo de supervivencia.
We know that chronic stress is one of the worst things for our health, but are you aware of the signs you are living off stress hormones? From hormone imbalances, constant cravings, digestive issues and energy slumps - find out the signs you may be literally living off STRESS.In this episode we talk about:What it feels like living off stressKey signs to look out for high stressStress and the menstrual cycleDigestive issues "Healthy" habits that lead to stressLow calorie and low carb dietingand so much more!APPLY FOR NOURISHED TO THRIVELoved this episode? Tag me @emmysyummys on Instagram to share the love!
Deb Matthew MD, The Happy Hormones Doctor, joins the podcast today. She is a frequent guest expert on podcasts, radio, and TV news and talk shows, with more than 60 appearances on NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX. Dr Deb suffered for years with fatigue and irritability, and her quest to restore her own health led her to change everything about how she practices medicine. Together, we discuss hormones, how they can affect us, and how to find someone to accurately assess your hormonal imbalance. Timestamps: [02:41] What started to change Deb's fatigue and irritability? [04:43] How do hormones affect us? [08:59] Looking for a constellation of symptoms [22:06] “Cortisol steal” [30:15] How to find someone that can help you.
One of the most common causes of insomnia is high cortisol. Cortisol should be low at night so you can fall asleep easily and stay asleep all night. But if you can't sleep, cortisol and other stress hormones are probably high at night. In this episode, you'll find out: what hidden health imbalances can make your body release cortisol at night which tests identify what's causing high cortisol in your body what genes cause your body to hold onto stress hormones at night how to know if you have these genes and how to deal with them The Complete Sleep Solution program helps with high cortisol at night, "dirty" genes, and all the hidden health issues that cause insomnia so you can sleep better naturally and permanently! Book a consultation to find out more and get started so you can sleep better soon: https://p.bttr.to/3VJwvDs
00:00:00 Free 5-day menopause fitness challenge for women.00:04:41 Timing of eating and exercise is crucial.00:06:41 Protein tracking helps muscles. Avoid old dieting habits.00:11:18 Specific dietary recommendations for midlife women.00:15:48 Carbs are needed for women's energy.00:18:13 Add color to your plate, prioritize protein.00:22:52 Massage and yoga help with joint mobility.00:24:50 Analogies show how pain can be referred.00:30:27 Cortisol breaks muscle, stress hampers growth.00:32:31 Analytical mindset helps me manage stress better.Sign up here!https://www.camoyler.com/fitnessWhen menopause hit, my go-to fitness plan came to a screeching halt!Hey, it's Cam, and if you're experiencing slow recovery, endless exhaustion, and no results despite exercising, I have FREE 5-day Menopause Fitness Challenge designed for YOU. After this challenge, you'll feel energized & rejuvenated and know EXACTLY what to do and when to do it.Stay Connected!Amelia Website: https://www.thehelpfulplate.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/thehelpfulplate/ Cam Website: https://www.camoyler.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/heymomma_cam/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heymomma_cam Midlife Mommas IG: https://www.instagram.com/midlife.mommas/ Please share, rate, and review the podcast. We appreciate you! ❤️
There's a very pervasive social narrative that moms need alcohol in order to survive motherhood. This is what is known as “mommy wine culture” and chances are, you're all too familiar with this messaging because the marketing behind it is really unavoidable. On this episode, I'm joined by life coach and author of It's Not About the Wine, Celeste Yvonne to help us uncover the real reasons moms want to escape and why alcohol as a coping mechanism is just adding to the mayhem. We will talk about the challenges for mothers returning to the workforce, the insane lack of postpartum support, and the pressure to regularly achieve impossible parenting standards. But we're not just exposing the problem. Celeste gives us some practical advice for how to start redistributing the mental load with your partner or support system and why being active in a sober community can transform your perspective on motherhood. In this episode, you'll learn Why it's important to get curious about your defensiveness about drinking The moment that Celeste learned she didn't have to gaslight herself any longer Why the pressure to enjoy every moment of motherhood is unsustainable The first step to take towards redistributing the division of labor in your home Why you don't have to identify as an “alcoholic” (or hit rock bottom) before you get curious about your relationship with alcohol To learn more about Celeste and her work, connect with her on her website at https://www.celesteyvonne.com, or follow her on Instagram @theultimatemomchallenge. Be sure to grab her book, It's Not About the Wine- which is available now! To connect with Wendy about her coaching and programming, visit: https://www.wendymccallum.com/
Jamie talks with Megan Golightly of Go Simplified about the psychology behind decluttering and getting organized. As one of the most popular organizing and decluttering influencers in North America, Megan is best known for weaving her psychology background and interest in neuroscience into her content. She promotes the importance of mental health and positivity in her content… it's not just organizing tips. It goes so much deeper. This episode is a convo about how we can change the way we look at clutter and organizing… and how the stories about our STUFF are holding us back… Megan also shares a great strategy for transitioning clothes between parents' homes and minimizing the stress it can cause. For more from Jamie Scrimgeour visit www.jamiescrimgeour.com Follow along on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jamiescrimgeour Follow along on Facebook: www.facebook.com/scrimgeourjamie Join The KICK-ASS Stepmom Community: www.jamiescrimgeour.com/membership FREE GUIDE: Download The Secret To Improving Your Stepfamily Life: www.jamiescrimgeour.com/freeguide FREE GUIDE: How To Transition Clothes Between Homes Stress-Free: (insert URL here) FREE GUIDE: How To Co-Parent With A HIgh Conflict Ex www.jamiescrimgeour.com/high-conflict-ex For More From Megan Follow along on Instagram or check out her website at www.go-simplified.com Thanks to Our Sponsors: Poppy and Barley: www.poppybarley.com and use code KICKASSTEPMOM for 10% off Cozy Earth - www.cozyearth.com and use the code COZYJAMIE40 for 40% off LMNT My Go To Electrolyte Drink - www.drinklmnt.com/kickassstepmom to get a free sample pack with purchase
In this episode of The Jordan Syatt Mini Podcast, I shoot the breeze with Inner Circle Coach, Susan Niebergall (IG: @susanniebergallfitness) in which we do a live Q&A answering your questions from Instagram including: - Is the "whoosh effect" for weight loss real? If yes, what is it? - Does exercise really elevate cortisol levels? - How to improve sleep quality? - How can I make lunges more bearable? - What does it mean to be happy? - What makes someone "good" or "bad?" - Which upper body weight machines at the gym do you recommend for a newbie? - And more... I hope you enjoy the episode. And, if you've been thinking about joining The Inner Circle but haven't yet...we have hundreds of home and bodyweight workouts for you and you can get them all here: www.sfinnercircle.com. -J
Have you been told you need to reduce your stress levels, but haven't been given tangible steps on how to? Today's episode will share tips and tricks on how to manage stress, both the physical (hormones) and the mental aspects. . Jenn is joined by women's health and hormones specialist, Ali Damron to discuss how the mind-body connection works. Ali talks about the 5 pillars of hormone health and talks about how we can calm our thoughts to better serve our nervous system. She gives powerful tips on balancing blood sugar through all areas of your lifestyle, with tangible steps on how to implement healthy habits. Tune in today to learn how to achieve your best health possible. The Salad With a Side of Fries podcast is hosted by Jenn Trepeck, discussing wellness and weight loss for real life, clearing up the myths, misinformation, bad science & marketing surrounding our nutrition knowledge and the food industry. Let's dive into wellness and weight loss for real life, including drinking, eating out, and skipping the grocery store.IN THIS EPISODE:● [4:40] Ali shares her story and how she got into the health field.● [8:50] Ali explains the mind-body connection and the internal and external connections.● [14:58] How does the cortisol, insulin, and adrenaline pyramid all work together?● [17:18] What are the 5 pillars of hormone health? ● [21:41] What are some ways that we can calm our thoughts?● [27:15] How do you balance your blood sugar?● [30:35] What is the best style of exercise for hormone health and managing stress?● [33:38] How do you know when you need extra support through supplements?● [35:28] How do you add mindfulness or other elements into your autopilot?● [38:40] How do we know if what we are doing is working?KEY TAKEAWAYS:● Your brain only focuses on what it thinks is important by what you focus on yourself. Take the time to get curious about your thoughts and reflect on if they are true. This can take you out of flight or fight mode, and is an excellent way to calm your nervous system. ● Balancing your blood sugar happens through a variety of lifestyle activities such as a balanced meal, strength training, walking, and adding micronutrients into your diet found through eating whole foods.● Hormones are constantly changing, so there is no such thing as fully balanced hormones. Instead, take note of how you are feeling every day and evaluate where you may need to give extra attention.QUOTES: “You get to decide which thoughts you buy into. The goal is not to not have the thoughts anymore, the goal is to decide if this is something I'm going to buy into, is this something that's true and if not then you don't need to do anything else with it.” - Ali Damron“So much about this is just being self aware and honest with how you feel. There's always an expert telling you what's right and what's wrong, and we're not all the same.” - Ali Damron“Our hormones change on a minute by minute basis, if not a month to month. Like that's slow. Our nervous system is reacting to every single thing in front of you. If you slam on the brakes real quick, your nervous system is dysregulated for a minute and it comes back. It's not a destination. There is no way to say, okay, now my hormones are balanced. It's like a feeling.” - Ali Damron“To be aware of the relief of symptoms does require a moment of pause to reflect...in the moment it's so easy to forget that you're not feeling those things.” - Jenn TrepeckRESOURCES:Become A Member of Salad with a Side of FriesJenn's Free Menu PlanA Salad With a Side of FriesA Salad With A Side Of Fries MerchA Salad With a Side of Fries InstagramGUEST RESOURCES”Ali Amron's WebsiteConsult InformationAli Amron's InstagramAli Amron's Facebook GroupGUEST BIO:Ali is a wife, mother to two sweet little boys, a licensed acupuncturist and a certified personal trainer. For the last 12 years, she has run my own successful private practice as an acupuncturist. Over the last six years, she has taken my message to the online platform where she does 1:1 consultations on women's health and hormones and offers digital courses. Ali also has a podcast called The Ali Damron Show and a YouTube channel for lots of free resources.
Aaaand we're back for Season 4! My lovely co-host Sarah joins me as we share some summer updates and ease back into routines and rhythms that keep us sane! I finally moved into the house we've been renovating for months, but then we had to deal with the flooding of my husband's business and the cottage. Sarah spent a good portion of the summer in her favorite corner of the couch with a book but became a professional camp shuttle and laundry service for her busy kids too. Both of us loved enjoying the pockets of time we did have when our kids were home, and also found ways to let go of the pressure to coordinate schedules and meals for everyone as we have in the past. Sarah and I will also check in about our goals for the fall which include working smarter, not harder, and focusing more on the work we love most! Last but not least, you'll catch a sneak preview of all I have in store for you this brand-new season of the podcast! In this episode, you'll learn: What we planned vs. what really happened this summer Why we were aren't meal-prepping much these days Why it's so hard to maintain boundaries when everyone is home again How Sarah plans to add in more joyful movement in the fall Why Wendy is prioritizing time-blocking To connect with Wendy about her coaching and programming, visit: https://www.wendymccallum.com/ To contact Sarah Baillie about coaching, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our bodies and brains are different during each phase of our cycle, so our food, exercise, and self-care should ideally be different each week, too. If you've been living in a ‘same-thing-everyday' way, you're not alone. I used to believe in having the same routine every day. And it is definitely a widespread cultural belief, especially within “hustle culture”, that we are supposed to repeat the same rituals every 24 hours- have the same morning routine, exercise the same way each week at the same times, eat the same things… I even used to preach and coach that way. But I have since then learned that this insistence on doing the same thing day-in and day-out only caters to the male hormonal biological rhythm. Men follow the same predictable pattern everyday: the 24-hour circadian rhythm clock. Women's menstrual cycles are on a different clock- the “Infradian Rhythm.” As opposed to the Circadian Rhythm, the internal clock in both men and women that creates hormonal shifts over the course of a 24 hour period that helps us toggle between sleep and wake… The Infradian Rhythm is unique to women's bodies, and is a ~28 day internal clock. Think of the circadian rhythm as the sun, and the infradian rhythm as the moon. Men are simply the sun, while women are complex moons. But so much of what is put on as a society - how we work, how we show up day to day - was created based on a society where men did all the work. They could show up the same day after day. But obviously that isn't the case anymore - women now account for more than half of the college-educated labor force in the United States, overtaking men, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data in 2023. That's why it's so important and empowering as a woman to be in tune with your body and take steps towards better health! When you ditch the idea that you're supposed to live the same every day, and you live in sync with your cycle, you can become the badass business women you want to be, you can actually show up as the mom, sister, friend you know you are, and you can look and feel your best. In Part 1 of this 2 Part Series, I'm going to give you the real sex education class we should have had growing up. I'll explain each of the 4 cycles, define PMDD, and what we've been taught vs what's actually true. Stay tuned next week where we dive into the strategies and tactics for each phase of your cycle! Time Stamps: (1:00) Talking Cycle Syncing (5:28) Explaining Our Cycle (7:56) Cortisol is Higher in a Specific Phase (9:55) Media on Busy Achievement Driven Women (13:50) Omar's Perspective (20:00) Defining PMDD (24:05) Cycle Syncing (27:00) Overview of Each Phase (30:30) Menstruation Phase (31:05) Follicular Phase (32:38) Ovulation Phase (34:28) Luteal Phase---------------------Follow @vanessagfitness on Instagram for daily fitness tips & motivation. ---------------------Download Our FREE Metabolism-Boosting Workout Program---------------------Join the Women's Metabolism Secrets Facebook Community for 25+ videos teaching you how to start losing fat without hating your life!---------------------Click here to send me a message on Facebook and we'll see how I can help or what best free resources I can share!---------------------Interested in 1-on-1 Coaching with my team of Metabolism & Hormone Experts? Apply Here!---------------------Check out our Youtube Channel!---------------------Enjoyed the podcast? Let us know what you think and leave a 5⭐️ rating and review on iTunes!
In this episode I'm going to be talking about birth control pills (also known as oral contraceptive pills) and the information that I feel is important for everyone to have, especially those of you who are considering taking the birth control pill or are already taking a birth control pill. This topic is important because a lot of this information is often not shared by the providers who are prescribing these pills. It's really necessary to understand everything before you make any decision about what to take for your health. One of the things I want to talk about are the risks related to taking the birth control pill, including risk of HPV related cancers (like cervical cancer) and nutrient deficiencies associated with the use of “the pill.” I also want to help you understand how it's possible to feel good and balance your hormones and ovarian function naturally if you have reached a point in your life where you don't want to take the birth control pill anymore. It is estimated that more than 10 million women in the United States alone are taking the birth control pill. These are prescription medications, and they are synthetic hormones. When these pills are made, they're made with chemical versions of estrogen and progesterone. You can get a birth control pill that's only a synthetic form of progesterone, but most people take what are called combined formulas that contain synthetic estrogen and synthetic progesterone. When we make a hormone synthetically it signals to our bodies, but it doesn't signal exactly the same as natural hormones or bioidentical hormones. So, I want to emphasize that when I'm talking about birth control pills, I'm referencing synthetic hormones and the risks associated with those types of hormones versus bioidentical or natural hormones, like naturally produced estrogen and progesterone, or bioidentical estradiol, for example, or estriol, and progesterone formulas that are sometimes used for fertility and perimenopause. Our bodies recognize bioidentical hormones. They know exactly what they are and they know how to respond to them in a healthy way. When we take a synthetic hormone, it can have a slightly different effect in our bodies and that's why there are side effects and risks associated, especially with longer term use. If you're taking synthetic hormones on a short-term basis, the risk of health issues is lower and as the length of time increases, the risks increase. Sometimes you may need a birth control pill for a short period of time and that may not be as concerning. It's also known that the risks tend to decrease the longer you are off the birth control pill. Why Are So Many Women Taking Birth Control Pills? What I find in my practice is that for most women (I would say definitely greater than 50%), the pill is not just being used for birth control. They're more often prescribed by gynecologists for regulating the menstrual cycle in some way. Most women, when they go in to see a gynecologist, it's usually to get help with irregular menstrual cycles or maybe perimenopausal symptoms, PCOS or endometriosis, or perhaps you have PMS symptoms or even PMDD, higher anxiety or depression and fatigue, bloating, severe cramps or heavy bleeding and acne during your period. All of these symptoms can happen because of hormone imbalances related to the menstrual cycle. And often times the first thing a gynecologist or other practitioner will prescribe is a birth control pill. What the birth control pill does is it takes over for your ovaries. It literally turns off the ovaries, so your ovaries are not making estrogen and progesterone on their own. You are relying solely on the synthetic estrogen or progesterone that you're swallowing in the birth control pill. This is why if you miss a dose, you could have breakthrough bleeding or other symptoms like headaches, nausea, etc. because these hormones are signaling to your body every day. Birth control pills can regulate the menstrual cycle, decrease bleeding, pain and acne for a lot of women, which can help them keep up with their daily life. At the same time, it's absolutely false to think that the only option to help with menstrual related symptoms is to use a synthetic hormone pill. There are a lot of things we could do to help with those symptoms and support your body naturally to address them without necessarily having to use a synthetic hormone pill. Now, if your priority is to prevent pregnancy at this point in life, maybe the birth control pill is a good option, but there are also other options for contraception that don't require to take a synthetic hormone. I'll discuss them more later in this episode. What Are the Risks of Long-Term Use of Birth Control Pills? Nutrient deficiencies: Birth control pills can end up depleting our nutrients. This is especially true of some of the B vitamins like B2 or riboflavin, B6, B12 and Folate or B9. All those B vitamins can become deficient with use of birth control pill. Also, vitamin C and vitamin E can become deficient. Minerals like magnesium, selenium, and zinc can also be affected. This is why it is important to take a good quality multivitamin if you are on the birth control pill. If you would like to learn more about high-quality multivitamins, you can watch Episode 167 of How Humans Heal here. One of the ways to know if it's a high-quality multivitamin is to look at the ingredient list. Look at what form of folate is in the product. We want it to say “Methyl Folate” (or 5MTHF) instead of Folic Acid. If the label says Folic Acid, it's not a high-quality product. Then look at the B12, if it says Cyanocobalamin, it's not a high-quality product. It should say Methyl Cobalamin instead. This way you know you're getting active forms of the B vitamins. If a company is putting in those active forms of B vitamins in their products, they're much more likely to be a professional grade company that's invested in getting the nutrients that you need. It's also important to be doing regular blood work to identify nutrient deficiencies. And it's important to do the right tests to get the correct information. That's why it's so important to have a practitioner who can guide you. I guide each of my patients on how to get the correct blood work and what the results mean. For example, it's not that helpful to only measure folate in the blood - we need to be measuring homocysteine. HPV and Cervical Cancer: Furthermore, I believe that one of the connections between HPV risk and birth control pills is related to the nutrient deficiencies. In cases where HPV is persisting and resisting treatment, I recommend doing blood work because I often find nutrient deficiencies exist. When you have low antioxidants and low B vitamins, that already increases the risk of HPV related abnormal cells and cancer risks. So, an important preventive step you can take is to make sure you're meeting your nutrients needs and monitoring your blood levels. There are many studies connecting birth control pills to cervical cancer risk. One study in particular shows there's a 10% increased risk of HPV causing cervical cancer with less than five years of birth control use, and a 60% increased risk for five to nine years of use, and a doubling of the risk with 10 or more years of use. If we talk about hormonal IUDs, there is also an increased risk with cervical cancer whereas the copper IUD does not have that risk, so the risk does seem to be related to the synthetic hormones. There are studies where the researchers try to identify exactly what's happening – there are multiple mechanisms besides the nutrient deficiencies where these synthetic hormones also are signaling to the immune system locally and the way that our body manages cells even at a local level on the cervix. Cardiovascular Issues: Birth control pills are also associated with increased risk of certain cardiovascular issues including heart attack, stroke, as well as blood clots in general (like DVT which is a blood clot in your leg). I really want you to know the associated risks so that you're monitoring for yourself and deciding intentionally, is this a risk that I'm willing to take? One of the things that increases the risk of stroke with birth control pill use is having an MTHFR gene variation. If you want to know more about this gene variation you can watch Episode 29 of How Humans Heal here. MTHFR is a gene variation that affects our ability to activate folic acid into folate and it already carries a risk of stroke, so when combined with a birth control pill it elevates your risk of stroke even more. How To Promote Healthy Ovaries Function After Having Taken Birth Control Pills So, what I encourage you to do is weigh out all the information against the reasons why you're taking the pill, and what would be the criteria for yourself for how you will decide when you want to stop using the pill. Then you will want to make a plan for how you're going to prepare your body for coming off the pill, so that you can transition to healthy ovary function. You want to be addressing the negative effects of the pill and start addressing your health in general before you stop the pill so that when you stop, you have a safety net there for yourself. You want to create a healthy environment so when you stop the pill your body is ready and your ovaries are ready to start functioning again. When our bodies overall are functioning at our best, that's when our ovary function is going to be at its best too. Our ovaries can pick up on so many signals from our environment, like any kind of stress signals. We should be especially careful with new diet plans, whether that's intermittent fasting or a ketogenic diet, or if you're going to do some more exercising. Exercise and diet are important for healthy ovary function but if we overdo it, that can also inhibit our ovary function. If we fast for too long, or we aren't eating enough, or we are exercising too intensely, it will decrease signals to the ovaries and then the ovaries are not going to ovulate or produce hormones as optimally. We need to focus on optimizing what I call your SelfC.A.R.E. C is for clean eating, A is for adequate sleep, R is for recovery activities, and E is for exercise. This is the foundation of health in general, but definitely the foundation for healthy ovary function, including fertility. Clean eating includes things like managing your blood sugar levels, eating protein every few hours and identifying inflammatory foods. If you are experiencing inflammation issues, I suggest doing a food sensitivity panel that I use in my office. It is my favorite because I can see any sensitivities to dairy proteins, gluten, eggs or other foods that you may not even realize like almonds and bananas for certain people can be inflammatory. When we ingest inflammatory foods, that inflammation affects our whole body, including ovary function. I can't tell you how many cases of women have come into my office where we identify the inflammatory foods and we start healing the digestion, healing leaky gut, balancing their biome, and all of a sudden, the ovaries start working better. One of the key hormones to balance when it comes to optimal ovary function is cortisol. Cortisol is our main stress hormone and if cortisol is too high or too low, it inhibits healthy ovary function. So that means we need to know what your cortisol function is up to - we can measure cortisol morning, midday, evening, bedtime through the urine or saliva and we can see what is your cortisol up to. Is it too high at certain times of the day or is it at too low at certain times? And wherever it is then we can use the correct herbs and nutrients to get it back on track again. If you would like to know if your cortisol and adrenaline are out of balance you can do a home test that you can order here. I describe this in my latest book: Master Your Stress Reset Your Health. In this book I describe how to individualize SelfC.A.R.E., how to know what's happening with your cortisol as well as your adrenaline levels according to what I call your Stress Type. If you would like to know which stress type are you so you can start recovering from stress you can take the Stress Type Quiz here. This even helps with perimenopausal symptoms, and it helps with postmenopausal as well. So even once the ovaries calm down and they go into menopause, we still need your adrenal glands to be functioning optimally because now you're even more reliant on your adrenal glands to help you feel good. It's also important to have optimal neurotransmitter levels so this is serotonin and GABA and dopamine. It may come as a surprise that chemicals in the brain have anything to do with optimizing your ovary function, but they are incredibly interrelated. Neurotransmitters can also be measured in urine, and I offer those tests through my office, and you can then balance your neurotransmitters using precursor nutrients. It can be scary to think about coming off the pill, as a doctor and as a woman, I completely understand this fear. What I can tell you is from my experience and from my patients' experience, it's absolutely possible to help rebalance and prevent menstrual related symptoms with natural approaches, nutrients, and herbs without having to rely on synthetic hormones. What Are Some Contraception Alternatives to The Birth Control Pill? My recommendation for non-toxic alternatives includes the nonhormonal copper IUD and the fertility awareness method, which includes tracking your ovulation and menstrual cycles so you can either avoid sexual activity or use condoms in the time frame where you are most likely to conceive. You can also measure your basal body temperature on a daily basis where fluctuations determine when you able to conceive. I will host a future episode for those listeners who are interested in learning more about how to conceive. I hope this episode has been helpful for you and understanding birth control pills more and understanding their connection especially to HPV and cervical cancer risk, as well as some of the other conditions that we talked about today. I invite you to reach out if I can be of more help or if you have any questions, and definitely if you are in a situation where you're working on fending off HPV. I've been helping women with their health now for over 23 years. I'm a naturopathic Doctor, as well as midwife. I love helping women with understanding their bodies and what they can do to support their bodies to be as healthy as possible, as well as to prevent things like cervical cancer. If you're interested in learning more about my approach to addressing HPV, including why healing leaky gut is essential, you can find my HPV Recovery Guide here. If you would like more help getting HPV to negative, and are really committed to erasing it from your life forever, you can sign up for the upcoming 5 Days to Heal HPV Workshop here or my Say Goodbye to HPV 12-Week Program here. If you're interested in a safe and effective body, mind and spirit detoxification that will actually make you feel better and that you can do without affecting your daily routine, you can check out my 14-Day Detox Program here. The Detox Program includes a gluten-free, dairy-free meal plan, along with a protein shake (the protein shake is included), as well as videos to guide you every step of the way. If you want to learn more about how stress and trauma have affected you, in terms of your cortisol and adrenaline levels, and how to recover so that you can get back to feeling your best, you may want to read my book Master Your Stress Reset Your Health. To know your Stress Type, which is your unique cortisol and adrenaline levels based on how stresses have affected your adrenal function, you can take the quiz I developed. You can find the Stress Type® Quiz in the book and on my website. If you're ready to start rebalancing your cortisol and neurotransmitters, to help your adrenals reset after stress exposure, you can start by ordering this home test kit. And you can also sign up for my Stress Warrior Online Program to guide you here. You can also subscribe to my newsletter, where you'll receive a newsletter from me every Thursday with the latest episode and additional resources and tools for your success with achieving optimal health. 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Holistic Health Coach, Bria Gadd is here as we delve into the fascinating world of perimenopause and its often-misunderstood intricacies. Did you know that about 45% of women mistakenly think perimenopause and menopause are one and the same? Let's clear that up. Perimenopause is like a reverse puberty, hitting around age 35. It's when our reproductive hormones shift from ovaries to the adrenal glands, causing a rollercoaster of symptoms like weight gain, brain fog, and those dreaded night sweats.Now, what's truly intriguing is how these symptoms stem from a dance between progesterone and estrogen. Imagine, when one's off-balance, the other follows suit. Progesterone, highly sensitive to stress and inflammation, often takes a backseat as the adrenal system steps in. But here's the kicker: 75% of symptomatic women aren't seeking help! We'll explore ways to let your hormones heal themselves. Quality sleep (7-9 hours ladies!), proper hydration, and stress reduction through nutrition and movement form the pillars of rejuvenation. So, dive in with a positive mindset – this transition can be a catalyst for empowerment. Remember, change is our forte; embrace it and emerge stronger.Find Bria at the following:Her WebsiteInstagramThe Period Whisperer PodcastMake sure to join me the week of September 17th for the 5-Day, 5-Minute "Me Time" ChallengeBook a NEXT STEPS Call to see if the Midlife in Motion LIVE program is for you!Find me on my Website:https://www.lesleylmcshane.comEmail me: email@example.comFREE Guide: 4 Steps To Prioritize Your Health & Wellness This Week (And Actually Do It!) Connect with me on Instagram:Get the Redesigning Midlife UpdatesFind your community at the private Redesigning Midlife Facebook Group Get your MENO WELL bars (formerly Bossa Bars) - Use LESLEY10 for 10% off your first orderCheck out Kion and get the Redesigning Midlife Discount - 20% off subscriptions and 10% off individual orders.Need a good, reliable, clean, and professional Plumber? Call 1-Tom-Plumber - The Name Is The Phone Number
How might your fitness plan look different from what you did in your 20's and 30's?This episode is all about optimizing your exercise routine by accommodating your fluctuating hormones. You are NOT broken!You may have noticed that high volume cardio and sparsely eating does NOT equate to the slim, svelte figure you expect. That's because your shifting hormones in midlife are demanding a NEW way. Join Cam and Amelia as we show you the way!00:02:06 Discovering hypothyroidism, unaware of exercise dangers.00:05:05 Ignoring hormone warning signs affects menopause transition.00:06:45 Exercise intensity leading to unexpected belly fat.00:11:14 Strength training crucial for preventing bone injuries.00:14:06 Keep it simple with dumbbells, 2 sets00:18:55 Scientific study confirms benefits of strength training.00:23:05 Triathlon training prepares woman for long bike ride.00:25:32 68-mile run: burned 700 calories, mindset changed.00:28:49 Timing is important for cortisol and sleep.00:31:34 Work stress can build until exhaustion hits.Sign up here!https://www.camoyler.com/fitnessWhen menopause hit, my go-to fitness plan came to a screeching halt!Hey, it's Cam, and if you're experiencing slow recovery, endless exhaustion, and no results despite exercising, I have FREE 5-day Menopause Fitness Challenge designed for YOU. After this challenge, you'll feel energized & rejuvenated and know EXACTLY what to do and when to do it.Stay Connected!Amelia Website: https://www.thehelpfulplate.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/thehelpfulplate/ Cam Website: https://www.camoyler.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/heymomma_cam/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heymomma_cam Midlife Mommas IG: https://www.instagram.com/midlife.mommas/ Please share, rate, and review the podcast. We appreciate you! ❤️
On this week's episode of The Coaches Roundtable, we're bringing you another Q&A Podcast! In this episode, we answered the following questions: Diane F: I need to know how to get in my protein without going over calories. Mary P: How can I get enough protein in. On a good day, I'm only getting about 60 grams of protein. Amy M: Are there any weight exercises that should almost always be in everyone's routine all the time? Stacie B: How to reduce the natural cortisol in your system due to stress overload? How can I manage expectations when it comes to weight loss? What should I expect? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS: https://forms.gle/ESAEfJ5xvQh43DNW8 How to Connect with Us: Chase's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/changing_chase/ Chris' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conquer_fitness2021/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665770984678334/ Visit our Website: https://www.conquerfitnessandnutrition.com/ Work with Conquer Fitness and Nutrition for 1:1 Coaching: https://forms.gle/A7yZfj9uYJPQtvsL6 Brevin: https://www.instagram.com/brevinjandreau/
On this week's episode of The Coaches Roundtable, we're bringing you another Q&A Podcast! In this episode, we answered the following questions: Diane F: I need to know how to get in my protein without going over calories. Mary P: How can I get enough protein in. On a good day, I'm only getting about 60 grams of protein. Amy M: Are there any weight exercises that should almost always be in everyone's routine all the time? Stacie B: How to reduce the natural cortisol in your system due to stress overload? How can I manage expectations when it comes to weight loss? What should I expect? If you'd like to submit your question for the show1:1 coaching application The Ultimate Guide To Fat Loss Protein Guide The Beginners Guide to Strength Training Instagram Facebook Facebook Group: Fat Loss Forever TikTok Connect with chase Connect with chris
People find it very difficult to manage their energy. Especially if the energy comes from considering one's food intake, hydration, exercise, sleep, and etc. It almost feels as if the difficulty comes not with the lack of focus or time. But the lack of habit to condition ourselves into doing so. Looking into these areas would actually lead to a good energy flow, as well as making us more productive in the process. Chelsea Stegman has an undergrad degree at Miami University of Ohio. Got her dietetic internship in Louisiana, and worked with the worst diabetes, and kidney dialysis. Afterward, she became a dietitian, moved to Cincinnati, and worked in a health club for three years. Now, she's in downtown Chicago, worked in another health club, finished her master's, and started her own virtual business. She now joins the podcast to talk about energy management. Specifically, about managing nutrition, how to decrease burnout, increase energy, productivity, and performance. Managing your nutrition Managing nutrition often depends on the person but the most realistic way for you to start, with priorities in general, is finding that needle mover that moves all these other habits. Health-wise, it's focusing on exercise, and a lot of nutrition habits, water intake, and eating frequency. But a big priority with most people that leads to all these other things is managing blood sugar throughout the day and looking at macronutrients' meal timing. And that can also help with productivity and reducing brain fog throughout the day. The Blood Sugar and Diet You don't have to look at blood sugar, or blood values consistently. It's really what makes up your meals. Starting off the day with adequate protein, non-starchy vegetables, a complex carbohydrate, healthy fat, or overall a well-balanced meal. Also, looking into the components of each meal throughout your day, and ensuring that you are eating or snacking to just keep that blood sugar stable. So, you don't ride the blood sugar roller coaster. And symptomatically we can feel it, we feel the cravings, we feel the brain fog, the energy dips, and rises and everything that comes with it. Hence, what people should look at is what they are eating and noticing that link between a lot of those symptoms. Also, we kind of life in a world of extremes, there are some components that do help with brain health, people with actual disorders, such as epilepsy. It can be beneficial for the general population. Not advised for that, just making more of a well-rounded approach. Because carbs can support brain health, muscle development, and so many other things. So just making sure we have all those components to keep it stable, and not just go into the extreme forms of dieting. All is right. Cortisol and Energy It is your stress hormone, it takes a diurnal rhythm, that spikes in the morning then slowly taper off throughout the day. And has an inverse relationship to melatonin. For instance, at night, when cortisol is supposed to be low, melatonin is supposed to be high. But some people could have that imbalance if their cortisol is high. A lot of people with productivity energy levels throughout the day performance, like at work or at the gym, are looking more into those cortisol levels and how they're managed. Also, it has a very close relationship with blood sugar too. Managing blood sugar can help manage that cortisol throughout the day. If blood sugar is super low, your cortisol spikes and vice versa. Also, you can tell symptomatically if you're tired and wired throughout the day. Your brains keep on going but...
Of all our hormones, cortisol might be the most misunderstood and maligned. We're told this stress hormone is the culprit behind excess belly fat, high blood sugar, accelerated aging, and a host of menopausal and midlife woes. Menopausal and midlife women sometimes are afraid to exercise too much because they've been told it will raise their cortisol, which can already be elevated during this time of life. The problem with this narrative is that it's one-sided. It paints cortisol as a demon to be avoided at all costs, when actually cortisol is essential to maintain and improve fitness, and frankly for human life. This week we sat down with endocrinologist Dr. Carla DiGirolamo to dive into what cortisol is, what it does, and how menopausal women can manage–even befriend it–to optimize their health, performance, and well-being.Carla DiGirolamo, MD, PhD, is a Double Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Obstetrician/Gynecologist specializing in infertility and menopausal medicine. She is also a Crossfit Level 1 trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach, and member of CrossFit Health. She is a MedFit Care provider and provides weekly workouts and medical updates at her Substack Athletic Aging. She has most recently become an Endocrine Consultant for Wild Health. Dr. Carla DiGirolamo's Athletic Aging blog post on cortisolFeisty STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram:Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause TransitionJoin: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene:https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t:https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code HITPLAY at Aminoco.com/HITPLAY to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Cool-Jams: Use the code HITPLAY for 15% off all products at https://www.cool-jams.com/?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=spotify&utm_campaign=hit-play-not-pause_20230802 Nutrisense: Go to nutrisense.io/hitplay and use the code HITPLAY30 for $30 off any subscription to the CGM program
Join the conversation about adrenal fatigue through a personal lens as I share the role stress plays in my mom's biggest health challenges. Together we'll explore the nuances of adrenal dysfunction, unraveling its symptoms and stages, and gain insights into powerful recovery strategies. Show notes: www.katspangler.com/blog/209 FB Group: https://tinyurl.com/y5pfzgyx
Dr. Chris Palmer, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, joins Forrest to discuss the relationship between metabolic function and mental illness. They discuss Dr. Palmer's work with patients suffering from severe conditions like schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, psychiatry's current challenges with treatment-resistant conditions, and the important distinction between difficult psychological states and brain-based disorders. They then explore the relationship between mental illness and metabolic function, the key role mitochondria play in the process, and how current treatments impact our metabolism. Forrest and Dr. Palmer close the episode by discussing a number of practical interventions to improve metabolic function, including the ketogenic diet, sleep, exercise, stress management techniques like mindfulness practice, and even love, connection, and sense of purpose. About our Guest: Dr. Chris Palmer is a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His clinical practice focuses on helping people suffering from treatment-resistant mental illnesses, including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. His newest book is Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health.You can watch this episode on YouTube.Key Topics: 0:00: Introduction1:35: How Dr. Palmer's personal experience has influenced his work4:00: The brain energy theory as a response to treatment resistant conditions9:05: Mental states vs. mental disorders, and problems with our diagnostic criteria14:25: Brain disorders as metabolic disorders19:50: Defining metabolism22:40: The role of mitochondria28:45: How medication affects metabolism35:20: How stress and emotions affect metabolism41:40: The ketogenic diet, mitophagy, and mitochondrial biogenesis47:40: The importance of education and support around ketosis for medical conditions53:00: Supplementing medication with lifestyle change vs. replacing it56:20: Sleep and light exposure59:35: Love, connection, and sense of purpose1:06:00: A sense of safety as a prerequisite for healing1:09:10: Recap Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Sponsors:Factor delivers fresh, never-frozen, fully prepared meals right to your door. Head to factormeals.com/beingwell50 and use code beingwell50 to get 50% off. Zocdoc helps you find expert doctors and medical professionals that specialize in the care you need, and deliver the type of experience you want. Head to zocdoc.com/being and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world's largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month!Want to sleep better? Try the Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Finally get that project off the ground with Squarespace! Head to squarespace.com/beingwell for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch use coupon code BEINGWELL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Connect with the show:Subscribe on iTunesFollow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Forrest on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookVisit Forrest's website
In the wellness sphere, it's common to hear people talk about ways to lower your cortisol levels. That's all well and good, but we have a few follow-up questions: first of all, do those cortisol-lowering strategies actually work, and are they backed by research? And second, how are you supposed to know if your cortisol levels need lowering? In our latest investigative guide, we answer those questions and many more. Listen to learn more about cortisol (aka the “stress hormone”) in your body, telltale signs that your cortisol is high, common causes of high cortisol, and how to lower your cortisol naturally. Join the conversation at the written version of the interview here: https://getwellbe.com/symptoms-of-high-cortisol-levels/
“Connect with what you really want, as opposed to what you think you should be doing." -AngelaReady to hack your way to wellness? Angela Foster's journey through women's health could change how you approach vitality.Today's guest is Angela Foster, the mastermind behind the transformative BioSyncing Program. Discover the world of biohacking and how Angela's expertise has empowered countless women to reclaim their vitality. In a candid revelation, Angela shares her personal odyssey through burnout and clinical depression, despite scaling the pinnacles of success in her career. The episode also highlights the idea that fixing one important aspect, like sleep, can trigger positive changes in our overall well-being. Tune in to learn how taking care of our mind, body, and spirit is essential for a fulfilling life.Episode Highlights:00:00 - Episode trailer03:44 - What is biohacking06:10 - The hustle culture debate08:30 - Flow state and creativity12:52 - Chemicals and biohacking for performance13:23 - Cortisol and productivity17:11 - Cheap dopamine hits and distractions19:32 - Deliberately addictive food and media24:06 - Seven S's for optimal health29:09 - Importance of sleep and chronotypes34:44 - Heart rate variability and recovery36:18 - Managing light in the evening39:05 - Productivity and time management41:36 - Polyphenols and their benefits44:19 - Following your true passionWant to join Morgan's Elite Mastermind and elevate your life and business results over the next 12 months?Fill out this application to join and if you're a fit, our team will reach out to you for a 1:1 call with Morganhttps://form.jotform.com/231988774922877About My Guest:Angela Foster is an accomplished Nutritionist, Health & Performance Coach, and a celebrated figure in the wellness arena. Renowned for her expertise, she is the host of the globally acclaimed podcast, High Performance Health, and the visionary behind BioSyncing®, an exclusive program tailored for women seeking holistic advancement in physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, geared towards excelling in both business and life. With a background as a former partner at a prestigious law firm, Angela intimately comprehends the challenges of demanding schedules and high-stress environments. Having overcome a significant illness in 2014, she harnessed integrative health techniques and biohacking to rejuvenate her overall vitality. Through extensive work with a diverse array of women, Angela's insights have revealed that optimal health constitutes the bedrock of elevated performance. Drawing from her own transformative journey, Angela recognized the scarcity of consolidated health resources, leading her to inaugurate the Female Biohacker Collective in 2022—an empowering initiative offering women a comprehensive health toolkit at their fingertips.Find out more about AngelaWebsite: https://angelafosterperformance.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelasfosterPodcast: https://angelafosterperformance.com/podcasts/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelaFosterPerformance/Join the Dream Out Loud Facebook Communityhttps://bit.ly/2RSBKVFFollow me on Instagram herewww.Instagram.com/morgantnelsonSubscribe to my YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/@morgantnelson
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Cortisol plays a significant role in your everyday life, including your sex life. Christine Garvin joins us to talk about how cortisol influences your circadian rhythm, sleep patterns, and sexual desire. Our conversation includes how your hormones work together and strategies for managing and reducing cortisol levels to improve your sexual well being and overall health. You can find Christine Garvin on Instagram and YouTube @christinegarvin as well as her podcast, Hormonally Speaking. Enhance your self-awareness by acknowledging and understanding your behavior patterns, and foster a deeper connection with your inner self. Get the Unleashing My Power: A Women's Empowerment and Gratitude Journal to reclaim your personal power through the practice of daily gratitude and reflection. Learn more HERE. Follow Jordan D'Nelle on Facebook and Instagram. Email: JordanDnelle@VaginasVulvasandVibrators.com Support the Vaginas, Vulvas, and Vibrators podcast! Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews help this podcast impact more lives! Subscribe to Vaginas, Vulvas, and Vibrators on iTunes if you haven't already! *Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. jordandnelle.com christinegarvin.com Checkout Manskis Wellness for seed cycling discussed in this episode.
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss what happens to your body and hormones as you move from puberty through menopause and beyond. They dive into: 1. Changes at Puberty 2. Changes During Your Twenties and Thirties 3. Changes During Your Forties 4. Changes During Your Fifties Dr. Alison McAllister is the lead clinical consultant for ZRT Laboratory, a specialty hormone lab from Portland, Oregon, and a recognized leader in innovative and meaningful hormone, neurotransmitter, and elements testing. Dr. McAllister is also a regular speaker and educator on women's health, cortisol, neuro-transmitters, and thyroid health, and regularly lectures at the A4M. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Layne Vanlieshout is a Functional Practitioner who helps driven millennial women elevate their energy, balance hormones, and reduce stress without prescription meds to reclaim vitality and confidence. With over 13 years in the health and wellness space, Layne brings a diverse background and experience of helping hundreds of others to now serve you through LV Wellness Consulting, LLC. We are all meant to feel well, and we deserve more when it comes to our health and wellness. When we get to the root causes of the imbalances in your body, we then understand what tools will help your body heal and restore resiliency. To learn more visit www.lvwellnessconsulting.com And follow Layne on IG: www.instagram.com/layne_vanlieshout/ and TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@layne_vanlieshout Go to www.lvwellnessconsulting.com/freebie-page for Layne's free Hormone Balancing Guide and www.lvwellnessconsulting.com/application for a complimentary 15-minute consult. Have a podcast topic suggestion for upcoming episodes? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to connect to others on the health and wellness journey or if you want a safe space to learn more about holistic health and the different modalities, come join our Facebook group at Empowered Health: Connection and Community through Holistic Health Want to get general hints and tips about your health? Head on over to Instagram and follow @holistichealthcollab Podcast edited and managed by Haili Murch LLC. If you are interested in starting a podcast or you are currently a podcaster needing help managing or relaunching your podcast, you may email Haili Murch at email@example.com or you can click here to book a call: https://calendly.com/hailimurch/podcast-discovery-call
Are you ready to thrive in your better years? Join my enlightening conversation with Dr. Jannine Krause, a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, and host of the Health Fix podcast, as we delve into her mission to help women over 35 flourish. We examine the differences between naturopathic doctors and general practitioners, and how naturopaths focus on root cause and counseling, as opposed to just treating symptoms. Additionally, we discuss the role insurance companies may play in perpetuating a more symptom-based approach. Discover the impact of plastics, hormones, and health on your well-being. We discuss the three main estrogens in the body, the sneaky additives used by the plastics industry, and the importance of testing for bisphenol levels. Learn about the dangers of heating up plastics in the microwave and drinking bottled water, as well as helpful tips for assisting your liver to process toxins. Dr. Jannine also recommends nutraceuticals like milk thistle, diindolylmethane, and calcium deglutinate to support hormone metabolism. Lastly, let's tackle managing cortisol and nervous system responses. We explore the effects of stress on the body, its link to trauma, and how cortisol influences blood sugar and digestion. Janine shares insights on supplements and herbs such as Ashwagandha and Ganoderma, and how to reset your stress levels with breath work. Most importantly, we emphasize the significance of how we think about our problems in managing stress and cortisol levels. Don't miss this episode packed with valuable information to help you take control of your health and improve your well-being. Chapter Summaries: Naturopathic Medicine and Root Cause Approach (0:00:06) Dr. Jannine and I discussed ageism, the U-curve of happiness, naturopaths, and insurance companies' symptom-based approach. Plastics, Hormones, and Health (0:11:42) Discussing estrogens, plastics additives, bisphenol levels, and liver detox tips. Managing Cortisol and Nervous System Responses (0:22:33) Stress, trauma, cortisol, ashwagandha, Ganoderma, breath work, and thought management are discussed to reset stress levels. Understanding Hormones and Cortisol (0:32:14) Cortisol, progesterone, and testosterone are discussed, including how cortisol can steal progesterone, leading to low progesterone levels and difficulty sleeping, anxiety, and heavy, irregular periods. Hormone Balancing and Cortisol Management (0:37:28) Nature's five hormones, soy's impact on estrogen, cortisol's role, stress' effects, and taking control of health are discussed. Remote Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Guidance (0:46:20) Dr. Jannine offers help with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, hormone testing, and nature's remedies for hormones. About Jannine Krause: Dr. Jannine Krause is a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, and host of the Health Fix Podcast. She is passionate about empowering women over 35 to thrive in their better years. With her expertise in holistic health, acupuncture, and personalized care, Dr. Krause provides valuable insights and support to her patients and podcast audience, inspiring them to embrace vitality and well-being throughout their journey. "Empowering women over 35 to thrive in their better years." - Elizabeth Sherman Get full show notes and more information here: https://elizabethsherman.com/podcast/135
"At the end of the day, you're only taking with you what you've enjoyed. So do not forget to enjoy your life. I know that my father lived his life. So even though he died so young.. he was only 62.. he lived his life. He enjoyed, he travelled around the world, he had crazy adventures. He didn't die just saving for his retirement. He didn't die just waiting to spend the points in his credit card, the miles. He didn't die waiting for the trip of his life to happen. He didn't wait. He lived his life."In this solo episode I will share lessons, through stories - a memoir if you will - honouring a life fully lived:- A lesson that literally saved my life (5:22)-The True Power of Small Details (12:16)-How to welcome in MAGIC (15:53)-Life as a Canvas of Artistry (20:19)-Authenticity in Expression (25:24)-Embracing Life for the Joy of Living (30:23)-The Key to Living Liberated and Regret-Free Life (36:55)-What True Community Offers Us (44:51)-Embracing Enjoyment as Life's Ultimate Currency (52:10)-Being a Stand for Your Desires (55:41)As I look back on my father's life and legacy, I am filled with gratitude for the profound impact he had on shaping who I am today. This episode serves as both a homage to his remarkable spirit and an invitation for all of us to incorporate these cherished lessons into our lives. Even though I would have so much more to share about this now that more months have passed since his death, my prayer is that this memoir may serve as a powerful testament to the significance of living authentically, embracing every moment, and standing unwaveringly for what you desire, and give you some powerful reminders to lead you there too.If this Episode or any others within this season spoke to you, I welcome you to check out my upcoming Retreats in Australia (December 2023), Mexico (March 2024) and Egypt (May 2024). These are incredibly powerful immersion experiences for Female Leaders, in paradise. I'd love to share the experience with you! Details:https://www.sigridtasies.com/retreats/Links mentioned in this episode:https://www.sigridtasies.com/innercircle/Connect with Sigrid:https://www.instagram.com/sigridtasies/https://www.sigridtasies.com/To watch this episode on video, head to:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqNvmiHYFD6q5zqAO5DMbXQ
In todays episode we talk about the 3 most important hormones - cortisol, glucose and thyroid as well as symptoms and causes for imbalances. If you are someone who is struggling with your health, yet you've been told everything is 'normal' and want to get to the root cause of why you feel the way you do, you can set up a time to chat with our team HERE.To connect with Liz Roman click HERETo connect with Becca Chilczenkowski click HEREThis episode is brought to you by FitMom LifestyleOur favorite nontoxic skincare is FRE Skincare. Their breakthrough dual action formula that fights breakouts and the signs of aging with high impact natural ingredients. Use code LIZROMAN at checkout!You can find some of the supplements recommended in our Fullscript practitioner account HERE at 15% off.Get a FREE Sample pack of LMNT! LMNT is a electrolyte drink mix that is formulated to help anyone with their electrolyte needs and is perfectly suited to folks following a keto, low-carb, or paleo diet AND it is soo tasty - great for flavoring water and helping you drink more!Produced by brandhard
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Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows! This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track! Check out today's questions: Kelsi: hi dr. cabral - you are the best there is and i appreciate you so much. quick question about cortisol / blood sugar and coffee. if consuming coffee after water in the morning on an empty stomach, would adding homemade nut milk prevent cortisol and blood sugar from rising VS. completely black? i know it's ideal to drink coffee with food but just curious about this when traveling and waking early. thanks! Joanna: Hi Dr Cabral Would love to hear your list on what foods to avoid during pregnancy? Thankyou Missy: Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us, Dr. Cabral! What are your thoughts on drinking alkaline water? How much? Best times of day to drink or not drink alkaline water? We have a XXXXX system for our drinking water but sometimes wonder if it was a good investment or not. We live in the country so we naturally have well water. Would the well water be better or the alkaline water? Stephanie: Hi Stephen, I had a relatively healthy pregnancy (my only pregnancy) in 2019. At week 36, my docs suspected I would have preeclampsia (as my blood pressure was rising and I had protein in my urine). They induced me but I wouldn't dilate passed 7cm. Therefore, they performed a c-section and sent me home 2 days later. I was not feeling right at home, so I checked my blood pressure and it was 183/118. I was readmitted into the hospital for post-eclampsia. After going through this terrifying experience I am very hesitant to conceive again. Do you have any suggestions/recommendations how on best to avoid blood pressure issues during pregnancy? Gabriel: Hi Dr. Cabral, Big fan of the show! Thank you for taking the time to answer my question below. For a few years, my dad has been living with a pretty severe case of labyrinthitis/vestibular nerve damage, to the point where if he turns his head in a sudden motion, the floor under him moves causing him to lose balance. Needless to say, this affects him in his every day life but also with things he likes to do, like playing tennis and golf. The doctors who have seen him have prescribed antibiotics in different dosages, but these don't seem to help. He's been told the nerve damage is simply too severe to remedy the situation. I refuse to believe there is no solution for this and would love to offer some treatment or solution. Any help or recommendations are greatly appreciated! Thank you Dr C! Thank you for tuning into today's Cabral HouseCall and be sure to check back tomorrow where we answer more of our community's questions! - - - Show Notes and Resources: StephenCabral.com/2745 - - - Get a FREE Copy of Dr. Cabral's Book: The Rain Barrel Effect - - - Join the Community & Get Your Questions Answered: CabralSupportGroup.com - - - Dr. Cabral's Most Popular At-Home Lab Tests: > Complete Minerals & Metals Test (Test for mineral imbalances & heavy metal toxicity) - - - > Complete Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test (Test for 75 biomarkers including yeast & bacterial gut overgrowth, as well as vitamin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Mood & Metabolism Test (Discover your complete thyroid, adrenal, hormone, vitamin D & insulin levels) - - - > Complete Food Sensitivity Test (Find out your hidden food sensitivities) - - - > Complete Omega-3 & Inflammation Test (Discover your levels of inflammation related to your omega-6 to omega-3 levels) - - - Get Your Question Answered On An Upcoming HouseCall: StephenCabral.com/askcabral - - - Would You Take 30 Seconds To Rate & Review The Cabral Concept? The best way to help me spread our mission of true natural health is to pass on the good word, and I read and appreciate every review!
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