The Wellness Mama Podcast https://wellnessmama.com/ 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 WellnessMama.com Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:39:14 +0000 en-US Copyright © 2019 Wellness Mama Simple Answers for Healthier Families Katie Wells episodic 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 WellnessMama.com Katie - Wellness Mama support@wellnessmama.com clean https://wellnessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/wellness-mama-podcast-logo.jpg The Wellness Mama Podcast https://wellnessmama.com/ Katie Wells support@wellnessmama.com 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 WellnessMama.com No https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 277: Breast Implant Illness: What It Is & How to Heal With Diane Kazer https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/diane-kazer/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:00:26 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=405066 Today we are covering a much-requested topic: breast implants and how they might affect health. I am here with Diane Kazer, a pro soccer player turned functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner. Many credit her as a visionary and a gamechanger in the world of women’s hormones, detox, empowerment, and leadership. Diane started the CHI Hormone Warrior Transformation Tribe as well as the TITS method, a holistic approach to healing from breast implant illness, which she experienced firsthand. We’re going to go deep on that today in particular since I have gotten so many questions from women struggling with it.

I think it’s important to say before we get started: The goal here is to inform, not to pass judgment on motherhood or anything related to body image. We all have our own choices to make but I firmly believe education is the place to start!

Episode Highlights With Diane Kazer

  • The surprising percentage of women who will have breast implants within their lifetime
  • Why breast implant awareness has become an important cause for many women
  • 21 symptoms women with breast implants should look know to look for
  • Possible effects of breast implants on the spine, muscles, and even gallbladder
  • The connection between breast implants and autoimmune conditions or multiple chemical sensitivity disorders
  • Whether we have any evidence showing breast augmentation helps or hurts women emotionally or physically (and the reasons research is lacking in this area)
  • How a thermogram can show if your breast implants are having a negative effect
  • What you need to know if you plan to have breast implants removed
  • Alternatives to breast implants if you’re considering the procedure
  • How to manage the emotional side of surgically altering your body
  • Diane’s detox protocol (it goes deeper than blood tests and supplements)
  • And more!

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Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about breast implants? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

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This podcast is brought to you by Thrive Market, a company I’ve loved for years and order from all the time. In fact, the majority of the non-perishable and frozen foods you’ll find in my house are from Thrive. If you haven’t checked them out, you definitely need to and you can get a completely risk free 30-day trial as a listener of this podcast at thrivemarket.com/wm. Here are just a few of the reasons you’ll love them: They have over 500 of their own Thrive Market brand products that are incredible quality and at amazing prices. These include everything from bulk ingredients and spices to chips, salsa, nuts, snacks, and things like tuna and sardines. These are all non-GMO and most are organic, and at prices cheaper than conventional alternatives in my local stores. They also have high qual]]> clean no 01:04:15 Katie Wells No no 276: What You Need to Know About Olive Oil With Tony Kasandrinos https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/tony-kasandrinos/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:00:29 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=405035 I am here today with someone I am so impressed with on many levels, especially his time management and everything he accomplishes. I thought I was busy, but I don’t hold a candle to Tony Kasandrinos, the co-founder of Kasandrinos Olive Oil. You’ve probably heard me sing the praises of this olive oil on the blog and seen me cook with it on Instagram. It’s one of my favorite staples in the kitchen! I think you’ll love the story behind this family-owned company as well.

Tony is a native of New York, but he spent a good portion of his childhood in his father’s village in Greece. And at the age of 17, he joined the Marine Corps, and he has been serving on active duty since then (thank you Tony!). It’s an honor to chat with him today about his favorite topic, olive oil, and his second favorite topic, ways to spend more quality time with family.

Episode Highlights With Tony Kasandrinos

  • What Tony has learned about health and life from his time in Greece
  • How the typical diet in Mediterranean countries compares to the U.S. (bet you can guess!)
  • Reasons for olive oil’s long-standing reputation as one of the healthiest oils you can buy
  • How polyphenols in olive oil help skin health
  • Whether we need to worry about “fake” olive oil
  • How to choose a quality olive oil
  • Tony’s tips for better time management and productivity… for the sake of more family time
  • His #1 hack for managing stress
  • Why I (Katie) carry Kasandrinos olive oil everywhere (in their single-serve packets… no, there’s not a giant bottle in my purse)
  • And more!

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Do you use olive oil? What’s your favorite? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

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This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a Finnish company bringing the everyday magic of mushrooms to our daily lives. If you visited my home, you’d notice my homemade coffee/tea bar in my kitchen. Above it hangs 8 wooden cups, called kuksas… one for each member of my family. These have become part of our family tradition as we often sip mushroom coffee or superfood eelixirsfrom them at breakfast or after dinner during family time. Wooden cup or not, I highly recommend all of the Four Sigmatic products and you’d also find every single one of them in my kitchen! Here’s how I incorporate them]]> clean no 00:42:40 Katie Wells No no 275: Outer Order, Inner Calm and Happiness With Gretchen Rubin https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/gretchen-rubin/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:00:31 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=405006 Outer Order, Inner Calm and Happiness with Gretchen Rubin

I’m guessing you’ve heard of Gretchen Rubin, and if not well you’re in for a treat! She is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and The Four Tendencies. We touch on all of those today and explain how these ideas can be practical to your daily life.

Gretchen has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have collectively sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide in more than 30 languages. Her podcast called “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” is one of my favorites, where she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth.

In this episode, we talk happiness, parenting, community, and how to foster inner calm in your own life… let’s dive in!

Episode Highlights With Gretchen Rubin

  • How Gretchen got the idea to start a happiness project
  • The one universal thing everybody wants
  • The difference between outer and inner expectations, and what you can learn from how you respond to each
  • Why we’re all rebels on some level (and how this explains a lot about parenting)
  • The four temperaments that influence most of our behavior
  • Why cleaning out a closet can change your whole outlook
  • The one-minute rule that will boost your efficiency in every area
  • How to power hour your way to peace
  • The biggest contributor to clutter (it’s actually in your head)
  • Why we attribute so much sentimental value to items (and how to decide what’s really important)
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Books by Gretchen Rubin

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