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 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:13:34 +0000 en-US Copyright © 2018 Wellness Mama Simple Answers for Healthier Families Katie Wells episodic 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 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 No https://wellnessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/wellness-mama-podcast-logo.jpg The Wellness Mama Podcast https://wellnessmama.com/ https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 10801935 189: How Red Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation Works & How to Get the Benefits With Joovv https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/joovv/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:52:52 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387578 You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and... ]]>

 How Red Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation Works & How to Get the Benefits With Joovv

You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and husband and wife team) Justin and Melissa.

Fun fact… they also get to work together just like my husband and I do! (And they also have six kids!) I know this episode will be super enlightening for us (pun totally intended) and I’m ready with my second round of questions!

Episode Highlights With Justin & Melissa of Joovv

  • what got Justin and Melissa interested in red light therapy in the first place
  • how they made their first homemade red light prototype
  • why precise wavelengths of light can penetrate the body’s cells and boost healthy ATP function
  • what the science shows about photobiomodulation (red light therapy) benefits for skin, vision, muscle recovery, wound healing, hormone balance, and more
  • key differences between the sauna and red light therapy
  • the interesting way infrared light mimics cardiovascular exercise
  • why red light therapy may counteract the effects of EMF and Wi-Fi on our cells
  • how Joovv may benefit the man in your life by boosting testosterone production
  • and more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Have you ever tried red light therapy? What benefits did you see? Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

Many Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic – that is my source for delicious coffees, teas and elixirs that all contain beneficial medicinal mushrooms like Lions Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps, Reishi and others. These mushrooms have a long history of use and a lot of studies to back up their many benefits. I personally fell in love with all of their mushroom coffees and elixirs! I add their elixirs to my smoothies and when I drink coffee, it’s always their mushroom coffee these days. The great part is they have caffeine-free options and coffee-based options with a little bit of caffeine so there’s literally a blend for any time of day. But the bonus is that there’s slightly less caffeine in their coffees than normal coffees, but with the addition of the medicinal mushrooms you get more of a brain boost without the jitters. I personally enjoy the mushroom coffee blends in the morning and I often sip relaxing (and sleep promoting) reishi in the evening before bed. You can check out all of their products and grab a 15% discount at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama with the code wellnessmama.

This podcast is brought to you by Mother Dirt, a revolutionary new line of products that work to optimize the skin microbiome. Yeah, you heard right….. just like the gut, the skin has an ecosystem, and for many of us, our over sanitized modern lifestyle has depleted the delicate ecosystem of the skin. That’s why I’ve been using Mother Dirt’s AO+ Mist to support my skin biome. This mist uses patented Ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB) to consume the ammonia in sweat and create beneficial byproducts that balance the skin biome. Since ammonia is the part of sweat that stinks, this also helps reduce body odor and many people (60% find they no longer need deodorant. I love that their entire line is natural and plant based and safe for the whole family. You can save 20% on your first purchase on motherdirt.com/wellnessmama with code FREESHIP20.

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 How Red Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation Works & How to Get the Benefits With Joovv

You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and husband and wife team) Justin and Melissa.

Fun fact… they also get to work together just like my husband and I do! (And they also have six kids!) I know this episode will be super enlightening for us (pun totally intended) and I’m ready with my second round of questions!

Episode Highlights With Justin & Melissa of Joovv

  • what got Justin and Melissa interested in red light therapy in the first place
  • how they made their first homemade red light prototype
  • why precise wavelengths of light can penetrate the body’s cells and boost healthy ATP function
  • what the science shows about photobiomodulation (red light therapy) benefits for skin, vision, muscle recovery, wound healing, hormone balance, and more
  • key differences between the sauna and red light therapy
  • the interesting way infrared light mimics cardiovascular exercise
  • why red light therapy may counteract the effects of EMF and Wi-Fi on our cells
  • how Joovv may benefit the man in your life by boosting testosterone production
  • and more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Have you ever tried red light therapy? What benefits did you see? Also, please take two minutes to 

 How Red Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation Works & How to Get the Benefits With Joovv

You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and husband and wife team) Justin and Melissa.

Fun fact… they also get to work together just like my husband and I do! (And they also have six kids!) I know this episode will be super enlightening for us (pun totally intended) and I’m ready with my second round of questions!

Episode Highlights With Justin & Melissa of Joovv

  • what got Justin and Melissa interested in red light therapy in the first place
  • how they made their first homemade red light prototype
  • why precise wavelengths of light can penetrate the body’s cells and boost healthy ATP function
  • what the science shows about photobiomodulation (red light therapy) benefits for skin, vision, muscle recovery, wound healing, hormone balance, and more
  • key differences between the sauna and red light therapy
  • the interesting way infrared light mimics cardiovascular exercise
  • why red light therapy may counteract the effects of EMF and Wi-Fi on our cells
  • how Joovv may benefit the man in your life by boosting testosterone production
  • and more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Have you ever tried red light therapy? What benefits did you see? Also, please take two minutes to  clean No no no 00:46:41 Katie Wells 188: Saunacast: How We Took Control of Our Healthcare and Insurance (& Saved Money) https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/saunacast-healthcare/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:00:48 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387539 It is no secret that we live in a world where we face a lot of potentially harmful things on a daily basis. From plastic exposure to all of the additives in our food system and even over-exposure to blue-light, our bodies face a lot each day. These, and many other factors, may help explain... ]]>

Saunacast: How we Took Control of Our Healthcare and Insurance (& Saved Money)

It is no secret that we live in a world where we face a lot of potentially harmful things on a daily basis. From plastic exposure to all of the additives in our food system and even over-exposure to blue-light, our bodies face a lot each day.

These, and many other factors, may help explain why we’re seeing such a drastic rise in so many challenging health conditions that don’t respond to a simple cause>symptom>treatment medical model. In this Saunacast, Katie and Heather Dessinger share how they (and their families) have both faced unconventional health problems and the great lengths (and expense) it took to find results.

The Two Factors That Changed Everything

Katie’s struggle with Hashimoto’s and Heather’s family struggles with other health issues led them to a lot of research. This also set in motion a long process of trying to find doctors and practitioners within the traditional insurance model who understood the complexities of these conditions.

Eventually, frustrated by the inability to work within the system, they both considered an unconventional approach that finally led to answers (and to saving a lot of money in the long run!) Today, they share the system that has worked for both of them and how to customize this system to work for your family.

Concierge Medicine

Using a concierge model for a primary care doctor, both Katie and Heather were able to find a doctor who had the time and expertise to help with their health challenges. The benefits are that these doctors know their entire medical history and have fewer patients and more time for each patient. Having more time means these doctors actually have the bandwidth to research and specialize in specific conditions and challenges.

Thanks to technology, these doctors are available whenever they are needed via email, text, or video chat and can work with specialists in their local area when needed.

They each now pay a small monthly fee to have their doctor available whenever needed, and there are no additional copays, charges for talking to the doctors, or other unusual fees (other than external fees like labs, which are done through inexpensive local options).

Healthcare Sharing

The other piece that made their plan work was switching to health care sharing instead of traditional insurance. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, here’s the basic gist:

Instead of paying money to an insurance company each month, they each now send money directly to a person or family who has a medical need that month. In the event that one of their families has a medical event or bill that meets the criteria, they submit the bill and other members send them checks to cover the bills. This has been really beneficial for several reasons:

  • This makes them technically “self-pay” in the eyes of most medical establishments. Many places offer a steep self-pay discount (80% in some locations) with an additional discount for paying that day.
  • Since health care sharing is substantially cheaper than insurance, they put the extra money in a savings account and use it if needed to pay a bill the day the charge is incurred to get the discount.
  • The entire amount is then reimbursed.

Katie and Heather both use Samaritan Ministries which is a Christian organization (though there are many different options that are reviewed in depth here). If you decide to check out Samaritan Ministries, let them know Wellness Mama referred you! A new organization called Knew Health is opening soon and is not faith-based but focused on those interested in being healthy (which also reduces health care costs).

But, What About the Costs?

Glad you asked. This was one of the biggest benefits of switching, besides the better health care and actually finding answers. Here’s an example…

Before switching to this system, Katie and her family were paying over $800/mo for insurance. This is when they were newly married and this amount was a large part of their monthly income, but since they were in the phase of life of having kids, they saw it as their only option. But it had a deductible of $5,000 and only covered 80% after that, so in any year with a medical event or a baby born, they came out of pocket over $15,000 (insurance monthly premiums + deductible + percentage they paid). And the insurance often didn’t cover the doctors they wanted to see, the type of birth Katie wanted to have, or many basic labs.

Comparatively, they now pay just under $500/mo for Samaritan, plus about $200/mo for them all to have access to SteadyMD. This works out to around $8,000 a year and they don’t end up paying any more out of pocket when someone breaks a bone, has a baby, or even has major surgery.

As an example, when Katie’s husband’s appendix ruptured years ago, leading to surgery and a long hospital stay the initial bill was over $132,000. The self-pay discount + paying up front got it down to around $12,000 which was entirely reimbursed by Samaritan and they didn’t end up paying out of pocket for it.

Will It Work for Everyone?

Short answer… no. But this combination may be a great option especially for certain types of people:

  • Entrepreneurs who will pay huge monthly premiums for independent insurance
  • Those who tend to focus on wellness and preventative care vs. visiting the doctor for everything
  • Anyone who prefers home birth but it isn’t covered by traditional insurance
  • Those who don’t use medical care often and prefer to save money

This is definitely an outside-the-box solution though options like this are becoming more available and more common. Anyone considering these should do their research, call, and ask questions and make sure that any plan or program is truly a good fit.

How about you? Do you have any experience with directing your own healthcare in this way? Ever used a healthcare sharing organization or concierge medicine? Please share your tips and experience in the comments!

Please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. I have heard from a lot of you who are trying the keto diet right now. And Perfect Keto has several products that make it so much easier and tastier. They have keto-friendly sports drinks with zero additives, zero carbs, and only high-quality ingredients. And I’ve gotten so many questions about this. They also have exogenous ketones that raise blood ketone levels up to 1.5 millimoles per liter. So that would be simulating a fast. A lot of people use these exogenous ketones to increase mental performance, and energy production, and fat burning without the need to do extended fasting. And Perfect Keto really just helps make ketosis available to everyone, everywhere, all the time without the need to do extended fasting, like I said. You can check out these and all of their other products at perfectketo.com/healthymoms. And if you use the code HEALTHYMOMS, all uppercase, you can save 20% on any order.

This podcast is brought to you by Joovv. This is a super bright red light that I have in my bathroom and that I use daily to help my skin, hair and brain all be their best. Here’s the deal… we’re exposed every day to cellular stressors like blue light, environmental toxins and EMFs that can reduce how efficiently our cells work. Joovv combines red and near infrared light (without the heat of a sauna) in a single product that lets me combat the negative effects of the modern world (and combat wrinkles) in just a few minutes a day. I’ve talked to a ton of people who love this light as much as I do and say it has helped improve their skin and hair, tighten skin and even lead to better sleep and libido. It has a lifespan of 50,000+ hours so it will truly last a lifetime and it is one of the easiest things I do for my health. Joovv is third party tested and FDA approved and you can Check out the many benefits at joovv.com/wellnessmama and get a special gift with any purchase just for being a Wellness Mama podcast listener!

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Saunacast: How we Took Control of Our Healthcare and Insurance (& Saved Money)

It is no secret that we live in a world where we face a lot of potentially harmful things on a daily basis. From plastic exposure to all of the additives in our food system and even over-exposure to blue-light, our bodies face a lot each day.

These, and many other factors, may help explain why we’re seeing such a drastic rise in so many challenging health conditions that don’t respond to a simple cause>symptom>treatment medical model. In this Saunacast, Katie and Heather Dessinger share how they (and their families) have both faced unconventional health problems and the great lengths (and expense) it took to find results.

The Two Factors That Changed Everything

Katie’s struggle with Hashimoto’s and Heather’s family struggles with other health issues led them to a lot of research. This also set in motion a long process of trying to find doctors and practitioners within the traditional insurance model who understood the complexities of these conditions.

Eventually, frustrated by the inability to work within the system, they both considered an unconventional approach that finally led to answers (and to saving a lot of money in the long run!) Today, they share the system that has worked for both of them and how to customize this system to work for your family.

Concierge Medicine

Using a concierge model for a primary care doctor, both Katie and Heather were able to find a doctor who had the time and expertise to help with their health challenges. The benefits are that these doctors know their entire medical history and have fewer patients and more time for each patient. Having more time means these doctors actually have the bandwidth to research and specialize in specific conditions and challenges.

Thanks to technology, these doctors are available whenever they are needed via email, text, or video chat and can work with specialists in their local area when needed.

They each now pay a small monthly fee to have their doctor available whenever needed, and there are no additional copays, charges for talking to the doctors, or other unusual fees (other than external fees like labs, which are done through inexpensive local options).

Healthcare Sharing

The other piece that made their plan work was switching to health care sharing instead of traditional insurance. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, here’s the basic gist:

Instead of paying money to an insurance company each month, they each now send money directly to a person or family who has a medical need that month. In the event that one of their families has a medical event or bill that meets the criteria, they submit the bill and other members send them checks to cover the bills. This has been really beneficial for several reasons:

  • This makes them technically “self-pay” in the eyes of most medical establishments. Many places offer a steep se]]>

    Saunacast: How we Took Control of Our Healthcare and Insurance (& Saved Money)

    It is no secret that we live in a world where we face a lot of potentially harmful things on a daily basis. From plastic exposure to all of the additives in our food system and even over-exposure to blue-light, our bodies face a lot each day.

    These, and many other factors, may help explain why we’re seeing such a drastic rise in so many challenging health conditions that don’t respond to a simple cause>symptom>treatment medical model. In this Saunacast, Katie and Heather Dessinger share how they (and their families) have both faced unconventional health problems and the great lengths (and expense) it took to find results.

    The Two Factors That Changed Everything

    Katie’s struggle with Hashimoto’s and Heather’s family struggles with other health issues led them to a lot of research. This also set in motion a long process of trying to find doctors and practitioners within the traditional insurance model who understood the complexities of these conditions.

    Eventually, frustrated by the inability to work within the system, they both considered an unconventional approach that finally led to answers (and to saving a lot of money in the long run!) Today, they share the system that has worked for both of them and how to customize this system to work for your family.

    Concierge Medicine

    Using a concierge model for a primary care doctor, both Katie and Heather were able to find a doctor who had the time and expertise to help with their health challenges. The benefits are that these doctors know their entire medical history and have fewer patients and more time for each patient. Having more time means these doctors actually have the bandwidth to research and specialize in specific conditions and challenges.

    Thanks to technology, these doctors are available whenever they are needed via email, text, or video chat and can work with specialists in their local area when needed.

    They each now pay a small monthly fee to have their doctor available whenever needed, and there are no additional copays, charges for talking to the doctors, or other unusual fees (other than external fees like labs, which are done through inexpensive local options).

    Healthcare Sharing

    The other piece that made their plan work was switching to health care sharing instead of traditional insurance. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, here’s the basic gist:

    Instead of paying money to an insurance company each month, they each now send money directly to a person or family who has a medical need that month. In the event that one of their families has a medical event or bill that meets the criteria, they submit the bill and other members send them checks to cover the bills. This has been really beneficial for several reasons:

    • This makes them technically “self-pay” in the eyes of most medical establishments. Many places offer a steep se]]> clean No no no 00:35:31 Katie Wells 187: A Whole Life Challenge to Improve Your Life in Small Daily Steps https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/whole-life-challenge/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:00:54 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387441 When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play! Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the... ]]>

      A Whole Life Challenge to Improve Your Life In Small Daily Steps

      When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play!

      Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the original 10 CrossFit affiliates in the world. He’s also the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, a worldwide six-week online “game” that you play with friends and family to improve seven specific areas of health: nutrition, mobility, exercise, sleep, hydration, well being, and reflection.

      Also… I am about to jump into one of these if anybody wants to compete with me! 🙂

      Episode Highlights on the Whole Life Challenge

      • why Andrew started the Whole Life Challenge (and what he tried before it that didn’t work)
      • how we can turn failures into valuable life lessons
      • the healthy living challenge that’s sweeping the nation
      • thinking for the long-term: how lasting change happens little by little, not all at once
      • how to motivate yourself to start new habits (and keep them)
      • getting connected to a support community
      • what CrossFit has to do with it
      • the keys to challenging yourself and making meaningful change
      • and more!

      Resources We Mention

      Books Andy Recommends

      Episode Quotables

      “If there was one thing that I would encourage people to take on… be an explorer as opposed to a researcher. Do your research and find the information but then have the courage to take an action and have the courage to be wrong about the thing you try…. Get up, dust yourself off, and then try again and try in a little bit of a different way that works for you.”

      More From Wellness Mama

      Have you ever tried the Whole Life Challenge? Did it help you? Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

      Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

      This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. I have heard from a lot of you who are trying the keto diet right now. And Perfect Keto has several products that make it so much easier and tastier. They have keto-friendly sports drinks with zero additives, zero carbs, and only high-quality ingredients. And I’ve gotten so many questions about this. They also have exogenous ketones that raise blood ketone levels up to 1.5 millimoles per liter. So that would be simulating a fast. A lot of people use these exogenous ketones to increase mental performance, and energy production, and fat burning without the need to do extended fasting. And Perfect Keto really just helps make ketosis available to everyone, everywhere, all the time without the need to do extended fasting, like I said. You can check out these and all of their other products at perfectketo.com/healthymoms. And if you use the code HEALTHYMOMS, all uppercase, you can save 20% on any order.

      This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, one of my favorite companies! They make a wide variety of delicious drink mixes using medicinal mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps, reishi, lions mane and others. I especially love their instant coffee packets, which have all of the taste of regular coffee, but are easier to make, have less caffeine and offer more of a brain boost due to the mushrooms. They also have delicious hot cocoa mixes that my kids love, and a wonderful matcha. You can check out all of their products and grab a 15% discount at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama with the code wellnessmama.

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      A Whole Life Challenge to Improve Your Life In Small Daily Steps

      When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play!

      Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the original 10 CrossFit affiliates in the world. He’s also the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, a worldwide six-week online “game” that you play with friends and family to improve seven specific areas of health: nutrition, mobility, exercise, sleep, hydration, well being, and reflection.

      Also… I am about to jump into one of these if anybody wants to compete with me! 🙂

      Episode Highlights on the Whole Life Challenge

      • why Andrew started the Whole Life Challenge (and what he tried before it that didn’t work)
      • how we can turn failures into valuable life lessons
      • the healthy living challenge that’s sweeping the nation
      • thinking for the long-term: how lasting change happens little by little, not all at once
      • how to motivate yourself to start new habits (and keep them)
      • getting connected to a support community
      • what CrossFit has to do with it
      • the keys to challenging yourself and making meaningful change
      • and more!

      Resources We Mention

      Books Andy Recommends

      Episode Quotables

      “If there was one thing that I would encourage people to take on… be an explorer as opposed to a researcher. Do your research and find the information but then have the courage to take an action and have the courage to be wrong about the thing you try…. Get up, dust yourself off, and then try again and try in a little bit of a different way that works for you.”

      More From Wellness Mama

      • 61: An Electrifying New Way To Change Habits
      • 124: Happy New Year 2018! Setting Challenges + Experiments Instead of Resolutions (& Sneak Peek)
      • A Whole Life Challenge to Improve Your Life In Small Daily Steps

        When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play!

        Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the original 10 CrossFit affiliates in the world. He’s also the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, a worldwide six-week online “game” that you play with friends and family to improve seven specific areas of health: nutrition, mobility, exercise, sleep, hydration, well being, and reflection.

        Also… I am about to jump into one of these if anybody wants to compete with me! 🙂

        Episode Highlights on the Whole Life Challenge

        • why Andrew started the Whole Life Challenge (and what he tried before it that didn’t work)
        • how we can turn failures into valuable life lessons
        • the healthy living challenge that’s sweeping the nation
        • thinking for the long-term: how lasting change happens little by little, not all at once
        • how to motivate yourself to start new habits (and keep them)
        • getting connected to a support community
        • what CrossFit has to do with it
        • the keys to challenging yourself and making meaningful change
        • and more!

        Resources We Mention

        Books Andy Recommends

        Episode Quotables

        “If there was one thing that I would encourage people to take on… be an explorer as opposed to a researcher. Do your research and find the information but then have the courage to take an action and have the courage to be wrong about the thing you try…. Get up, dust yourself off, and then try again and try in a little bit of a different way that works for you.”

        More From Wellness Mama

        • 61: An Electrifying New Way To Change Habits
        • 124: Happy New Year 2018! Setting Challenges + Experiments Instead of Resolutions (& Sneak Peek)
        • clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 186: Ketosis, Carnivore Diet, Macros, and Diet Variation With Dr. Anthony Gustin https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/carnivore-diet/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:00:57 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387397 It seems like there’s always a new diet to try… the keto diet, the carnivore diet, different types of fasting… the list goes on. The question is, how do we know if any of them are actually good for us? Today’s episode should answer a lot of questions. My guest Dr. Anthony Gustin is a... ]]>

          Ketosis, Carnivore Diet, Macros and Diet Variation with Dr. Anthony Gustin

          It seems like there’s always a new diet to try… the keto diet, the carnivore diet, different types of fasting… the list goes on.

          The question is, how do we know if any of them are actually good for us?

          Today’s episode should answer a lot of questions. My guest Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified sports physician, a functional medicine practitioner, and an overall food and fitness skeptic like I am. His focus recently has shifted from private practice to starting his own company, Perfect Keto and Equip.

          Dr. Gustin’s mission is to create products that improve the accessibility of whole food nutrition and ketosis, and he’s the perfect person to explain a little bit more about the keto diet, how it works, and if it’s right for you.

          Episode Highlights

          • why not to follow one diet for too long
          • the best way to fast for women
          • how to do the keto diet correctly
          • which diets have their place in a healthy lifestyle
          • what the carnivore diet is
          • how much protein we actually need
          • and more!

          Resources We Mention

          Books We Mention

          More From Wellness Mama

          Have you ever tried the keto diet? Please let me know how it worked for you! Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

          Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

          This podcast is brought to you by Kettle and Fire. You may already know that this is my go-to bone broth because it is shelf-stable, easy to use, and delicious. But you may not know that Kettle and Fire just released brand new bone-broth based soups, which make it even more convenient to eat healthy on the go plus they save a lot of time when you’re trying to feed the whole family on a busy night. They have miso, tomato, and butternut soups and they are all really, really good. Plus, they have a 20-hour slow simmer process for their broth that extracts insane amounts of protein, 10g per serving. This process creates a collagen-rich broth that is great for hair, skin, and nails. Right now, you can save 10% by going to KettleandFire.com/mama (the discount is already built in!).

          This episode is brought to you by Mother Dirt. Did you know that there is a microbiome on your skin, or at least there should be? As the body’s larger organ, our skin is also the body’s largest ecosystem, and many modern products interfere with or deplete the natural beneficial bacteria that should be there. So how do we get it back? Mother Dirt’s AO+ Mist restores the good bacteria that once existed on our skin naturally, but modern hygiene practices have wiped it away. Think of it as a probiotic and prebiotic for your skin. I’ve been using it for years and it is a vital part of my skin care routine. In fact, 60% of Mother Dirt AO+ Mist users are able to stop using deodorant altogether because the patented AOB consumes the ammonia in sweat and 66% of users find that they take shorter showers, and cut out an average of 2.5 products from their routine! You can save 20% on your first purchase on motherdirt.com/wellnessmama with code FREESHIP20.

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          Ketosis, Carnivore Diet, Macros and Diet Variation with Dr. Anthony Gustin

          It seems like there’s always a new diet to try… the keto diet, the carnivore diet, different types of fasting… the list goes on.

          The question is, how do we know if any of them are actually good for us?

          Today’s episode should answer a lot of questions. My guest Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified sports physician, a functional medicine practitioner, and an overall food and fitness skeptic like I am. His focus recently has shifted from private practice to starting his own company, Perfect Keto and Equip.

          Dr. Gustin’s mission is to create products that improve the accessibility of whole food nutrition and ketosis, and he’s the perfect person to explain a little bit more about the keto diet, how it works, and if it’s right for you.

          Episode Highlights

          • why not to follow one diet for too long
          • the best way to fast for women
          • how to do the keto diet correctly
          • which diets have their place in a healthy lifestyle
          • what the carnivore diet is
          • how much protein we actually need
          • and more!

          Resources We Mention

          Books We Mention

          More From Wellness Mama

          • 116: How to Reboot Your Metabolism Using the Keto Reset Diet With Mark Sisson
          • 145: Alga]]>

            Ketosis, Carnivore Diet, Macros and Diet Variation with Dr. Anthony Gustin

            It seems like there’s always a new diet to try… the keto diet, the carnivore diet, different types of fasting… the list goes on.

            The question is, how do we know if any of them are actually good for us?

            Today’s episode should answer a lot of questions. My guest Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified sports physician, a functional medicine practitioner, and an overall food and fitness skeptic like I am. His focus recently has shifted from private practice to starting his own company, Perfect Keto and Equip.

            Dr. Gustin’s mission is to create products that improve the accessibility of whole food nutrition and ketosis, and he’s the perfect person to explain a little bit more about the keto diet, how it works, and if it’s right for you.

            Episode Highlights

            • why not to follow one diet for too long
            • the best way to fast for women
            • how to do the keto diet correctly
            • which diets have their place in a healthy lifestyle
            • what the carnivore diet is
            • how much protein we actually need
            • and more!

            Resources We Mention

            Books We Mention

            More From Wellness Mama

            • 116: How to Reboot Your Metabolism Using the Keto Reset Diet With Mark Sisson
            • 145: Alga]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 185: How to Get Lab Tests at Home & Take Charge of Your Own Health With EverlyWell https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/everlywell/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:00:38 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387339 Listen up, because today’s episode is going to be all about hormones and how to take ownership of your own health (a topic on the minds of just a few of us moms!). I am here with Dr. Marra Francis, an OB-GYN who focuses on helping women with genetic risk for certain cancers. Dr. Marra also... ]]>

              How to Get Lab Tests at Home & Take Charge of Your Own Health With EverlyWell

              Listen up, because today’s episode is going to be all about hormones and how to take ownership of your own health (a topic on the minds of just a few of us moms!). I am here with Dr. Marra Francis, an OB-GYN who focuses on helping women with genetic risk for certain cancers. Dr. Marra also serves as the Executive Medical Director for EverlyWell, a company we will talk about in depth today.

              In a nutshell, her mission is to educate enough physicians so that no more women have to suffer a fate with terminal cancer that could have been prevented simply by taking an accurate family history, and ordering the correct diagnostic test.

              Episode Highlights With Dr. Marra of EverlyWell

              • why Dr. Marra chose women’s health as her passion and focus
              • her tips on running a house with six kids underfoot (I get it!)
              • the ups and downs of women’s hormones (and why men don’t struggle like we do)
              • what you can learn by tracking your cycle every month, and apps that help
              • how EverlyWell helps connect patients to the best laboratory testing for them
              • changes in the health space that are making it easier to take control of your health
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

              Have you had trouble getting the right lab testing in your area? Could you use a service like EverlyWell? I’d also appreciate it if you would please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

              Many Thanks to Our Podcast Sponsors

              This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD, my personalized Primary Care doctor online. SteadyMD is awesome because it partners you with a doctor who really gets to know you, who listens to you, who has time for you, and who knows your whole medical history and your health philosophy. It’s designated for anyone who wants a primary care doctor that they can have access to anytime they need them. Their physicians see a very limited number of patients so that way they have time and you can call, text or video chat any time with a doctor who is aligned with your life and is focused on you and helping you achieve your goals. Some of their doctors are trained in functional medicine and integrative medicine. Others have expertise in thyroid, or diabetes or work with athletes. I love SteadyMD because now with their new pediatric add on, I can reach out anytime I have a question about my health or one of my kids health and get an answer without having to go to urgent care of sit in a doctors office with all of my kids. They can prescribe medication, run labs and tests and needed and take a proactive approach to your health because they have enough time to really go deep and care about you. Their awesome docs can only take a limited number of patients, so check them out and learn more at steadymd.com/wm.

              This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. I have heard from a lot of you who are trying the keto diet right now. And Perfect Keto has several products that make it so much easier and tastier. They have keto-friendly sports drinks with zero additives, zero carbs, and only high-quality ingredients. And I’ve gotten so many questions about this. They also have exogenous ketones that raise blood ketone levels up to 1.5 millimoles per liter. So that would be simulating a fast. A lot of people use these exogenous ketones to increase mental performance, and energy production, and fat burning without the need to do extended fasting. And Perfect Keto really just helps make ketosis available to everyone, everywhere, all the time without the need to do extended fasting, like I said. You can check out these and all of their other products at perfectketo.com/healthymoms. And if you use the code HEALTHYMOMS, all uppercase, you can save 20% on any order.

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              How to Get Lab Tests at Home & Take Charge of Your Own Health With EverlyWell

              Listen up, because today’s episode is going to be all about hormones and how to take ownership of your own health (a topic on the minds of just a few of us moms!). I am here with Dr. Marra Francis, an OB-GYN who focuses on helping women with genetic risk for certain cancers. Dr. Marra also serves as the Executive Medical Director for EverlyWell, a company we will talk about in depth today.

              In a nutshell, her mission is to educate enough physicians so that no more women have to suffer a fate with terminal cancer that could have been prevented simply by taking an accurate family history, and ordering the correct diagnostic test.

              Episode Highlights With Dr. Marra of EverlyWell

              • why Dr. Marra chose women’s health as her passion and focus
              • her tips on running a house with six kids underfoot (I get it!)
              • the ups and downs of women’s hormones (and why men don’t struggle like we do)
              • what you can learn by tracking your cycle every month, and apps that help
              • how EverlyWell helps connect patients to the best laboratory testing for them
              • changes in the health space that are making it easier to take control of your health
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

              Have you had trouble getting the right lab testing in your area? Could you use a service like EverlyWell? I’d also appreciate it if you would please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the ]]>

              How to Get Lab Tests at Home & Take Charge of Your Own Health With EverlyWell

              Listen up, because today’s episode is going to be all about hormones and how to take ownership of your own health (a topic on the minds of just a few of us moms!). I am here with Dr. Marra Francis, an OB-GYN who focuses on helping women with genetic risk for certain cancers. Dr. Marra also serves as the Executive Medical Director for EverlyWell, a company we will talk about in depth today.

              In a nutshell, her mission is to educate enough physicians so that no more women have to suffer a fate with terminal cancer that could have been prevented simply by taking an accurate family history, and ordering the correct diagnostic test.

              Episode Highlights With Dr. Marra of EverlyWell

              • why Dr. Marra chose women’s health as her passion and focus
              • her tips on running a house with six kids underfoot (I get it!)
              • the ups and downs of women’s hormones (and why men don’t struggle like we do)
              • what you can learn by tracking your cycle every month, and apps that help
              • how EverlyWell helps connect patients to the best laboratory testing for them
              • changes in the health space that are making it easier to take control of your health
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

              Have you had trouble getting the right lab testing in your area? Could you use a service like EverlyWell? I’d also appreciate it if you would please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the ]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 184: Meta Learning, Speed Reading, and How to Learn Faster With Jim Kwik https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/jim-kwik/ Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:00:43 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387322 Ok, I’ll just come out and say it… this podcast episode is one of my all-time favorites! Jim Kwik is a widely recognized expert in speed reading, brain health, memory improvement, and accelerated learning. He’s also a good friend and someone I really admire in every way. As with many of my guests, there’s more... ]]>

              Meta Learning, Speed Reading, and How to Learn Anything Faster With Jim Kwik

              Ok, I’ll just come out and say it… this podcast episode is one of my all-time favorites! Jim Kwik is a widely recognized expert in speed reading, brain health, memory improvement, and accelerated learning. He’s also a good friend and someone I really admire in every way.

              As with many of my guests, there’s more to his story. Jim overcame a traumatic brain injury in childhood by creating strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance.

              Two decades later, he works as a brain coach with people all over the world. His goal is to help everyone unleash their true genius and live a life of greater power, productivity, and purpose.

              Episode Highlights With Jim Kwik

              • why almost everything we think we know about learning is wrong
              • how Jim went from not being able to finish a book to teaching the best in the world
              • challenges our kids will face as jobs move toward artificial intelligence, automation, and outsourcing
              • meta-learning and other powerful strategies to learn anything much faster
              • the vast difference between what to learn and how to learn
              • why intelligence isn’t fixed and how to cater to your own unique strengths
              • how to abolish the belief that you don’t have a good memory, forever
              • the three superpowers to encourage with kids: creativity, imagination, strategy
              • how to bring imagination and creativity back into education
              • what emotion has to do with memory
              • the reason children can learn anything faster (it has to do with play!)
              • the trick to getting information into your long-term memory
              • why only one-third of your brain is determined by genetics (and how to influence the other two-thirds)
              • how much of learning happens in sleep (another reason why sleep is so dramatically important for brain health)
              • 10 things Jim would recommend for parents to help kids love to learn
              • an important reason not to call your kid gifted
              • how to reward work ethic and grit in children instead of just achievement

              Resources We Mention

              Jim Kwik’s Favorite Books

              More From Wellness Mama

              Quotables From Jim Kwik

              The same level of thinking that created your problem won’t solve it.

              If knowledge is power, learning is our superpower.

              With kids, it isn’t how smart they are… but how are they smart?

              Knowledge is what is, and imagination is what can be.

              If people realized how powerful their brains are, they would never say anythign to themselves that they don’t want to be true.

              If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If it is broken from an inside force, life begins.

              Genius is learned.

              Do you struggle with memory or reading? What techniques have helped you? I’d also appreciate it if you would please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

              Many Thanks to Our Podcast Sponsors

              This episode is brought to you by Genexa. These are cleaner, healthier medicine and homeopathics, all organic and Non-GMO, extensively tested, and with a special patented system that lets them take out the harmful additives. One of my favorites is their saline spray and drops, these are free of parabens and fillers that are in many saline sprays. It is great for flushing away congestion and nasal symptoms from allergies and colds, and there is an infant and kid safe version. I always travel with this and use it before and after getting on an airplane to help reduce the chances of getting sick by flushing out my nasal passages. You can shop this and their entire line of organic and Non-GMO medicines by going to Genexa.com/Wellnessmama and use code WELLNESS for 20% off your order!

              This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market, a company I have known and loved since their very beginning. Thrive was founded with the mission of making real food available and affordable to everyone in the US and ending food desserts, or areas like the one I used to live in where organic food was difficult or impossible to find locally at times. Here’s a tip. Check out the Thrive Market line of products. They have really high quality products at a lower price than most other brands. For instance, I order their canned sardines by the case as they are the cheapest and best option I found. They’re a great protein source and I use these in things like sardine and tuna salad or I just eat them alone with some mustard. I also turn to their products for bulk items like gluten free flours, baking ingredients, nuts, raisins, and pretty much all of my other pantry staples. Just for being a Wellness Mama podcast listener, you can get 25% off your first purchase at Thrive, plus a 30-day free membership by going to thrivemarket.com/Katie.

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              Meta Learning, Speed Reading, and How to Learn Anything Faster With Jim Kwik

              Ok, I’ll just come out and say it… this podcast episode is one of my all-time favorites! Jim Kwik is a widely recognized expert in speed reading, brain health, memory improvement, and accelerated learning. He’s also a good friend and someone I really admire in every way.

              As with many of my guests, there’s more to his story. Jim overcame a traumatic brain injury in childhood by creating strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance.

              Two decades later, he works as a brain coach with people all over the world. His goal is to help everyone unleash their true genius and live a life of greater power, productivity, and purpose.

              Episode Highlights With Jim Kwik

              • why almost everything we think we know about learning is wrong
              • how Jim went from not being able to finish a book to teaching the best in the world
              • challenges our kids will face as jobs move toward artificial intelligence, automation, and outsourcing
              • meta-learning and other powerful strategies to learn anything much faster
              • the vast difference between what to learn and how to learn
              • why intelligence isn’t fixed and how to cater to your own unique strengths
              • how to abolish the belief that you don’t have a good memory, forever
              • the three superpowers to encourage with kids: creativity, imagination, strategy
              • how to bring imagination and creativity back into education
              • what emotion has to do with memory
              • the reason children can learn anything faster (it has to do with play!)
              • the trick to getting information into your long-term memory
              • why only one-third of your brain is determined by genetics (and how to influence the other two-thirds)
              • how much of learning happens in sleep (another reason why sleep is so dramatically important for brain health)
              • 10 things Jim would recommend for parents to help kids love to learn
              • an important reason not to call your kid gifted
              • how to reward work ethic and grit in children instead of just achievement

              Resources We Mention

              Jim Kwik’s Favorite Books

              • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen
              • Mindset by Carol Dweck
              • Meta Learning, Speed Reading, and How to Learn Anything Faster With Jim Kwik

                Ok, I’ll just come out and say it… this podcast episode is one of my all-time favorites! Jim Kwik is a widely recognized expert in speed reading, brain health, memory improvement, and accelerated learning. He’s also a good friend and someone I really admire in every way.

                As with many of my guests, there’s more to his story. Jim overcame a traumatic brain injury in childhood by creating strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance.

                Two decades later, he works as a brain coach with people all over the world. His goal is to help everyone unleash their true genius and live a life of greater power, productivity, and purpose.

                Episode Highlights With Jim Kwik

                • why almost everything we think we know about learning is wrong
                • how Jim went from not being able to finish a book to teaching the best in the world
                • challenges our kids will face as jobs move toward artificial intelligence, automation, and outsourcing
                • meta-learning and other powerful strategies to learn anything much faster
                • the vast difference between what to learn and how to learn
                • why intelligence isn’t fixed and how to cater to your own unique strengths
                • how to abolish the belief that you don’t have a good memory, forever
                • the three superpowers to encourage with kids: creativity, imagination, strategy
                • how to bring imagination and creativity back into education
                • what emotion has to do with memory
                • the reason children can learn anything faster (it has to do with play!)
                • the trick to getting information into your long-term memory
                • why only one-third of your brain is determined by genetics (and how to influence the other two-thirds)
                • how much of learning happens in sleep (another reason why sleep is so dramatically important for brain health)
                • 10 things Jim would recommend for parents to help kids love to learn
                • an important reason not to call your kid gifted
                • how to reward work ethic and grit in children instead of just achievement

                Resources We Mention

                Jim Kwik’s Favorite Books

                • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen
                • Mindset by Carol Dweck
                • clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 183: Fluoride: The Hidden Cause of Acne (& What to Do About It) https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/acne-hidden-cause/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:00:29 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387229 Have you ever wondered why fluoride is in our water? I get a lot of questions from all of you on this subject and I’ve been meaning to write about it for a long time. Mellisa Gallico is here to share all about the dangers of fluoride and its hidden connection to a common problem:... ]]>

                  Fluoride: The Hidden Cause of Acne (& What to Do About It)

                  Have you ever wondered why fluoride is in our water? I get a lot of questions from all of you on this subject and I’ve been meaning to write about it for a long time. Mellisa Gallico is here to share all about the dangers of fluoride and its hidden connection to a common problem: acne.

                  Melissa is no rookie when it comes to research. Get a load of this bio…she graduated with honors from Georgetown and has a masters from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She’s a former military intelligence officer, a Fulbright Scholar, and an FBI Intelligence Analyst.

                  So how did she come to be a fluoride expert? As with most of my guests, it’s because she had to tackle health problems personally. Take a listen and if you want to hear more from her, check out her two fascinating books The Hidden Cause of Acne and F Is for Fluorite.

                  Episode Highlights on the Hidden Cause of Acne

                  • Why the biggest air pollutant is being added to our water supply
                  • The reason there is a pesticide in your toothpaste
                  • What happens when we are exposed to too much fluoride
                  • The surprising sources of hidden fluoride you may not know about
                  • Why fluoride may be the reason for acne and skin problems
                  • The true history of fluoride and how to avoid it
                  • Why chicken may be a source of fluoride exposure
                  • A reason to only use organic chickens (and avoid processed chicken like chicken nuggets)
                  • The sad truth about tea (all teas?)
                  • Why kombucha may be sabotaging your health

                  Resources We Mention

                  More From Wellness Mama

                  Are you concerned about fluoride in water? Do you have a question you’d like answered? Leave a comment! Also, if you’ve enjoyed this podcast episode, please take two minutes to leave me a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                  Many Thanks to Our Podcast Sponsors

                  This podcast is brought to you by Mother Dirt’s amazing AO+ Mist. Many of us realize just how important the gut microbiome is to health and are familiar with things like probiotics and fermented foods that can help optimize gut health. But did you know that our bodies are made up of many bacterial ecosystems and that without them, our health would crumble. Our skin is the largest ecosystem or microbiome and often it needs a little help. Modern hygiene products deplete the necessary beneficial bacteria on our skin and the AO+ Mist’s patented Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB) work by consuming the ammonia in your sweat and producing beneficial byproducts for your skin, which brings balance to your skin biome and helps restore its natural ecosystem. What I love about this mist is that is has almost completely removed the need for me to wear deodorant since ammonia is the stinky part of sweat, and it has become a vital part of my skin care routine. All Mother Dirt products are plant-based with minimal ingredients, and they are gentle, effective and great for the whole family. You can save 20% on your first purchase with code FREESHIP20 at motherdirt.com/wellnessmama to learn more and buy now.

                  This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. I have heard from a lot of you who are trying the keto diet right now. And Perfect Keto has several products that make it so much easier and tastier. They have keto-friendly sports drinks with zero additives, zero carbs, and only high-quality ingredients. And I’ve gotten so many questions about this. They also have exogenous ketones that raise blood ketone levels up to 1.5 millimoles per liter. So that would be simulating a fast. A lot of people use these exogenous ketones to increase mental performance, and energy production, and fat burning without the need to do extended fasting. And Perfect Keto really just helps make ketosis available to everyone, everywhere, all the time without the need to do extended fasting, like I said. You can check out these and all of their other products at perfectketo.com/healthymoms. And if you use the code HEALTHYMOMS, all uppercase, you can save 20% on any order.

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                  Fluoride: The Hidden Cause of Acne (& What to Do About It)

                  Have you ever wondered why fluoride is in our water? I get a lot of questions from all of you on this subject and I’ve been meaning to write about it for a long time. Mellisa Gallico is here to share all about the dangers of fluoride and its hidden connection to a common problem: acne.

                  Melissa is no rookie when it comes to research. Get a load of this bio…she graduated with honors from Georgetown and has a masters from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She’s a former military intelligence officer, a Fulbright Scholar, and an FBI Intelligence Analyst.

                  So how did she come to be a fluoride expert? As with most of my guests, it’s because she had to tackle health problems personally. Take a listen and if you want to hear more from her, check out her two fascinating books The Hidden Cause of Acne and F Is for Fluorite.

                  Episode Highlights on the Hidden Cause of Acne

                  • Why the biggest air pollutant is being added to our water supply
                  • The reason there is a pesticide in your toothpaste
                  • What happens when we are exposed to too much fluoride
                  • The surprising sources of hidden fluoride you may not know about
                  • Why fluoride may be the reason for acne and skin problems
                  • The true history of fluoride and how to avoid it
                  • Why chicken may be a source of fluoride exposure
                  • A reason to only use organic chickens (and avoid processed chicken like chicken nuggets)
                  • The sad truth about tea (all teas?)
                  • Why kombucha may be sabotaging your health

                  Resources We Mention

                  More From Wellness Mama

                  • 177: Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health Is Wrong With Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg
                  • How to Remineralize Teeth Naturally & Reverse Tooth Decay
                  • How to Make Natural Toothpaste
                  • The Best Water Filter For Home Use (Pitcher, Charcoal, Und]]>

                    Fluoride: The Hidden Cause of Acne (& What to Do About It)

                    Have you ever wondered why fluoride is in our water? I get a lot of questions from all of you on this subject and I’ve been meaning to write about it for a long time. Mellisa Gallico is here to share all about the dangers of fluoride and its hidden connection to a common problem: acne.

                    Melissa is no rookie when it comes to research. Get a load of this bio…she graduated with honors from Georgetown and has a masters from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She’s a former military intelligence officer, a Fulbright Scholar, and an FBI Intelligence Analyst.

                    So how did she come to be a fluoride expert? As with most of my guests, it’s because she had to tackle health problems personally. Take a listen and if you want to hear more from her, check out her two fascinating books The Hidden Cause of Acne and F Is for Fluorite.

                    Episode Highlights on the Hidden Cause of Acne

                    • Why the biggest air pollutant is being added to our water supply
                    • The reason there is a pesticide in your toothpaste
                    • What happens when we are exposed to too much fluoride
                    • The surprising sources of hidden fluoride you may not know about
                    • Why fluoride may be the reason for acne and skin problems
                    • The true history of fluoride and how to avoid it
                    • Why chicken may be a source of fluoride exposure
                    • A reason to only use organic chickens (and avoid processed chicken like chicken nuggets)
                    • The sad truth about tea (all teas?)
                    • Why kombucha may be sabotaging your health

                    Resources We Mention

                    More From Wellness Mama

                    • 177: Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health Is Wrong With Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg
                    • How to Remineralize Teeth Naturally & Reverse Tooth Decay
                    • How to Make Natural Toothpaste
                    • The Best Water Filter For Home Use (Pitcher, Charcoal, Und]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 182: Why You Need to Exercise Differently If You Have Autoimmune Disease (& How) With Autoimmune Strong https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/autoimmune-strong/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:00:12 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387181 If you have any type of autoimmune disease, today’s episode is just for you. Andrea Wool is a personal trainer, a nutritional therapy practitioner, and the founder and CEO of Autoimmune Strong, an online fitness program designed specifically for those of us living with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. This mom of two boys struggled... ]]>

                      Why You Need to Exercise Differently If You Have Autoimmune Disease (& How) with Autoimmune Strong

                      If you have any type of autoimmune disease, today’s episode is just for you. Andrea Wool is a personal trainer, a nutritional therapy practitioner, and the founder and CEO of Autoimmune Strong, an online fitness program designed specifically for those of us living with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain.

                      This mom of two boys struggled multiple autoimmune disorders for years. Through her program Autoimmune Strong, she’s now helping women all over the globe exercise properly and live their best lives with an autoimmune disorder.

                      Episode Highlights With Autoimmune Strong

                      • How Andrea’s life & body changed after childbirth
                      • Why traditional fitness routines can hurt instead of help if you have autoimmune disease
                      • How Andrea took her life back even after diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, celiac, and fibromyalgia
                      • How to exercise while driving, washing dishes, or doing other ordinary things
                      • Exercise intolerance: what it is and why the fitness community doesn’t talk about it enough
                      • Andrea’s take on whether or not cardio is good for you
                      • Top fitness mistakes (and best practices) for managing an autoimmune disorder

                      Resources We Mention

                      Do you have an autoimmune disease? Has exercise hurt or helped? 

                      If you’ve enjoyed this podcast episode, please take two minutes to leave me a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                      A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                      This podcast is brought to you by Genexa – a company creating a new generation of over the counter medication that is cleaner, safer and healthier. Here’s what I mean…. They have a line of over-the-counter medicines and homeopathic that are all organic and Non-GMO verified, extensively tested and free of allergens, dyes and harmful additives. Created by two dads with a mission to find healthier products for their families, Genexa has natural sleep aids, pain relief topical gel, saline, heartburn remedies and much more. Check out the whole line at genexa.com/WellnessMama and use the code WELLNESS for 20% off your order!

                      This episode is brought to you by Mother Dirt. Are you too clean? Modern hygiene has led us to believe that all bacteria is bad, but bacteria are natural and ecosystems would crumble without it. Just like our gut needs good bacteria, the same goes for our skin. We used to get enough good bacteria through contact with dirt and nature, but many of us miss this in the modern world. Mother Dirt’s AO+ Mist restores the good bacteria on the skin that has been washed away by modern products. It contains a patented Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB) that works by consuming the ammonia in your sweat and producing beneficial byproducts for your skin, bringing balance to your skin biome. Plus, since ammonia is the stinky part of your sweat, the AOB in the AO+, 60% of Mother Dirt AO+ Mist users are able to stop using deodorant completely! Mother Dirt products are plant-based with minimal ingredients, gentle, are effective, and a healthy choice for the whole family. New customers save 20% on their first purchase with code FREESHIP20. Visit motherdirt.com/wellnessmama to learn more and buy now!

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                      Why You Need to Exercise Differently If You Have Autoimmune Disease (& How) with Autoimmune Strong

                      If you have any type of autoimmune disease, today’s episode is just for you. Andrea Wool is a personal trainer, a nutritional therapy practitioner, and the founder and CEO of Autoimmune Strong, an online fitness program designed specifically for those of us living with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain.

                      This mom of two boys struggled multiple autoimmune disorders for years. Through her program Autoimmune Strong, she’s now helping women all over the globe exercise properly and live their best lives with an autoimmune disorder.

                      Episode Highlights With Autoimmune Strong

                      • How Andrea’s life & body changed after childbirth
                      • Why traditional fitness routines can hurt instead of help if you have autoimmune disease
                      • How Andrea took her life back even after diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, celiac, and fibromyalgia
                      • How to exercise while driving, washing dishes, or doing other ordinary things
                      • Exercise intolerance: what it is and why the fitness community doesn’t talk about it enough
                      • Andrea’s take on whether or not cardio is good for you
                      • Top fitness mistakes (and best practices) for managing an autoimmune disorder

                      Resources We Mention

                      Do you have an autoimmune disease? Has exercise hurt or helped? 

                      If you’ve enjoyed this podcast episode, please take two minutes to leave me a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                      A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                      This podcast is brought to you by Genexa – a company creating a new generation of over the counter medication that is cleaner, safer and healthier. Here’s what I mean…. They have a line of over-the-counter medicines and homeopathic that are all organic and Non-GMO verified, extensively tested and free of allergens, dyes and harmful additives. Created by two dads with a mis]]>

                      Why You Need to Exercise Differently If You Have Autoimmune Disease (& How) with Autoimmune Strong

                      If you have any type of autoimmune disease, today’s episode is just for you. Andrea Wool is a personal trainer, a nutritional therapy practitioner, and the founder and CEO of Autoimmune Strong, an online fitness program designed specifically for those of us living with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain.

                      This mom of two boys struggled multiple autoimmune disorders for years. Through her program Autoimmune Strong, she’s now helping women all over the globe exercise properly and live their best lives with an autoimmune disorder.

                      Episode Highlights With Autoimmune Strong

                      • How Andrea’s life & body changed after childbirth
                      • Why traditional fitness routines can hurt instead of help if you have autoimmune disease
                      • How Andrea took her life back even after diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, celiac, and fibromyalgia
                      • How to exercise while driving, washing dishes, or doing other ordinary things
                      • Exercise intolerance: what it is and why the fitness community doesn’t talk about it enough
                      • Andrea’s take on whether or not cardio is good for you
                      • Top fitness mistakes (and best practices) for managing an autoimmune disorder

                      Resources We Mention

                      Do you have an autoimmune disease? Has exercise hurt or helped? 

                      If you’ve enjoyed this podcast episode, please take two minutes to leave me a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                      A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                      This podcast is brought to you by Genexa – a company creating a new generation of over the counter medication that is cleaner, safer and healthier. Here’s what I mean…. They have a line of over-the-counter medicines and homeopathic that are all organic and Non-GMO verified, extensively tested and free of allergens, dyes and harmful additives. Created by two dads with a mis]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 181: How to Find Truly Natural and Non-Toxic Products With Marilee Nelson https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/natural-non-toxic-products/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:00:14 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=386835 I don’t often do two-part podcasts, but Marilee Nelson of Branch Basics has such an incredible story and so many tips for moms who have kids with health struggles. In the first part of the interview (check it out here if you missed it), Marilee shared her son’s struggle with chemical overexposure and all of... ]]>

                      How to Find Truly Natural and Non-Toxic Products with Marilee Nelson

                      I don’t often do two-part podcasts, but Marilee Nelson of Branch Basics has such an incredible story and so many tips for moms who have kids with health struggles.

                      In the first part of the interview (check it out here if you missed it), Marilee shared her son’s struggle with chemical overexposure and all of the symptoms that came from that. She had to make drastic changes to their home environment to heal her son, who is thriving today and even has a military career.

                      In this episode, Marilee and I dive into how to have the healthiest home possible and easy ways to avoid some of the biggest toxic offenders in many homes today.

                      Episode Highlights, Part 2: Natural Non-Toxic Products

                      • The most problematic chemicals in homes (and remove them from your home in under an hour)
                      • Why Europeans are starting to ban Wi-Fi in schools and libraries
                      • How to research the history of pesticide use around your home
                      • Non-toxic options for pest extermination
                      • The ins and outs of non-toxic paint
                      • Whether “low VOC” really means anything, and what to look for instead
                      • How to recognize greenwashed labeling
                      • Why antibacterial products are rarely a good idea
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Have you or a loved one ever struggled with chemical sensitivity? What did you do? I’d also really appreciate if you took two minutes to leave me a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                      A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                      This episode is brought to you by Dry Farm Wines. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know how much I love these wines. But after a recent trip to Europe, I am even more convinced that these are the only wines I will drink anymore. Here is the deal. Many conventional wines have added dyes, sugars, commercial yeast, fish bladders and some other unsavory ingredients. But even organic wines can have high amounts of sugar, in fact more than soda, they can have commercial yeast that are not gut friendly, or really high amounts of alcohol. I recently visited small family vineyards in Italy, and I got to see firsthand what makes a wine truly natural, and it goes so far beyond organic or biodynamic. In fact, these farmers would have been offended if you had called their wines just organic. These wines have to be made with native, natural yeast so they are actually a great source of living beneficial bacteria. The vineyards cannot be irrigated, thus the name Dry Farm, so the alcohol and sugar content are low and Dry Farm Wines lab test every batch of wine for different factors including alcohol at 12.5% or less, low to no sugar so they are all keto-friendly, only naturally occurring sulfites at low levels and so much more. So what does that mean? For me, it means that, while wines used to gives me a headache, I can drink these wines and feel amazing the next day. If you want to try them and I know that you’ll love them as much as I do, you can get an extra bottle of wine for just a penny with any order at dryfarmwines.com/wellnessmama.

                      This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD, the revolutionary new platform that my family is using as our primary care doctor. See, in today’s world, it’s tough to find a doctor who gets you and who you like, trust and agree with. In fact, it took me 8 doctors to finally find the ones I work with now. Often, I found myself (or taking my child) to urgent care or calling a teledoc network, but ended up talking to a doctor who knew nothing about me or my child or our medical history. SteadyMD changed all of that…. Here’s how it works. You have access to your primary care doctor by phone, text or video chat any time you need them through the SteadyMD app. This doctor knows your medical history and your health values gets YOU, and you don’t have to drive anywhere to talk to them. I’ve used this so much when there’s been a kid related issue like “does this need stitches” or “is this bee sting reaction anything to worry about” and it has been not only a huge timesaver, but a huge relief, especially with the kids. It’s truly like having a country doctor who knows you and your family and who can make house calls, but now through the power of technology we have access 24/7 through a convenient app. They can order labs, video chat to evaluate injuries and my doctor even reminded me to do a skin cancer check and encouraged me to send photos of any places that met certain criteria. I truly believe this is changing the face of healthcare and now with their new pediatric add on, our whole family has access to a doctor we love whenever we need him for just a couple hundred dollars a month. Check them out and learn more by going to steadymd.com/wm.

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                      How to Find Truly Natural and Non-Toxic Products with Marilee Nelson

                      I don’t often do two-part podcasts, but Marilee Nelson of Branch Basics has such an incredible story and so many tips for moms who have kids with health struggles.

                      In the first part of the interview (check it out here if you missed it), Marilee shared her son’s struggle with chemical overexposure and all of the symptoms that came from that. She had to make drastic changes to their home environment to heal her son, who is thriving today and even has a military career.

                      In this episode, Marilee and I dive into how to have the healthiest home possible and easy ways to avoid some of the biggest toxic offenders in many homes today.

                      Episode Highlights, Part 2: Natural Non-Toxic Products

                      • The most problematic chemicals in homes (and remove them from your home in under an hour)
                      • Why Europeans are starting to ban Wi-Fi in schools and libraries
                      • How to research the history of pesticide use around your home
                      • Non-toxic options for pest extermination
                      • The ins and outs of non-toxic paint
                      • Whether “low VOC” really means anything, and what to look for instead
                      • How to recognize greenwashed labeling
                      • Why antibacterial products are rarely a good idea
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

                        How to Find Truly Natural and Non-Toxic Products with Marilee Nelson

                        I don’t often do two-part podcasts, but Marilee Nelson of Branch Basics has such an incredible story and so many tips for moms who have kids with health struggles.

                        In the first part of the interview (check it out here if you missed it), Marilee shared her son’s struggle with chemical overexposure and all of the symptoms that came from that. She had to make drastic changes to their home environment to heal her son, who is thriving today and even has a military career.

                        In this episode, Marilee and I dive into how to have the healthiest home possible and easy ways to avoid some of the biggest toxic offenders in many homes today.

                        Episode Highlights, Part 2: Natural Non-Toxic Products

                        • The most problematic chemicals in homes (and remove them from your home in under an hour)
                        • Why Europeans are starting to ban Wi-Fi in schools and libraries
                        • How to research the history of pesticide use around your home
                        • Non-toxic options for pest extermination
                        • The ins and outs of non-toxic paint
                        • Whether “low VOC” really means anything, and what to look for instead
                        • How to recognize greenwashed labeling
                        • Why antibacterial products are rarely a good idea
                        • And more!

                        Resources We Mention

                        More From Wellness Mama

                          clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 180: The Hidden Elements in Your Home That Affect Your Mood & Health With Branch Basics Founder Marilee Nelson https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/branch-basics/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:00:09 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=386655 If you’ve ever wondered if your efforts to make a more natural home environment are worth it, this episode should convince you! Marilee Nelson is an expert on chemical sensitivity and the founder of The House Doctors, a consulting firm dedicated to cleaner, more natural homes. Due to her long struggle to heal own son’s chemical sensitivities,... ]]>

                          The Hidden Elements In Your Home That Affect Your Mood & Health with Branch Basics Founder Marilee NelsonIf you’ve ever wondered if your efforts to make a more natural home environment are worth it, this episode should convince you! Marilee Nelson is an expert on chemical sensitivity and the founder of The House Doctors, a consulting firm dedicated to cleaner, more natural homes.

                          Due to her long struggle to heal own son’s chemical sensitivities, Marilee sees it as her personal mission to get the word out about the common household materials and foods that may be poisoning our health. She even co-founded a natural line of cleaners I use and love called Branch Basics.

                          On top of all that, Marilee is a medicinal cook, a board-certified nutritionist, a certified Bau-Biologist and Inspector (which is a building biologist), and a building materials specialist for healthy homes. She has spent nearly 30 years as a Dietary and Environmental Consultant for clients across the country who are chemically-sensitive or chronically ill… not to mention those who are just plain smart and want to have a natural home!

                          Episode Highlights With Branch Basics

                          • How Marilee’s own health struggles started her search
                          • The gripping story of her son’s recovery after a severe chemical overexposure, and what it took to heal him
                          • Some hidden elements in your home that may be causing major health and behavioral problems
                          • Cases when conventional products may be better than “green” materials
                          • The surprising reasons you might want to avoid low- and no-VOC paint (hint: SVOC)
                          • Why to throw away your CFL bulbs
                          • The lingering effects of pesticides even inside the home
                          • Simple steps to purify the air in your home and reduce chemical exposures
                          • And more!

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

                          Quotables

                          The average person is exposed to between 134 and 200 chemicals… before they even leave their homes in the morning!

                          Sometimes we have something that happens to us that has the capacity to wake us up to important truths that are maybe hidden, misunderstood, or not well understood.

                          Our natural healing process has been hijacked by the established norms of the day.

                          Have you or a loved one ever struggled with chemical sensitivity? What did you do? I’d also really appreciate if you took two minutes to leave me a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                          Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

                          This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD. I’ve been using this company for the past year and I love them. Here’s how it works. Instead of having a primary doctor that you have to make an appointment to see, wait for hours in the office to visit, you can now have your doctor available whatever you need him or her through your phone. SteadyMD has a staff of doctors who are available via call, text or video chat whenever you need them, so they respond quickly and they already know your medical history. You get paired with a single doctor so you can work with them as a long-term partner for your health. They’re well versed in lab testing, preventative health, and functional medicine and they’re great for those random obscure off-hours medical questions so you don’t have to run to urgent care. You can check them out and see if they are right for you by visiting SteadyMD.com/wellnessmama. They do have limited spots available, so I’d check them out quickly if you’re interested.

                          This episode is brought to you by Crunchy Betty. It’s summer and where I am it is super hot and humid. I’ve always made my own deodorant and I still think that’s an amazing option. It works well, but lately, I’ve been so busy that I’ve been turning to a pre-made natural deodorant, and I am loving it. It’s called Kokomo Cream and it smells like a tropical vacation. Think coconut and lime in paradise and it works incredibly well. My husband uses it too, we both love the scent and we love how fresh we stay all day. My favorite part, it’s from a small family business and you could only find it right now on Etsy. So, you can find it by going to etsy.com/shop/crunchybetty.

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                          The Hidden Elements In Your Home That Affect Your Mood & Health with Branch Basics Founder Marilee NelsonIf you’ve ever wondered if your efforts to make a more natural home environment are worth it, this episode should convince you! Marilee Nelson is an expert on chemical sensitivity and the founder of The House Doctors, a consulting firm dedicated to cleaner, more natural homes.

                          Due to her long struggle to heal own son’s chemical sensitivities, Marilee sees it as her personal mission to get the word out about the common household materials and foods that may be poisoning our health. She even co-founded a natural line of cleaners I use and love called Branch Basics.

                          On top of all that, Marilee is a medicinal cook, a board-certified nutritionist, a certified Bau-Biologist and Inspector (which is a building biologist), and a building materials specialist for healthy homes. She has spent nearly 30 years as a Dietary and Environmental Consultant for clients across the country who are chemically-sensitive or chronically ill… not to mention those who are just plain smart and want to have a natural home!

                          Episode Highlights With Branch Basics

                          • How Marilee’s own health struggles started her search
                          • The gripping story of her son’s recovery after a severe chemical overexposure, and what it took to heal him
                          • Some hidden elements in your home that may be causing major health and behavioral problems
                          • Cases when conventional products may be better than “green” materials
                          • The surprising reasons you might want to avoid low- and no-VOC paint (hint: SVOC)
                          • Why to throw away your CFL bulbs
                          • The lingering effects of pesticides even inside the home
                          • Simple steps to purify the air in your home and reduce chemical exposures
                          • And more!

                          Resources We Mention

                          • Branch Basics
                          • Air Doctor air filter
                          • EMF Kill Switch (Wellness Mama listeners receive 10% off with the code wellnessmama10)
                          • Smart plug with remote
                          • Volt meter
                          • EMF shields I use
                          • Homebiotic (prevents mold naturally)
                          • Advanced Chemical Sensors (ask for the 40-hour aldehyde test)
                          • Durisol concrete forms
                          • The Hidden Elements In Your Home That Affect Your Mood & Health with Branch Basics Founder Marilee NelsonIf you’ve ever wondered if your efforts to make a more natural home environment are worth it, this episode should convince you! Marilee Nelson is an expert on chemical sensitivity and the founder of The House Doctors, a consulting firm dedicated to cleaner, more natural homes.

                            Due to her long struggle to heal own son’s chemical sensitivities, Marilee sees it as her personal mission to get the word out about the common household materials and foods that may be poisoning our health. She even co-founded a natural line of cleaners I use and love called Branch Basics.

                            On top of all that, Marilee is a medicinal cook, a board-certified nutritionist, a certified Bau-Biologist and Inspector (which is a building biologist), and a building materials specialist for healthy homes. She has spent nearly 30 years as a Dietary and Environmental Consultant for clients across the country who are chemically-sensitive or chronically ill… not to mention those who are just plain smart and want to have a natural home!

                            Episode Highlights With Branch Basics

                            • How Marilee’s own health struggles started her search
                            • The gripping story of her son’s recovery after a severe chemical overexposure, and what it took to heal him
                            • Some hidden elements in your home that may be causing major health and behavioral problems
                            • Cases when conventional products may be better than “green” materials
                            • The surprising reasons you might want to avoid low- and no-VOC paint (hint: SVOC)
                            • Why to throw away your CFL bulbs
                            • The lingering effects of pesticides even inside the home
                            • Simple steps to purify the air in your home and reduce chemical exposures
                            • And more!

                            Resources We Mention

                            • Branch Basics
                            • Air Doctor air filter
                            • EMF Kill Switch (Wellness Mama listeners receive 10% off with the code wellnessmama10)
                            • Smart plug with remote
                            • Volt meter
                            • EMF shields I use
                            • Homebiotic (prevents mold naturally)
                            • Advanced Chemical Sensors (ask for the 40-hour aldehyde test)
                            • Durisol concrete forms
                            • clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 179: Understanding DNA Damage & How to Reverse It With NanoVi https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/nanovi/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:59 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=386026 Rowena Gates is a principal and vice president of the Eng3 Corporation, a life science technology company addressing health, wellness, and performance. She’s also a serial entrepreneur which is so inspiring to me personally. Prior to joining Eng3, she spent six years as the founder and CEO of Aviarc, a company that provided Internet-based solutions for international... ]]>

                              Understanding DNA Damage and How to Reverse It With NanoVi

                              Rowena Gates is a principal and vice president of the Eng3 Corporation, a life science technology company addressing health, wellness, and performance. She’s also a serial entrepreneur which is so inspiring to me personally.

                              Prior to joining Eng3, she spent six years as the founder and CEO of Aviarc, a company that provided Internet-based solutions for international trade. She has a whole list of other successful ventures as well. In addition she received a doctorate from the University of Washington for her dissertation on international strategic alliances.

                              As a science geek, I have no doubt I’ll be hanging on every word in this interview!

                              Episode Highlights With Rowena Gates

                              • What DNA damage is, how it occurs, and why it’s unavoidable (hello aging!)
                              • Some ways we can repair DNA damage as fast as possible
                              • Why telomeres are in the press lately (and what they are)
                              • The role proteins play in the body and why they’re important for DNA
                              • Free radicals: why the reactive oxygen species cause damage & what we can do about it
                              • Why too many antioxidants may be just as bad as not enough
                              • How the NanoVi works using ordered water help address inflammation, oxidative stress, and DNA damage, and more
                              • The reason I’m sold on this device (hint: it has to do with top-notch medical studies)
                              • Who’s using the NanoVi now (I’m on this list)
                              • NanoVi uses for dentistry

                              Quotables From Rowena

                              We don’t have a healthcare crisis as much as we have a health crisis. Solve the health part of it and the care part of it goes away.

                              We tend to focus on what’s wrong… but really what the body is doing right is just amazing. It’s fixing all this free radical damage — quadrillions of hits every day — and it does a lot of things right. [The body’s] capacity to fix things is almost unlimited.

                              Resources We Mention

                              More From Wellness Mama

                              Did you enjoy the podcast? What questions do you have for Rowena? Let us know by dropping a comment below or leaving a review of the podcast!

                              Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

                              This podcast is brought to you by Kettle and Fire. You may already know that this is my go-to bone broth because it is shelf-stable, easy to use, and delicious. But you may not know that Kettle and Fire just released brand new bone-broth based soups, which make it even more convenient to eat healthy on the go plus they save a lot of time when you’re trying to feed the whole family on a busy night. They have miso, tomato, and butternut soups and they are all really, really good. Plus, they have a 20-hour slow simmer process for their broth that extracts insane amounts of protein, 10g per serving. This process creates a collagen-rich broth that is great for hair, skin, and nails. Right now, you can save 10% by going to KettleandFire.com/mama (the discount is already built in!).

                              This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. My kitchen is always stocked with their coffee mushroom blends, their Matcha mix, and their straight mushroom drinks. Four Sigmatic has figured out how to get the benefits of mushrooms like chaga, lions mane, cordyceps and reishi into delicious instant drinks. My current favorite is their adaptogen coffee blend that has tolsi and astragalus. But I love all of their products. They have options with or without caffeine so if you’re not a caffeine person you can find products that you will love. And I find that even their coffee blends that do contain caffeine have less than a normal cup of coffee. But don’t let this fool you. I have found that I get so much more focus and mental clarity from these mushroom blends than I do from regular coffee, and without the jitters. The addition of the mushrooms, which are considered nootropics, meaning that they are good for the brain makes these super food blends more effective and much healthier than just regular old coffee. I love them with a dash of macadamia milk personally. I also love that many of their drink mixes are instant and packaged into individual servings so they are perfect for travel or on the go. If you’re listening to this, then you can get a special offer just for listeners of this podcast by going to FourSigmatic.com/WellnessMama.

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                              Understanding DNA Damage and How to Reverse It With NanoVi

                              Rowena Gates is a principal and vice president of the Eng3 Corporation, a life science technology company addressing health, wellness, and performance. She’s also a serial entrepreneur which is so inspiring to me personally.

                              Prior to joining Eng3, she spent six years as the founder and CEO of Aviarc, a company that provided Internet-based solutions for international trade. She has a whole list of other successful ventures as well. In addition she received a doctorate from the University of Washington for her dissertation on international strategic alliances.

                              As a science geek, I have no doubt I’ll be hanging on every word in this interview!

                              Episode Highlights With Rowena Gates

                              • What DNA damage is, how it occurs, and why it’s unavoidable (hello aging!)
                              • Some ways we can repair DNA damage as fast as possible
                              • Why telomeres are in the press lately (and what they are)
                              • The role proteins play in the body and why they’re important for DNA
                              • Free radicals: why the reactive oxygen species cause damage & what we can do about it
                              • Why too many antioxidants may be just as bad as not enough
                              • How the NanoVi works using ordered water help address inflammation, oxidative stress, and DNA damage, and more
                              • The reason I’m sold on this device (hint: it has to do with top-notch medical studies)
                              • Who’s using the NanoVi now (I’m on this list)
                              • NanoVi uses for dentistry

                              Quotables From Rowena

                              We don’t have a healthcare crisis as much as we have a health crisis. Solve the health part of it and the care part of it goes away.

                              We tend to focus on what’s wrong… but really what the body is doing right is just amazing. It’s fixing all this free radical damage — quadrillions of hits every day — and it does a lot of things right. [The body’s] capacity to fix things is almost unlimited.

                              Resources We Mention

                              More From Wellness Mama

                              Did you enjoy the podcast? Wh]]>

                              Understanding DNA Damage and How to Reverse It With NanoVi

                              Rowena Gates is a principal and vice president of the Eng3 Corporation, a life science technology company addressing health, wellness, and performance. She’s also a serial entrepreneur which is so inspiring to me personally.

                              Prior to joining Eng3, she spent six years as the founder and CEO of Aviarc, a company that provided Internet-based solutions for international trade. She has a whole list of other successful ventures as well. In addition she received a doctorate from the University of Washington for her dissertation on international strategic alliances.

                              As a science geek, I have no doubt I’ll be hanging on every word in this interview!

                              Episode Highlights With Rowena Gates

                              • What DNA damage is, how it occurs, and why it’s unavoidable (hello aging!)
                              • Some ways we can repair DNA damage as fast as possible
                              • Why telomeres are in the press lately (and what they are)
                              • The role proteins play in the body and why they’re important for DNA
                              • Free radicals: why the reactive oxygen species cause damage & what we can do about it
                              • Why too many antioxidants may be just as bad as not enough
                              • How the NanoVi works using ordered water help address inflammation, oxidative stress, and DNA damage, and more
                              • The reason I’m sold on this device (hint: it has to do with top-notch medical studies)
                              • Who’s using the NanoVi now (I’m on this list)
                              • NanoVi uses for dentistry

                              Quotables From Rowena

                              We don’t have a healthcare crisis as much as we have a health crisis. Solve the health part of it and the care part of it goes away.

                              We tend to focus on what’s wrong… but really what the body is doing right is just amazing. It’s fixing all this free radical damage — quadrillions of hits every day — and it does a lot of things right. [The body’s] capacity to fix things is almost unlimited.

                              Resources We Mention

                              More From Wellness Mama

                              Did you enjoy the podcast? Wh]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 178: A Pediatrician Explains How EMFs Are Dramatically Affecting Our Children With EMF Kill Switch https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/emf-kill-switch/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:00:02 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=386291 I seem to specialize in being passionate about controversial topics, and my guest today is right there with me. Dr. Amy Munro is a pediatrician with over 30 years of experience and she’s been following the research on EMFs and how they affect the body for decades. Hiding under a rock isn’t an option last I... ]]>

                              A Pediatrician Explains How EMFs are Dramatically Affecting Our Children with EMF Kill Switch

                              I seem to specialize in being passionate about controversial topics, and my guest today is right there with me. Dr. Amy Munro is a pediatrician with over 30 years of experience and she’s been following the research on EMFs and how they affect the body for decades.

                              Hiding under a rock isn’t an option last I checked, so Dr. Amy offers a long list of easy ways intercept electromagnetic frequencies in our homes with simple devices like an EMF kill switch. It’s an easy way to protect our families from EMFs until we know more about the long-term health effects.

                              Episode Highlights: EMF Kill Switch

                              • What volted gated calcium channels are and why they help explain how EMFs affect the body
                              • How EMFs increase reactive oxygen species in the body (that’s not a good thing)
                              • What reactive nitrogen species are and how EMFs contribute
                              • The way electrosmog exposure can create breaks in DNA
                              • How heat shock proteins are affected by EMFs
                              • The blood brain barrier and the unusual way it responds to EMF exposure
                              • Why studies show that EMFs suppress melatonin and how
                              • The result of thousands of studies on EMF exposure
                              • The real reason “non ionising radition” is still harmful
                              • How to measure and mitigate EMFs in your home

                              Quotables From Dr. Amy Munro

                              In my career as a pediatrician, I have seen changes, especially I would say in the last five years, that really our conventional thought has no explanation for.

                              The defenders of the telecom industry and technology will point out that there is no preponderance of proof on these studies. And it’s true that the results are mixed. Henry Lai, a professor at the University of Washington, did an analysis of studies, and overall, there was about a 56% rate that show that EMFs are harmful and a 44% rate that show that they are not. If you break it down by funding [and] take out the ones that are funded by industry, it will show you that about 67% are harmful and 28% are not harmful.

                              Solutions exist. Don’t get overwhelmed, take baby steps. It’s what inside of your home is what counts the most.

                              Resources We Mention

                              More From Wellness Mama

                              Are you concerned about EMFs and electrosmog? Why or why not? Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                              Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

                              This podcast is brought to you by Joovv red light therapy. I have been using therapeutic red light for years, and it’s part of my daily routine. So, if you’re not familiar with it, red light therapy, also called photobiomodulation, uses very specific wavelengths of light, which are in the 660 to 850-nanometer range, for clinically studied benefits, especially skin health, thyroid health, which is the reason I started using it, and reducing pain and inflammation, and so much more. It also has studies that show it can help hair regenerate and grow thicker and stronger, which is another wonderful benefit that I’ve noticed, and I’ve noticed a ton of skin benefits as well. It’s definitely become part of my life and my routine. Joovv, especially, they’re third-party tested, they’re validated by external studies, and they’re FDA-approved. They also have several different sizes of these red lights, in combination, that can fit in any sized home or apartment, and they have a new modular design which allows you to build a full-body system all at once or over time. You can check all of that out on their website. Go to joovv.com/wellnessmama and you can also grab a special gift with any order.

                              This podcast is brought to you by kidslovetoswim.com. I recently found this and absolutely adore this course, and I had to share it with you. We all know how important water safety is and how kids can drown in just minutes or seconds in a small amount of water, and especially if they don’t know how to swim. In fact, the inability to swim is one of the biggest factors linked to drowning. This is such an important issue, it’s a bigger risk for kids to drown in water than playing alone outside or walking to school by themselves. In fact, two children die every single day from accidental drowning, it’s a horrible and big important issue. And for this reason, swimming is so much more than just a sport, it’s a vital life skill that all of us need. But, I get it, it can be super intimidating and scary for kids. You already teach your kids their ABC’s and how to ride a bike and what foods help their body grow, and now you can teach them to swim safely at home with this online course. You get the skills of a certified water safety instructor and lifeguard and parent. And he teaches you in just five simple steps and in only 14 days how to take your kids to swimming proficiency in a fun engaging way that will increase their water ability drastically, and also their bond with you. Go to kidslovetoswim.com to find out how.

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                              A Pediatrician Explains How EMFs are Dramatically Affecting Our Children with EMF Kill Switch

                              I seem to specialize in being passionate about controversial topics, and my guest today is right there with me. Dr. Amy Munro is a pediatrician with over 30 years of experience and she’s been following the research on EMFs and how they affect the body for decades.

                              Hiding under a rock isn’t an option last I checked, so Dr. Amy offers a long list of easy ways intercept electromagnetic frequencies in our homes with simple devices like an EMF kill switch. It’s an easy way to protect our families from EMFs until we know more about the long-term health effects.

                              Episode Highlights: EMF Kill Switch

                              • What volted gated calcium channels are and why they help explain how EMFs affect the body
                              • How EMFs increase reactive oxygen species in the body (that’s not a good thing)
                              • What reactive nitrogen species are and how EMFs contribute
                              • The way electrosmog exposure can create breaks in DNA
                              • How heat shock proteins are affected by EMFs
                              • The blood brain barrier and the unusual way it responds to EMF exposure
                              • Why studies show that EMFs suppress melatonin and how
                              • The result of thousands of studies on EMF exposure
                              • The real reason “non ionising radition” is still harmful
                              • How to measure and mitigate EMFs in your home

                              Quotables From Dr. Amy Munro

                              In my career as a pediatrician, I have seen changes, especially I would say in the last five years, that really our conventional thought has no explanation for.

                              The defenders of the telecom industry and technology will point out that there is no preponderance of proof on these studies. And it’s true that the results are mixed. Henry Lai, a professor at the University of Washington, did an analysis of studies, and overall, there was about a 56% rate that show that EMFs are harmful and a 44% rate that show that they are not. If you break it down by funding [and] take out the ones that are funded by industry, it will show you that about 67% are harmful and 28% are not harmful.

                              Solutions exist. Don’t get overwhelmed, take baby steps. It’s what inside of your home is what counts the most.

                              Resources We Mention

                              • EMF Kill Switch (Wellness Mama listeners receive 10% off with the code wellnessmama10)
                              • Smart plug with remote
                              • Volt meter
                              • EMF shields I use
                              • The Body Electric by Robert Becker and Gary Selden
                              • A Pediatrician Explains How EMFs are Dramatically Affecting Our Children with EMF Kill Switch

                                I seem to specialize in being passionate about controversial topics, and my guest today is right there with me. Dr. Amy Munro is a pediatrician with over 30 years of experience and she’s been following the research on EMFs and how they affect the body for decades.

                                Hiding under a rock isn’t an option last I checked, so Dr. Amy offers a long list of easy ways intercept electromagnetic frequencies in our homes with simple devices like an EMF kill switch. It’s an easy way to protect our families from EMFs until we know more about the long-term health effects.

                                Episode Highlights: EMF Kill Switch

                                • What volted gated calcium channels are and why they help explain how EMFs affect the body
                                • How EMFs increase reactive oxygen species in the body (that’s not a good thing)
                                • What reactive nitrogen species are and how EMFs contribute
                                • The way electrosmog exposure can create breaks in DNA
                                • How heat shock proteins are affected by EMFs
                                • The blood brain barrier and the unusual way it responds to EMF exposure
                                • Why studies show that EMFs suppress melatonin and how
                                • The result of thousands of studies on EMF exposure
                                • The real reason “non ionising radition” is still harmful
                                • How to measure and mitigate EMFs in your home

                                Quotables From Dr. Amy Munro

                                In my career as a pediatrician, I have seen changes, especially I would say in the last five years, that really our conventional thought has no explanation for.

                                The defenders of the telecom industry and technology will point out that there is no preponderance of proof on these studies. And it’s true that the results are mixed. Henry Lai, a professor at the University of Washington, did an analysis of studies, and overall, there was about a 56% rate that show that EMFs are harmful and a 44% rate that show that they are not. If you break it down by funding [and] take out the ones that are funded by industry, it will show you that about 67% are harmful and 28% are not harmful.

                                Solutions exist. Don’t get overwhelmed, take baby steps. It’s what inside of your home is what counts the most.

                                Resources We Mention

                                • EMF Kill Switch (Wellness Mama listeners receive 10% off with the code wellnessmama10)
                                • Smart plug with remote
                                • Volt meter
                                • EMF shields I use
                                • The Body Electric by Robert Becker and Gary Selden
                                • clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 177: Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health Is Wrong With Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/dr-danenberg/ Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:03 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=386021 I cannot wait to share today’s guest with you! Dr. Alvin Danenberg is a periodontist who has been treating patients with gum disease for over 44 years. He incorporates aspects of nutrition and lifestyle change as part of his cutting-edge laser protocol which treats periodontal disease. And we’re gonna delve into that today. In 2015,... ]]>

                                  Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health is Wrong with Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg

                                  I cannot wait to share today’s guest with you! Dr. Alvin Danenberg is a periodontist who has been treating patients with gum disease for over 44 years. He incorporates aspects of nutrition and lifestyle change as part of his cutting-edge laser protocol which treats periodontal disease. And we’re gonna delve into that today.

                                  In 2015, he was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine, and he created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module. So he’s a world-renowned expert in this topic. He has certifications in functional medicine as well as the ADAPT training from the Kresser Institute. And he’s also the author of a book called Crazy Good Living: Healthy Gums, Healthy Gut, Healthy Life.

                                  He’s incredibly qualified and so very kind, and I can’t wait to chat!

                                  Episode Highlights With Dr. Al Danenburg

                                  • Learn the reason plaque isn’t always bad
                                  • Why our ancestors didn’t get gum disease and we do
                                  • The real reason animals in the wild don’t have tooth decay and domesticated animals do
                                  • A fascinating way that what we eat affects our oral health
                                  • The factor that is just as important as brushing to keep healthy teeth
                                  • How our mouth affects the nitric oxide levels in our body
                                  • The surprising way that certain mouthwash products can raise blood pressure!
                                  • How the gut microbiome affects the oral microbiome
                                  • The three primary and important reasons for dental plaque
                                  • How leaky gut and leaky gums are connected and what to do about it
                                  • How to clean the tongue correctly

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  More From Wellness Mama

                                  Do you or your kids struggle with cavities or other dental health problems? What do you think of Dr. Al’s advice? Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                                  Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

                                  This podcast is brought to you by Kettle and Fire. You may already know that this is my go-to bone broth because it is shelf-stable, easy to use, and delicious. But you may not know that Kettle and Fire just released brand new bone-broth based soups, which make it even more convenient to eat healthy on the go plus they save a lot of time when you’re trying to feed the whole family on a busy night. They have miso, tomato, and butternut soups and they are all really, really good. Plus, they have a 20-hour slow simmer process for their broth that extracts insane amounts of protein, 10g per serving. This process creates a collagen-rich broth that is great for hair, skin, and nails. Right now, you can save 10% by going to KettleandFire.com/mama (the discount is already built in!).

                                  This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. My kitchen is always stocked with their coffee mushroom blends, their Matcha mix, and their straight mushroom drinks. Four Sigmatic has figured out how to get the benefits of mushrooms like chaga, lions mane, cordyceps and reishi into delicious instant drinks. My current favorite is their adaptogen coffee blend that has tolsi and astragalus. But I love all of their products. They have options with or without caffeine so if you’re not a caffeine person you can find products that you will love. And I find that even their coffee blends that do contain caffeine have less than a normal cup of coffee. But don’t let this fool you. I have found that I get so much more focus and mental clarity from these mushroom blends than I do from regular coffee, and without the jitters. The addition of the mushrooms, which are considered nootropics, meaning that they are good for the brain makes these super food blends more effective and much healthier than just regular old coffee. I love them with a dash of macadamia milk personally. I also love that many of their drink mixes are instant and packaged into individual servings so they are perfect for travel or on the go. If you’re listening to this, then you can get a special offer just for listeners of this podcast by going to FourSigmatic.com/WellnessMama.

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                                  Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health is Wrong with Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg

                                  I cannot wait to share today’s guest with you! Dr. Alvin Danenberg is a periodontist who has been treating patients with gum disease for over 44 years. He incorporates aspects of nutrition and lifestyle change as part of his cutting-edge laser protocol which treats periodontal disease. And we’re gonna delve into that today.

                                  In 2015, he was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine, and he created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module. So he’s a world-renowned expert in this topic. He has certifications in functional medicine as well as the ADAPT training from the Kresser Institute. And he’s also the author of a book called Crazy Good Living: Healthy Gums, Healthy Gut, Healthy Life.

                                  He’s incredibly qualified and so very kind, and I can’t wait to chat!

                                  Episode Highlights With Dr. Al Danenburg

                                  • Learn the reason plaque isn’t always bad
                                  • Why our ancestors didn’t get gum disease and we do
                                  • The real reason animals in the wild don’t have tooth decay and domesticated animals do
                                  • A fascinating way that what we eat affects our oral health
                                  • The factor that is just as important as brushing to keep healthy teeth
                                  • How our mouth affects the nitric oxide levels in our body
                                  • The surprising way that certain mouthwash products can raise blood pressure!
                                  • How the gut microbiome affects the oral microbiome
                                  • The three primary and important reasons for dental plaque
                                  • How leaky gut and leaky gums are connected and what to do about it
                                  • How to clean the tongue correctly

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  More From Wellness Mama

                                  • 3: How to Improve Your Oral Health
                                  • 86: The Science of the Oral Microbiome and Remineralization with Will of OraWellness
                                  • 127: Using the Dental Diet to Reverse Dental Problems with Dr. Steven Lin
                                  • My Oral Health Routine (That Stopped My Cavities)
                                  • How to Whiten Teeth With Activated Charc]]>

                                    Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health is Wrong with Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg

                                    I cannot wait to share today’s guest with you! Dr. Alvin Danenberg is a periodontist who has been treating patients with gum disease for over 44 years. He incorporates aspects of nutrition and lifestyle change as part of his cutting-edge laser protocol which treats periodontal disease. And we’re gonna delve into that today.

                                    In 2015, he was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine, and he created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module. So he’s a world-renowned expert in this topic. He has certifications in functional medicine as well as the ADAPT training from the Kresser Institute. And he’s also the author of a book called Crazy Good Living: Healthy Gums, Healthy Gut, Healthy Life.

                                    He’s incredibly qualified and so very kind, and I can’t wait to chat!

                                    Episode Highlights With Dr. Al Danenburg

                                    • Learn the reason plaque isn’t always bad
                                    • Why our ancestors didn’t get gum disease and we do
                                    • The real reason animals in the wild don’t have tooth decay and domesticated animals do
                                    • A fascinating way that what we eat affects our oral health
                                    • The factor that is just as important as brushing to keep healthy teeth
                                    • How our mouth affects the nitric oxide levels in our body
                                    • The surprising way that certain mouthwash products can raise blood pressure!
                                    • How the gut microbiome affects the oral microbiome
                                    • The three primary and important reasons for dental plaque
                                    • How leaky gut and leaky gums are connected and what to do about it
                                    • How to clean the tongue correctly

                                    Resources We Mention

                                    More From Wellness Mama

                                    • 3: How to Improve Your Oral Health
                                    • 86: The Science of the Oral Microbiome and Remineralization with Will of OraWellness
                                    • 127: Using the Dental Diet to Reverse Dental Problems with Dr. Steven Lin
                                    • My Oral Health Routine (That Stopped My Cavities)
                                    • How to Whiten Teeth With Activated Charc]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 176: Heather Chauvin on Letting Go of Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums, & Mindful Discipline https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/heather-chauvin/ Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:00:22 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=385810 Ever been stressed out as a parent? Maybe you’re the mom who has it all together and stays calm all the time, but I’m not and that is precisely why I invited today’s guest, Heather Chauvin from the “Mom Is in Control” Podcast. Many call her the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s... ]]>

                                      Letting go of Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums and Mindful Discipline with Heather Chauvin

                                      Ever been stressed out as a parent? Maybe you’re the mom who has it all together and stays calm all the time, but I’m not and that is precisely why I invited today’s guest, Heather Chauvin from the “Mom Is in Control” Podcast. Many call her the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership, and I agree!

                                      Heather’s mission is to crack women open to their deep potential by finding their version of success without working from a place of stress. As a recovering perfectionist I can definitely use some of this advice, and I’m so thankful Heather is sharing her hard-won wisdom!

                                      Episode Highlights with Heather Chauvin

                                      • How Heather went from ambitious entrepreneur to burned out, overstressed, and in the ER
                                      • The wake-up call that came in the form of a frightening medical diagnosis
                                      • Why so many women struggle with making self-care a priority (guilty as charged!)
                                      • The cultural epidemic of parenting from stress, and how to turn the tide
                                      • Surrender for moms: when to let go
                                      • “Mom tantrums” and why we might have more in common with our children than we think!
                                      • Strategies for managing toddler meltdowns
                                      • Ways to fight mom guilt and prioritize ourselves in order to give back to our families
                                      • And more!

                                      Favorite Quotables From Heather

                                      Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.

                                      We try to control outward things because we feel out of control internally.

                                      Just saying “I need space” is probably the greatest gift you’ll ever give your children because when you are full, when you are present, you’ll get so much further than just putting out fires on a daily basis.

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      More From Wellness Mama

                                      Does this topic strike a chord with you? What do you think of Heather’s advice? Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                                      Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

                                      This podcast is brought to you by Sol Organix. These are some of my favorite sheets in the world, and here’s why. We spend about a third of our life sleeping, so our sleep environment is a really big deal. And that is why I prioritize organic sheets and bedding, and organic pajamas for my kids because some types of bedding can contain plastic fibers and even pesticide residue from non-organic natural fibers. But Sol Organix uses 100% fair trade organic cotton to make super soft, luxurious sheets at an affordable price. They also donate $7.50 to charity with every purchase made on their site. And right now, they’re offering a special deal just for listeners of this podcast. Get 20% off your purchase plus free shipping in the US by using the code wellness20, all lowercase, through this exclusive link.

                                      This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD. I’ve been using this company for the past year and I love them. Here’s how it works. Instead of having a primary doctor that you have to make an appointment to see, wait for hours in the office to visit, you can now have your doctor available whatever you need him or her through your phone. SteadyMD has a staff of doctors who are available via call, text or video chat whenever you need them, so they respond quickly and they already know your medical history. You get paired with a single doctor so you can work with them as a long-term partner for your health. They’re well versed in lab testing, preventative health, and functional medicine and they’re great for those random obscure off-hours medical questions so you don’t have to run to urgent care. You can check them out and see if they are right for you by visiting SteadyMD.com/wellnessmama. They do have limited spots available, so I’d check them out quickly if you’re interested.

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                                      Letting go of Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums and Mindful Discipline with Heather Chauvin

                                      Ever been stressed out as a parent? Maybe you’re the mom who has it all together and stays calm all the time, but I’m not and that is precisely why I invited today’s guest, Heather Chauvin from the “Mom Is in Control” Podcast. Many call her the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership, and I agree!

                                      Heather’s mission is to crack women open to their deep potential by finding their version of success without working from a place of stress. As a recovering perfectionist I can definitely use some of this advice, and I’m so thankful Heather is sharing her hard-won wisdom!

                                      Episode Highlights with Heather Chauvin

                                      • How Heather went from ambitious entrepreneur to burned out, overstressed, and in the ER
                                      • The wake-up call that came in the form of a frightening medical diagnosis
                                      • Why so many women struggle with making self-care a priority (guilty as charged!)
                                      • The cultural epidemic of parenting from stress, and how to turn the tide
                                      • Surrender for moms: when to let go
                                      • “Mom tantrums” and why we might have more in common with our children than we think!
                                      • Strategies for managing toddler meltdowns
                                      • Ways to fight mom guilt and prioritize ourselves in order to give back to our families
                                      • And more!

                                      Favorite Quotables From Heather

                                      Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.

                                      We try to control outward things because we feel out of control internally.

                                      Just saying “I need space” is probably the greatest gift you’ll ever give your children because when you are full, when you are present, you’ll get so much further than just putting out fires on a daily basis.

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      More From Wellness Mama

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                                        Letting go of Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums and Mindful Discipline with Heather Chauvin

                                        Ever been stressed out as a parent? Maybe you’re the mom who has it all together and stays calm all the time, but I’m not and that is precisely why I invited today’s guest, Heather Chauvin from the “Mom Is in Control” Podcast. Many call her the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership, and I agree!

                                        Heather’s mission is to crack women open to their deep potential by finding their version of success without working from a place of stress. As a recovering perfectionist I can definitely use some of this advice, and I’m so thankful Heather is sharing her hard-won wisdom!

                                        Episode Highlights with Heather Chauvin

                                        • How Heather went from ambitious entrepreneur to burned out, overstressed, and in the ER
                                        • The wake-up call that came in the form of a frightening medical diagnosis
                                        • Why so many women struggle with making self-care a priority (guilty as charged!)
                                        • The cultural epidemic of parenting from stress, and how to turn the tide
                                        • Surrender for moms: when to let go
                                        • “Mom tantrums” and why we might have more in common with our children than we think!
                                        • Strategies for managing toddler meltdowns
                                        • Ways to fight mom guilt and prioritize ourselves in order to give back to our families
                                        • And more!

                                        Favorite Quotables From Heather

                                        Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.

                                        We try to control outward things because we feel out of control internally.

                                        Just saying “I need space” is probably the greatest gift you’ll ever give your children because when you are full, when you are present, you’ll get so much further than just putting out fires on a daily basis.

                                        Resources We Mention

                                        More From Wellness Mama

                                        • 162]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 175: When Natural Doesn’t Mean Safe – Creating Non-Toxic Homes With Green Design Center https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/green-design-center/ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=377911 There are so many decisions to make when it comes to choosing materials for home building and renovation: color, design, durability, and of course cost. But do we also need to consider whether or not the materials we put in our homes are toxic? Today’s guest Andrew Pace says yes! As a building materials expert he’s... ]]>

                                          When Natural Doesn’t Mean Safe- Creating Non Toxic Homes with Green Design Center

                                          There are so many decisions to make when it comes to choosing materials for home building and renovation: color, design, durability, and of course cost. But do we also need to consider whether or not the materials we put in our homes are toxic?

                                          Today’s guest Andrew Pace says yes! As a building materials expert he’s seen the problems in the industry and the effects of these supposedly “safe” materials firsthand.

                                          In response, Andrew founded the Green Design Center, which is now an online hub of the green building industry that offers healthy and sustainable home building products and design services.

                                          Green Design Center: The Healthy Home Resource

                                          A lot of things out there claim to be eco-friendly and “green,” but are they? And what does that even mean, exactly? These are the types of questions Green Design Center makes it their mission to answer.

                                          In 2008 Andrew also launched Degree of Green, a product rating system that’s being used by retailers and manufacturers to inform consumers and protect against false or misleading “greenwashing” claims. One of his projects currently in development is a Formaldehyde Release Attenuation Test which will allow professionals to pinpoint the exact surfaces in a home that are releasing dangerous levels of formaldehyde.

                                          As a mom concerned about the air my children breathe in our home, the carpet they lay on, etc., I knew Andrew would be a great guest to have to the podcast. I’ve got my list of questions ready (especially since we may build a home at some point) and I’m so grateful he made the time to be here today!

                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                          • the three biggest toxic offenders in most homes
                                          • why “green” and “safe” aren’t always the same thing
                                          • how many chemicals are present in building materials (and the shockingly small percentage of them tested for safety)
                                          • why the EPA rating for low-VOC may not be the best standard to go by
                                          • how the Green Design Center works to protect the consumer
                                          • safer paint options for better indoor air quality
                                          • the best flooring options for building or remodeling
                                          • one caution on tile floors
                                          • how to deal with mold and best steps for safe remediation
                                          • formaldehyde in plywood (and how to protect your family)
                                          • advances in wood-free green home building that may reduce mold, termites, toxins, and other common house problems
                                          • some cautions to DIYers working with reclaimed wood
                                          • Andrew’s take on the controversy surrounding EMFs
                                          • and more!

                                          Resources We Mention

                                          • Find Andrew’s recommended products for paint, flooring, furniture, and more at TheGreenDesignCenter.com
                                          • Learn more about the Degree of Green (D.O.G.) rating system, the Non-Toxic Environments Podcast, and Andrew’s blog at DegreeofGreen.com
                                          • Homebiotic (home probiotic spray I use to protect against mold)
                                          • Air Doctor (air filter we use)
                                          • Kill Switch (for EMFs)

                                          More on This Topic

                                          Do you have questions for Andrew? Let me know what they are in the comments… you never know when we might do a part 2! Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                                          Many Thanks to Our Podcast Sponsors

                                          This podcast is brought to you by Sol Organix. These are some of my favorite sheets in the world, and here’s why. We spend about a third of our life sleeping, so our sleep environment is a really big deal. And that is why I prioritize organic sheets and bedding, and organic pajamas for my kids because some types of bedding can contain plastic fibers and even pesticide residue from non-organic natural fibers. But Sol Organix uses 100% fair trade organic cotton to make super soft, luxurious sheets at an affordable price. They also donate $7.50 to charity with every purchase made on their site. And right now, they’re offering a special deal just for listeners of this podcast. Get 20% off your purchase plus free shipping in the US by using the code wellness20, all lowercase, through this exclusive link.

                                          This podcast is brought to you by Kettle and Fire. You may already know that this is my go-to bone broth because it is shelf-stable, easy to use, and delicious. But you may not know that Kettle and Fire just released brand new bone-broth based soups, which make it even more convenient to eat healthy on the go plus they save a lot of time when you’re trying to feed the whole family on a busy night. They have miso, tomato, and butternut soups and they are all really, really good. Plus, they have a 20-hour slow simmer process for their broth that extracts insane amounts of protein, 10g per serving. This process creates a collagen-rich broth that is great for hair, skin, and nails. Right now, you can save 10% by going to KettleandFire.com/mama (the discount is already built in!).

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                                          When Natural Doesn’t Mean Safe- Creating Non Toxic Homes with Green Design Center

                                          There are so many decisions to make when it comes to choosing materials for home building and renovation: color, design, durability, and of course cost. But do we also need to consider whether or not the materials we put in our homes are toxic?

                                          Today’s guest Andrew Pace says yes! As a building materials expert he’s seen the problems in the industry and the effects of these supposedly “safe” materials firsthand.

                                          In response, Andrew founded the Green Design Center, which is now an online hub of the green building industry that offers healthy and sustainable home building products and design services.

                                          Green Design Center: The Healthy Home Resource

                                          A lot of things out there claim to be eco-friendly and “green,” but are they? And what does that even mean, exactly? These are the types of questions Green Design Center makes it their mission to answer.

                                          In 2008 Andrew also launched Degree of Green, a product rating system that’s being used by retailers and manufacturers to inform consumers and protect against false or misleading “greenwashing” claims. One of his projects currently in development is a Formaldehyde Release Attenuation Test which will allow professionals to pinpoint the exact surfaces in a home that are releasing dangerous levels of formaldehyde.

                                          As a mom concerned about the air my children breathe in our home, the carpet they lay on, etc., I knew Andrew would be a great guest to have to the podcast. I’ve got my list of questions ready (especially since we may build a home at some point) and I’m so grateful he made the time to be here today!

                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                          • the three biggest toxic offenders in most homes
                                          • why “green” and “safe” aren’t always the same thing
                                          • how many chemicals are present in building materials (and the shockingly small percentage of them tested for safety)
                                          • why the EPA rating for low-VOC may not be the best standard to go by
                                          • how the Green Design Center works to protect the consumer
                                          • safer paint options for better indoor air quality
                                          • the best flooring options for building or remodeling
                                          • one caution on tile floors
                                          • how to deal with mold and best steps for safe remediation
                                          • formaldehyde in plywood (and how to protect your family)
                                          • advances in wood-free green home building that may reduce mold, termites, toxins, and other common house problems
                                          • some cautions to DIYers working with reclaimed wood
                                          • Andrew’s take on the controversy surrounding EMFs
                                          • and more!

                                          Resources We Mention

                                          • Find Andrew’s recommended products for paint, flooring, furniture, and more at TheGreenDesignCenter.com
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                                            When Natural Doesn’t Mean Safe- Creating Non Toxic Homes with Green Design Center

                                            There are so many decisions to make when it comes to choosing materials for home building and renovation: color, design, durability, and of course cost. But do we also need to consider whether or not the materials we put in our homes are toxic?

                                            Today’s guest Andrew Pace says yes! As a building materials expert he’s seen the problems in the industry and the effects of these supposedly “safe” materials firsthand.

                                            In response, Andrew founded the Green Design Center, which is now an online hub of the green building industry that offers healthy and sustainable home building products and design services.

                                            Green Design Center: The Healthy Home Resource

                                            A lot of things out there claim to be eco-friendly and “green,” but are they? And what does that even mean, exactly? These are the types of questions Green Design Center makes it their mission to answer.

                                            In 2008 Andrew also launched Degree of Green, a product rating system that’s being used by retailers and manufacturers to inform consumers and protect against false or misleading “greenwashing” claims. One of his projects currently in development is a Formaldehyde Release Attenuation Test which will allow professionals to pinpoint the exact surfaces in a home that are releasing dangerous levels of formaldehyde.

                                            As a mom concerned about the air my children breathe in our home, the carpet they lay on, etc., I knew Andrew would be a great guest to have to the podcast. I’ve got my list of questions ready (especially since we may build a home at some point) and I’m so grateful he made the time to be here today!

                                            In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                            • the three biggest toxic offenders in most homes
                                            • why “green” and “safe” aren’t always the same thing
                                            • how many chemicals are present in building materials (and the shockingly small percentage of them tested for safety)
                                            • why the EPA rating for low-VOC may not be the best standard to go by
                                            • how the Green Design Center works to protect the consumer
                                            • safer paint options for better indoor air quality
                                            • the best flooring options for building or remodeling
                                            • one caution on tile floors
                                            • how to deal with mold and best steps for safe remediation
                                            • formaldehyde in plywood (and how to protect your family)
                                            • advances in wood-free green home building that may reduce mold, termites, toxins, and other common house problems
                                            • some cautions to DIYers working with reclaimed wood
                                            • Andrew’s take on the controversy surrounding EMFs
                                            • and more!

                                            Resources We Mention

                                            • Find Andrew’s recommended products for paint, flooring, furniture, and more at TheGreenDesignCenter.com
                                            • L]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 174: How to Save Money and Get Better Healthcare With SteadyMD https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/steadymd/ Thu, 26 Jul 2018 16:08:39 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=377816 Today I am here with Yarone Goren who is helping pioneer the future of healthcare. If he has his way, the days of waiting in the doctor’s office (and waiting… and waiting…) should soon be over. Yarone cofounded SteadyMD to give people an on-demand and personalized healthcare option for quality primary care completely online. With SteadyMD... ]]>

                                              How to Save Money and Get Better Healthcare with SteadyMD

                                              Today I am here with Yarone Goren who is helping pioneer the future of healthcare. If he has his way, the days of waiting in the doctor’s office (and waiting… and waiting…) should soon be over. Yarone cofounded SteadyMD to give people an on-demand and personalized healthcare option for quality primary care completely online.

                                              With SteadyMD a doctor is only a text away, and not just any doctor but one who knows you and your case.

                                              My New Doctor: SteadyMD

                                              If you know my story, you know I searched for a long time to get the right help for my autoimmune condition. It took me literally years and almost a dozen doctors to finally find answers, and this was after I was doing a ton of research.

                                              SteadyMD takes a different approach: matching a patient to just the right doctor, and making sure the doctor’s patient load is low enough that they can take their patients’ calls anytime, anywhere… and actually know them by name!

                                              I’ve been so impressed with this service I am not only a patient but also an advisor. I love that SteadyMD is creating practical options for moms and families. It’s almost like bringing back the old-school idea of a country doctor and bringing it into the modern era.

                                              Ready to have a doctor in your pocket? Check it out!

                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                              • problems with the current healthcare system that led Yarone to start SteadyMD
                                              • how many patients the typical primary care doctor has (hint: it’s in the thousands)
                                              • why Yarone thinks doctors are just as unsatisfied as patients with the current healthcare system
                                              • ways SteadyMD can complement your primary and pediatric care
                                              • how SteadyMD docs “see” you without ever going into the office
                                              • ways your SteadyMD doctor can work with pharmacies, labs, and specialists in your area
                                              • how to be your own health care advocate
                                              • and more!

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More on This Topic

                                              A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                              This episode is brought to you by Dry Farm Wines. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know how much I love these wines. But after a recent trip to Europe, I am even more convinced that these are the only wines I will drink anymore. Here is the deal. Many conventional wines have added dyes, sugars, commercial yeast, fish bladders and some other unsavory ingredients. But even organic wines can have high amounts of sugar, in fact more than soda, they can have commercial yeast that are not gut friendly, or really high amounts of alcohol. I recently visited small family vineyards in Italy, and I got to see firsthand what makes a wine truly natural, and it goes so far beyond organic or biodynamic. In fact, these farmers would have been offended if you had called their wines just organic. These wines have to be made with native, natural yeast so they are actually a great source of living beneficial bacteria. The vineyards cannot be irrigated, thus the name Dry Farm, so the alcohol and sugar content are low and Dry Farm Wines lab test every batch of wine for different factors including alcohol at 12.5% or less, low to no sugar so they are all keto-friendly, only naturally occurring sulfites at low levels and so much more. So what does that mean? For me, it means that, while wines used to gives me a headache, I can drink these wines and feel amazing the next day. If you want to try them and I know that you’ll love them as much as I do, you can get an extra bottle of wine for just a penny with any order at dryfarmwines.com/wellnessmama.

                                              This podcast is brought to you by kidslovetoswim.com. I recently found this and absolutely adore this course, and I had to share it with you. We all know how important water safety is and how kids can drown in just minutes or seconds in a small amount of water, and especially if they don’t know how to swim. In fact, the inability to swim is one of the biggest factors linked to drowning. This is such an important issue, it’s a bigger risk for kids to drown in water than playing alone outside or walking to school by themselves. In fact, two children die every single day from accidental drowning, it’s a horrible and big important issue. And for this reason, swimming is so much more than just a sport, it’s a vital life skill that all of us need. But, I get it, it can be super intimidating and scary for kids. You already teach your kids their ABC’s and how to ride a bike and what foods help their body grow, and now you can teach them to swim safely at home with this online course. You get the skills of a certified water safety instructor and lifeguard and parent. And he teaches you in just five simple steps and in only 14 days how to take your kids to swimming proficiency in a fun engaging way that will increase their water ability drastically, and also their bond with you. Go to kidslovetoswim.com to find out how.

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                                              How to Save Money and Get Better Healthcare with SteadyMD

                                              Today I am here with Yarone Goren who is helping pioneer the future of healthcare. If he has his way, the days of waiting in the doctor’s office (and waiting… and waiting…) should soon be over. Yarone cofounded SteadyMD to give people an on-demand and personalized healthcare option for quality primary care completely online.

                                              With SteadyMD a doctor is only a text away, and not just any doctor but one who knows you and your case.

                                              My New Doctor: SteadyMD

                                              If you know my story, you know I searched for a long time to get the right help for my autoimmune condition. It took me literally years and almost a dozen doctors to finally find answers, and this was after I was doing a ton of research.

                                              SteadyMD takes a different approach: matching a patient to just the right doctor, and making sure the doctor’s patient load is low enough that they can take their patients’ calls anytime, anywhere… and actually know them by name!

                                              I’ve been so impressed with this service I am not only a patient but also an advisor. I love that SteadyMD is creating practical options for moms and families. It’s almost like bringing back the old-school idea of a country doctor and bringing it into the modern era.

                                              Ready to have a doctor in your pocket? Check it out!

                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                              • problems with the current healthcare system that led Yarone to start SteadyMD
                                              • how many patients the typical primary care doctor has (hint: it’s in the thousands)
                                              • why Yarone thinks doctors are just as unsatisfied as patients with the current healthcare system
                                              • ways SteadyMD can complement your primary and pediatric care
                                              • how SteadyMD docs “see” you without ever going into the office
                                              • ways your SteadyMD doctor can work with pharmacies, labs, and specialists in your area
                                              • how to be your own health care advocate
                                              • and more!

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More on This Topic

                                              A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                              This episode is brought to you by Dry Farm Wines. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know how much I lov]]>

                                              How to Save Money and Get Better Healthcare with SteadyMD

                                              Today I am here with Yarone Goren who is helping pioneer the future of healthcare. If he has his way, the days of waiting in the doctor’s office (and waiting… and waiting…) should soon be over. Yarone cofounded SteadyMD to give people an on-demand and personalized healthcare option for quality primary care completely online.

                                              With SteadyMD a doctor is only a text away, and not just any doctor but one who knows you and your case.

                                              My New Doctor: SteadyMD

                                              If you know my story, you know I searched for a long time to get the right help for my autoimmune condition. It took me literally years and almost a dozen doctors to finally find answers, and this was after I was doing a ton of research.

                                              SteadyMD takes a different approach: matching a patient to just the right doctor, and making sure the doctor’s patient load is low enough that they can take their patients’ calls anytime, anywhere… and actually know them by name!

                                              I’ve been so impressed with this service I am not only a patient but also an advisor. I love that SteadyMD is creating practical options for moms and families. It’s almost like bringing back the old-school idea of a country doctor and bringing it into the modern era.

                                              Ready to have a doctor in your pocket? Check it out!

                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                              • problems with the current healthcare system that led Yarone to start SteadyMD
                                              • how many patients the typical primary care doctor has (hint: it’s in the thousands)
                                              • why Yarone thinks doctors are just as unsatisfied as patients with the current healthcare system
                                              • ways SteadyMD can complement your primary and pediatric care
                                              • how SteadyMD docs “see” you without ever going into the office
                                              • ways your SteadyMD doctor can work with pharmacies, labs, and specialists in your area
                                              • how to be your own health care advocate
                                              • and more!

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More on This Topic

                                              A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                              This episode is brought to you by Dry Farm Wines. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know how much I lov]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 173: The Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease With Dr. Jaban Moore https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/jaban-moore/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:00:44 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=377752 Today’s episode is going to be really helpful especially for any moms who have children struggling with a variety of chronic health problems. Dr. Jaban Moore is a national board-certified chiropractic physician and an acupuncturist as well. He practices functional medicine looking specifically for the root causes of illness and treating them through natural protocols.... ]]>

                                              The Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease with Dr. Jaban Moore

                                              Today’s episode is going to be really helpful especially for any moms who have children struggling with a variety of chronic health problems. Dr. Jaban Moore is a national board-certified chiropractic physician and an acupuncturist as well. He practices functional medicine looking specifically for the root causes of illness and treating them through natural protocols.

                                              Dr. Jaban knows better than anyone that reversing chronic disease takes time, persistence, and a lot of detective work. He uses a wide range of tools to find out what’s really contributing to chronic health conditions and healing the cause, not just the symptoms.

                                              Dr. Jaban Moore on Chronic Disease, Leaky Gut, & Thyroid Issues

                                              Problems like Lyme disease and chronic infections are on the rise and can be tough to beat. It’s important to look at health issues from every angle and get to the root causes. Dr. Jaban’s postdoctoral training includes true cellular healing, chiropractic plus kinesiology, applied kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, acupuncture, bioresonance therapy, Sacro Occipital Technique, nutrition rehabilitation, functional medicine, blood laboratory analysis, and live cell microscopy. And if that’s not enough, he also trained with several Lyme-specific and parasitology experts.

                                              I have a feeling I could talk to Dr. Jaban all day!

                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                              • common reasons why low-level chronic disease is on the rise
                                              • root causes of food allergies in children
                                              • how toxins in our everyday environments undermine our health
                                              • the difference between functional medicine and conventional approaches
                                              • the connection between parasites and food allergies
                                              • why Lyme tends to run in families
                                              • live cell microscopy: how a visual analysis of your blood can reveal leaky gut, Lyme disease, candida, and more
                                              • is fasting for everyone? (and how to do it right)
                                              • how to be your own health advocate
                                              • and more!

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More on This Topic

                                              Have you ever tried any of these therapies? What would you ask Dr. Jaban? And please, take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

                                              A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                              This episode is brought to you by Dry Farm Wines. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know how much I love these wines. But after a recent trip to Europe, I am even more convinced that these are the only wines I will drink anymore. Here is the deal. Many conventional wines have added dyes, sugars, commercial yeast, fish bladders and some other unsavory ingredients. But even organic wines can have high amounts of sugar, in fact more than soda, they can have commercial yeast that are not gut friendly, or really high amounts of alcohol. I recently visited small family vineyards in Italy, and I got to see firsthand what makes a wine truly natural, and it goes so far beyond organic or biodynamic. In fact, these farmers would have been offended if you had called their wines just organic. These wines have to be made with native, natural yeast so they are actually a great source of living beneficial bacteria. The vineyards cannot be irrigated, thus the name Dry Farm, so the alcohol and sugar content are low and Dry Farm Wines lab test every batch of wine for different factors including alcohol at 12.5% or less, low to no sugar so they are all keto-friendly, only naturally occurring sulfites at low levels and so much more. So what does that mean? For me, it means that, while wines used to gives me a headache, I can drink these wines and feel amazing the next day. If you want to try them and I know that you’ll love them as much as I do, you can get an extra bottle of wine for just a penny with any order at dryfarmwines.com/wellnessmama.

                                              This podcast is brought to you by kidslovetoswim.com. I recently found this and absolutely adore this course, and I had to share it with you. We all know how important water safety is and how kids can drown in just minutes or seconds in a small amount of water, and especially if they don’t know how to swim. In fact, the inability to swim is one of the biggest factors linked to drowning. This is such an important issue, it’s a bigger risk for kids to drown in water than playing alone outside or walking to school by themselves. In fact, two children die every single day from accidental drowning, it’s a horrible and big important issue. And for this reason, swimming is so much more than just a sport, it’s a vital life skill that all of us need. But, I get it, it can be super intimidating and scary for kids. You already teach your kids their ABC’s and how to ride a bike and what foods help their body grow, and now you can teach them to swim safely at home with this online course. You get the skills of a certified water safety instructor and lifeguard and parent. And he teaches you in just five simple steps and in only 14 days how to take your kids to swimming proficiency in a fun engaging way that will increase their water ability drastically, and also their bond with you. Go to kidslovetoswim.com to find out how.

                                              ]]>

                                              The Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease with Dr. Jaban Moore

                                              Today’s episode is going to be really helpful especially for any moms who have children struggling with a variety of chronic health problems. Dr. Jaban Moore is a national board-certified chiropractic physician and an acupuncturist as well. He practices functional medicine looking specifically for the root causes of illness and treating them through natural protocols.

                                              Dr. Jaban knows better than anyone that reversing chronic disease takes time, persistence, and a lot of detective work. He uses a wide range of tools to find out what’s really contributing to chronic health conditions and healing the cause, not just the symptoms.

                                              Dr. Jaban Moore on Chronic Disease, Leaky Gut, & Thyroid Issues

                                              Problems like Lyme disease and chronic infections are on the rise and can be tough to beat. It’s important to look at health issues from every angle and get to the root causes. Dr. Jaban’s postdoctoral training includes true cellular healing, chiropractic plus kinesiology, applied kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, acupuncture, bioresonance therapy, Sacro Occipital Technique, nutrition rehabilitation, functional medicine, blood laboratory analysis, and live cell microscopy. And if that’s not enough, he also trained with several Lyme-specific and parasitology experts.

                                              I have a feeling I could talk to Dr. Jaban all day!

                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                              • common reasons why low-level chronic disease is on the rise
                                              • root causes of food allergies in children
                                              • how toxins in our everyday environments undermine our health
                                              • the difference between functional medicine and conventional approaches
                                              • the connection between parasites and food allergies
                                              • why Lyme tends to run in families
                                              • live cell microscopy: how a visual analysis of your blood can reveal leaky gut, Lyme disease, candida, and more
                                              • is fasting for everyone? (and how to do it right)
                                              • how to be your own health advocate
                                              • and more!

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              • Dr. Jaban Moore
                                              • Facebook group: True Healing Strategies
                                              • Book: Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal? by Dr. Datis Kharrazian
                                              • Dr. Alan Christianson
                                              • Turmeric
                                              • Apex Energetics Repairvite
                                              • True Cellular Detox

                                                The Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease with Dr. Jaban Moore

                                                Today’s episode is going to be really helpful especially for any moms who have children struggling with a variety of chronic health problems. Dr. Jaban Moore is a national board-certified chiropractic physician and an acupuncturist as well. He practices functional medicine looking specifically for the root causes of illness and treating them through natural protocols.

                                                Dr. Jaban knows better than anyone that reversing chronic disease takes time, persistence, and a lot of detective work. He uses a wide range of tools to find out what’s really contributing to chronic health conditions and healing the cause, not just the symptoms.

                                                Dr. Jaban Moore on Chronic Disease, Leaky Gut, & Thyroid Issues

                                                Problems like Lyme disease and chronic infections are on the rise and can be tough to beat. It’s important to look at health issues from every angle and get to the root causes. Dr. Jaban’s postdoctoral training includes true cellular healing, chiropractic plus kinesiology, applied kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, acupuncture, bioresonance therapy, Sacro Occipital Technique, nutrition rehabilitation, functional medicine, blood laboratory analysis, and live cell microscopy. And if that’s not enough, he also trained with several Lyme-specific and parasitology experts.

                                                I have a feeling I could talk to Dr. Jaban all day!

                                                In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                • common reasons why low-level chronic disease is on the rise
                                                • root causes of food allergies in children
                                                • how toxins in our everyday environments undermine our health
                                                • the difference between functional medicine and conventional approaches
                                                • the connection between parasites and food allergies
                                                • why Lyme tends to run in families
                                                • live cell microscopy: how a visual analysis of your blood can reveal leaky gut, Lyme disease, candida, and more
                                                • is fasting for everyone? (and how to do it right)
                                                • how to be your own health advocate
                                                • and more!

                                                Resources We Mention

                                                • Dr. Jaban Moore
                                                • Facebook group: True Healing Strategies
                                                • Book: Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal? by Dr. Datis Kharrazian
                                                • Dr. Alan Christianson
                                                • Turmeric
                                                • Apex Energetics Repairvite
                                                • True Cellular Detox clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 172: How to Understand Your Genes to Personalize Your Diet With Nutrition Genome https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/nutrition-genome/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:00:54 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=369313 I know… it’s frustrating. You eat right 99% of the time, exercise, and don’t smoke or drink… but still don’t feel well. Worse yet, your friend who drinks soda and fast food seems healthier than you! I’ve been there (trust me), and I’m excited to talk about today’s topic because I think it has a... ]]>

                                                  How to Understand Your Genes to Personalize Your Diet With Nutrition Genome

                                                  I know… it’s frustrating. You eat right 99% of the time, exercise, and don’t smoke or drink… but still don’t feel well. Worse yet, your friend who drinks soda and fast food seems healthier than you!

                                                  I’ve been there (trust me), and I’m excited to talk about today’s topic because I think it has a lot to do with why health is not a level playing field. I am here with Alex Swanson, the founder of Nutrition Genome. Alex is probably the most knowledgeable person I’ve ever spoken to on the topic of DNA testing. He’s a second-generation nutritionist and co-owner of the Swanson Health Center, a private family clinical nutrition practice that’s been in business for over 40 years. He’s also the creator of the popular blog, The Health Beat.

                                                  This topic is near and dear to my heart since knowing more about my own genes was a health game-changer for me. Let’s dive in!

                                                  Nutrition Genome

                                                  In case you haven’t heard of it before, Nutrition Genome is a service you can order (without a doctor). Based on their lab analysis from a simple swab of saliva, Nutrition Genome compiles a 50-page report on 8 health categories showing how your genetics affect your need for certain vitamins and minerals, as well as which toxins or foods your body may not handle well.

                                                  You can see a sample Nutrition Genome report here.

                                                  In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                  • the most important genes to understand and support for a healthy pregnancy
                                                  • what the BRCA gene is and how to strengthen this gene
                                                  • the environmental toxin that increases cancer risk (and the food to avoid) if you have BRCA genes
                                                  • the reason red wine can help protect your genes
                                                  • how decreasing dairy can protect certain genes
                                                  • how eating 27 vegetables a week can reduce cancer risk by 73%
                                                  • the real connection between APOE and Alzheimer’s
                                                  • what you can do to protect your brain if you have APOE
                                                  • what research shows can help protect against Alzheimer’s
                                                  • how stress directly impacts genes
                                                  • what the PEMT gene is and how it affects memory and health
                                                  • a reason to avoid antihistamines and certain sleep drugs
                                                  • the gene you want to know if your kids have, especially if they ever get a concussion
                                                  • how to know if caffeine is good for you or not
                                                  • genes that relate to mental health and how they can help you reduce anxiety & depression
                                                  • the genes that relate to athletic performance and ability
                                                  • PTR-Alpha: how to know if you don’t do well with fasting
                                                  • the gene that indicates that you may not do as well with saturated fat
                                                  • what genes relate to vitamin D and how to know if you have them
                                                  • the VDR gene cofactors that impact vitamin D absorption
                                                  • yet another reason that sugar is bad for us and should be avoided
                                                  • why its so important to keep glutathione levels high (and how to increase it)
                                                  • understanding omega-3 and if we need it or not
                                                  • and more!

                                                  Resources We Mention

                                                  More on This Topic

                                                  Have you ever tried genetic testing? What did you find out, and did it help? And please, take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

                                                  A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                  This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. My kitchen is always stocked with their coffee mushroom blends, their Matcha mix, and their straight mushroom drinks. Four Sigmatic has figured out how to get the benefits of mushrooms like chaga, lions mane, cordyceps and reishi into delicious instant drinks. My current favorite is their adaptogen coffee blend that has tolsi and astragalus. But I love all of their products. They have options with or without caffeine so if you’re not a caffeine person you can find products that you will love. And I find that even their coffee blends that do contain caffeine have less than a normal cup of coffee. But don’t let this fool you. I have found that I get so much more focus and mental clarity from these mushroom blends than I do from regular coffee, and without the jitters. The addition of the mushrooms, which are considered nootropics, meaning that they are good for the brain makes these super food blends more effective and much healthier than just regular old coffee. I love them with a dash of macadamia milk personally. I also love that many of their drink mixes are instant and packaged into individual servings so they are perfect for travel or on the go. If you’re listening to this, then you can get a special offer just for listeners of this podcast by going to FourSigmatic.com/WellnessMama.

                                                  This podcast is also brought to you by Good Culture. Good Culture makes amazing cottage cheese. I know, I know, not necessarily two words you would put in the same sentence on everyday speaking. But theirs is awesome, I promise, even if you don’t love cottage cheese. Basically, it’s naturally fermented cottage cheese so it’s free of gums, fillers, and additives and it’s packed with probiotics. And because it’s made naturally it doesn’t have that weird mouth feel that a lot of cottage cheese has. So, I use it all the time in cooking and smoothies as a substitute for other types of cheese, or just a meal on the go. You can find it at Whole Foods and many other grocery stores and it comes in yogurt-sized cups too, and those are perfect for meals. Check them out. It’s Good Culture and they are available at many grocery stores. I share one of my favorite recipes using Good Culture here.

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                                                  How to Understand Your Genes to Personalize Your Diet With Nutrition Genome

                                                  I know… it’s frustrating. You eat right 99% of the time, exercise, and don’t smoke or drink… but still don’t feel well. Worse yet, your friend who drinks soda and fast food seems healthier than you!

                                                  I’ve been there (trust me), and I’m excited to talk about today’s topic because I think it has a lot to do with why health is not a level playing field. I am here with Alex Swanson, the founder of Nutrition Genome. Alex is probably the most knowledgeable person I’ve ever spoken to on the topic of DNA testing. He’s a second-generation nutritionist and co-owner of the Swanson Health Center, a private family clinical nutrition practice that’s been in business for over 40 years. He’s also the creator of the popular blog, The Health Beat.

                                                  This topic is near and dear to my heart since knowing more about my own genes was a health game-changer for me. Let’s dive in!

                                                  Nutrition Genome

                                                  In case you haven’t heard of it before, Nutrition Genome is a service you can order (without a doctor). Based on their lab analysis from a simple swab of saliva, Nutrition Genome compiles a 50-page report on 8 health categories showing how your genetics affect your need for certain vitamins and minerals, as well as which toxins or foods your body may not handle well.

                                                  You can see a sample Nutrition Genome report here.

                                                  In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                  • the most important genes to understand and support for a healthy pregnancy
                                                  • what the BRCA gene is and how to strengthen this gene
                                                  • the environmental toxin that increases cancer risk (and the food to avoid) if you have BRCA genes
                                                  • the reason red wine can help protect your genes
                                                  • how decreasing dairy can protect certain genes
                                                  • how eating 27 vegetables a week can reduce cancer risk by 73%
                                                  • the real connection between APOE and Alzheimer’s
                                                  • what you can do to protect your brain if you have APOE
                                                  • what research shows can help protect against Alzheimer’s
                                                  • how stress directly impacts genes
                                                  • what the PEMT gene is and how it affects memory and health
                                                  • a reason to avoid antihistamines and certain sleep drugs
                                                  • the gene you want to know if your kids have, especially if they ever get a concussion
                                                  • how to know if caffeine is good for you or not
                                                  • genes that relate to mental health and how they can help you reduce anxiety & depression
                                                  • the genes that relate to athletic performance and ability
                                                  • PTR-Alpha: how to know if you don’t do well with fasting
                                                  • the gene that indicates that you may not do as well with saturated fat
                                                  • what genes relate to vit]]>

                                                    How to Understand Your Genes to Personalize Your Diet With Nutrition Genome

                                                    I know… it’s frustrating. You eat right 99% of the time, exercise, and don’t smoke or drink… but still don’t feel well. Worse yet, your friend who drinks soda and fast food seems healthier than you!

                                                    I’ve been there (trust me), and I’m excited to talk about today’s topic because I think it has a lot to do with why health is not a level playing field. I am here with Alex Swanson, the founder of Nutrition Genome. Alex is probably the most knowledgeable person I’ve ever spoken to on the topic of DNA testing. He’s a second-generation nutritionist and co-owner of the Swanson Health Center, a private family clinical nutrition practice that’s been in business for over 40 years. He’s also the creator of the popular blog, The Health Beat.

                                                    This topic is near and dear to my heart since knowing more about my own genes was a health game-changer for me. Let’s dive in!

                                                    Nutrition Genome

                                                    In case you haven’t heard of it before, Nutrition Genome is a service you can order (without a doctor). Based on their lab analysis from a simple swab of saliva, Nutrition Genome compiles a 50-page report on 8 health categories showing how your genetics affect your need for certain vitamins and minerals, as well as which toxins or foods your body may not handle well.

                                                    You can see a sample Nutrition Genome report here.

                                                    In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                    • the most important genes to understand and support for a healthy pregnancy
                                                    • what the BRCA gene is and how to strengthen this gene
                                                    • the environmental toxin that increases cancer risk (and the food to avoid) if you have BRCA genes
                                                    • the reason red wine can help protect your genes
                                                    • how decreasing dairy can protect certain genes
                                                    • how eating 27 vegetables a week can reduce cancer risk by 73%
                                                    • the real connection between APOE and Alzheimer’s
                                                    • what you can do to protect your brain if you have APOE
                                                    • what research shows can help protect against Alzheimer’s
                                                    • how stress directly impacts genes
                                                    • what the PEMT gene is and how it affects memory and health
                                                    • a reason to avoid antihistamines and certain sleep drugs
                                                    • the gene you want to know if your kids have, especially if they ever get a concussion
                                                    • how to know if caffeine is good for you or not
                                                    • genes that relate to mental health and how they can help you reduce anxiety & depression
                                                    • the genes that relate to athletic performance and ability
                                                    • PTR-Alpha: how to know if you don’t do well with fasting
                                                    • the gene that indicates that you may not do as well with saturated fat
                                                    • what genes relate to vit]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 171: How to Keep Kids Water Safe With Tips From a Water Safety Instructor https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/keep-kids-water-safe/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:00:52 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=369312 Many of us enjoy time spent in the water, whether in a pool or the ocean. It turns out that, especially when it comes to the ocean, the water has some health benefits as well! But water time isn’t without risk. In fact, accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children.... ]]>

                                                      How to Keep Kids Water Safe With Tips From a Water Safety Instructor

                                                      Many of us enjoy time spent in the water, whether in a pool or the ocean. It turns out that, especially when it comes to the ocean, the water has some health benefits as well!

                                                      But water time isn’t without risk. In fact, accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children. Water safety is important and thankfully there are a few simple and important steps that can drastically increase water safety and fun!

                                                      How to Keep Kids Water Safe This Summer (& For Life)

                                                      Today’s guest has a lifetime of experience in helping people stay water safe.

                                                      Josh Spears, founder of Kids Love to Swim,  grew up in a family of lifeguards and was always around the water from a very young age. Josh worked as a lifeguard in high school and after having to pull out multiple children he became passionate about preventing drowning and became a Water Safety Instructor through the American Red Cross.

                                                      He has now taught hundreds of kids (and adults) to swim, and has taught many parents to teach their own children to swim without stress or fear.

                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                      • The reason accidental drowning is so common
                                                      • Practical ways to keep our kids safe
                                                      • Why we, as humans, feel such a strong pull toward the water and the many health benefits of spending time in and around water
                                                      • An important reason to think twice about puddle jumpers and life jackets in the pool (and what to do instead)
                                                      • Josh’s story and the things he sees as the biggest risks for kids around the water
                                                      • The importance of our attitude, as parents, about the water and how to set a great example
                                                      • Why early childhood experiences in and around water are so important and how to create them for your own kids
                                                      • The best time to get kids in the water and start teaching basic skills
                                                      • A simple set of guidelines to use in your family to keep kids water safe
                                                      • How to teach your own kids to swim in two weeks or less, and why you should be the one to teach them!
                                                      • The statistical difference that it makes when kids know how to swim

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      Special Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                      This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD. I’ve been using this company for the past year and I love them. Here’s how it works. Instead of having a primary doctor that you have to make an appointment to see, wait for hours in the office to visit, you can now have your doctor available whatever you need him or her through your phone. SteadyMD has a staff of doctors who are available via call, text or video chat whenever you need them, so they respond quickly and they already know your medical history. You get paired with a single doctor so you can work with them as a long-term partner for your health. They’re well versed in lab testing, preventative health, and functional medicine and they’re great for those random obscure off-hours medical questions so you don’t have to run to urgent care. You can check them out and see if they are right for you by visiting SteadyMD.com/wellnessmama. They do have limited spots available, so I’d check them out quickly if you’re interested.

                                                      This podcast is brought to you by Beekeeper’s Naturals. Our healing relationship with bees goes way back. Humans have been benefiting from bees and their nourishing superfoods since prehistoric times, from Cleopatra using honey to keep her youthful glow to Hippocrates prescribing propolis to cure everything from sores to bacterial infection. Beekeepers Naturals is dedicated to bringing the age-old benefits of bee products to modern times. They offer really high quality propolis, royal jelly, bee pollen, raw honey, and many other products. And all of these are sustainably sourced from a company that is dedicated to protecting and improving the bee population. My personal favorites are their propolis spray, which helped me head off a scratchy throat, and their B.LXR mix which is a mixture of all their bee products as a natural brain boost I use to stay sharp on busy days. You can check them out at https://beekeepersnaturals.com/wellnessmama/.

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                                                      How to Keep Kids Water Safe With Tips From a Water Safety Instructor

                                                      Many of us enjoy time spent in the water, whether in a pool or the ocean. It turns out that, especially when it comes to the ocean, the water has some health benefits as well!

                                                      But water time isn’t without risk. In fact, accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children. Water safety is important and thankfully there are a few simple and important steps that can drastically increase water safety and fun!

                                                      How to Keep Kids Water Safe This Summer (& For Life)

                                                      Today’s guest has a lifetime of experience in helping people stay water safe.

                                                      Josh Spears, founder of Kids Love to Swim,  grew up in a family of lifeguards and was always around the water from a very young age. Josh worked as a lifeguard in high school and after having to pull out multiple children he became passionate about preventing drowning and became a Water Safety Instructor through the American Red Cross.

                                                      He has now taught hundreds of kids (and adults) to swim, and has taught many parents to teach their own children to swim without stress or fear.

                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                      • The reason accidental drowning is so common
                                                      • Practical ways to keep our kids safe
                                                      • Why we, as humans, feel such a strong pull toward the water and the many health benefits of spending time in and around water
                                                      • An important reason to think twice about puddle jumpers and life jackets in the pool (and what to do instead)
                                                      • Josh’s story and the things he sees as the biggest risks for kids around the water
                                                      • The importance of our attitude, as parents, about the water and how to set a great example
                                                      • Why early childhood experiences in and around water are so important and how to create them for your own kids
                                                      • The best time to get kids in the water and start teaching basic skills
                                                      • A simple set of guidelines to use in your family to keep kids water safe
                                                      • How to teach your own kids to swim in two weeks or less, and why you should be the one to teach them!
                                                      • The statistical difference that it makes when kids know how to swim

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      Special Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                      This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD. I’ve been using this company for the past year and I love t]]>

                                                      How to Keep Kids Water Safe With Tips From a Water Safety Instructor

                                                      Many of us enjoy time spent in the water, whether in a pool or the ocean. It turns out that, especially when it comes to the ocean, the water has some health benefits as well!

                                                      But water time isn’t without risk. In fact, accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children. Water safety is important and thankfully there are a few simple and important steps that can drastically increase water safety and fun!

                                                      How to Keep Kids Water Safe This Summer (& For Life)

                                                      Today’s guest has a lifetime of experience in helping people stay water safe.

                                                      Josh Spears, founder of Kids Love to Swim,  grew up in a family of lifeguards and was always around the water from a very young age. Josh worked as a lifeguard in high school and after having to pull out multiple children he became passionate about preventing drowning and became a Water Safety Instructor through the American Red Cross.

                                                      He has now taught hundreds of kids (and adults) to swim, and has taught many parents to teach their own children to swim without stress or fear.

                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                      • The reason accidental drowning is so common
                                                      • Practical ways to keep our kids safe
                                                      • Why we, as humans, feel such a strong pull toward the water and the many health benefits of spending time in and around water
                                                      • An important reason to think twice about puddle jumpers and life jackets in the pool (and what to do instead)
                                                      • Josh’s story and the things he sees as the biggest risks for kids around the water
                                                      • The importance of our attitude, as parents, about the water and how to set a great example
                                                      • Why early childhood experiences in and around water are so important and how to create them for your own kids
                                                      • The best time to get kids in the water and start teaching basic skills
                                                      • A simple set of guidelines to use in your family to keep kids water safe
                                                      • How to teach your own kids to swim in two weeks or less, and why you should be the one to teach them!
                                                      • The statistical difference that it makes when kids know how to swim

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      Special Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                      This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD. I’ve been using this company for the past year and I love t]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 170: Using Biological Medicine & Uncommon Therapies to Help With Chronic Conditions https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/biological-medicine/ Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:00:45 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=369254 I’m honored to have Dr. Jeoff Drobot, one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the podcast today. If you haven’t ever heard of biological medicine you’re probably not alone, but Dr. Jeff is here to explain how it differs from other forms of medicine... ]]>

                                                      Using Biological Medicine & Uncommon Therapies to Help with Chronic Conditions

                                                      I’m honored to have Dr. Jeoff Drobot, one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the podcast today. If you haven’t ever heard of biological medicine you’re probably not alone, but Dr. Jeff is here to explain how it differs from other forms of medicine and why he’s so passionate about it.

                                                      Dr. Jeoff has spent the last 20 years seeking out cutting-edge science and technology to assess and amplify human biology and physiology. Thanks to his work Dr. Jeoff is now considered a leading authority in biological medicine worldwide and ACBM is the largest and most comprehensive biological medicine facility in North America. (I really want to plan a visit!)

                                                      Is Biological Medicine for You?

                                                      So what is biological medicine? Here’s how the ACBM website explains it:

                                                      Inside your body are a multitude of biological processes, all working at the same time. The relationship between these processes determine how the body is able to defend and heal itself. Those doctors dedicated to Biological Medicine understand that the focus must be on identifying the problem processes within the body and not the symptoms that those processes are exhibiting.

                                                      Armed with this approach, Dr. Jeoff helps his patients with chronic and autoimmune treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction, and even customized sports medicine and nutrition. He’s a wealth of knowledge and I can’t wait to get started!

                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                      • the differences between functional and biological medicine
                                                      • what teeth have to do with health (and why they are important in biological medicine)
                                                      • why chronic disease seems to be on the rise today
                                                      • medical conditions biological medicine can address
                                                      • how Dr. Jeoff approaches diagnostic tests and bloodwork differently from other doctors
                                                      • the way our bodies operate on electricity, and why it matters to health
                                                      • the promising field of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) and how to find it
                                                      • high-altitude oxygen training: what it is and how it works
                                                      • how IV therapy helps with leaky gut
                                                      • the limitations of supplements (and when they’re beneficial)
                                                      • Dr. Jeoff’s thoughts on what kind of diet is really best
                                                      • intermittent fasting and the right way to do it
                                                      • how to manage our hormones for optimal aging
                                                      • and more!

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      More on This Topic

                                                      What alternative therapies have helped you? If you’ve tried any we covered in the podcast, I’d love to hear your experience. And please, take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

                                                      Many Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                      This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. My kitchen is always stocked with their coffee mushroom blends, their Matcha mix, and their straight mushroom drinks. Four Sigmatic has figured out how to get the benefits of mushrooms like chaga, lions mane, cordyceps and reishi into delicious instant drinks. My current favorite is their adaptogen coffee blend that has tolsi and astragalus. But I love all of their products. They have options with or without caffeine so if you’re not a caffeine person you can find products that you will love. And I find that even their coffee blends that do contain caffeine have less than a normal cup of coffee. But don’t let this fool you. I have found that I get so much more focus and mental clarity from these mushroom blends than I do from regular coffee, and without the jitters. The addition of the mushrooms, which are considered nootropics, meaning that they are good for the brain makes these super food blends more effective and much healthier than just regular old coffee. I love them with a dash of macadamia milk personally. I also love that many of their drink mixes are instant and packaged into individual servings so they are perfect for travel or on the go. If you’re listening to this, then you can get a special offer just for listeners of this podcast by going to wellnessmama.com/go/four-sigmatic.

                                                      This podcast is brought to you by Phat Fudge. If you’ve never tried it, this is essentially coffee meets fudge meets energy bomb and it’s delicious! Invented by my friend Mary Shenouda, this on-the-go food is nutrient dense and delicious. I often travel with a few of these in my suitcase for a quick breakfast or meal if there aren’t good food options whenever I’m traveling. Wellness Mama listeners can get a 20% off discount with the code “wellnessmama” at wellnessmama.com/go/phat-fudge.

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                                                      Using Biological Medicine & Uncommon Therapies to Help with Chronic Conditions

                                                      I’m honored to have Dr. Jeoff Drobot, one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the podcast today. If you haven’t ever heard of biological medicine you’re probably not alone, but Dr. Jeff is here to explain how it differs from other forms of medicine and why he’s so passionate about it.

                                                      Dr. Jeoff has spent the last 20 years seeking out cutting-edge science and technology to assess and amplify human biology and physiology. Thanks to his work Dr. Jeoff is now considered a leading authority in biological medicine worldwide and ACBM is the largest and most comprehensive biological medicine facility in North America. (I really want to plan a visit!)

                                                      Is Biological Medicine for You?

                                                      So what is biological medicine? Here’s how the ACBM website explains it:

                                                      Inside your body are a multitude of biological processes, all working at the same time. The relationship between these processes determine how the body is able to defend and heal itself. Those doctors dedicated to Biological Medicine understand that the focus must be on identifying the problem processes within the body and not the symptoms that those processes are exhibiting.

                                                      Armed with this approach, Dr. Jeoff helps his patients with chronic and autoimmune treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction, and even customized sports medicine and nutrition. He’s a wealth of knowledge and I can’t wait to get started!

                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                      • the differences between functional and biological medicine
                                                      • what teeth have to do with health (and why they are important in biological medicine)
                                                      • why chronic disease seems to be on the rise today
                                                      • medical conditions biological medicine can address
                                                      • how Dr. Jeoff approaches diagnostic tests and bloodwork differently from other doctors
                                                      • the way our bodies operate on electricity, and why it matters to health
                                                      • the promising field of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) and how to find it
                                                      • high-altitude oxygen training: what it is and how it works
                                                      • how IV therapy helps with leaky gut
                                                      • the limitations of supplements (and when they’re beneficial)
                                                      • Dr. Jeoff’s thoughts on what kind of diet is really best
                                                      • intermittent fasting and the right way to do it
                                                      • how to manage our hormones for optimal aging
                                                      • and more!

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      • The American Center for Biological Medicine
                                                      • The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life by Robert Becker and Gary Sel]]>

                                                        Using Biological Medicine & Uncommon Therapies to Help with Chronic Conditions

                                                        I’m honored to have Dr. Jeoff Drobot, one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the podcast today. If you haven’t ever heard of biological medicine you’re probably not alone, but Dr. Jeff is here to explain how it differs from other forms of medicine and why he’s so passionate about it.

                                                        Dr. Jeoff has spent the last 20 years seeking out cutting-edge science and technology to assess and amplify human biology and physiology. Thanks to his work Dr. Jeoff is now considered a leading authority in biological medicine worldwide and ACBM is the largest and most comprehensive biological medicine facility in North America. (I really want to plan a visit!)

                                                        Is Biological Medicine for You?

                                                        So what is biological medicine? Here’s how the ACBM website explains it:

                                                        Inside your body are a multitude of biological processes, all working at the same time. The relationship between these processes determine how the body is able to defend and heal itself. Those doctors dedicated to Biological Medicine understand that the focus must be on identifying the problem processes within the body and not the symptoms that those processes are exhibiting.

                                                        Armed with this approach, Dr. Jeoff helps his patients with chronic and autoimmune treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction, and even customized sports medicine and nutrition. He’s a wealth of knowledge and I can’t wait to get started!

                                                        In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                        • the differences between functional and biological medicine
                                                        • what teeth have to do with health (and why they are important in biological medicine)
                                                        • why chronic disease seems to be on the rise today
                                                        • medical conditions biological medicine can address
                                                        • how Dr. Jeoff approaches diagnostic tests and bloodwork differently from other doctors
                                                        • the way our bodies operate on electricity, and why it matters to health
                                                        • the promising field of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) and how to find it
                                                        • high-altitude oxygen training: what it is and how it works
                                                        • how IV therapy helps with leaky gut
                                                        • the limitations of supplements (and when they’re beneficial)
                                                        • Dr. Jeoff’s thoughts on what kind of diet is really best
                                                        • intermittent fasting and the right way to do it
                                                        • how to manage our hormones for optimal aging
                                                        • and more!

                                                        Resources We Mention

                                                        • The American Center for Biological Medicine
                                                        • The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life by Robert Becker and Gary Sel]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 169: From Advanced Stage Cancer to Remission in 7 Months on a Quest to Cure Cancer https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/quest-to-cure-cancer/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:00:51 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=369185 Today’s episode is with one of the most fascinating people I have met in recent years. Eric Remensperger is a Wall Street lawyer with a unique story. Prior to moving from New York to Los Angeles (probably two of the highest stressed places in the world) he was a work hard, play hard, cigarette-smoking kind... ]]>

                                                          From Advanced Stage Cancer to Remission in 7 Months on a Quest to Cure Cancer

                                                          Today’s episode is with one of the most fascinating people I have met in recent years. Eric Remensperger is a Wall Street lawyer with a unique story. Prior to moving from New York to Los Angeles (probably two of the highest stressed places in the world) he was a work hard, play hard, cigarette-smoking kind of guy. These days, he’s a holistic health expert and serious biohacker.

                                                          What changed? Like most with a passion for wellness, it started with his own diagnosis.

                                                          A Personal Quest to Cure Cancer

                                                          Eric’s life changed forever in June of 2016 when he received the diagnosis of advanced-stage prostate cancer.

                                                          In response, he did an incredible deep dive into all things related to cancer from the causes to therapies to the interventions. His ability to grasp the big picture about a complex disease and filter out all the noise is amazing.

                                                          This story has a happy ending: Eric was declared to be in remission after only 7 months of his cancer protocol. (Incredible and very rare with his type of cancer.) Eric doesn’t like to use the word “cure” when he’s talking about cancer, but rather the goal is to remain in a healing state and help others to do the same.

                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                          • Eric’s story and how he was diagnosed with advanced aggressive cancer even while living a super healthy lifestyle
                                                          • what he feels are the roots of cancer
                                                          • the diagnosis: how he decided what to do next
                                                          • the condition that all cancer cells share
                                                          • tools Eric used to slow his cancer progression
                                                          • what ozone therapy is and the way Eric used ozone to help halt his cancer
                                                          • the benefits of high dose IV vitamin C (and how to use it against cancer)
                                                          • supplements Eric used during his recovery
                                                          • how therapeutic ketosis differs from nutritional ketosis
                                                          • why cancer loves glucose and why it’s important to avoid it
                                                          • the real reason grounding is so important
                                                          • how we know there is voltage in the cells and how this impacts our life
                                                          • why sunlight is so important (hint: not just for vitamin D)
                                                          • what redox is and why we all need to understand it
                                                          • why the sun and infraredlight are so important
                                                          • what GCMAF is and why we need it
                                                          • the reason emotional health is so vital for physical health

                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                          More on This Topic

                                                          Special Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                          This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD. I’ve been using this company for the past year and I love them. Here’s how it works. Instead of having a primary doctor that you have to make an appointment to see, wait for hours in the office to visit, you can now have your doctor available whatever you need him or her through your phone. SteadyMD has a staff of doctors who are available via call, text or video chat whenever you need them, so they respond quickly and they already know your medical history. You get paired with a single doctor so you can work with them as a long-term partner for your health. They’re well versed in lab testing, preventative health, and functional medicine and they’re great for those random obscure off-hours medical questions so you don’t have to run to urgent care. You can check them out and see if they are right for you by visiting steadymd.com/wm. They do have limited spots available, so I’d check them out quickly if you’re interested.

                                                          This episode is brought to you by Crunchy Betty. It’s summer and where I am it is super hot and humid. I’ve always made my own deodorant and I still think that’s an amazing option. It works well, but lately, I’ve been so busy that I’ve been turning to a pre-made natural deodorant, and I am loving it. It’s called Kokomo Cream and it smells like a tropical vacation. Think coconut and lime in paradise and it works incredibly well. My husband uses it too, we both love the scent and we love how fresh we stay all day. My favorite part, it’s from a small family business and you could only find it right now on Etsy. So, you can find it by going to etsy.com/shop/crunchybetty.

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                                                          From Advanced Stage Cancer to Remission in 7 Months on a Quest to Cure Cancer

                                                          Today’s episode is with one of the most fascinating people I have met in recent years. Eric Remensperger is a Wall Street lawyer with a unique story. Prior to moving from New York to Los Angeles (probably two of the highest stressed places in the world) he was a work hard, play hard, cigarette-smoking kind of guy. These days, he’s a holistic health expert and serious biohacker.

                                                          What changed? Like most with a passion for wellness, it started with his own diagnosis.

                                                          A Personal Quest to Cure Cancer

                                                          Eric’s life changed forever in June of 2016 when he received the diagnosis of advanced-stage prostate cancer.

                                                          In response, he did an incredible deep dive into all things related to cancer from the causes to therapies to the interventions. His ability to grasp the big picture about a complex disease and filter out all the noise is amazing.

                                                          This story has a happy ending: Eric was declared to be in remission after only 7 months of his cancer protocol. (Incredible and very rare with his type of cancer.) Eric doesn’t like to use the word “cure” when he’s talking about cancer, but rather the goal is to remain in a healing state and help others to do the same.

                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                          • Eric’s story and how he was diagnosed with advanced aggressive cancer even while living a super healthy lifestyle
                                                          • what he feels are the roots of cancer
                                                          • the diagnosis: how he decided what to do next
                                                          • the condition that all cancer cells share
                                                          • tools Eric used to slow his cancer progression
                                                          • what ozone therapy is and the way Eric used ozone to help halt his cancer
                                                          • the benefits of high dose IV vitamin C (and how to use it against cancer)
                                                          • supplements Eric used during his recovery
                                                          • how therapeutic ketosis differs from nutritional ketosis
                                                          • why cancer loves glucose and why it’s important to avoid it
                                                          • the real reason grounding is so important
                                                          • how we know there is voltage in the cells and how this impacts our life
                                                          • why sunlight is so important (hint: not just for vitamin D)
                                                          • what redox is and why we all need to understand it
                                                          • why the sun and infraredlight are so important
                                                          • what GCMAF is and why we need it
                                                          • the reason emotional health is so vital for physical health

                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                          • QuesttoCureCancer.com
                                                          • QRS Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy Machine (mention Wellness Mama sent you to be able to order)
                                                          • Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer by Thomas Seyfried
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                                                            From Advanced Stage Cancer to Remission in 7 Months on a Quest to Cure Cancer

                                                            Today’s episode is with one of the most fascinating people I have met in recent years. Eric Remensperger is a Wall Street lawyer with a unique story. Prior to moving from New York to Los Angeles (probably two of the highest stressed places in the world) he was a work hard, play hard, cigarette-smoking kind of guy. These days, he’s a holistic health expert and serious biohacker.

                                                            What changed? Like most with a passion for wellness, it started with his own diagnosis.

                                                            A Personal Quest to Cure Cancer

                                                            Eric’s life changed forever in June of 2016 when he received the diagnosis of advanced-stage prostate cancer.

                                                            In response, he did an incredible deep dive into all things related to cancer from the causes to therapies to the interventions. His ability to grasp the big picture about a complex disease and filter out all the noise is amazing.

                                                            This story has a happy ending: Eric was declared to be in remission after only 7 months of his cancer protocol. (Incredible and very rare with his type of cancer.) Eric doesn’t like to use the word “cure” when he’s talking about cancer, but rather the goal is to remain in a healing state and help others to do the same.

                                                            In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                            • Eric’s story and how he was diagnosed with advanced aggressive cancer even while living a super healthy lifestyle
                                                            • what he feels are the roots of cancer
                                                            • the diagnosis: how he decided what to do next
                                                            • the condition that all cancer cells share
                                                            • tools Eric used to slow his cancer progression
                                                            • what ozone therapy is and the way Eric used ozone to help halt his cancer
                                                            • the benefits of high dose IV vitamin C (and how to use it against cancer)
                                                            • supplements Eric used during his recovery
                                                            • how therapeutic ketosis differs from nutritional ketosis
                                                            • why cancer loves glucose and why it’s important to avoid it
                                                            • the real reason grounding is so important
                                                            • how we know there is voltage in the cells and how this impacts our life
                                                            • why sunlight is so important (hint: not just for vitamin D)
                                                            • what redox is and why we all need to understand it
                                                            • why the sun and infraredlight are so important
                                                            • what GCMAF is and why we need it
                                                            • the reason emotional health is so vital for physical health

                                                            Resources We Mention

                                                            • QuesttoCureCancer.com
                                                            • QRS Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy Machine (mention Wellness Mama sent you to be able to order)
                                                            • Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer by Thomas Seyfried
                                                            • <]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 168: A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/healthwellnessmd/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:17 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=369078 I feel very fortunate get to talk to so many doctors who are changing healthcare for the better. I’m here with Dr. Maryann Prewitt, a functional medicine physician and gynecologist based in Dallas, Texas. You can find her at HealthWellnessMD.com. She’s going to introduce us to a lot of really cool anti-aging science and some great... ]]>

                                                              A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD

                                                              I feel very fortunate get to talk to so many doctors who are changing healthcare for the better. I’m here with Dr. Maryann Prewitt, a functional medicine physician and gynecologist based in Dallas, Texas. You can find her at HealthWellnessMD.com. She’s going to introduce us to a lot of really cool anti-aging science and some great holistic, non-invasive options for being your best self at any age.

                                                              If you’re feeling your age (or older) or just want to take a preventative approach for the future, definitely check out this episode!

                                                              Feel Your Best With HealthWellnessMD

                                                              Just because we reach a certain age doesn’t mean we can’t look and feel healthy. I love how Dr. Prewitt focuses on aging not just “gracefully,” but proactively.

                                                              Rather than resorting to temporary fixes to manage symptoms, Dr. Prewitt combines the best of anti-aging medicine and natural methods to nourish and optimize the body from the inside out. Her protocols include science-based nutrition, physician-guided fitness, laser medicine, thyroid management, and hormone therapy for the best sexual, emotional, and physical health.

                                                              This is a super-packed episode with a lot of information, so don’t forget to check out the resources below if you want to dive deeper into some of the things we talk about.

                                                              (A quick heads-up: We will be talking about natural ways to improve sexual health problems, so use your judgment if you’re listening with kids around.)

                                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                              • some shocking statistics on hypothyroidism in women (that apply to 70-80% of us!)
                                                              • why sexual intimacy shouldn’t be left out of the doctor/patient conversation
                                                              • the little-known role of testosterone in women’s health
                                                              • how only 20% of physicians know how to treat the thyroid
                                                              • which country ranks 28th in health but spends the most on healthcare (you can probably guess)
                                                              • the new science called gerontology and what it’s doing to solve problems associated with aging
                                                              • a painless and non-invasive treatment for incontinence that actually works
                                                              • why a return to sexual wellness should be a regular part of postpartum care
                                                              • how to rejuvenate the pelvic floor using sound waves
                                                              • the connection between heart disease and erectile dysfunction
                                                              • downsides to pharmaceutical solutions to ED
                                                              • vaginal rejuvenation solutions for women
                                                              • whether or not hormone therapy is safe
                                                              • which lifestyle factors and supplements to optimize for hormone balance and thyroid health
                                                              • why you might want to avoid statin medications, and what to do instead
                                                              • how to cultivate a healthy understanding of sexual health (and help your kids to, also)
                                                              • and more!

                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                              Related Episodes & Articles

                                                              Do you have questions for Dr. Prewitt? Let her know in the comments and we will try to help! And please, take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

                                                              Special Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                              This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. My kitchen is always stocked with their coffee mushroom blends, their Matcha mix, and their straight mushroom drinks. Four Sigmatic has figured out how to get the benefits of mushrooms like chaga, lions mane, cordyceps and reishi into delicious instant drinks. My current favorite is their adaptogen coffee blend that has tolsi and astragalus. But I love all of their products. They have options with or without caffeine so if you’re not a caffeine person you can find products that you will love. And I find that even their coffee blends that do contain caffeine have less than a normal cup of coffee. But don’t let this fool you. I have found that I get so much more focus and mental clarity from these mushroom blends than I do from regular coffee, and without the jitters. The addition of the mushrooms, which are considered nootropics, meaning that they are good for the brain makes these super food blends more effective and much healthier than just regular old coffee. I love them with a dash of macadamia milk personally. I also love that many of their drink mixes are instant and packaged into individual servings so they are perfect for travel or on the go. If you’re listening to this, then you can get a special offer just for listeners of this podcast by going to wellnessmama.com/go/four-sigmatic.

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                                                              A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD

                                                              I feel very fortunate get to talk to so many doctors who are changing healthcare for the better. I’m here with Dr. Maryann Prewitt, a functional medicine physician and gynecologist based in Dallas, Texas. You can find her at HealthWellnessMD.com. She’s going to introduce us to a lot of really cool anti-aging science and some great holistic, non-invasive options for being your best self at any age.

                                                              If you’re feeling your age (or older) or just want to take a preventative approach for the future, definitely check out this episode!

                                                              Feel Your Best With HealthWellnessMD

                                                              Just because we reach a certain age doesn’t mean we can’t look and feel healthy. I love how Dr. Prewitt focuses on aging not just “gracefully,” but proactively.

                                                              Rather than resorting to temporary fixes to manage symptoms, Dr. Prewitt combines the best of anti-aging medicine and natural methods to nourish and optimize the body from the inside out. Her protocols include science-based nutrition, physician-guided fitness, laser medicine, thyroid management, and hormone therapy for the best sexual, emotional, and physical health.

                                                              This is a super-packed episode with a lot of information, so don’t forget to check out the resources below if you want to dive deeper into some of the things we talk about.

                                                              (A quick heads-up: We will be talking about natural ways to improve sexual health problems, so use your judgment if you’re listening with kids around.)

                                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                              • some shocking statistics on hypothyroidism in women (that apply to 70-80% of us!)
                                                              • why sexual intimacy shouldn’t be left out of the doctor/patient conversation
                                                              • the little-known role of testosterone in women’s health
                                                              • how only 20% of physicians know how to treat the thyroid
                                                              • which country ranks 28th in health but spends the most on healthcare (you can probably guess)
                                                              • the new science called gerontology and what it’s doing to solve problems associated with aging
                                                              • a painless and non-invasive treatment for incontinence that actually works
                                                              • why a return to sexual wellness should be a regular part of postpartum care
                                                              • how to rejuvenate the pelvic floor using sound waves
                                                              • the connection between heart disease and erectile dysfunction
                                                              • downsides to pharmaceutical solutions to ED
                                                              • vaginal rejuvenation solutions for women
                                                              • whether or not hormone therapy is safe
                                                              • which lifestyle factors and supplements to optimize for hormone balance and thyroid health
                                                              • why you might want to avoid statin medications, and what to do instead
                                                              • how to cultivate a healthy understanding of sexual health (and help your kids to, also)
                                                              • and more!

                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                              • Learn more about Dr. Prewitt and her ]]>

                                                                A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD

                                                                I feel very fortunate get to talk to so many doctors who are changing healthcare for the better. I’m here with Dr. Maryann Prewitt, a functional medicine physician and gynecologist based in Dallas, Texas. You can find her at HealthWellnessMD.com. She’s going to introduce us to a lot of really cool anti-aging science and some great holistic, non-invasive options for being your best self at any age.

                                                                If you’re feeling your age (or older) or just want to take a preventative approach for the future, definitely check out this episode!

                                                                Feel Your Best With HealthWellnessMD

                                                                Just because we reach a certain age doesn’t mean we can’t look and feel healthy. I love how Dr. Prewitt focuses on aging not just “gracefully,” but proactively.

                                                                Rather than resorting to temporary fixes to manage symptoms, Dr. Prewitt combines the best of anti-aging medicine and natural methods to nourish and optimize the body from the inside out. Her protocols include science-based nutrition, physician-guided fitness, laser medicine, thyroid management, and hormone therapy for the best sexual, emotional, and physical health.

                                                                This is a super-packed episode with a lot of information, so don’t forget to check out the resources below if you want to dive deeper into some of the things we talk about.

                                                                (A quick heads-up: We will be talking about natural ways to improve sexual health problems, so use your judgment if you’re listening with kids around.)

                                                                In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                • some shocking statistics on hypothyroidism in women (that apply to 70-80% of us!)
                                                                • why sexual intimacy shouldn’t be left out of the doctor/patient conversation
                                                                • the little-known role of testosterone in women’s health
                                                                • how only 20% of physicians know how to treat the thyroid
                                                                • which country ranks 28th in health but spends the most on healthcare (you can probably guess)
                                                                • the new science called gerontology and what it’s doing to solve problems associated with aging
                                                                • a painless and non-invasive treatment for incontinence that actually works
                                                                • why a return to sexual wellness should be a regular part of postpartum care
                                                                • how to rejuvenate the pelvic floor using sound waves
                                                                • the connection between heart disease and erectile dysfunction
                                                                • downsides to pharmaceutical solutions to ED
                                                                • vaginal rejuvenation solutions for women
                                                                • whether or not hormone therapy is safe
                                                                • which lifestyle factors and supplements to optimize for hormone balance and thyroid health
                                                                • why you might want to avoid statin medications, and what to do instead
                                                                • how to cultivate a healthy understanding of sexual health (and help your kids to, also)
                                                                • and more!

                                                                Resources We Mention

                                                                • Learn more about Dr. Prewitt and her ]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 167: Lessons We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/europe/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:46:55 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=368999 Katie and Heather are back, though not in the Sauna this time, to talk about Katie’s recent trip to Europe and all the lessons we can learn from Europe. They also talk about natural wine and what separates wine from even organic and biodynamic wines. Natural Wines They were both already big fans of Dry... ]]>

                                                                  Lessons We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines (With Heather!)

                                                                  Katie and Heather are back, though not in the Sauna this time, to talk about Katie’s recent trip to Europe and all the lessons we can learn from Europe. They also talk about natural wine and what separates wine from even organic and biodynamic wines.

                                                                  Natural Wines

                                                                  They were both already big fans of Dry Farm Wines (get an extra bottle for just a penny at this link), but after seeing and understanding the process of natural wines, they are now superfans!

                                                                  Here’s why:

                                                                  Katie visited many multi-generation small family vineyards in Italy and saw first hand how these wines are produced. These farmers would be offended to hear their wines just called organic, as in the wine world, “natural” means so much more. This is a stark contrast to the food world, where “natural” is an ambiguous and misused term!

                                                                  For a wine to be considered natural and meet Dry Farm Wines’ criteria, it must:

                                                                  • Be from a vineyard that is not irrigated (thus the Dry Farm name). This means that the grapes have less sugar and the finished wine has less alcohol.
                                                                  • Use only natural yeast and no commercial yeast. Many wine makers, even organic wine makers, use commercial yeasts in making the wine. This allows them to have a more standardized finished wine. So what’s the problem with this? For one, the natural yeast that occurs on the grapes must be killed first, often with sulfites or other unsavory ingredients. Second, not all of these commercial yeasts are gut friendly. To use natural yeast, the naturally occurring beneficial yeasts and bacteria present on the grapes are cultured to create the yeast used in fermentation. The result is a delicious wine that has thousands of strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast in it.
                                                                  • Be low sugar and low alcohol. We pretty much all know why sugar isn’t great for us. But the low-alcohol part seems confusing at first glance. Don’t we want alcohol in our wines? Yes and no. Objectively, alcohol is toxic. Yet regular wine consumption is a commonality of almost every blue zone (places where a large percentage of people live beyond 100 years old). Like anything, too much alcohol can be harmful, certainly, but for those who tolerate it, small amounts, especially combined with the antioxidants and living bacteria can be helpful.
                                                                  • Pass lab tests and taste tests. If a wine meets all the basic criteria, it is taste tested (and they are picky!) and then a sample is sent to a lab to be tested for everything from sugar to alcohol content to sulfites and many other factors.

                                                                  While we can all hope for the day that such rigorous standards apply to food, it is great to understand and have found a wine company that takes such care in selecting wines.

                                                                  Things We Can Learn From Europe

                                                                  The other part of this podcast centers on the many lessons Katie learned from her visit to Europe and the things we can learn from the way people there live. She set out to find out why many places in Europe (including Italy, the pasta capital of the world) consistently outrank the US in many health metrics.

                                                                  Katie hoped to find a few things and instead found a long list, including:

                                                                  Stronger Focus on Community

                                                                  This was noticeable immediately, especially when visiting vineyards and small family farms. In Italy, these families came together each night for a meal and for time together. This was a given and seemed non-negotiable. Families would prepare food together, share wine and enjoy each other’s company and the strong family bonds were easily evident.

                                                                  With the growing body of evidence about the importance of community and strong relationships, this alone could be the key to the better health metrics in Europe. For instance, having good relationships with family and friends and a strong support system is statistically more important than quitting smoking (which many Europeans still do) and twice as important as daily exercise!

                                                                  Drastically Reduced Plastic Use

                                                                  Compared to the US, Europe seems to use so much less plastic. Plastic is harmful to humans and the environment in many ways, and Europe seems to understand that. Plastic is a known endocrine disruptor, carcinogen, and creates problems in many other ways. In fact, it may be largely to blame for the early puberty crisis occurring in America that is even beyond the control of many parents since plastic use is so widespread.

                                                                  In many grocery stores, plastic bags simply weren’t available and where they were, they came with a steep charge (up to $1 each). Everyone carries cloth bags or a backpack and most people seem to walk to the store, shop for a single day only and walk home. Which leads us to….

                                                                  They Move So Much More!

                                                                  Another striking difference between the US and Europe is the ratio of people walking to driving, especially in towns and cities. Since many cities are older and were designed pre-cars there isn’t much room on the streets or around buildings to park so walking is many times an easier option and certainly a healthier one too!

                                                                  Katie was surprised that she walked over 75 miles during her short visit, sometimes walking almost 10 miles a day! With recent evidence showing that sitting is bad, and that standing still at a desk can be just as bad, it turns out that the solution is to move more and not do anything all day long.

                                                                  The Italians had this down and all of them seemed to move so much more as a part of daily life than many Americans do. Heather also found this cool website that rates areas based on how walkable it is.

                                                                  So Much More

                                                                  Many of the people Katie met also have a variety of other health factors in their favor, including taking daily naps, growing their own food and living a more minimalist lifestyle. Listen to the episode to learn more!

                                                                  What do you think? What do you think we can learn from Europe? Any other questions? Pass them on in a comment below or in a review on iTunes. I read each and every comment, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

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                                                                  Lessons We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines (With Heather!)

                                                                  Katie and Heather are back, though not in the Sauna this time, to talk about Katie’s recent trip to Europe and all the lessons we can learn from Europe. They also talk about natural wine and what separates wine from even organic and biodynamic wines.

                                                                  Natural Wines

                                                                  They were both already big fans of Dry Farm Wines (get an extra bottle for just a penny at this link), but after seeing and understanding the process of natural wines, they are now superfans!

                                                                  Here’s why:

                                                                  Katie visited many multi-generation small family vineyards in Italy and saw first hand how these wines are produced. These farmers would be offended to hear their wines just called organic, as in the wine world, “natural” means so much more. This is a stark contrast to the food world, where “natural” is an ambiguous and misused term!

                                                                  For a wine to be considered natural and meet Dry Farm Wines’ criteria, it must:

                                                                  • Be from a vineyard that is not irrigated (thus the Dry Farm name). This means that the grapes have less sugar and the finished wine has less alcohol.
                                                                  • Use only natural yeast and no commercial yeast. Many wine makers, even organic wine makers, use commercial yeasts in making the wine. This allows them to have a more standardized finished wine. So what’s the problem with this? For one, the natural yeast that occurs on the grapes must be killed first, often with sulfites or other unsavory ingredients. Second, not all of these commercial yeasts are gut friendly. To use natural yeast, the naturally occurring beneficial yeasts and bacteria present on the grapes are cultured to create the yeast used in fermentation. The result is a delicious wine that has thousands of strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast in it.
                                                                  • Be low sugar and low alcohol. We pretty much all know why sugar isn’t great for us. But the low-alcohol part seems confusing at first glance. Don’t we want alcohol in our wines? Yes and no. Objectively, alcohol is toxic. Yet regular wine consumption is a commonality of almost every blue zone (places where a large percentage of people live beyond 100 years old). Like anything, too much alcohol can be harmful, certainly, but for those who tolerate it, small amounts, especially combined with the antioxidants and living bacteria can be helpful.
                                                                  • Pass lab tests and taste tests. If a wine meets all the basic criteria, it is taste tested (and they are picky!) and then a sample is sent to a lab to be tested for everything from sugar to alcohol content to sulfites and many other factors.

                                                                  While we can all hope for the day that such rigorous standards apply to food, it is great to unders]]>

                                                                  Lessons We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines (With Heather!)

                                                                  Katie and Heather are back, though not in the Sauna this time, to talk about Katie’s recent trip to Europe and all the lessons we can learn from Europe. They also talk about natural wine and what separates wine from even organic and biodynamic wines.

                                                                  Natural Wines

                                                                  They were both already big fans of Dry Farm Wines (get an extra bottle for just a penny at this link), but after seeing and understanding the process of natural wines, they are now superfans!

                                                                  Here’s why:

                                                                  Katie visited many multi-generation small family vineyards in Italy and saw first hand how these wines are produced. These farmers would be offended to hear their wines just called organic, as in the wine world, “natural” means so much more. This is a stark contrast to the food world, where “natural” is an ambiguous and misused term!

                                                                  For a wine to be considered natural and meet Dry Farm Wines’ criteria, it must:

                                                                  • Be from a vineyard that is not irrigated (thus the Dry Farm name). This means that the grapes have less sugar and the finished wine has less alcohol.
                                                                  • Use only natural yeast and no commercial yeast. Many wine makers, even organic wine makers, use commercial yeasts in making the wine. This allows them to have a more standardized finished wine. So what’s the problem with this? For one, the natural yeast that occurs on the grapes must be killed first, often with sulfites or other unsavory ingredients. Second, not all of these commercial yeasts are gut friendly. To use natural yeast, the naturally occurring beneficial yeasts and bacteria present on the grapes are cultured to create the yeast used in fermentation. The result is a delicious wine that has thousands of strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast in it.
                                                                  • Be low sugar and low alcohol. We pretty much all know why sugar isn’t great for us. But the low-alcohol part seems confusing at first glance. Don’t we want alcohol in our wines? Yes and no. Objectively, alcohol is toxic. Yet regular wine consumption is a commonality of almost every blue zone (places where a large percentage of people live beyond 100 years old). Like anything, too much alcohol can be harmful, certainly, but for those who tolerate it, small amounts, especially combined with the antioxidants and living bacteria can be helpful.
                                                                  • Pass lab tests and taste tests. If a wine meets all the basic criteria, it is taste tested (and they are picky!) and then a sample is sent to a lab to be tested for everything from sugar to alcohol content to sulfites and many other factors.

                                                                  While we can all hope for the day that such rigorous standards apply to food, it is great to unders]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 166: Understanding Autoimmunity and the Mind/Body Connection With Body Belief Author Aimee Raupp https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/body-belief/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:00:32 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=368551 Today’s episode will be very helpful for anyone with autoimmune disease (or any chronic health problem). Aimee Raupp is an expert in women’s health and she takes an important and unusual approach: focusing on the mind/body connection first and foremost. Her approach offers hope to those who have tried all the dietary, lifestyle, and supplemental... ]]>

                                                                  Understanding Autoimmunity and the Mind/Body Connection with Body Belief Author Aimee Raupp

                                                                  Today’s episode will be very helpful for anyone with autoimmune disease (or any chronic health problem). Aimee Raupp is an expert in women’s health and she takes an important and unusual approach: focusing on the mind/body connection first and foremost.

                                                                  Her approach offers hope to those who have tried all the dietary, lifestyle, and supplemental options but still don’t feel their best. She makes a compelling case for why how we feel and think has such a dramatic health impact, and what to do about it.

                                                                  Body Belief: How the Mind Drastically Impacts the Body

                                                                  Aimee is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and she holds a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Her holistic background helped her realize that many things modern medicine labels as “incurable” can be reversed, but it takes a more in-depth approach than just medicine or even just diet.

                                                                  In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                  • the root causes of autoimmunity
                                                                  • what’s causing the autoimmune epidemic
                                                                  • why the mind-body connection is so important to healing, but why it is often discounted
                                                                  • the beliefs that we have to let go of/detox from
                                                                  • what the most common health-thwarting beliefs are and how to start transforming thoughts
                                                                  • Aimee’s favorite “renewed beliefs” that help radically shift health
                                                                  • why it isn’t just possible, but doable, to feel better that we currently do
                                                                  • how to start a habit of health-promoting thoughts

                                                                  Resources We Mention

                                                                  Other Topics We Mention & Related Episodes

                                                                  Do you struggle with autoimmune disease or any chronic illness? Share your story in the comments below! And please, take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast, too!

                                                                  A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                                  This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. My kitchen is always stocked with their coffee mushroom blends, their Matcha mix, and their straight mushroom drinks. Four Sigmatic has figured out how to get the benefits of mushrooms like chaga, lions mane, cordyceps and reishi into delicious instant drinks. My current favorite is their adaptogen coffee blend that has tolsi and astragalus. But I love all of their products. They have options with or without caffeine so if you’re not a caffeine person you can find products that you will love. And I find that even their coffee blends that do contain caffeine have less than a normal cup of coffee. But don’t let this fool you. I have found that I get so much more focus and mental clarity from these mushroom blends than I do from regular coffee, and without the jitters. The addition of the mushrooms, which are considered nootropics, meaning that they are good for the brain makes these super food blends more effective and much healthier than just regular old coffee. I love them with a dash of macadamia milk personally. I also love that many of their drink mixes are instant and packaged into individual servings so they are perfect for travel or on the go. If you’re listening to this, then you can get a special offer just for listeners of this podcast by going to wellnessmama.com/go/four-sigmatic.

                                                                  This podcast is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals. Our healing relationship with bees goes way back. Humans have been benefiting from bees and their nourishing superfoods since prehistoric times, from Cleopatra using honey to keep her youthful glow to Hippocrates prescribing propolis to cure everything from sores to bacterial infection. Beekeepers Naturals is dedicated to bringing the age-old benefits of bee products to modern times. They offer really high quality propolis, royal jelly, bee pollen, raw honey, and many other products. And all of these are sustainably sourced from a company that is dedicated to protecting and improving the bee population. My personal favorites are their propolis spray, which helped me head off a scratchy throat, and their B.LXR mix which is a mixture of all their bee products as a natural brain boost I use to stay sharp on busy days. You can check them out at wellnessmama.com/go/beekeepers.

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                                                                  Understanding Autoimmunity and the Mind/Body Connection with Body Belief Author Aimee Raupp

                                                                  Today’s episode will be very helpful for anyone with autoimmune disease (or any chronic health problem). Aimee Raupp is an expert in women’s health and she takes an important and unusual approach: focusing on the mind/body connection first and foremost.

                                                                  Her approach offers hope to those who have tried all the dietary, lifestyle, and supplemental options but still don’t feel their best. She makes a compelling case for why how we feel and think has such a dramatic health impact, and what to do about it.

                                                                  Body Belief: How the Mind Drastically Impacts the Body

                                                                  Aimee is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and she holds a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Her holistic background helped her realize that many things modern medicine labels as “incurable” can be reversed, but it takes a more in-depth approach than just medicine or even just diet.

                                                                  In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                  • the root causes of autoimmunity
                                                                  • what’s causing the autoimmune epidemic
                                                                  • why the mind-body connection is so important to healing, but why it is often discounted
                                                                  • the beliefs that we have to let go of/detox from
                                                                  • what the most common health-thwarting beliefs are and how to start transforming thoughts
                                                                  • Aimee’s favorite “renewed beliefs” that help radically shift health
                                                                  • why it isn’t just possible, but doable, to feel better that we currently do
                                                                  • how to start a habit of health-promoting thoughts

                                                                  Resources We Mention

                                                                  Other Topics We Mention & Related Episodes