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, 13 Dec 2018 15:09:08 +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=4.9.9 213: Making Food Allergy Prevention Easier With Ready, Set, Food! https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/ready-set-food/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:24 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398029 Making Food Allergy Prevention Easier With Ready, Set, Food!

Today’s episode is going to answer a lot of questions I get from you all on the topic of food allergies. It feels like every family is struggling with this in some way today, and a lot of parents are asking: what in the world is going on?

Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan is both a mom and a board-certified MD who specializes in allergy, immunology, and internal medicine. She is also the chief allergist and a member of the scientific advisory board for Ready, Set, Food!, a cutting-edge new product designed to help parents reverse the trend.

Episode Highlights With Ready, Set, Food!

  • Reasons why more and more kids (and adults) are struggling with reactions to food
  • Why some food allergies become life-threatening
  • The differences between a food allergy and a food intolerance
  • Why doctors are now reversing their recommendation to delay introduction of dairy, eggs, and even peanuts
  • How to prevent food allergies from ever forming (hint: start early!)
  • A common vitamin deficiency that could be making the problem worse
  • What you can add to your baby’s first food or bottle to decrease their risk
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Dr. Katie, the research on food allergies, and what to do at ReadySetFood.com

More From Wellness Mama

Do you or someone in your family struggle with food allergies? There’s so many questions still unanswered for parents… please send them on to me and we will try to tackle them! You can drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let me know!

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Joovv, my go-to for red light therapy, also called photobiomodulation. So what the heck is that and why do I like it so much? In short, it is a way to support the body using specific wavelengths of light. Studies show that this can improve mitochondrial function, increase ATP (cellular energy) and create all of the benefits that go with that. It’s used around the world for its anti-aging and skin benefits, as well as to calm inflammation. I’ve noticed the benefits personally for hair growth, skin health, and as part of my regimen to keep my thyroid healthy. I have a big Joovv light at home and use it religiously, but I miss it when I travel, which I do a lot these days. That’s why I’m so excited about their new handheld device. It’s called the Joovv Go and it gives you all the same Joovv power, but in the palm of your hand, so you can take it anywhere. This means I can make sure my thyroid and face still get red light therapy even when I’m traveling so I can function at my best and keep wrinkles away. Tip: I also like to use a dab of castor oil on my eyelashes and hairline just before using the Joovv as it is also great for hair growth and the Joovv seems to intensify the results. You can learn more and get a free gift with any purchase at joovv.com/wellnessmama with the code WELLNESSMAMA.

This episode is brought to you by Organifi and I’m so excited to tell you about them! Here’s a confession… I’ve known about them for a long time and even though so many of my friends and experts I trust rave about them, I never tried their stuff until recently  because I thought… how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good, it’s even better! Organifi has green juice, red juice (which is an antioxidant red drink that is delicious) and a golden milk turmeric drink, along with a plant-based protein shake. They are all organic and they actually taste good, unlike a lot of other green drinks and protein powders. I’ve especially been loving their red juice lately… it tastes amazing and has a blend of antioxidants from strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, and pomegranates along with beets, cordyceps, reishi, rhodiola, and more. This particular blend is formulated to increase energy, boost metabolism and reduce factors that lead to aging. Their green juice is minty and delicious and has almost 800 5-star reviews… You can check it out, along with their whole suite of products and save 20% by going to https://organifi.com/wellnessmama with coupon code WELLNESS20.

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Making Food Allergy Prevention Easier With Ready, Set, Food!

Today’s episode is going to answer a lot of questions I get from you all on the topic of food allergies. It feels like every family is struggling with this in some way today, and a lot of parents are asking: what in the world is going on?

Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan is both a mom and a board-certified MD who specializes in allergy, immunology, and internal medicine. She is also the chief allergist and a member of the scientific advisory board for Ready, Set, Food!, a cutting-edge new product designed to help parents reverse the trend.

Episode Highlights With Ready, Set, Food!

  • Reasons why more and more kids (and adults) are struggling with reactions to food
  • Why some food allergies become life-threatening
  • The differences between a food allergy and a food intolerance
  • Why doctors are now reversing their recommendation to delay introduction of dairy, eggs, and even peanuts
  • How to prevent food allergies from ever forming (hint: start early!)
  • A common vitamin deficiency that could be making the problem worse
  • What you can add to your baby’s first food or bottle to decrease their risk
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Dr. Katie, the research on food allergies, and what to do at ReadySetFood.com

More From Wellness Mama

Do you or someone in your family struggle with food allergies? There’s so many questions still unanswered for parents… please send them on to me and we will try to tackle them! You can drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let me know!

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Joovv, my go-to for red light therapy, also called photobiomodulation. So what the heck is that and why do I like it so much? In short, it is a way to support the body using specific wavelengths of light. Studies show that this can improve mitochondrial function, increase ATP (cellular energy) and create all of the benefits that go with that. It’s used around the world for its anti-aging and skin benefits, as well a]]> Making Food Allergy Prevention Easier With Ready, Set, Food!

Today’s episode is going to answer a lot of questions I get from you all on the topic of food allergies. It feels like every family is struggling with this in some way today, and a lot of parents are asking: what in the world is going on?

Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan is both a mom and a board-certified MD who specializes in allergy, immunology, and internal medicine. She is also the chief allergist and a member of the scientific advisory board for Ready, Set, Food!, a cutting-edge new product designed to help parents reverse the trend.

Episode Highlights With Ready, Set, Food!

  • Reasons why more and more kids (and adults) are struggling with reactions to food
  • Why some food allergies become life-threatening
  • The differences between a food allergy and a food intolerance
  • Why doctors are now reversing their recommendation to delay introduction of dairy, eggs, and even peanuts
  • How to prevent food allergies from ever forming (hint: start early!)
  • A common vitamin deficiency that could be making the problem worse
  • What you can add to your baby’s first food or bottle to decrease their risk
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Dr. Katie, the research on food allergies, and what to do at ReadySetFood.com

More From Wellness Mama

Do you or someone in your family struggle with food allergies? There’s so many questions still unanswered for parents… please send them on to me and we will try to tackle them! You can drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let me know!

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Joovv, my go-to for red light therapy, also called photobiomodulation. So what the heck is that and why do I like it so much? In short, it is a way to support the body using specific wavelengths of light. Studies show that this can improve mitochondrial function, increase ATP (cellular energy) and create all of the benefits that go with that. It’s used around the world for its anti-aging and skin benefits, as well a]]> clean No no no 01:01:24 Katie Wells 212: How to Release Cravings and Emotional Eating With EFT https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/emotional-eating/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:00:47 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=397934 How to Release Cravings and Emotional Eating with EFT

As a mom, I’m ultra-aware that I’m the example my children look to when it comes to their view of food and healthy eating. Understanding the science of how our brain works and why we crave unhealthy foods is half the battle!

In this fascinating interview, EFT expert Brittany Watkins shares how she ditched her unhealthy emotional eating habits and retrained her brain so she could make better food choices without a struggle.

Episode Highlights on Emotional Eating

  • The difference between cravings and emotional eating
  • Where these issues often originate and how to determine yours
  • Why willpower almost never works, at least over the long term
  • How childhood experiences likely influence your eating habits as an adult
  • The science of tapping and how it changes our brains
  • Why we crave certain foods at certain times
  • The real reason people are more likely to gain weight over the holidays
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Brittany at BrittanyWatkins.com

More From Wellness Mama

Is emotional eating a struggle for you? What has helped? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Fabletics. You’ve heard all the jokes about moms and yoga pants, but these jokes exist for a reason! Yoga pants and leggings are comfortable and practical, especially for those of us who work out almost every day but have lots of other stuff going on too. I’m a big fan of choosing products that last but that don’t break the bank and that are flattering (even after having kids when my stomach isn’t necessarily perfect anymore). I run on a tight schedule to manage businesses, kids and sneak in self-care, so I need my workout clothes to be functional for deadlifts and also cute enough to run errands or take the kids to choir practice without needing to change. That is why I am a little giddy that I finally get to partner with Fabletics. This is a company founded by the beautiful Kate Hudson. It’s a fashion focused active wear brand. Their mission is to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone because of its exceptional price point. No matter if you’re ready to zen out in yoga, go to a Crossfit class or just go for a jog in the park, Fabletics has something truly for all of those activities and they’re all super cute so you can wear them anywhere. Before I forget, Fabletics is offering all of you guys an incredible deal you don’t want to miss: You can get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) when you sign up for a VIP, which also entitles you to some cool discounts on products. Just go to fabletics.com/wellnessmama to take advantage of this deal.

This episode is sponsored by Just Thrive probiotics. I found this company a couple of months ago and I was blown away by the difference in their products! They offer two cornerstone products that are both clinically studied and highly effective. The first is their probiotic, which has been clinically studied to help with leaky gut and to survive up to 1,000 times as much as other probiotics or the beneficial organisms in something like Greek yogurt for instance. Their spore-based strains work completely differently than other types of probiotics. Also, this probiotic is vegan, dairy free, histamine free, non-GMO, and is made without soy, dairy, sugar, salt, corn, tree nuts, or gluten—so it’s safe for practically everyone. Their probiotic contains a patented strain called Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants in the digestive system where they can be easily absorbed by body. Their other product is a K2-7, and this nutrient—you may have heard of it—is known as the “Activator X,” the super-nutrient that Weston A. Price found prevalent in foods in the healthiest communities in the world. Just Thrive K2 is the only pharmaceutical grade, all-natural supplement with published safety studies. Like the probiotic, this is also, gluten, dairy, soy, nut and GMO free. You can check out both and learn more by going to http://wellnessmama.com/go/probiotic/

]]> How to Release Cravings and Emotional Eating with EFT

As a mom, I’m ultra-aware that I’m the example my children look to when it comes to their view of food and healthy eating. Understanding the science of how our brain works and why we crave unhealthy foods is half the battle!

In this fascinating interview, EFT expert Brittany Watkins shares how she ditched her unhealthy emotional eating habits and retrained her brain so she could make better food choices without a struggle.

Episode Highlights on Emotional Eating

  • The difference between cravings and emotional eating
  • Where these issues often originate and how to determine yours
  • Why willpower almost never works, at least over the long term
  • How childhood experiences likely influence your eating habits as an adult
  • The science of tapping and how it changes our brains
  • Why we crave certain foods at certain times
  • The real reason people are more likely to gain weight over the holidays
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Brittany at BrittanyWatkins.com

More From Wellness Mama

Is emotional eating a struggle for you? What has helped? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Fabletics. You’ve heard all the jokes about moms and yoga pants, but these jokes exist for a reason! Yoga pants and leggings are comfortable and practical, especially for those of us who work out almost every day but have lots of other stuff going on too. I’m a big fan of choosing products that last but that don’t break the bank and that are flattering (even after having kids when my stomach isn’t necessarily perfect anymore). I run on a tight schedule to manage businesses, kids and sneak in self-care, so I need my workout clothes to be functional for deadlifts and also cute enough to run errands or take the kids to ch]]> How to Release Cravings and Emotional Eating with EFT

As a mom, I’m ultra-aware that I’m the example my children look to when it comes to their view of food and healthy eating. Understanding the science of how our brain works and why we crave unhealthy foods is half the battle!

In this fascinating interview, EFT expert Brittany Watkins shares how she ditched her unhealthy emotional eating habits and retrained her brain so she could make better food choices without a struggle.

Episode Highlights on Emotional Eating

  • The difference between cravings and emotional eating
  • Where these issues often originate and how to determine yours
  • Why willpower almost never works, at least over the long term
  • How childhood experiences likely influence your eating habits as an adult
  • The science of tapping and how it changes our brains
  • Why we crave certain foods at certain times
  • The real reason people are more likely to gain weight over the holidays
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Brittany at BrittanyWatkins.com

More From Wellness Mama

Is emotional eating a struggle for you? What has helped? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Fabletics. You’ve heard all the jokes about moms and yoga pants, but these jokes exist for a reason! Yoga pants and leggings are comfortable and practical, especially for those of us who work out almost every day but have lots of other stuff going on too. I’m a big fan of choosing products that last but that don’t break the bank and that are flattering (even after having kids when my stomach isn’t necessarily perfect anymore). I run on a tight schedule to manage businesses, kids and sneak in self-care, so I need my workout clothes to be functional for deadlifts and also cute enough to run errands or take the kids to ch]]> clean No no no 00:54:51 Katie Wells 211: How to Boost Your Adrenals and Cleanse Using Food With Dr. Alejandro Junger https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/junger/ Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:18:44 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=397813 How to Boost Your Adrenals and Cleanse Using Food With Dr. Alejandro Junger

I’m here today with someone who’s a living legend in the health world. Dr. Alejandro Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats. He trained in internal medicine in New York and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital.

In addition, Dr. Junger studied Eastern medicine in India and now brings the wisdom of Western and Eastern medicine together in his work. He also serves on the advisory council for Genexa, the company changing children’s over-the-counter meds for the better (check a store near you soon!).

Many celebrities and doctors I respect follow his approach, and it’s my privilege to sit down with him today on the podcast.

Episode Highlights With Alejandro Junger

  • How adrenals work and why they’re so important to the body
  • The causes of adrenal fatigue, and why so many of us are affected
  • Why the gut is the most vulnerable to the outside world
  • Ways to follow nature’s blueprint for a healthier life
  • Which “detox” or “cleanses” have benefits… and which are gimmicks
  • The ways the body’s natural detoxification processes work (and how we can help them along)
  • How our thoughts affect our physical health
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Dr. Junger and his work at TheCleanProgram.com
  • Genexa (natural and non-GMO saline, cold and flu, sleep aids, and other OTC meds)

Books by Dr. Junger

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

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Organifi and I’m so excited to tell you about them! Here’s a confession… I’ve known about them for a long time and even though so many of my friends and experts I trust rave about them, I never tried their stuff until recently because I thought… how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good, it’s even better! Organifi has green juice, red juice (which is an antioxidant red drink that is delicious) and a golden milk turmeric drink, along with a plant-based protein shake. They are all organic and they actually taste good, unlike a lot of other green drinks and protein powders. I’ve especially been loving their red juice lately… it tastes amazing and has a blend of antioxidants from strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and pomegranates along with beets, cordyceps, reishi, rhodiola, and more. This particular blend is formulated to increase energy, boost metabolism and reduce factors that lead to aging. Their green juice is minty and delicious and has almost 800 5-star reviews… You can check it out, along with their whole suite of products and save 20% by going to https://organifi.com/wellnessmama with coupon code WELLNESS20.

This podcast is also brought to you by Good Culture. Good Culture makes amazing cottage cheese. I know, I know, not necessarily words you would put in the same sentence. 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 mouthfeel 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.

]]> How to Boost Your Adrenals and Cleanse Using Food With Dr. Alejandro Junger

I’m here today with someone who’s a living legend in the health world. Dr. Alejandro Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats. He trained in internal medicine in New York and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital.

In addition, Dr. Junger studied Eastern medicine in India and now brings the wisdom of Western and Eastern medicine together in his work. He also serves on the advisory council for Genexa, the company changing children’s over-the-counter meds for the better (check a store near you soon!).

Many celebrities and doctors I respect follow his approach, and it’s my privilege to sit down with him today on the podcast.

Episode Highlights With Alejandro Junger

  • How adrenals work and why they’re so important to the body
  • The causes of adrenal fatigue, and why so many of us are affected
  • Why the gut is the most vulnerable to the outside world
  • Ways to follow nature’s blueprint for a healthier life
  • Which “detox” or “cleanses” have benefits… and which are gimmicks
  • The ways the body’s natural detoxification processes work (and how we can help them along)
  • How our thoughts affect our physical health
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Dr. Junger and his work at TheCleanProgram.com
  • Genexa (natural and non-GMO saline, cold and flu, sleep aids, and other OTC meds)

Books by Dr. Junger

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

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Organifi and I’m so excited to tell you about them! Here’s a confession… I’ve known about them for a long time and even though so many of my friends and experts I trust rave about them, I never tried their stuff until recently because I thought… how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good, it’s even better! Organifi has green juice, red juice (which is an antioxidant red drink that is delicious) and a golden milk turmeric drink, along with a plant-based protein shake. They are all organic and they actually taste good, unlike a l]]> How to Boost Your Adrenals and Cleanse Using Food With Dr. Alejandro Junger

I’m here today with someone who’s a living legend in the health world. Dr. Alejandro Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats. He trained in internal medicine in New York and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital.

In addition, Dr. Junger studied Eastern medicine in India and now brings the wisdom of Western and Eastern medicine together in his work. He also serves on the advisory council for Genexa, the company changing children’s over-the-counter meds for the better (check a store near you soon!).

Many celebrities and doctors I respect follow his approach, and it’s my privilege to sit down with him today on the podcast.

Episode Highlights With Alejandro Junger

  • How adrenals work and why they’re so important to the body
  • The causes of adrenal fatigue, and why so many of us are affected
  • Why the gut is the most vulnerable to the outside world
  • Ways to follow nature’s blueprint for a healthier life
  • Which “detox” or “cleanses” have benefits… and which are gimmicks
  • The ways the body’s natural detoxification processes work (and how we can help them along)
  • How our thoughts affect our physical health
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Learn more about Dr. Junger and his work at TheCleanProgram.com
  • Genexa (natural and non-GMO saline, cold and flu, sleep aids, and other OTC meds)

Books by Dr. Junger

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

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Organifi and I’m so excited to tell you about them! Here’s a confession… I’ve known about them for a long time and even though so many of my friends and experts I trust rave about them, I never tried their stuff until recently because I thought… how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good, it’s even better! Organifi has green juice, red juice (which is an antioxidant red drink that is delicious) and a golden milk turmeric drink, along with a plant-based protein shake. They are all organic and they actually taste good, unlike a l]]> clean No no no 00:51:00 Katie Wells 210: Why Most Detox Methods Are Dangerous & What to Do Instead With Dr. Shayne Morris https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/shayne-morris/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:00:38 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=397674 Why Most Detox Methods Are Dangerous and What to Do Instead With Dr. Shayne Morris

It’s no secret that our bodies are exposed daily to more chemicals and negative inputs than previous generations, by a large margin. Enter Dr. Shayne Morris, a biochemist and molecular biologist whose life’s work is how the body can achieve detox and rid itself of toxins at a cellular level.

Today, Dr. Morris will explain the biochemical channels that allow the body to detoxify, in a way we can understand, and why something called the endoplasmic reticulum is key to the whole process. I think this episode is going to dispel a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation on the topic of detoxification and really change how we think about supporting our body’s natural detox abilities.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Shayne Morris

  • Why present-day chemical exposure is unprecedented in human history
  • Whether fasting, smoothie diets, and other popular at-home detoxes really work
  • The difference between detox at a cellular level and more surface level systems
  • The 3 key phases of detoxification, and what the body does at each step
  • Why constant plastic exposure is harming us
  • How metals can be harmful and how we have to treat them differently than other things we detox from
  • Where mold and other natural toxins come in to play
  • The “waste treatment plant” of your cell and how to activate it
  • What zeolite is and why it can be so beneficial
  • Why the smooth endoplasmic reticulum is so important to true detoxification
  • How supplements like chlorella, chlorophyll, and glutathione can help
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Episode Quotables

The detoxification that’s been sensationalized are things like the 24-hour detox, or the “take this drink for 7 days and you’re gonna be better.” And I’m here to tell you that, to do true detoxification, you have to really work your way out of it like any other truly beneficial process, whether it be getting yourself to a healthy glycemic position, getting your cognitive function back to normal, getting your liver back in check, and so on. These are very, very difficult yet accomplishable tasks and we have to take them seriously because we now know there are ways to do this and it certainly shouldn’t be this get-fixed-quick scheme.

Have you ever tried a detox? Did it seem to help? Please post your questions and comments or leave a review on iTunes so we know what to cover next on the podcast!

Many Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. If you’ve tried their delicious coffees and elixirs you know just how delicious they are, and if you haven’t, you are missing out! They create superfood mushroom drinks that are easy to incorporate into your life. Their coffee packets, for instance, are easy to mix into hot or cold liquid, taste amazing and have the added benefit of mushrooms like lion’s Mane, chaga and cordyceps to give your brain an extra boost. Studies continually show the benefits of these superfood medicinal mushrooms for brain health, immune health, and so much more. My favorite is the coffee with lion’s mane in the morning for a smooth boost without the jitters of regular coffee and reishi in the evening for amazing sleep. During the day, I’ll often add in a cup of chaga or cordyceps for the immune and focus benefits. You can check out all Four Sigmatic products at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and save 15% with the code WELLNESSMAMA

This episode is brought to you by SteadyMD, the new way I’ve been working with my primary doctor. Think about this…. We text our friends, our family, even our babysitters whenever we need them, so why do we go sit in an office for hours to wait to talk to our doctor when we have a 5-minute question? That’s why I’m so excited about SteadyMD, the revolutionary new company changing the way patients interact with their doctors. They have a network of specialized doctors that have a background in everything from functional medicine to thyroid care and many other conditions so they can work with you. They also now have a pediatric add-on that means I can text or video chat with my doctor whenever one of my kids is sick or gets a scrape or bee sting to see if it needs more medical attention. I have my own doctor who has a limited number of patients (much less than most doctors) and is available via text at all times. He also already knows my medical history and things like how I avoid antibiotics if at all possible. I really think this is the future of healthcare and it has been awesome for our family. Check them out and learn more at steadymd.com/wm

]]> Why Most Detox Methods Are Dangerous and What to Do Instead With Dr. Shayne Morris

It’s no secret that our bodies are exposed daily to more chemicals and negative inputs than previous generations, by a large margin. Enter Dr. Shayne Morris, a biochemist and molecular biologist whose life’s work is how the body can achieve detox and rid itself of toxins at a cellular level.

Today, Dr. Morris will explain the biochemical channels that allow the body to detoxify, in a way we can understand, and why something called the endoplasmic reticulum is key to the whole process. I think this episode is going to dispel a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation on the topic of detoxification and really change how we think about supporting our body’s natural detox abilities.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Shayne Morris

  • Why present-day chemical exposure is unprecedented in human history
  • Whether fasting, smoothie diets, and other popular at-home detoxes really work
  • The difference between detox at a cellular level and more surface level systems
  • The 3 key phases of detoxification, and what the body does at each step
  • Why constant plastic exposure is harming us
  • How metals can be harmful and how we have to treat them differently than other things we detox from
  • Where mold and other natural toxins come in to play
  • The “waste treatment plant” of your cell and how to activate it
  • What zeolite is and why it can be so beneficial
  • Why the smooth endoplasmic reticulum is so important to true detoxification
  • How supplements like chlorella, chlorophyll, and glutathione can help
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

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  • 201: Understanding Fasting & Keto for Women (Even During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding) + Instant Pot Tips
  • 113: Toxic Metals That Cause Fatigue and How to Detox Them
  • 67: Easy Everyday Detox Tips with Megan the Detoxinista
  • 146: Is Chiropractic Safe and How to Detox Safely with Dr. Hardick
  • The Dangers of Plastic
  • How to Detox Heavy Metals Safely (& Get More Energy)
  • Chlorella Benefits & Uses (and When It Can Be Dangerous)
  • The Master Antioxidant: Glutathione
  • Intermittent Fasting: Can Skipping Meals Make You Healthier?
  • It’s no secret that our bodies are exposed daily to more chemicals and negative inputs than previous generations, by a large margin. Enter Dr. Shayne Morris, a biochemist and molecular biologist whose life’s work is how the body can achieve detox and rid itself of toxins at a cellular level.

    Today, Dr. Morris will explain the biochemical channels that allow the body to detoxify, in a way we can understand, and why something called the endoplasmic reticulum is key to the whole process. I think this episode is going to dispel a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation on the topic of detoxification and really change how we think about supporting our body’s natural detox abilities.

    Episode Highlights With Dr. Shayne Morris

    • Why present-day chemical exposure is unprecedented in human history
    • Whether fasting, smoothie diets, and other popular at-home detoxes really work
    • The difference between detox at a cellular level and more surface level systems
    • The 3 key phases of detoxification, and what the body does at each step
    • Why constant plastic exposure is harming us
    • How metals can be harmful and how we have to treat them differently than other things we detox from
    • Where mold and other natural toxins come in to play
    • The “waste treatment plant” of your cell and how to activate it
    • What zeolite is and why it can be so beneficial
    • Why the smooth endoplasmic reticulum is so important to true detoxification
    • How supplements like chlorella, chlorophyll, and glutathione can help
    • And more!

    Resources We Mention

    More From Wellness Mama

    • 201: Understanding Fasting & Keto for Women (Even During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding) + Instant Pot Tips
    • 113: Toxic Metals That Cause Fatigue and How to Detox Them
    • 67: Easy Everyday Detox Tips with Megan the Detoxinista
    • 146: Is Chiropractic Safe and How to Detox Safely with Dr. Hardick
    • The Dangers of Plastic
    • How to Detox Heavy Metals Safely (& Get More Energy)
    • Chlorella Benefits & Uses (and When It Can Be Dangerous)
    • The Master Antioxidant: Glutathione
    • Intermittent Fasting: Can Skipping Meals Make You Healthier?
    • clean No no no 01:03:46 Katie Wells 209: Sun Protection and Anti-Aging From the Inside Out With Polypodium Leucotomos https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/polypodium-leucotomos/ Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:26:45 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=397557 Sun Protection and Anti Aging from the Inside Out with Polypodium Leucotomos

      In this episode, Katie talks to Sundaily founders Chris Tolles and Dr. Emilia Javorsky about how to protect your skin and slow aging from the inside out all with the help of a little-known substance called polypodium leucotomos. They delve into the role of antioxidants and which ones work, why sunscreen isn’t the only answer (and sometimes isn’t even a good one), and much more.

      A quick FYI, when we recorded this episode, they were Sundots, but they’ve renamed the company since… so don’t be surprised! The only thing that has changed is their name!

      Episode Highlights

      • What polypodium leucotomos is and how studies show it can protect skin
      • The way vitamin D deficiency fits into the sun exposure equation
      • How internal sun exposure works and how to optimize it
      • The problems with many sunscreens and what to look for in a healthy one
      • What UVA and UVB are and how they are different
      • The false safety net that comes with many sunscreens
      • What the research says about how to protect skin from the inside out against sun damage and aging
      • How antioxidants in food and supplements may help protect the skin
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

      Your turn! Which camp are you in… sun-shy or sun-seeker? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

      Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

      This episode is brought to you by Organifi and I’m so excited to tell you about them! Here’s a confession… I’ve known about them for a long time and even though so many of my friends and experts I trust rave about them, I never tried their stuff until recently because I thought… how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good, it’s even better! Organifi has green juice, red juice (which is an antioxidant red drink that is delicious) and a golden milk turmeric drink, along with a plant-based protein shake. They are all organic and they actually taste good, unlike a lot of other green drinks and protein powders. I’ve especially been loving their red juice lately… it tastes amazing and has a blend of antioxidants from strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and pomegranates along with beets, cordyceps, reishi, rhodiola, and more. This particular blend is formulated to increase energy, boost metabolism and reduce factors that lead to aging. Their green juice is minty and delicious and has almost 800 5-star reviews… You can check it out, along with their whole suite of products and save 20% by going to https://organifi.com/wellnessmama with coupon code WELLNESS20.

      This episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic, a company whose delicious drink mixes I use daily in some form. I’ve been fascinated lately by the benefits of medicinal mushrooms like chaga, which has more antioxidants gram for gram than anything else on the planet, cordyceps which is great for the immune system, reishi which helps promote restful sleep, and lion’s mane which is thought to promote focus and brain health. Four Sigmatic takes these superfood mushrooms and blends them with coffee for a brain-boosting jitter-free morning drink. They also have a line of delicious elixirs that are caffeine free and great for any time of the day. I almost always end my day with a warm cup of their reishi, which makes a noticeable difference in my sleep quality and I often begin the morning with a cup of the coffee with lion’s mane. My kids love their superfood hot cocoa and I love that the reishi helps promote calm and sleep! You can check out all Four Sigmatic products at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and save 15% with the code wellnessmama.

      ]]> Sun Protection and Anti Aging from the Inside Out with Polypodium Leucotomos

      In this episode, Katie talks to Sundaily founders Chris Tolles and Dr. Emilia Javorsky about how to protect your skin and slow aging from the inside out all with the help of a little-known substance called polypodium leucotomos. They delve into the role of antioxidants and which ones work, why sunscreen isn’t the only answer (and sometimes isn’t even a good one), and much more.

      A quick FYI, when we recorded this episode, they were Sundots, but they’ve renamed the company since… so don’t be surprised! The only thing that has changed is their name!

      Episode Highlights

      • What polypodium leucotomos is and how studies show it can protect skin
      • The way vitamin D deficiency fits into the sun exposure equation
      • How internal sun exposure works and how to optimize it
      • The problems with many sunscreens and what to look for in a healthy one
      • What UVA and UVB are and how they are different
      • The false safety net that comes with many sunscreens
      • What the research says about how to protect skin from the inside out against sun damage and aging
      • How antioxidants in food and supplements may help protect the skin
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

      Your turn! Which camp are you in… sun-shy or sun-seeker? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

      Thank ]]> Sun Protection and Anti Aging from the Inside Out with Polypodium Leucotomos

      In this episode, Katie talks to Sundaily founders Chris Tolles and Dr. Emilia Javorsky about how to protect your skin and slow aging from the inside out all with the help of a little-known substance called polypodium leucotomos. They delve into the role of antioxidants and which ones work, why sunscreen isn’t the only answer (and sometimes isn’t even a good one), and much more.

      A quick FYI, when we recorded this episode, they were Sundots, but they’ve renamed the company since… so don’t be surprised! The only thing that has changed is their name!

      Episode Highlights

      • What polypodium leucotomos is and how studies show it can protect skin
      • The way vitamin D deficiency fits into the sun exposure equation
      • How internal sun exposure works and how to optimize it
      • The problems with many sunscreens and what to look for in a healthy one
      • What UVA and UVB are and how they are different
      • The false safety net that comes with many sunscreens
      • What the research says about how to protect skin from the inside out against sun damage and aging
      • How antioxidants in food and supplements may help protect the skin
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

      Your turn! Which camp are you in… sun-shy or sun-seeker? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

      Thank ]]> clean No no no 00:56:03 Katie Wells 208: Understanding Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance With Marjory Wildcraft https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/marjory-wildcraft/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:00:54 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=397487 Understanding Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance With Marjory Wildcraft

      Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an organization working tirelessly to protect the environment and create a greener Earth. Marjory shares why commercial agriculture and conventional medicine are two of the most destructive forces on the planet, and why we can and should grow and make our own medicine and food.

      Episode Highlights With Marjory Wildcraft

      • A big problem with the current thinking on germs
      • The link between penicillin and MRSA
      • Factors contributing to the rise in superbugs
      • Why antibiotic overuse is so dangerous and what to do about it
      • A very important reason to choose only organic and grass-fed meat without antibiotics
      • Why superbugs could mean the end of modern medicine as we know it
      • When antibiotics are actually needed for ear infections
      • Why superbugs may mean that one day there will be no such thing as a minor surgery
      • What we can all do individually to help stop the spread of superbugs
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

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

      Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

      This episode is brought to you by Organifi and I’m so excited to tell you about them! Here’s a confession… I’ve known about them for a long time and even though so many of my friends and experts I trust rave about them, I never tried their stuff until recently because I thought… how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good, it’s even better! Organifi has green juice, red juice (which is an antioxidant red drink that is delicious) and a golden milk turmeric drink, along with a plant-based protein shake. They are all organic and they actually taste good, unlike a lot of other green drinks and protein powders. I’ve especially been loving their red juice lately… it tastes amazing and has a blend of antioxidants from strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and pomegranates along with beets, cordyceps, reishi, rhodiola, and more. This particular blend is formulated to increase energy, boost metabolism and reduce factors that lead to aging. Their green juice is minty and delicious and has almost 800 5-star reviews… You can check it out, along with their whole suite of products and save 20% by going to https://organifi.com/wellnessmama with coupon code WELLNESS20.

      This podcast is sponsored by Thrive Market, my go-to holiday shop for all of the staples I need. My hubby and I are both the oldest in our families and we often end up hosting company for the holidays. In fact, last year, I cooked for over 40 people on Christmas Eve! We live in a pretty small town so running out last minute to find an ingredient I’m missing for a recipe isn’t always possible so I have to think ahead. I meal plan for the holidays weeks in advance and make sure to place a bulk order with Thrive so I have the ingredients I need and always order extra just in case so I can make a dish or healthy dessert to bring if we get invited to a party. This year, our family is adopting a few families who were affected by the hurricane and I’ve tripled my order so I can make extra for them too. Thrive Market makes the whole process easier and I don’t have to stress about last minute planning. I highly recommend checking them out and ordering ahead of time to keep the holidays stress free. Just for being a Wellness Mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30 day membership to try it out. Check out Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie

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      Understanding Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance With Marjory Wildcraft

      Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an organization working tirelessly to protect the environment and create a greener Earth. Marjory shares why commercial agriculture and conventional medicine are two of the most destructive forces on the planet, and why we can and should grow and make our own medicine and food.

      Episode Highlights With Marjory Wildcraft

      • A big problem with the current thinking on germs
      • The link between penicillin and MRSA
      • Factors contributing to the rise in superbugs
      • Why antibiotic overuse is so dangerous and what to do about it
      • A very important reason to choose only organic and grass-fed meat without antibiotics
      • Why superbugs could mean the end of modern medicine as we know it
      • When antibiotics are actually needed for ear infections
      • Why superbugs may mean that one day there will be no such thing as a minor surgery
      • What we can all do individually to help stop the spread of superbugs
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

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

      Thank You ]]> Understanding Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance With Marjory Wildcraft

      Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an organization working tirelessly to protect the environment and create a greener Earth. Marjory shares why commercial agriculture and conventional medicine are two of the most destructive forces on the planet, and why we can and should grow and make our own medicine and food.

      Episode Highlights With Marjory Wildcraft

      • A big problem with the current thinking on germs
      • The link between penicillin and MRSA
      • Factors contributing to the rise in superbugs
      • Why antibiotic overuse is so dangerous and what to do about it
      • A very important reason to choose only organic and grass-fed meat without antibiotics
      • Why superbugs could mean the end of modern medicine as we know it
      • When antibiotics are actually needed for ear infections
      • Why superbugs may mean that one day there will be no such thing as a minor surgery
      • What we can all do individually to help stop the spread of superbugs
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

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

      Thank You ]]> clean No no no 01:05:17 Katie Wells 207: Santa Sold Shrooms? The Untold Story of St. Nick (& How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays) With Tero Isokauppila https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/santa-sold-shrooms/ Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:00:47 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=396937 Santa Sold Shrooms? The Untold Story of St. Nick (& How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays) with Tero Isokauppila

      Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. I’ve interviewed him before about the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, and reishi. Today I get to talk to him again about a different type of mushroom and the legend surrounding it, especially relating to the Finish interpretation of the story of Santa.

      Tero grew up in Finland on a family farm where his relatives had been farming and foraging for generations. We delve into this fascinating story of Christmas from another culture and also ways to stay healthy over the holidays.

      Episode Highlights: “Santa Sold Shrooms”

      • Who the Sami people are and how they are pivotal to the legend of Santa
      • Where the idea of Reindeer came from
      • Where the tradition of Christmas trees came from and what red ornaments originally were
      • The history of the star on top of the Christmas tree
      • What we can learn from Finnish tradition about staying healthy in the winter
      • Foods and herbs that boost the immune system and help us avoid getting sick
      • The reason saunas are such an important part of life in Finland
      • A powerful lesson we can learn from the seasonal eating traditions around the world

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

      Have you ever heard this Santa story before? What other traditions do you celebrate? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

      Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

      This podcast is brought to you by Spar, a cool new app I found that lets you gamify behavior change to make you more likely to stick to it and here’s what I mean. You download the app for free and create an account then you can join or create a challenge to help you do anything from going for a walk every day, doing 20 push-ups each day or even reading for a certain amount of time each day. To make it fun, you can challenge friends to join you and you check in each day via video to prove that you did it. If you miss a day of the challenge you get charged a penalty and the winner takes the whole pot so you can actually win some serious cash while getting better at a habit you want to get better at anyway. People are using this from anything from flossing their teeth to reading each day or exercising or going to bed by 10pm. If you want to check it out, just download the Spar app from the App store and jump in.

      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.

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      Santa Sold Shrooms? The Untold Story of St. Nick (& How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays) with Tero Isokauppila

      Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. I’ve interviewed him before about the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, and reishi. Today I get to talk to him again about a different type of mushroom and the legend surrounding it, especially relating to the Finish interpretation of the story of Santa.

      Tero grew up in Finland on a family farm where his relatives had been farming and foraging for generations. We delve into this fascinating story of Christmas from another culture and also ways to stay healthy over the holidays.

      Episode Highlights: “Santa Sold Shrooms”

      • Who the Sami people are and how they are pivotal to the legend of Santa
      • Where the idea of Reindeer came from
      • Where the tradition of Christmas trees came from and what red ornaments originally were
      • The history of the star on top of the Christmas tree
      • What we can learn from Finnish tradition about staying healthy in the winter
      • Foods and herbs that boost the immune system and help us avoid getting sick
      • The reason saunas are such an important part of life in Finland
      • A powerful lesson we can learn from the seasonal eating traditions around the world

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

      Have you ever heard this Santa story before? What other traditions do you celebrate? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We valu]]> Santa Sold Shrooms? The Untold Story of St. Nick (& How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays) with Tero Isokauppila

      Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. I’ve interviewed him before about the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, and reishi. Today I get to talk to him again about a different type of mushroom and the legend surrounding it, especially relating to the Finish interpretation of the story of Santa.

      Tero grew up in Finland on a family farm where his relatives had been farming and foraging for generations. We delve into this fascinating story of Christmas from another culture and also ways to stay healthy over the holidays.

      Episode Highlights: “Santa Sold Shrooms”

      • Who the Sami people are and how they are pivotal to the legend of Santa
      • Where the idea of Reindeer came from
      • Where the tradition of Christmas trees came from and what red ornaments originally were
      • The history of the star on top of the Christmas tree
      • What we can learn from Finnish tradition about staying healthy in the winter
      • Foods and herbs that boost the immune system and help us avoid getting sick
      • The reason saunas are such an important part of life in Finland
      • A powerful lesson we can learn from the seasonal eating traditions around the world

      Resources We Mention

      More From Wellness Mama

      Have you ever heard this Santa story before? What other traditions do you celebrate? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We valu]]> clean No no no 00:44:18 Katie Wells 206: Your Parenting Mojo on Why We Need to Let Our Kids Take More Risks https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/parenting-mojo/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:00:33 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=396793 Your Parenting Mojo on Why We Need to Let Our Kids Take More Risks

      Today’s guest Jen Lumanlan is the host of the fascinating “Your Parenting Mojo” podcast, which is all about helping parents find (and fine-tune) their own unique way of raising their kids. I’ve wanted to meet Jen Lumanlan ever since I heard her story.

      Jen decided to turn her self-proclaimed lack of parenting intuition into an opportunity by using her love for research to bridge the gap (hmm… sounds familiar!). She now has both a master’s degree in psychology and education and shares what she’s learned with parents everywhere.

      If you’re a parent and want some new ideas based on scientific research and the principles of respectful parenting, check out the Your Parenting Mojo podcast. I’ve been listening for a while now and it’s hands-down amazing… let me know what you think!

      Episode Highlights: Your Parenting Mojo

      • Why anxiety disorders are on the rise in children
      • Reasons kids need risks in order to be safe
      • The importance of play at high speed for kids on things like bikes, sleds, etc.
      • Why sharp tools are important… yes, including knives and saws!
      • How kids learn from rough and tumble play
      • Benefits of children “getting lost” (in a safe way) occasionally
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      Find Jen and the Your Parenting Mojo podcast at YourParentingMojo.com

      More From Wellness Mama

      What stood out to you in this episode? Do you agree with Jen’s take on good parenting practices? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

      Thank You to Our Podcast Sponsors

      This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. You probably already know just how much I love Thrive, but I want to share a few special tips to help you save money and keep your pantry stocked this time of year. First, I keep a running list of items I need to order from Thrive in the notes app on my phone. This usually includes things like coconut aminos, baking ingredients, almond butter, mayo, tuna, granola, condiments, raisins. and many other foods. Once I have a list, I place a bulk order once a month or so. This allows me to take advantage of the free shipping and also means I always have what I need on hand. Second, I always start by shopping the Thrive Market brand line. These products are as high of quality or better than name brands and are much less expensive. In fact sometimes half as much. They aren’t available anywhere else and they are now staples in our home. Just for being a Wellness Mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30-day membership to try it out. Check out Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie

      This episode is sponsored by Genexa, a full line of cleaner and healthier medicines that are all organic and non-GMO and free of all common allergens. Their homeopathic and OTC medicines are extensively tested and use a patented system to avoid the harmful preservatives and fillers in many similar types of products. Here’s a tip… they have a homeopathic formula called Sleepology and it is amazing with kids (and the adult version is awesome too). It uses natural ingredients to promote restful sleep and it has been a lifesaver, especially when we travel or change time zones! To shop their full line of organic and non-GMO medicines, go to Genexa.com/WellnessMama and use code WELLNESS for 20% off your order.

      ]]> Your Parenting Mojo on Why We Need to Let Our Kids Take More Risks

      Today’s guest Jen Lumanlan is the host of the fascinating “Your Parenting Mojo” podcast, which is all about helping parents find (and fine-tune) their own unique way of raising their kids. I’ve wanted to meet Jen Lumanlan ever since I heard her story.

      Jen decided to turn her self-proclaimed lack of parenting intuition into an opportunity by using her love for research to bridge the gap (hmm… sounds familiar!). She now has both a master’s degree in psychology and education and shares what she’s learned with parents everywhere.

      If you’re a parent and want some new ideas based on scientific research and the principles of respectful parenting, check out the Your Parenting Mojo podcast. I’ve been listening for a while now and it’s hands-down amazing… let me know what you think!

      Episode Highlights: Your Parenting Mojo

      • Why anxiety disorders are on the rise in children
      • Reasons kids need risks in order to be safe
      • The importance of play at high speed for kids on things like bikes, sleds, etc.
      • Why sharp tools are important… yes, including knives and saws!
      • How kids learn from rough and tumble play
      • Benefits of children “getting lost” (in a safe way) occasionally
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      Find Jen and the Your Parenting Mojo podcast at YourParentingMojo.com

      More From Wellness Mama

      What stood out to you in this episode? Do you agree with Jen’s take on good parenting practices? Please drop a comment below or

      Today’s guest Jen Lumanlan is the host of the fascinating “Your Parenting Mojo” podcast, which is all about helping parents find (and fine-tune) their own unique way of raising their kids. I’ve wanted to meet Jen Lumanlan ever since I heard her story.

      Jen decided to turn her self-proclaimed lack of parenting intuition into an opportunity by using her love for research to bridge the gap (hmm… sounds familiar!). She now has both a master’s degree in psychology and education and shares what she’s learned with parents everywhere.

      If you’re a parent and want some new ideas based on scientific research and the principles of respectful parenting, check out the Your Parenting Mojo podcast. I’ve been listening for a while now and it’s hands-down amazing… let me know what you think!

      Episode Highlights: Your Parenting Mojo

      • Why anxiety disorders are on the rise in children
      • Reasons kids need risks in order to be safe
      • The importance of play at high speed for kids on things like bikes, sleds, etc.
      • Why sharp tools are important… yes, including knives and saws!
      • How kids learn from rough and tumble play
      • Benefits of children “getting lost” (in a safe way) occasionally
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      Find Jen and the Your Parenting Mojo podcast at YourParentingMojo.com

      More From Wellness Mama

      What stood out to you in this episode? Do you agree with Jen’s take on good parenting practices? Please drop a comment below or clean No no no 00:52:35 Katie Wells 205: Everything You Need to Know About GMOs, Glyphosate, and Gut Health With Dr. Zach Bush https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/zach-bush/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:00:11 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=396788 Everything You Need to Know About GMOs, Glyphosate and Gut Health with Dr. Zach Bush

      You guys know I’m a science geek, so I’m pretty much in awe of today’s guest. Dr. Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country. He’s made a tremendous impact in the scientific and medical community in 2012 when he and his team discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. Since then he and his team demonstrated that this cellular communication network forms in response to the pesticide glyphosate, as well as the many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s immune system.

      To help solve the epidemic cases of leaky gut and gut imbalance, Dr. Bush has designed a revolutionary class of dietary supplements called RESTORE.

      On a personal note, Dr. Bush points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. His work revolves around his mission to give them a much brighter and healthier future.

      Episode Highlights With Zach Bush

      • The surprising things Dr. Bush found in his cancer research that affect all of us
      • How glyphosate functions as an antibiotic in the body and why this is so dangerous
      • Why 46% of American children have a chronic disease diagnosis (when in the 1960s only 4% of the entire population did)
      • The way common farming practices is sterilizing the soil and our guts
      • How a single application of glyphosate can kill 50% of earthworms in the soil
      • How cell suicide is so important to health and how to make sure it happens correctly
      • Why the US is 49th in the world and falling in healthcare outcomes
      • How Dr. Bush’s clinical work led him to re-evaluate what he had been taught
      • The way we can reverse 18 years of chemical farming in just 18 months if we try
      • How we could all change the world by growing 1-5% of our food
      • A cool educational experiment you can do with kids to understand the gut microbiome
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      Learn more about Dr. Zach Bush and his work at ZachBushMD.com

      More From Wellness Mama

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

      Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

      This podcast is sponsored by Thrive Market– they’ve been my go-to place to buy organic and natural foods for years, and I’ve found myself turning to them especially in the wake of the hurricane hitting our local area. While our home was spared, many people lost some or everything they had and there is a long process of rebuilding ahead. As local stores sold out of many non-perishable foods, diapers, wipes and other essentials, and I’d already given away any stores I had, I was able to place bulk orders on Thrive and send them directly to relief centers to get them to those in need. The same non perishable foods like tuna and sardines, bars, and healthy snacks that our family always has on hadn’t were literal life savers for those who are working to rebuild. I was so grateful to have Thrive Market as a resource to be able to help those in need, and it was another reminder of why I love them so much. While I hope you never have to experience a natural disaster, Thrive is a great resource for everyday staples and organic foods. Just for being a Wellness Mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30 day membership to try it out. Check out Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie

      This episode is sponsored by me freezing my butt off… well kind of. I’m talking about the cold plunge tub I got from FuroHealth that I’ve been having a love/hate but mostly love relationship with lately. Cold therapy has many well studied benefits like increased circulation, increased production of mood boosting neurotransmitters and increased lymphatic flow and it helps produce brown adipose tissue that can aid in weight loss. In fact, studies show that cold water immersion at just 14c (58 f) for 1 hour increased metabolic rate by 350%, norepinephrine by 530% and dopamine by 250%. If it were a drug, everyone would take it, but isntead, I just soak in some cold water every day. The tub I got ranges from 42-58 degrees and plugs into a regular outlet so it can go anywhere and stay cold without the need for ice or filling. Check it out at furohealth.com

      ]]> Everything You Need to Know About GMOs, Glyphosate and Gut Health with Dr. Zach Bush

      You guys know I’m a science geek, so I’m pretty much in awe of today’s guest. Dr. Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country. He’s made a tremendous impact in the scientific and medical community in 2012 when he and his team discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. Since then he and his team demonstrated that this cellular communication network forms in response to the pesticide glyphosate, as well as the many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s immune system.

      To help solve the epidemic cases of leaky gut and gut imbalance, Dr. Bush has designed a revolutionary class of dietary supplements called RESTORE.

      On a personal note, Dr. Bush points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. His work revolves around his mission to give them a much brighter and healthier future.

      Episode Highlights With Zach Bush

      • The surprising things Dr. Bush found in his cancer research that affect all of us
      • How glyphosate functions as an antibiotic in the body and why this is so dangerous
      • Why 46% of American children have a chronic disease diagnosis (when in the 1960s only 4% of the entire population did)
      • The way common farming practices is sterilizing the soil and our guts
      • How a single application of glyphosate can kill 50% of earthworms in the soil
      • How cell suicide is so important to health and how to make sure it happens correctly
      • Why the US is 49th in the world and falling in healthcare outcomes
      • How Dr. Bush’s clinical work led him to re-evaluate what he had been taught
      • The way we can reverse 18 years of chemical farming in just 18 months if we try
      • How we could all change the world by growing 1-5% of our food
      • A cool educational experiment you can do with kids to understand the gut microbiome
      • And more!

      Resources We Mention

      Learn more about Dr. Zach Bush and his work at ZachBushMD.com

      More From Wellness Mama

      • 35: GMOs & How to Test for Glyphosate
      • 133: GMOs, Glyphosate, Organic Food & What’s Making Our Children Sick
      • 62: Good Clean Dirt with Jasmina Aganovic of Mother Dirt
      • It’s Time to Bring Back Victory Gardens
      • Organic Gardening 101: How to Start Your Own Backyard Garden
      • Organic Pest Control for Gardens (Natural Options)
      • Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
      • Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe (Easy Countertop Method)
      • ]]> Everything You Need to Know About GMOs, Glyphosate and Gut Health with Dr. Zach Bush

        You guys know I’m a science geek, so I’m pretty much in awe of today’s guest. Dr. Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country. He’s made a tremendous impact in the scientific and medical community in 2012 when he and his team discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. Since then he and his team demonstrated that this cellular communication network forms in response to the pesticide glyphosate, as well as the many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s immune system.

        To help solve the epidemic cases of leaky gut and gut imbalance, Dr. Bush has designed a revolutionary class of dietary supplements called RESTORE.

        On a personal note, Dr. Bush points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. His work revolves around his mission to give them a much brighter and healthier future.

        Episode Highlights With Zach Bush

        • The surprising things Dr. Bush found in his cancer research that affect all of us
        • How glyphosate functions as an antibiotic in the body and why this is so dangerous
        • Why 46% of American children have a chronic disease diagnosis (when in the 1960s only 4% of the entire population did)
        • The way common farming practices is sterilizing the soil and our guts
        • How a single application of glyphosate can kill 50% of earthworms in the soil
        • How cell suicide is so important to health and how to make sure it happens correctly
        • Why the US is 49th in the world and falling in healthcare outcomes
        • How Dr. Bush’s clinical work led him to re-evaluate what he had been taught
        • The way we can reverse 18 years of chemical farming in just 18 months if we try
        • How we could all change the world by growing 1-5% of our food
        • A cool educational experiment you can do with kids to understand the gut microbiome
        • And more!

        Resources We Mention

        Learn more about Dr. Zach Bush and his work at ZachBushMD.com

        More From Wellness Mama

        • 35: GMOs & How to Test for Glyphosate
        • 133: GMOs, Glyphosate, Organic Food & What’s Making Our Children Sick
        • 62: Good Clean Dirt with Jasmina Aganovic of Mother Dirt
        • It’s Time to Bring Back Victory Gardens
        • Organic Gardening 101: How to Start Your Own Backyard Garden
        • Organic Pest Control for Gardens (Natural Options)
        • Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
        • Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe (Easy Countertop Method)
        • ]]> clean No no no 01:05:06 Katie Wells 204: The Rise of Autoimmune Disease (& How to Thrive Even If You Have It) With Dr. Guillermo Ruiz https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/guillermo-ruiz/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:00:16 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=396734 The Rise of Autoimmune Disease (& How to Thrive Even If You Have It) With Dr. Guillermo Ruiz

          It is no secret that autoimmune disease is on the rise, and many of us may have it and not even know. Today I talk to Dr. Guillermo Ruiz, a graduate medical student from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine about why we’re seeing such an increase and what to do about it.

          Dr. Ruiz currently practices at Integrative Health in Scottsdale Arizona where he specializes in endocrinology. (Fun fact: His mentor is the doctor who finally diagnosed and helped me with my thyroid condition, Dr. Alan Christianson.) If you have an autoimmune imbalance or suspect you do, I highly recommend you check out Dr. Ruiz’s blog and podcast (see links below).

          Episode Highlights With Dr. Guillermo Ruiz

          • What autoimmune disease is (& warning signs to look for)
          • The 3 big causes of autoimmune disease
          • What inflammation has to do with it
          • Major misunderstandings about how to treat autoimmunity
          • Why we should cycle supplements
          • The truth about remission: can autoimmune disease ever really go away?
          • And more!

          Resources We Mention

          Learn more about Dr. Guillermo Ruiz and his practice at www.3030strong.com or his podcast 30/30 Health.

          Bohttps://drchristianson.com/oks Dr. Guillermo Recommends

          More From Wellness Mama

          Do you have more questions about autoimmune disease? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

          Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

          This episode is brought to you by Desert Farms Camel Milk. Never heard of camel milk? I hadn’t either until I stumbled across some studies about its unique properties and decided to try this as an alternative to regular dairy for my baby at the time. See, camel milk has some unique properties that make it easier to tolerate even for those who don’t do well with traditional dairy and some evidence suggests it may help support the immune system. Desert Farms is the highest quality camel milk source I’ve found and I love that they really love and take care of their camels… in fact, I even had a chance to meet the founder and a couple of the camels! Right now, they’re offering Wellness Mama listeners 4 free extra bottles for life with any subscription. Go to wellnessmama.com/go/camel-milk/ to grab the free bottles or find out more.

          This episode is sponsored by Just Thrive Probiotics. I found this company a couple of months ago and was blown away by the difference in their products! Just Thrive offers two cornerstone products that are both clinically studies and highly effective. Their probiotic has been clinically studied to help with leaky gut and to survive up to 1000 times as much as other probiotics. The difference is the spore-based strains that are included which work completely differently than other types of probiotics. This probiotic is also vegan, dairy-free, histamine-free, and non-GMO, not to mention made WITHOUT soy, dairy, sugar, salt, corn, tree nuts, or gluten. Just Thrive Probiotic contains a patented strain called Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants in the digestive system, where they can be best absorbed by the body. Their other product is a K2-7, and this nutrient is known as the “Activator X” super-nutrient that Weston A. Price – a dentist known primarily for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, good health, bone development and teeth – found prevalent in foods in the healthiest communities. Just Thrive is the only pharmaceutical grade, all-natural vitamin K2 supplement with published safety studies. Like the probiotic, this supplement is gluten, dairy, soy, nut and GMO free. Check out both at http://wellnessmama.com/go/probiotic/

          ]]>
          The Rise of Autoimmune Disease (& How to Thrive Even If You Have It) With Dr. Guillermo Ruiz

          It is no secret that autoimmune disease is on the rise, and many of us may have it and not even know. Today I talk to Dr. Guillermo Ruiz, a graduate medical student from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine about why we’re seeing such an increase and what to do about it.

          Dr. Ruiz currently practices at Integrative Health in Scottsdale Arizona where he specializes in endocrinology. (Fun fact: His mentor is the doctor who finally diagnosed and helped me with my thyroid condition, Dr. Alan Christianson.) If you have an autoimmune imbalance or suspect you do, I highly recommend you check out Dr. Ruiz’s blog and podcast (see links below).

          Episode Highlights With Dr. Guillermo Ruiz

          • What autoimmune disease is (& warning signs to look for)
          • The 3 big causes of autoimmune disease
          • What inflammation has to do with it
          • Major misunderstandings about how to treat autoimmunity
          • Why we should cycle supplements
          • The truth about remission: can autoimmune disease ever really go away?
          • And more!

          Resources We Mention

          Learn more about Dr. Guillermo Ruiz and his practice at www.3030strong.com or his podcast 30/30 Health.

          Bohttps://drchristianson.com/oks Dr. Guillermo Recommends

          More From Wellness Mama

          • It is no secret that autoimmune disease is on the rise, and many of us may have it and not even know. Today I talk to Dr. Guillermo Ruiz, a graduate medical student from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine about why we’re seeing such an increase and what to do about it.

            Dr. Ruiz currently practices at Integrative Health in Scottsdale Arizona where he specializes in endocrinology. (Fun fact: His mentor is the doctor who finally diagnosed and helped me with my thyroid condition, Dr. Alan Christianson.) If you have an autoimmune imbalance or suspect you do, I highly recommend you check out Dr. Ruiz’s blog and podcast (see links below).

            Episode Highlights With Dr. Guillermo Ruiz

            • What autoimmune disease is (& warning signs to look for)
            • The 3 big causes of autoimmune disease
            • What inflammation has to do with it
            • Major misunderstandings about how to treat autoimmunity
            • Why we should cycle supplements
            • The truth about remission: can autoimmune disease ever really go away?
            • And more!

            Resources We Mention

            Learn more about Dr. Guillermo Ruiz and his practice at www.3030strong.com or his podcast 30/30 Health.

            Bohttps://drchristianson.com/oks Dr. Guillermo Recommends

            More From Wellness Mama

            • clean No no no 01:03:39 Katie Wells 203: Hidden EMF Dangers and How to Mitigate Them With Geobiologist Brian Hoyer https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/brian-hoyer/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:00:26 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=396559 Hidden EMF Dangers and How to Mitigate them With Geobiologist Brian Hoyer

              EMF is an invisible but growing problem as our world becomes increasingly connected. Not everyone agrees, but the rise in EMFs in our environment in the last several decades is starting to have a noticeable effect on our health. Geobiologist Brian Hoyer explains the worst sources of EMF exposure and what to do about them.

              Episode Highlights With Brian Hoyer

              • the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
              • how EMFs impact the body and what we need to be careful about
              • how voltage-gated calcium channels help us understand how EMFs affect the body
              • the connection between EMFs and cortisol
              • the things Brian looks for when he does an EMF assessment of a home
              • three types of fields found in most homes and how they impact health
              • the tangible changes he has seen in clients just by changing EMF exposure
              • the reason to avoid grounding products until you’ve mitigated EMFs
              • what meters to use to measure EMFs and what to look for
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              Find Brian at ShieldedHealing.com or follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/shieldedhealing

              More From Wellness Mama

              Do you do anything in your home to mitigate EMFs? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

              This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market– my go-to shop for all natural and organic foods, especially around the holidays. We live in a somewhat small town that a lot of people visit and local stores often sell out, or just don’t carry, many of the organic foods we use daily. We always visit local farmers when possible but Thrive Market is my secret for always keeping our pantry stocked with the bulk ingredients, non-perishable foods and specialty items we keep on hand. This time of year, I make sure to place a bulk order at least once a month. This lets me take advantage of the free shipping and makes sure I always have my pantry stocked for last minute guests, party invites, and holiday cooking. Make sure to check out the Thrive Market line for the best prices on everything from tuna to applesauce, and spices to household items and everything in between. Just for being a Wellness Mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30-day membership to try it out. Check out Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie

              This podcast is sponsored by Joovv– a company pioneering at-home use of red light therapy. Also called photobiomodulation, this revolutionary therapy uses specific wavelengths of red light to create a biochemical effect in our cells that serves to increase mitochondrial function. This improves ATP (adenosine (ah-den-o-zine) triphosphate) production in the body. ATP is the source of energy for every cell in the body. Without it, we don’t function at all. Without enough of it, we don’t function well. For this reason, some of the documented benefits of red light therapy include me of the documented benefits of light therapy include: improved skin health and complexion, increased collagen production, muscle recovery, reduced joint pain and inflammation, reduction of wrinkles, and faster healing. There is also some evidence it can benefit the thyroid, which is why I use it daily. You can learn more and get a free gift with any purchase at joovv.com/wellnessmama with the code wellnessmama.

              ]]> Hidden EMF Dangers and How to Mitigate them With Geobiologist Brian Hoyer

              EMF is an invisible but growing problem as our world becomes increasingly connected. Not everyone agrees, but the rise in EMFs in our environment in the last several decades is starting to have a noticeable effect on our health. Geobiologist Brian Hoyer explains the worst sources of EMF exposure and what to do about them.

              Episode Highlights With Brian Hoyer

              • the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
              • how EMFs impact the body and what we need to be careful about
              • how voltage-gated calcium channels help us understand how EMFs affect the body
              • the connection between EMFs and cortisol
              • the things Brian looks for when he does an EMF assessment of a home
              • three types of fields found in most homes and how they impact health
              • the tangible changes he has seen in clients just by changing EMF exposure
              • the reason to avoid grounding products until you’ve mitigated EMFs
              • what meters to use to measure EMFs and what to look for
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              Find Brian at ShieldedHealing.com or follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/shieldedhealing

              More From Wellness Mama

              Do you do anything in your home to mitigate EMFs? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

              Hidden EMF Dangers and How to Mitigate them With Geobiologist Brian Hoyer

              EMF is an invisible but growing problem as our world becomes increasingly connected. Not everyone agrees, but the rise in EMFs in our environment in the last several decades is starting to have a noticeable effect on our health. Geobiologist Brian Hoyer explains the worst sources of EMF exposure and what to do about them.

              Episode Highlights With Brian Hoyer

              • the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
              • how EMFs impact the body and what we need to be careful about
              • how voltage-gated calcium channels help us understand how EMFs affect the body
              • the connection between EMFs and cortisol
              • the things Brian looks for when he does an EMF assessment of a home
              • three types of fields found in most homes and how they impact health
              • the tangible changes he has seen in clients just by changing EMF exposure
              • the reason to avoid grounding products until you’ve mitigated EMFs
              • what meters to use to measure EMFs and what to look for
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              Find Brian at ShieldedHealing.com or follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/shieldedhealing

              More From Wellness Mama

              Do you do anything in your home to mitigate EMFs? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

              clean No no no 00:51:51 Katie Wells 202: How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement With Gordon Hay From ALINE https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/aline/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:00:57 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=396496 How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment and Movement with Gordon Hay From Aline

              You guys know that I’ve been on the barefoot bandwagon for a very long time, but today’s episode has changed some of the ways I think about alignment and foot health. Gordon Hay is the cofounder, inventor, and creative visionary for ALINE Systems, a footwear technology company making waves in the industry. Many ESPN Summer and Winter X-Games athletes even use these insoles.

              Gordon has so much fascinating research and information about the ways that we can properly support our feet. And it turns out barefoot may not always be the way to go after all!

              Episode Highlights With Gordon Hay of ALINE

              • why we do sometimes need shoes in today’s world
              • the best way to handle footwear in kids
              • the three-part approach needed for proper alignment
              • what a “footwear diet” is and how to find good footwear
              • Gordon’s thoughts on flip flops and high heels… the two extremes of shoes
              • the “junk food” footwear to avoid
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

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

              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

              This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. If you’ve tried their delicious coffees and elixirs you know just how delicious they are, and if you haven’t, you are missing out! They create superfood mushroom drinks that are easy to incorporate into your life. Their coffee packets, for instance, are easy to mix into hot or cold liquid, taste amazing and have the added benefit of mushrooms like Lion’s Mane, Chaga and Cordycepts to give your brain an extra boost. Studies continually show the benefits of these superfood medicinal mushrooms for brain health, immune health, and so much more. My favorite is the coffee with Lion’s mane in the morning for a smooth boost without the jitters of regular coffee and Reishi in the evening for amazing sleep. During the day, I’ll often add in a cup of Chaga or Cordycepts for the immune and focus benefits. You can check out all four stigmatic products at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and save 15% with the code wellnessmama.

              This podcast is brought to you by SteadyMD, the new and revolutionary way I work with my primary care doctor. We live in a time when everything can be delivered to your door: packages from Amazon, your groceries, heck even massage therapists can come to your house now. So why are we still going to the doctor and waiting hours to see a doctor when we can have our primary care doctor available via phone or video chat anytime we want. I’m not! Last year, I started working with SteadyMD, which is like having an old school country doctor who can visit your house, but available via text or video chat whenever needed instead. I use this all the time, especially with their new pediatric piece because I can text a picture when one of my kids get a cut or a bee sting to see if it needs more attention without having to sit in a doctors office. I can request labs whenever I want them and get to be a partner in my heath, not just an onlooker. I believe that relationships like this are the future of health. Check them out at steadymd.com/wm

              ]]> How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment and Movement with Gordon Hay From Aline

              You guys know that I’ve been on the barefoot bandwagon for a very long time, but today’s episode has changed some of the ways I think about alignment and foot health. Gordon Hay is the cofounder, inventor, and creative visionary for ALINE Systems, a footwear technology company making waves in the industry. Many ESPN Summer and Winter X-Games athletes even use these insoles.

              Gordon has so much fascinating research and information about the ways that we can properly support our feet. And it turns out barefoot may not always be the way to go after all!

              Episode Highlights With Gordon Hay of ALINE

              • why we do sometimes need shoes in today’s world
              • the best way to handle footwear in kids
              • the three-part approach needed for proper alignment
              • what a “footwear diet” is and how to find good footwear
              • Gordon’s thoughts on flip flops and high heels… the two extremes of shoes
              • the “junk food” footwear to avoid
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

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

              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

              This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. If you’ve tried their delicious coffees and elixirs you know just how delicious they are, and if you haven’t, you are missing out! They create superfood mushroom drinks that are easy to incorporate into your life. Their coffee packets, for instance, are easy to mix into hot or cold liquid, taste amazing and have the added benefit of mushrooms like Lion’s Mane, Chaga and Cordycepts to give your brain an extra boost. Studies continually show the benefits of these superfood medicinal mushrooms for brain health, immune health, and so much more. My favorite is the coffee with Lion’s mane in the morning for a smooth boost without t]]> How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment and Movement with Gordon Hay From Aline

              You guys know that I’ve been on the barefoot bandwagon for a very long time, but today’s episode has changed some of the ways I think about alignment and foot health. Gordon Hay is the cofounder, inventor, and creative visionary for ALINE Systems, a footwear technology company making waves in the industry. Many ESPN Summer and Winter X-Games athletes even use these insoles.

              Gordon has so much fascinating research and information about the ways that we can properly support our feet. And it turns out barefoot may not always be the way to go after all!

              Episode Highlights With Gordon Hay of ALINE

              • why we do sometimes need shoes in today’s world
              • the best way to handle footwear in kids
              • the three-part approach needed for proper alignment
              • what a “footwear diet” is and how to find good footwear
              • Gordon’s thoughts on flip flops and high heels… the two extremes of shoes
              • the “junk food” footwear to avoid
              • and more!

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

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

              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

              This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. If you’ve tried their delicious coffees and elixirs you know just how delicious they are, and if you haven’t, you are missing out! They create superfood mushroom drinks that are easy to incorporate into your life. Their coffee packets, for instance, are easy to mix into hot or cold liquid, taste amazing and have the added benefit of mushrooms like Lion’s Mane, Chaga and Cordycepts to give your brain an extra boost. Studies continually show the benefits of these superfood medicinal mushrooms for brain health, immune health, and so much more. My favorite is the coffee with Lion’s mane in the morning for a smooth boost without t]]> clean No no no 01:04:06 Katie Wells 201: Understanding Fasting & Keto for Women (Even During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding) + Instant Pot Tips https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/instant-pot-tips/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:00:19 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=396264 Understanding Fasting and Keto for Women (Even During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding) -Plus Instant Pot Tips!

              I am here today with a dear friend and one of my mentors, Mark Sisson, who is the New York Times bestselling author of the Keto Reset Diet. He is now also the bestselling author of the Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook which is full of delicious recipes that are 100% tailored to a ketogenic diet. And you already know I love my Instant Pot!

              You probably know Mark as the author of The Primal Blueprint and founder of Primal Kitchen, which is one of my favorite brands of condiments and mayo. He’s also a former world-class endurance athlete and one of the leading voices in the evolutionary health movement.

              It all started with Mark’s popular blog, MarksDailyApple.com, which paved the way for many of us in the primal paleo and health worlds. He was one of the first to challenge conventional wisdom about diet and exercise principles and start a movement encouraging an attitude of personal responsibility toward health.

              Episode Highlights: Instant Pot Tips for Healthy Eating

              • How a ketogenic diet works and why you’d want to try it (Mark makes it so simple!)
              • Why what you eat determines your gut biome
              • Getting to a place of metabolic flexibility & how to find the sweet spot
              • Whether or not keto is safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding
              • How much fat is too much… and whether the kind of fat matters
              • And more!

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

              Instant Pot Recipes to Try

              Do you follow a ketogenic diet, or are you thinking about trying? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

              This podcast is sponsored by FuroHealth, a leading provider of cold plunge tubs, including the one I bought and have in my home. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of being cold… so why sit around in cold water? For one thing, athletes have been using cold for recovery for years. Recently I’ve decided it would be a good idea to get back to powerlifting and sprinting. But the sore muscles! This tub is super easy to install because it plugs into a regular electrical outlet and keeps water consistently 42-58 degrees without needing ice.

              While I originally started cold therapy for the physical benefits, I absolutely love the cognitive and mood benefits! I’ve noticed that I’m much more focused and productive on days I get cold, and often happier too. Ever jumped into cold water and spontaneously laughed? This is likely from the release of mood-boosting neurotransmitters that cold stimulates. Check out the tub I got and use daily at furohealth.com

              This podcast is brought to you by Thrive Market. You already know I love them for so many reasons, but as we get close to holidays and all of the cooking and celebrations that go with it, Thrive makes my life so much easier! We almost always have company for every holiday so I pre-plan my meals and order all the bulk and non-perishable ingredients I’ll need from Thrive so I have them on hand. Their Thrive Market Brand line has all of the staples I need at much better prices than I can find locally and they make sure I’m always prepared to host a crowd. Here’s a tip: I keep a bunch of their almond flour, pumpkin puree, and cinnamon on hand so if we get invited to a holiday dinner, I can whip up a pumpkin pie in an hour or less and have it to take with us. Check them out and save 25% on your first order at thrivemarket.com/katie

              ]]> Understanding Fasting and Keto for Women (Even During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding) -Plus Instant Pot Tips!

              I am here today with a dear friend and one of my mentors, Mark Sisson, who is the New York Times bestselling author of the Keto Reset Diet. He is now also the bestselling author of the Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook which is full of delicious recipes that are 100% tailored to a ketogenic diet. And you already know I love my Instant Pot!

              You probably know Mark as the author of The Primal Blueprint and founder of Primal Kitchen, which is one of my favorite brands of condiments and mayo. He’s also a former world-class endurance athlete and one of the leading voices in the evolutionary health movement.

              It all started with Mark’s popular blog, MarksDailyApple.com, which paved the way for many of us in the primal paleo and health worlds. He was one of the first to challenge conventional wisdom about diet and exercise principles and start a movement encouraging an attitude of personal responsibility toward health.

              Episode Highlights: Instant Pot Tips for Healthy Eating

              • How a ketogenic diet works and why you’d want to try it (Mark makes it so simple!)
              • Why what you eat determines your gut biome
              • Getting to a place of metabolic flexibility & how to find the sweet spot
              • Whether or not keto is safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding
              • How much fat is too much… and whether the kind of fat matters
              • And more!

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

              • 116: How to Reboot Your Metabolism Using the Keto Reset Diet With Mark Sisson
              • 98: Overcoming Orthorexia with Intuitive, Mindful Eating with Devyn Sisson
              • 75: Rock the Instant Pot and Ferment Anything with Wardeh Harmon
              • 143: Thomas DeLauer on Reducing Inflammation, Curcumin, Keto for Women, & Easy Weight Loss
              • How to Do a Ketogenic Diet (& Is It Safe for Women?)
              • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker: Review + Recipes
              • 2-Minute Healthy Mayonnaise Recipe (Paleo, Whole 30)]]> Understanding Fasting and Keto for Women (Even During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding) -Plus Instant Pot Tips!

                I am here today with a dear friend and one of my mentors, Mark Sisson, who is the New York Times bestselling author of the Keto Reset Diet. He is now also the bestselling author of the Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook which is full of delicious recipes that are 100% tailored to a ketogenic diet. And you already know I love my Instant Pot!

                You probably know Mark as the author of The Primal Blueprint and founder of Primal Kitchen, which is one of my favorite brands of condiments and mayo. He’s also a former world-class endurance athlete and one of the leading voices in the evolutionary health movement.

                It all started with Mark’s popular blog, MarksDailyApple.com, which paved the way for many of us in the primal paleo and health worlds. He was one of the first to challenge conventional wisdom about diet and exercise principles and start a movement encouraging an attitude of personal responsibility toward health.

                Episode Highlights: Instant Pot Tips for Healthy Eating

                • How a ketogenic diet works and why you’d want to try it (Mark makes it so simple!)
                • Why what you eat determines your gut biome
                • Getting to a place of metabolic flexibility & how to find the sweet spot
                • Whether or not keto is safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding
                • How much fat is too much… and whether the kind of fat matters
                • And more!

                Resources We Mention

                More From Wellness Mama

                • 116: How to Reboot Your Metabolism Using the Keto Reset Diet With Mark Sisson
                • 98: Overcoming Orthorexia with Intuitive, Mindful Eating with Devyn Sisson
                • 75: Rock the Instant Pot and Ferment Anything with Wardeh Harmon
                • 143: Thomas DeLauer on Reducing Inflammation, Curcumin, Keto for Women, & Easy Weight Loss
                • How to Do a Ketogenic Diet (& Is It Safe for Women?)
                • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker: Review + Recipes
                • 2-Minute Healthy Mayonnaise Recipe (Paleo, Whole 30)]]> clean No no no 00:54:03 Katie Wells 200th Episode – Most Important Thing for Health https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/200th-episode/ Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:00:56 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=396165 200th Episode - Most Important Thing for Health

                  This episode marks the 200th episode of The Wellness Mama Podcast! Over the last few years, I’ve had the honor of speaking to almost 200 experts and spending 200+ hours of time with you! In this 200th episode, Heather and I recap a few listener favorite episodes and share our biggest takeaways.

                  We also talk in-depth about a recurring theme throughout the past episodes that reveals the most important factor for health…. and it probably isn’t what you’d think.

                  Here’s a few hints:

                  It has nothing to do with food. Or exercise. Or even avoiding harmful chemicals in the environment.

                  Those are all important, of course, but there’s something more and many of us miss it in modern life. It is present in all Blue Zones and in the individual lives of centenarians. Some statistics show that it is more important than quitting smoking and twice as important as regular exercise. In fact, lack of this is correlated with a much higher chance of dying and with depression.

                  If you’ve guessed that I’m talking about community and relationships… you’re exactly right!

                  Why Relationships Matter So Much

                  In the modern world, we have no lack of digital connection, but this sometimes comes at the detriment of real human connection. When we delve into the stats, it turns out that having a solid and regular connection with real people is perhaps the most important thing we can do for our health. Not having these strong relationships/connections is linked to early death, higher risk of heart attack, and much more.

                  And we can be at risk even if we don’t feel lonely. We may feel connected with constant access to social media, but it isn’t the same… not even close.

                  In this episode, Heather and I talk about the recent events that made us realize the power of community in a whole new way, and what it’s got us thinking about.

                  200th Episode Highlights

                  • our hurricane evacuation story… and the surprising things we learned
                  • the post-hurricane recovery and what’s happening on the ground
                  • the biggest factor that can impact health (more than smoking or not exercising)
                  • practical ways to foster these relationships in an increasingly digital world
                  • which factors need to be present to get the benefits of community
                  • how we can encourage our children to have healthy relationships from an early age
                  • and more!

                  Resources We Mention

                  More of Our Favorites

                  What was your favorite Wellness Mama Podcast episode? Please let us know by leaving a comment (or question!). 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.

                  Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

                  This podcast is sponsored by Thrive Market. I’ve been ordering from Thrive for years, and saving hundreds of dollars a year by doing so. I live about 20 miles from the nearest big-ish city and from big grocery stores. I shop local for our produce and meats but to save time and traffic I get most of our non-perishables from Thrive Market. Every month, we get a couple big boxes that have all of our staples for the month like condiments, almond butter, ggrain-freecrackers, coconut aminos, spices, baking ingredients, plantain chips, maple syrup, tomato products, pasta sauce and more. Since Thrive is like Costco means whole foods online, this allows our family to save a lot of money each month and each year, while always being stocked on the foods we love. Just for being a Wellness mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase + a free 30 day membership to Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie

                  This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. There’s so much I love about this company, but I’ll try to just share a few of my top favorite reasons. For their founder, Tero, Foraging and growing local foods is a passion that goes back generations as he is a 13th-generation farmer from Finland, where they do things a little bit differently. He found a way to incorporate highly beneficial superfood mushrooms into everyday beverages like coffee, matcha and elixirs so we can all sip them and get the many benefits. For instance, did you know that one serving of Chaga mushrooms contains as much antioxidants as 30 pounds of carrots and that chaga mushrooms are considered the most antioxidant rich food on earth gram for gram? Four Sigmatic coffee is my go-to on coffee days since it has beneficial Lions Mane or Cordycepts for an extra brain boost without the jitters, and I consume one of their coffees or elixers every day. I also often end the day with their Reishi elixir which helps promote restful sleep. Check out their full range of products and grab a 15% discount at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama with the code wellnessmama.

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                  200th Episode - Most Important Thing for Health

                  This episode marks the 200th episode of The Wellness Mama Podcast! Over the last few years, I’ve had the honor of speaking to almost 200 experts and spending 200+ hours of time with you! In this 200th episode, Heather and I recap a few listener favorite episodes and share our biggest takeaways.

                  We also talk in-depth about a recurring theme throughout the past episodes that reveals the most important factor for health…. and it probably isn’t what you’d think.

                  Here’s a few hints:

                  It has nothing to do with food. Or exercise. Or even avoiding harmful chemicals in the environment.

                  Those are all important, of course, but there’s something more and many of us miss it in modern life. It is present in all Blue Zones and in the individual lives of centenarians. Some statistics show that it is more important than quitting smoking and twice as important as regular exercise. In fact, lack of this is correlated with a much higher chance of dying and with depression.

                  If you’ve guessed that I’m talking about community and relationships… you’re exactly right!

                  Why Relationships Matter So Much

                  In the modern world, we have no lack of digital connection, but this sometimes comes at the detriment of real human connection. When we delve into the stats, it turns out that having a solid and regular connection with real people is perhaps the most important thing we can do for our health. Not having these strong relationships/connections is linked to early death, higher risk of heart attack, and much more.

                  And we can be at risk even if we don’t feel lonely. We may feel connected with constant access to social media, but it isn’t the same… not even close.

                  In this episode, Heather and I talk about the recent events that made us realize the power of community in a whole new way, and what it’s got us thinking about.

                  200th Episode Highlights

                  • our hurricane evacuation story… and the surprising things we learned
                  • the post-hurricane recovery and what’s happening on the ground
                  • the biggest factor that can impact health (more than smoking or not exercising)
                  • practical ways to foster these relationships in an increasingly digital world
                  • which factors need to be present to get the benefits of community
                  • how we can encourage our children to have healthy relationships from an early age
                  • and more!

                  Resources We Mention

                  More of Our Favorites

                  • 90: A Mind Of Your Own: Tackling Mental Illness and Fixing Hormones with Dr. Kelly Brogan
                  • 161: Helping Stop Sex Trafficking & Keeping Kids Safe With Operation Underground Railroad
                  • 163: Fascinating Fungi and How to Us]]> 200th Episode - Most Important Thing for Health

                    This episode marks the 200th episode of The Wellness Mama Podcast! Over the last few years, I’ve had the honor of speaking to almost 200 experts and spending 200+ hours of time with you! In this 200th episode, Heather and I recap a few listener favorite episodes and share our biggest takeaways.

                    We also talk in-depth about a recurring theme throughout the past episodes that reveals the most important factor for health…. and it probably isn’t what you’d think.

                    Here’s a few hints:

                    It has nothing to do with food. Or exercise. Or even avoiding harmful chemicals in the environment.

                    Those are all important, of course, but there’s something more and many of us miss it in modern life. It is present in all Blue Zones and in the individual lives of centenarians. Some statistics show that it is more important than quitting smoking and twice as important as regular exercise. In fact, lack of this is correlated with a much higher chance of dying and with depression.

                    If you’ve guessed that I’m talking about community and relationships… you’re exactly right!

                    Why Relationships Matter So Much

                    In the modern world, we have no lack of digital connection, but this sometimes comes at the detriment of real human connection. When we delve into the stats, it turns out that having a solid and regular connection with real people is perhaps the most important thing we can do for our health. Not having these strong relationships/connections is linked to early death, higher risk of heart attack, and much more.

                    And we can be at risk even if we don’t feel lonely. We may feel connected with constant access to social media, but it isn’t the same… not even close.

                    In this episode, Heather and I talk about the recent events that made us realize the power of community in a whole new way, and what it’s got us thinking about.

                    200th Episode Highlights

                    • our hurricane evacuation story… and the surprising things we learned
                    • the post-hurricane recovery and what’s happening on the ground
                    • the biggest factor that can impact health (more than smoking or not exercising)
                    • practical ways to foster these relationships in an increasingly digital world
                    • which factors need to be present to get the benefits of community
                    • how we can encourage our children to have healthy relationships from an early age
                    • and more!

                    Resources We Mention

                    More of Our Favorites

                    • 90: A Mind Of Your Own: Tackling Mental Illness and Fixing Hormones with Dr. Kelly Brogan
                    • 161: Helping Stop Sex Trafficking & Keeping Kids Safe With Operation Underground Railroad
                    • 163: Fascinating Fungi and How to Us]]> clean No no no 01:02:39 Katie Wells 199: How Diet Directly Affects Mental Health With Autumn Smith of Paleovalley https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/paleovalley/ Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:00:41 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395797 How Diet Directly Affects Mental Health with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley

                      There’s so much evidence that what we eat affects not only our bodies but our brains too. Today I sit down with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley, an amazing company that makes some of my favorite healthy snacks. Autumn explains why she became so committed to healthy eating that she even left her career being a fitness trainer (for Jennifer Lopez!) to pursue holistic nutrition.

                      Autumn’s advice is always so practical and helpful, and I’m excited to hear her thoughts on how we can support good mental health for ourselves and our kids with our food choices.

                      Episode Highlights: Autumn Smith of Paleovalley

                      • what the most recent science shows about the strong connection between food and mental health
                      • Autumn’s own struggle with IBS and the diet changes that turned her life around
                      • the hidden culprit behind many cases of depression
                      • why blood sugar issues may be mistaken for psychiatric symptoms
                      • the reasons gluten and dairy are problematic for so many
                      • common nutrient deficiencies in kids with ADHD
                      • whether or not GMOs are part of the problem
                      • and more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      Visit www.Paleovalley.com to check out all their great products and use the code WELLNESSMAMA10 to get 10% off your order!

                      Episode Quotables

                      “I think a lot of times in the Paleo space, we think a lot about what we’re not eating, no gluten, no soy, no dairy…. But what I find is not as many people are really focusing on, “What am I really eating?” And so I think if you are trying to get rid of a mental health issue by reducing inflammation, focusing on nutrient density is key.”

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Do you notice that certain foods affect your emotional and mental health? Or do you have questions for Autumn? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

                      Many Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                      This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Literally half of the items in my pantry right now are from Thrive Market and most are their Thrive market line. I’ve been shopping at Thrive Market for years and always order my pantry staples from them. Here’s a tip- when you check out Thrive, which you can do with a 30-day free membership just for being a listener of this podcast, click on the Thrive Market brand tab. These products are at an even bigger discount than their normal discounted prices and are super high quality. In our pantry, you’ll find their condiments like coconut aminos, almond butter, canned fish and tomato products, bulk baking ingredients, chia seeds and other seeds, nuts, and healthy snacks and more. Just for being a Wellness mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase + a free 30-day membership to Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie

                      This podcast is sponsored by Genexa. I love this company because they are creating cleaner and healthier medicines and homeopathic that are all organic and non-GMO. They extensively test everything and have a patented system that lets them create formulas that work without harmful additives. One of my favorites is their allergy formula… they have both a homeopathic kids version and an adult version that works wonderfully and I always take it with us when we travel or are in new environments. It’s also great for the one week a year my hubby has allergies in the spring. To shop their full line of organic and non-GMO medicines, go to Genexa.com/Wellnessmama and use code WELLNESS for 20% off your order!

                      ]]> How Diet Directly Affects Mental Health with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley

                      There’s so much evidence that what we eat affects not only our bodies but our brains too. Today I sit down with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley, an amazing company that makes some of my favorite healthy snacks. Autumn explains why she became so committed to healthy eating that she even left her career being a fitness trainer (for Jennifer Lopez!) to pursue holistic nutrition.

                      Autumn’s advice is always so practical and helpful, and I’m excited to hear her thoughts on how we can support good mental health for ourselves and our kids with our food choices.

                      Episode Highlights: Autumn Smith of Paleovalley

                      • what the most recent science shows about the strong connection between food and mental health
                      • Autumn’s own struggle with IBS and the diet changes that turned her life around
                      • the hidden culprit behind many cases of depression
                      • why blood sugar issues may be mistaken for psychiatric symptoms
                      • the reasons gluten and dairy are problematic for so many
                      • common nutrient deficiencies in kids with ADHD
                      • whether or not GMOs are part of the problem
                      • and more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      Visit www.Paleovalley.com to check out all their great products and use the code WELLNESSMAMA10 to get 10% off your order!

                      Episode Quotables

                      “I think a lot of times in the Paleo space, we think a lot about what we’re not eating, no gluten, no soy, no dairy…. But what I find is not as many people are really focusing on, “What am I really eating?” And so I think if you are trying to get rid of a mental health issue by reducing inflammation, focusing on nutrient density is key.”

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      • 82: Discovering the SIBO Solution with Sylvie McCracken
                      • Lab Tests You Can Order From Home (Without A Doctor)
                      • My Experience With Water Fasting & Why I’ll Do It Again
                      • Why SIBO Leads to Major Health Problems (And How to Fix It)
                      • Gluten Is Not a Food Group
                      • There’s so much evidence that what we eat affects not only our bodies but our brains too. Today I sit down with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley, an amazing company that makes some of my favorite healthy snacks. Autumn explains why she became so committed to healthy eating that she even left her career being a fitness trainer (for Jennifer Lopez!) to pursue holistic nutrition.

                        Autumn’s advice is always so practical and helpful, and I’m excited to hear her thoughts on how we can support good mental health for ourselves and our kids with our food choices.

                        Episode Highlights: Autumn Smith of Paleovalley

                        • what the most recent science shows about the strong connection between food and mental health
                        • Autumn’s own struggle with IBS and the diet changes that turned her life around
                        • the hidden culprit behind many cases of depression
                        • why blood sugar issues may be mistaken for psychiatric symptoms
                        • the reasons gluten and dairy are problematic for so many
                        • common nutrient deficiencies in kids with ADHD
                        • whether or not GMOs are part of the problem
                        • and more!

                        Resources We Mention

                        Visit www.Paleovalley.com to check out all their great products and use the code WELLNESSMAMA10 to get 10% off your order!

                        Episode Quotables

                        “I think a lot of times in the Paleo space, we think a lot about what we’re not eating, no gluten, no soy, no dairy…. But what I find is not as many people are really focusing on, “What am I really eating?” And so I think if you are trying to get rid of a mental health issue by reducing inflammation, focusing on nutrient density is key.”

                        More From Wellness Mama

                        • 82: Discovering the SIBO Solution with Sylvie McCracken
                        • Lab Tests You Can Order From Home (Without A Doctor)
                        • My Experience With Water Fasting & Why I’ll Do It Again
                        • Why SIBO Leads to Major Health Problems (And How to Fix It)
                        • Gluten Is Not a Food Group
                        • clean No no no 00:50:52 Katie Wells 198: How to Be Green Enough & Avoid the Worst Offenders in Your Home With Leah Segedie https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/green-enough/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:00:53 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395795 How to Be Green Enough and Avoid the Worst Offenders In Your Home with Leah Segedie

                          We’ve talked a lot about how to avoid chemicals at home and basically how to make home a safer place for our kids and families. It’s a worthy goal but it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it starts to sound like everything from air to water to candles to carpet is dangerous.

                          That’s why I love Leah Segedie, my guest today and author of the book Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier — All Without Driving Your Family Crazy. That title is right on the money and something all of us moms are trying to do.

                          Leah is a food activist and the founder of the Mamavation Community, which teaches moms like us healthy living practices to combat disease starting in the home. Her ultimate goal is to make healthy living easy to put into practice, without living in a bubble or spending thousands on expensive products. She’s always a blast to talk to and I’m looking forward to comparing notes!

                          Episode Highlights: Green Enough With Leah Segedie

                          • the biggest source of hormone-disrupting BPA and how to avoid it (p.s. it’s not canned goods)
                          • three basic things to avoid inside your home, period
                          • the no-cost way to reduce chemical exposure inside your home
                          • how to find balance in the quest to have a healthy family
                          • the ways fire retardants cause damage rather than prevent it
                          • which plastics are the least harmful, and which to always avoid
                          • why you should throw out every kitchen utensil made with black plastic
                          • the places phthalates are hiding in your home
                          • problems with tampons (and what to use instead)
                          • and more!

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

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

                          Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

                          This episode is sponsored by Just Thrive probiotics. I found this company a couple of months ago and was blown away by the difference in their products! Just Thrive offers two cornerstone products that are both clinically studies and highly effective. Their probiotic has been clinical studies to help with leaky gut and to survive up to 1000 as much as other probiotics. The difference is the spore-based strains that are included which work completely differently than other types of probiotics. This probiotic is also vegan, dairy-free, histamine free and is non-GMO, and made WITHOUT soy, dairy, sugar, salt, corn, tree nuts or gluten. Just Thrive Probiotic contains a patented strain called Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants in the digestive system – where they can be best absorbed by the body. Their other product is a K2-7, and this nutrient is known as the “Activator X” super-nutrient that Weston A. Price – a dentist known primarily for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, good health, bone development and teeth – found prevalent in foods in the healthiest communities. Theirs is the only pharmaceutical grade, all-natural vitamin K2 supplement with published safety studies. Like the probiotic, this supplement is gluten, dairy, soy, nut, and GMO-free. Check out both at Thrive Probiotics.

                          This podcast is brought to you by Spar, a cool new app I found that lets you gamify behavior change to make you more likely to stick to it and here’s what I mean. You download the app for free and create an account then you can join or create a challenge to help you do anything from going for a walk every day, doing 20 push-ups each day or even reading for a certain amount of time each day. To make it fun, you can challenge friends to join you and you check in each day via video to prove that you did it. If you miss a day of the challenge you get charged a penalty and the winner takes the whole pot so you can actually win some serious cash while getting better at a habit you want to get better at anyway. People are using this from anything from flossing their teeth to reading each day or exercising or going to bed by 10 pm. If you want to check it out, just download the Spar app from the App store and jump in.

                          ]]> How to Be Green Enough and Avoid the Worst Offenders In Your Home with Leah Segedie

                          We’ve talked a lot about how to avoid chemicals at home and basically how to make home a safer place for our kids and families. It’s a worthy goal but it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it starts to sound like everything from air to water to candles to carpet is dangerous.

                          That’s why I love Leah Segedie, my guest today and author of the book Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier — All Without Driving Your Family Crazy. That title is right on the money and something all of us moms are trying to do.

                          Leah is a food activist and the founder of the Mamavation Community, which teaches moms like us healthy living practices to combat disease starting in the home. Her ultimate goal is to make healthy living easy to put into practice, without living in a bubble or spending thousands on expensive products. She’s always a blast to talk to and I’m looking forward to comparing notes!

                          Episode Highlights: Green Enough With Leah Segedie

                          • the biggest source of hormone-disrupting BPA and how to avoid it (p.s. it’s not canned goods)
                          • three basic things to avoid inside your home, period
                          • the no-cost way to reduce chemical exposure inside your home
                          • how to find balance in the quest to have a healthy family
                          • the ways fire retardants cause damage rather than prevent it
                          • which plastics are the least harmful, and which to always avoid
                          • why you should throw out every kitchen utensil made with black plastic
                          • the places phthalates are hiding in your home
                          • problems with tampons (and what to use instead)
                          • and more!

                          Resources We Mention

                          • Mamavation.com
                          • Sign Leah’s petition asking Target to switch to safe receipts
                          • Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier–All Without Driving Your Family Crazy! by Leah Segedie
                          • Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?–A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn
                          • Best dryer sheets: Eco Pure (reusable) or Grab Green
                          • Best laundry detergents: Attitude, BioClean, Charlie’s Soap, Eco Nuts, Eco-Me, Grab Green, and Molly Suds
                          • Menstrual cups:

                            We’ve talked a lot about how to avoid chemicals at home and basically how to make home a safer place for our kids and families. It’s a worthy goal but it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it starts to sound like everything from air to water to candles to carpet is dangerous.

                            That’s why I love Leah Segedie, my guest today and author of the book Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier — All Without Driving Your Family Crazy. That title is right on the money and something all of us moms are trying to do.

                            Leah is a food activist and the founder of the Mamavation Community, which teaches moms like us healthy living practices to combat disease starting in the home. Her ultimate goal is to make healthy living easy to put into practice, without living in a bubble or spending thousands on expensive products. She’s always a blast to talk to and I’m looking forward to comparing notes!

                            Episode Highlights: Green Enough With Leah Segedie

                            • the biggest source of hormone-disrupting BPA and how to avoid it (p.s. it’s not canned goods)
                            • three basic things to avoid inside your home, period
                            • the no-cost way to reduce chemical exposure inside your home
                            • how to find balance in the quest to have a healthy family
                            • the ways fire retardants cause damage rather than prevent it
                            • which plastics are the least harmful, and which to always avoid
                            • why you should throw out every kitchen utensil made with black plastic
                            • the places phthalates are hiding in your home
                            • problems with tampons (and what to use instead)
                            • and more!

                            Resources We Mention

                            • Mamavation.com
                            • Sign Leah’s petition asking Target to switch to safe receipts
                            • Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier–All Without Driving Your Family Crazy! by Leah Segedie
                            • Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?–A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn
                            • Best dryer sheets: Eco Pure (reusable) or Grab Green
                            • Best laundry detergents: Attitude, BioClean, Charlie’s Soap, Eco Nuts, Eco-Me, Grab Green, and Molly Suds
                            • Menstrual cups: clean No no no 00:58:31 Katie Wells 197: The Opposite of Being Spoiled: Raising Financially Responsible Kids With Ron Lieber https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/ron-lieber/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:00:09 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395685 The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Financially Responsible Kids with Ron Lieber

                              Today’s guest isn’t an expert on health… unless you’re talking about financial health! Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times since 2008. He also a dad, and wrote some incredible best-selling books about teaching kids to manage money and plan for their financial future. I especially love his book The Opposite of Spoiled and think it’s such a needed message for kids today.

                              Second to the birds and the bees conversation, this is probably one of the toughest topics for parents to address with their children. Today Ron gives guidance on when and how to start talking to your kids about money, and his approach makes so much sense as our kids prepare for adulthood in a fast-changing world.

                              Episode Highlights With Ron Lieber

                              • why so many parents feel uncomfortable teaching their kids about money
                              • what can happen if you put off the conversation for too long
                              • the reason to let your kids make financial mistakes… & why it’s so good for them
                              • why keeping kids in the dark about family finances may actually make them more anxious
                              • ways to help kids learn the difference between needs and wants (not a bad thing for us to learn either!)
                              • why today’s kids are more likely than ever to be unprepared for adulthood
                              • strategies for knowing when and how your child is ready for the big plunge: a phone and a car
                              • what our family will make our kids do before they can drive a car
                              • Ron Lieber’s thoughts on saving for college… it might surprise you!
                              • why it’s never too late to start talking about money as a family

                              Resources We Mention

                              Books by Ron Lieber

                              Ron Lieber Quotables

                              “College is wasted on 18-year-olds. You should go do something else in the world for a year or two. You should start a business, you should serve your country, in some way, shape, or form. You should work and then take the money to travel or do something to support your family or volunteer work, you know, all sorts of things. You should go and get some experience out in the world that you can bring back to bear on your undergraduate education and I hope that everybody out there who’s listening, who thinks they have, you know, college-bound kids on their hands, will consider the possibility of a gap year.”

                              More From Wellness Mama

                              Do you talk to your kids about money? What’s worked well for your family? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

                              Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

                              This podcast is sponsored by Desert Farms Camel milk. Have you ever heard of camel milk? Or ever tried it? I found some fascinating studies about camel milk a few years ago and had to try it. I found Desert Farms, which is the highest quality camel milk source available, and ordered a box. Here’s why camel milk is unique: according to the studies, it has some unique immune supporting properties that make it potentially beneficial for those with autoimmune disease and it can often be tolerated by those who don’t do well with traditional dairy. I love that Desert Farms raises happy camels in a sustainable way and really cares about the quality of the milk and the health of their camels. Right now, they’re offering Wellness Mama listeners 4 free extra bottles for life with any subscription. Go to wellnessmama.com/go/camel-milk/ to grab the free bottles or find out more.

                              This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. There’s so much I love about this company, but I’ll try to just share a few of my top favorite reasons. For their founder, Tero, foraging and growing local foods is a passion that goes back generations as he is a 13th-generation farmer from Finland, where they do things a little bit differently. He found a way to incorporate highly beneficial superfood mushrooms into everyday beverages like coffee, matcha, and elixirs so we can all sip them and get the many benefits. For instance, did you know that one serving of chaga mushrooms contains as much antioxidants as 30 pounds of carrots and that chaga mushrooms are considered the most antioxidant-rich food on earth gram for gram? Four Sigmatic coffee is my go-to on coffee days since it has beneficial lion’s mane or cordyceps mushrooms for an extra brain boost without the jitters. I consume one of their coffees or elixirs every day. I also often end the day with their reishi elixir which helps promote restful sleep. Check out their full range of products and grab a 15% discount at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama with the code wellnessmama.

                              ]]> The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Financially Responsible Kids with Ron Lieber

                              Today’s guest isn’t an expert on health… unless you’re talking about financial health! Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times since 2008. He also a dad, and wrote some incredible best-selling books about teaching kids to manage money and plan for their financial future. I especially love his book The Opposite of Spoiled and think it’s such a needed message for kids today.

                              Second to the birds and the bees conversation, this is probably one of the toughest topics for parents to address with their children. Today Ron gives guidance on when and how to start talking to your kids about money, and his approach makes so much sense as our kids prepare for adulthood in a fast-changing world.

                              Episode Highlights With Ron Lieber

                              • why so many parents feel uncomfortable teaching their kids about money
                              • what can happen if you put off the conversation for too long
                              • the reason to let your kids make financial mistakes… & why it’s so good for them
                              • why keeping kids in the dark about family finances may actually make them more anxious
                              • ways to help kids learn the difference between needs and wants (not a bad thing for us to learn either!)
                              • why today’s kids are more likely than ever to be unprepared for adulthood
                              • strategies for knowing when and how your child is ready for the big plunge: a phone and a car
                              • what our family will make our kids do before they can drive a car
                              • Ron Lieber’s thoughts on saving for college… it might surprise you!
                              • why it’s never too late to start talking about money as a family

                              Resources We Mention

                              Books by Ron Lieber

                              Ron Lieber Quotables

                              “College is wasted on 18-year-olds. You should go do something else in the world for a year or two. You should start a business, you should serve your country, in some way, shape, or form. You should work and then take the money to travel or do something to support your family or volunteer work, you know, all sorts of things. You should go and get some experience out in the world that you can bring back to bear on your undergraduate education and I hope that everybody out there who’s listening, who thinks they have, you know, college-bound kids on their hands, wil]]> The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Financially Responsible Kids with Ron Lieber

                              Today’s guest isn’t an expert on health… unless you’re talking about financial health! Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times since 2008. He also a dad, and wrote some incredible best-selling books about teaching kids to manage money and plan for their financial future. I especially love his book The Opposite of Spoiled and think it’s such a needed message for kids today.

                              Second to the birds and the bees conversation, this is probably one of the toughest topics for parents to address with their children. Today Ron gives guidance on when and how to start talking to your kids about money, and his approach makes so much sense as our kids prepare for adulthood in a fast-changing world.

                              Episode Highlights With Ron Lieber

                              • why so many parents feel uncomfortable teaching their kids about money
                              • what can happen if you put off the conversation for too long
                              • the reason to let your kids make financial mistakes… & why it’s so good for them
                              • why keeping kids in the dark about family finances may actually make them more anxious
                              • ways to help kids learn the difference between needs and wants (not a bad thing for us to learn either!)
                              • why today’s kids are more likely than ever to be unprepared for adulthood
                              • strategies for knowing when and how your child is ready for the big plunge: a phone and a car
                              • what our family will make our kids do before they can drive a car
                              • Ron Lieber’s thoughts on saving for college… it might surprise you!
                              • why it’s never too late to start talking about money as a family

                              Resources We Mention

                              Books by Ron Lieber

                              Ron Lieber Quotables

                              “College is wasted on 18-year-olds. You should go do something else in the world for a year or two. You should start a business, you should serve your country, in some way, shape, or form. You should work and then take the money to travel or do something to support your family or volunteer work, you know, all sorts of things. You should go and get some experience out in the world that you can bring back to bear on your undergraduate education and I hope that everybody out there who’s listening, who thinks they have, you know, college-bound kids on their hands, wil]]> clean No no no 00:52:24 Katie Wells 196: How the Modern World Is Changing Our Hormones (& How to Create a Balance Plan) https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/balance-plan/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:00:48 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395620 How the Modern World is Changing Our Hormones (& How to Create a Balance Plan)

                              As women and moms, I’m not sure we can ever get enough information about our hormones and how they work. Today I’m here with Angelique Panagos, a registered nutritional therapist and the author of a book I read recently called The Balance Plan. It stood out to me as a life-changing book and a message you all would want to hear.

                              Angelique specializes in hormone health, stress management, weight management, and digestive wellness. I love her philosophy that food affects every cell in our bodies (even our thoughts!) and I can’t wait to dive in deep in this conversation today.

                              Episode Highlights: How to Make a Hormone Balance Plan

                              • the incredible effect stress has on hormones, weight, mood, and overall health
                              • best foods to eat for hormone balance (and the foods that trip us up)
                              • what gaining weight around the middle tells you about your health
                              • how technology is separating us from true community
                              • why sugar is a hormone deregulator and how to kick the habit
                              • whether keto is good for hormones (and women in general)
                              • important information periods tell us about our health
                              • what to do if you get a PCOS or endometriosis diagnosis
                              • and more!

                              Resources We Mention

                              Angelique Panagos Quotables

                              “We’re going to beds with our iPads, our laptops, our devices instead of our partners and we’re staring at this blue light and that in itself is having a negative effect on hormonal health and on our cortisol balance again, so that stress hormone balance. If we start looking at all these different factors, throw in the lack of movement and lack of exercise as well, what it’s creating is this perfect storm, this perfect hormonal storm.”

                              “Your genes load the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger.”

                              More From Wellness Mama

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

                              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

                              This episode is sponsored by Joovv, the only red-light therapy I have and use every day. So red-light therapy, also called photobiomodulation, is supported by a robust amount of clinical literature. And it’s said to help with everything from enhanced muscle recovery to reduced joint pain. I have personally been using the Joovv and I’ve seen noticeable improvement sin my skin health and thyroid function, which is another thing it’s clinically studied to help with. It also helps prevent hair loss, including after when my daughter was born a couple of years ago. And the Joovv light uses a unique combination of red light and near infrared light to accomplish these variety of benefits. The easiest way I can explain it is that it gives your mitochondria a jump start, so when you improve your cellular health you improve your overall health. And it’s truly one of the easiest things I can do for my health each day and it’s a part of my morning routine. Joovv is also third-party tested and FDA approved so that you know that it works. And you can check out the many benefits by going to joovv.com/wellnessmama and they’ll give you a special gift with any purchase just for being a Wellness Mama podcast listener.

                              This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. If you’ve never ordered from Thrive Market, you are missing out! I’ve been involved with them and been a fan since they very first opened a few years ago and have literally saved thousands of dollars in groceries since that time by using Thrive to order a lot of our non-perishable staples in bulk! My kids love things like their Thrive Market brand plantain chips, which they often eat topped with homemade guacamole, or their grain-free granola that is great on top of some homemade yogurt for breakfast. I also love to stock up on pantry staples like spices, condiments, and bulk ingredients for baking and cooking. Just for being a Wellness Mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30 day membership to try it out. Check out Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie

                              ]]> How the Modern World is Changing Our Hormones (& How to Create a Balance Plan)

                              As women and moms, I’m not sure we can ever get enough information about our hormones and how they work. Today I’m here with Angelique Panagos, a registered nutritional therapist and the author of a book I read recently called The Balance Plan. It stood out to me as a life-changing book and a message you all would want to hear.

                              Angelique specializes in hormone health, stress management, weight management, and digestive wellness. I love her philosophy that food affects every cell in our bodies (even our thoughts!) and I can’t wait to dive in deep in this conversation today.

                              Episode Highlights: How to Make a Hormone Balance Plan

                              • the incredible effect stress has on hormones, weight, mood, and overall health
                              • best foods to eat for hormone balance (and the foods that trip us up)
                              • what gaining weight around the middle tells you about your health
                              • how technology is separating us from true community
                              • why sugar is a hormone deregulator and how to kick the habit
                              • whether keto is good for hormones (and women in general)
                              • important information periods tell us about our health
                              • what to do if you get a PCOS or endometriosis diagnosis
                              • and more!

                              Resources We Mention

                              Angelique Panagos Quotables

                              “We’re going to beds with our iPads, our laptops, our devices instead of our partners and we’re staring at this blue light and that in itself is having a negative effect on hormonal health and on our cortisol balance again, so that stress hormone balance. If we start looking at all these different factors, throw in the lack of movement and lack of exercise as well, what it’s creating is this perfect storm, this perfect hormonal storm.”

                              “Your genes load the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger.”

                              More From Wellness Mama

                              • 79: Using Naturopathic Medicine to Beat Hormone Imbalance & Nutrient Deficiencies
                              • 80: What Your Monthly Cycle Reveals About Your Hormones With Alisa Vitti
                              • 89: Why Sleep Is More Important Than Diet and Exercise Combined with Shawn Stevenson
                              • 90: A Mind Of Your Own: Tackling Mental Illness and Fixing Hormones with Dr. Kelly Brogan
                              • As women and moms, I’m not sure we can ever get enough information about our hormones and how they work. Today I’m here with Angelique Panagos, a registered nutritional therapist and the author of a book I read recently called The Balance Plan. It stood out to me as a life-changing book and a message you all would want to hear.

                                Angelique specializes in hormone health, stress management, weight management, and digestive wellness. I love her philosophy that food affects every cell in our bodies (even our thoughts!) and I can’t wait to dive in deep in this conversation today.

                                Episode Highlights: How to Make a Hormone Balance Plan

                                • the incredible effect stress has on hormones, weight, mood, and overall health
                                • best foods to eat for hormone balance (and the foods that trip us up)
                                • what gaining weight around the middle tells you about your health
                                • how technology is separating us from true community
                                • why sugar is a hormone deregulator and how to kick the habit
                                • whether keto is good for hormones (and women in general)
                                • important information periods tell us about our health
                                • what to do if you get a PCOS or endometriosis diagnosis
                                • and more!

                                Resources We Mention

                                Angelique Panagos Quotables

                                “We’re going to beds with our iPads, our laptops, our devices instead of our partners and we’re staring at this blue light and that in itself is having a negative effect on hormonal health and on our cortisol balance again, so that stress hormone balance. If we start looking at all these different factors, throw in the lack of movement and lack of exercise as well, what it’s creating is this perfect storm, this perfect hormonal storm.”

                                “Your genes load the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger.”

                                More From Wellness Mama

                                • 79: Using Naturopathic Medicine to Beat Hormone Imbalance & Nutrient Deficiencies
                                • 80: What Your Monthly Cycle Reveals About Your Hormones With Alisa Vitti
                                • 89: Why Sleep Is More Important Than Diet and Exercise Combined with Shawn Stevenson
                                • 90: A Mind Of Your Own: Tackling Mental Illness and Fixing Hormones with Dr. Kelly Brogan
                                • clean No no no 00:59:22 Katie Wells 195: Saunacast: a Huge Announcement from Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/mommypotamus/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:38:54 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395586 Saunacast: A Huge Announcement From Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama

                                  If you know me, you probably know my friend Heather of Mommypotamus. We’re known for hanging out in the sauna together (usually over a glass of wine), talking about all of the highs and lows of blogging, parenting, building community, and life with kids.

                                  I always joke that Heather and I think so much alike we must share a brain. Well, we’ve hatched an idea together and today we plan to share it with all of you!

                                  We can’t wait to hear what you think and hope you’ll be as excited as we are!

                                  Episode Highlights With Mommypotamus

                                  • thoughts about the way we were raised… and what we want to pass on to our kids
                                  • our favorite books that have helped shape our parenting and life goals
                                  • the reason academic success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
                                  • how we found out failure isn’t something to fear
                                  • our view on cell phones and kids (maybe not the most popular)
                                  • the highs and lows of blogging, and what we’ve learned since this all began
                                  • why being vulnerable is hard but worth it
                                  • how we’re navigating big life changes… and what we’re finding out as we go
                                  • AND one very big announcement we’ve been dying to share with you!

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Our Favorite Books

                                  More From Wellness Mama & Mommypotamus

                                  So… what do you think?! Are two Wellness Mamas better than one? What would you like to see us do next? We would love to hear your ideas! Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

                                  Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

                                  This podcast is brought to you by Rael, the new organic and natural feminine care brand that is completely redefining the world of menstrual products. Their three female founders came together after experiencing a lack of healthy and functional period pads and liners available most places. During their research, they found that pads and liners manufactured and sold by big drugstore brands were actually often made with extremely toxic ingredients like acetone, Styrofoam, and other carcinogens that you don’t want on your skin and especially not in a delicate place! They founded Rael, a company on a mission to give women safe and healthy alternatives that don’t sacrifice comfort or performance. Their pads and liners are sustainably made with 100% organic cotton, and they’ve become an Amazon Bestseller just a few months post-launch. They’ve since expanded their collection with biodegradable tampons, natural cleansers and wipes, menstrual underwear, and even a Period Beauty line featuring facial masks and acne patches designed specifically to alleviate hormonal skin issues. They’re excited to offer Wellness Mama listeners an exclusive discount to experience the difference firsthand: visit GetRael.com to learn more and enjoy 15% off your first purchase with code WELLNESSMAMA.

                                  This podcast is sponsored by Thrive Market. Thrive is my source for many organic and natural foods on a budget. They carry many of my favorite brands like Primal Kitchen, Kettle and Fire, Mary’s Gone Crackers, and Simple Mills at a big discount. But my favorite thing is their line of Thrive Market brand products which are amazing quality and at a big discount off of name brands. Our family always stocks up on things like almond butter, coconut aminos, canned tuna and sardines, avocado oil mayo, raisins, nuts, grain free granola, spices, pasta sauce, chia seeds and all of our other pantry staples. Thanks to Thrive, we save money and always have what we need on hand. Just for being a Wellness Mama Podcast listener (thank you for that!), you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30-day membership to Thrive Market at Thrivemarket.com/Katie

                                  ]]> Saunacast: A Huge Announcement From Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama

                                  If you know me, you probably know my friend Heather of Mommypotamus. We’re known for hanging out in the sauna together (usually over a glass of wine), talking about all of the highs and lows of blogging, parenting, building community, and life with kids.

                                  I always joke that Heather and I think so much alike we must share a brain. Well, we’ve hatched an idea together and today we plan to share it with all of you!

                                  We can’t wait to hear what you think and hope you’ll be as excited as we are!

                                  Episode Highlights With Mommypotamus

                                  • thoughts about the way we were raised… and what we want to pass on to our kids
                                  • our favorite books that have helped shape our parenting and life goals
                                  • the reason academic success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
                                  • how we found out failure isn’t something to fear
                                  • our view on cell phones and kids (maybe not the most popular)
                                  • the highs and lows of blogging, and what we’ve learned since this all began
                                  • why being vulnerable is hard but worth it
                                  • how we’re navigating big life changes… and what we’re finding out as we go
                                  • AND one very big announcement we’ve been dying to share with you!

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Our Favorite Books

                                  More From Wellness Mama & Mommypotamus

                                  • 167: Lessons We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines
                                  • 191: Understanding How Gaming Disorder & Gaming Addiction Are Affecting Our Kids
                                  • 193: How to Protect You]]> Saunacast: A Huge Announcement From Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama

                                    If you know me, you probably know my friend Heather of Mommypotamus. We’re known for hanging out in the sauna together (usually over a glass of wine), talking about all of the highs and lows of blogging, parenting, building community, and life with kids.

                                    I always joke that Heather and I think so much alike we must share a brain. Well, we’ve hatched an idea together and today we plan to share it with all of you!

                                    We can’t wait to hear what you think and hope you’ll be as excited as we are!

                                    Episode Highlights With Mommypotamus

                                    • thoughts about the way we were raised… and what we want to pass on to our kids
                                    • our favorite books that have helped shape our parenting and life goals
                                    • the reason academic success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
                                    • how we found out failure isn’t something to fear
                                    • our view on cell phones and kids (maybe not the most popular)
                                    • the highs and lows of blogging, and what we’ve learned since this all began
                                    • why being vulnerable is hard but worth it
                                    • how we’re navigating big life changes… and what we’re finding out as we go
                                    • AND one very big announcement we’ve been dying to share with you!

                                    Resources We Mention

                                    Our Favorite Books

                                    More From Wellness Mama & Mommypotamus

                                    • 167: Lessons We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines
                                    • 191: Understanding How Gaming Disorder & Gaming Addiction Are Affecting Our Kids
                                    • 193: How to Protect You]]> clean No no no 00:54:14 Katie Wells 194: Longevity, Autoimmunity, & Plant-Based Diets With Nora Gedgaudas https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/nora-gedgaudas/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:00:20 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395495 Longevity, Autoimmunity and Plant Based Diets with Nora Gedgaudas

                                      I could not be more excited about today’s conversation and today’s guest because I am here with Nora Gedgaudas who is by and large one of the early leaders in the ancestral health and healthy living movement. Her work is brilliant and she is one of the best researchers I know.

                                      Here’s just a short intro to her long list of accomplishments: Nora Gedgaudas is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience solving the toughest health cases. She’s a world-recognized authority on ketogenic diets, ancestrally based nutrition, and has best-selling books including Primal Body, Primal Mind, Rethinking Fatigue, and her newest book, Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, and Super-Power Your Brain and Save Your Life With a High Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet. (That’s a mouthful!)

                                      Nora offers a Primalgenic health certification program, one of the best out there, called Primal Restoration. It’s a unique and invaluable source of unique cutting-edge information. If you can’t tell, I really respect her research and I’ll link to as much of it as possible in the resources below.

                                      Let’s get into it!

                                      Episode Highlights With Nora Gedgaudas

                                      • how Nora’s health career came out of her personal fight against chronic depression
                                      • why she resists the labels “paleo” and “ketogenic” and came up with a new approach
                                      • how much protein we really need and why we shouldn’t eat too much
                                      • the reason our diet should be high in vegetables by volume and fat by calories
                                      • why the vast majority of people with autoimmune disease may never know it
                                      • the new metabolic pathway science just discovered and what it could explain about cancer growth
                                      • how gluten sensitivity may not be something you can heal (sad)
                                      • “oral tolerance” — what it is and how it’s just as important as healing your gut
                                      • the surprising reason we actually don’t need dietary carbohydrates
                                      • if women can handle a keto diet for the long-term
                                      • Nora’s take on longevity (it’s fascinating!)
                                      • so much more!

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      Books by Nora Gedgaudas

                                      Episode Quotables From Nora Gedgaudas

                                      “And I’ve grown very weary of trying to fit myself like a square peg into a round hole, into either the so-called paleo thing or the so-called ketogenic thing, there’s a lot going on that I have a really hard time with. So what I’ve done is I’ve kind of decided to sort of set up my own terminology, something that divests itself a little bit of the stigmas and baggage associated with these other highly commercialized terms now, and I referred to it as ‘Primalgenic.'”

                                      “Fat is naturally meant to be our primary source of fuel as a species in the form of free fatty acids and ketones. Glucose instead is meant to serve strictly an auxiliary or secondary role.”

                                      “I believe we’re living in a more hostile environment that anything our prehistoric ancestors could wrap themselves around. But what’s most threatening to us today are those things that are actually invisible to us, and we’re not wired for that.”

                                      More From Wellness Mama

                                      Are you a paleo or ketogenic diet fan? What differences has your diet made in your life? 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!

                                      Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

                                      This episode is brought to you by Furo Health, where I recently bought a cold therapy tub and I’m absolutely loving it. We saved up and prioritized this for our home because of the many benefits of cold therapy and now we can sit in 42-58 degree water anytime we want to get the benefits. Athletes have been using cold therapy for faster recovery for years, but it has many other benefits as well, including increased circulation and lymphatic flow, immune system boost and increased focus. A 2007 study even found that cold water exposure can help alleviate depression symptoms, and if used on a routine basis, may be more beneficial than prescription medications in lifting moods. The reason is due to the stimulation of the dopaminergic transmission in the mesocorticolimbic and nigrostriatal pathway. In other words, cold water triggers an increase in mood boosting neurotransmitters and you feel happy. Ever jumped into cold water and immediately laughed outloud? That’s part of the reason why. You can check out the tub we bought and use daily at furohealth.com

                                      This podcast is brought to you by Spar, a cool new app I found that lets you gamify behavior change to make you more likely to stick to it and here’s what I mean. You download the app for free and create an account then you can join or create a challenge to help you do anything from going for a walk every day, doing 20 push-ups each day or even reading for a certain amount of time each day. To make it fun, you can challenge friends to join you and you check in each day via video to prove that you did it. If you miss a day of the challenge you get charged a penalty and the winner takes the whole pot so you can actually win some serious cash while getting better at a habit you want to get better at anyway. People are using this from anything from flossing their teeth to reading each day or exercising or going to bed by 10pm. If you want to check it out, just download the Spar app from the App store and jump in.

                                      ]]> Longevity, Autoimmunity and Plant Based Diets with Nora Gedgaudas

                                      I could not be more excited about today’s conversation and today’s guest because I am here with Nora Gedgaudas who is by and large one of the early leaders in the ancestral health and healthy living movement. Her work is brilliant and she is one of the best researchers I know.

                                      Here’s just a short intro to her long list of accomplishments: Nora Gedgaudas is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience solving the toughest health cases. She’s a world-recognized authority on ketogenic diets, ancestrally based nutrition, and has best-selling books including Primal Body, Primal Mind, Rethinking Fatigue, and her newest book, Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, and Super-Power Your Brain and Save Your Life With a High Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet. (That’s a mouthful!)

                                      Nora offers a Primalgenic health certification program, one of the best out there, called Primal Restoration. It’s a unique and invaluable source of unique cutting-edge information. If you can’t tell, I really respect her research and I’ll link to as much of it as possible in the resources below.

                                      Let’s get into it!

                                      Episode Highlights With Nora Gedgaudas

                                      • how Nora’s health career came out of her personal fight against chronic depression
                                      • why she resists the labels “paleo” and “ketogenic” and came up with a new approach
                                      • how much protein we really need and why we shouldn’t eat too much
                                      • the reason our diet should be high in vegetables by volume and fat by calories
                                      • why the vast majority of people with autoimmune disease may never know it
                                      • the new metabolic pathway science just discovered and what it could explain about cancer growth
                                      • how gluten sensitivity may not be something you can heal (sad)
                                      • “oral tolerance” — what it is and how it’s just as important as healing your gut
                                      • the surprising reason we actually don’t need dietary carbohydrates
                                      • if women can handle a keto diet for the long-term
                                      • Nora’s take on longevity (it’s fascinating!)
                                      • so much more!

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      Books by Nora Gedgaudas

                                      • Primal Fat Burner
                                      • Primal Body, Primal Mind
                                      • I could not be more excited about today’s conversation and today’s guest because I am here with Nora Gedgaudas who is by and large one of the early leaders in the ancestral health and healthy living movement. Her work is brilliant and she is one of the best researchers I know.

                                        Here’s just a short intro to her long list of accomplishments: Nora Gedgaudas is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience solving the toughest health cases. She’s a world-recognized authority on ketogenic diets, ancestrally based nutrition, and has best-selling books including Primal Body, Primal Mind, Rethinking Fatigue, and her newest book, Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, and Super-Power Your Brain and Save Your Life With a High Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet. (That’s a mouthful!)

                                        Nora offers a Primalgenic health certification program, one of the best out there, called Primal Restoration. It’s a unique and invaluable source of unique cutting-edge information. If you can’t tell, I really respect her research and I’ll link to as much of it as possible in the resources below.

                                        Let’s get into it!

                                        Episode Highlights With Nora Gedgaudas

                                        • how Nora’s health career came out of her personal fight against chronic depression
                                        • why she resists the labels “paleo” and “ketogenic” and came up with a new approach
                                        • how much protein we really need and why we shouldn’t eat too much
                                        • the reason our diet should be high in vegetables by volume and fat by calories
                                        • why the vast majority of people with autoimmune disease may never know it
                                        • the new metabolic pathway science just discovered and what it could explain about cancer growth
                                        • how gluten sensitivity may not be something you can heal (sad)
                                        • “oral tolerance” — what it is and how it’s just as important as healing your gut
                                        • the surprising reason we actually don’t need dietary carbohydrates
                                        • if women can handle a keto diet for the long-term
                                        • Nora’s take on longevity (it’s fascinating!)
                                        • so much more!

                                        Resources We Mention

                                        Books by Nora Gedgaudas

                                        • Primal Fat Burner
                                        • Primal Body, Primal Mind
                                        • clean No no no 01:05:13 Katie Wells 193: How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/5g/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:00:27 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395354 How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs

                                          The controversy surrounding EMFs never seems to end, and with good reason. The technology is changing quickly with the rise of 5G and wireless technology being in everything from your car to your fridge. The truth is, we don’t know the health effects of this technology and won’t fully know for years.

                                          We’ve tackled this topic a few times on the podcast and the blog, but today we’ll get an update from EMF expert Daniel DeBaun of DefenderShield on new developments.

                                          Episode Highlights: The Advent of 5G

                                          • what non-ionizing radiation is and why we need to be cautious of it
                                          • what’s coming with 5G and why it is a big deal
                                          • the surprising difference between 3G, 4G, and 5G
                                          • why 5 G represents a much bigger jump than previous generations
                                          • how the EMF controversy can be related to trans fats
                                          • how our current safety standards for cell phones was set 35 years ago (and needs an update)
                                          • why kids are more vulnerable to the effects of EMFs than adults
                                          • why women are more electrosensitive than men
                                          • the effect of blue light from screens on circadian rhythm and sleep
                                          • what studies show about EMFs, laptops, and sperm
                                          • practical modifications you can make to your home and devices to make them safer
                                          • and more!

                                          Resources We Mention

                                          More From Wellness Mama

                                          Are you concerned about EMFs? What do you do in your home?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!

                                          Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

                                          This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market – my go to place for real food online. The concept is simple – Thrive is like an online Costco meets Whole Foods for non perishables. They offer foods at a discount so you can get them at wholesale prices with membership and also have a line of many of their own organic and natural products at amazing prices. For instance, I place a big order once a month and stock up on pantry staples like coconut aminos, canned fish like sardines and tuna, condiments, nuts, flours, baking ingredients, spices and nutrient dense snack foods. Just for being a Wellness Mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30 day membership to Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie

                                          This episode is brought to you by SteadyMD, a personalized primary care doctor platform online. Instead of impersonal visits with an on-call urgent care doctor or specialist, I now have 24/7 access to my doctor who knows my history whenever I need him. He knows I prefer to avoid antibiotics whenever possible, that I take the natural approach whenever possible and that I have thyroid disease. When I text or video chat because my kid got hurt and might need stitches, he knows my child’s name and her medical history. It’s truly like having an old school country medicine doctor who comes to your home, but with the convenience of text and Face Time. Like any doctor, these doctors can prescribe medicine, order labs and oversee specific health conditions like thyroid problems, or diabetes and autoimmunue disease. But unlike other doctors, you don’t have to sit in their office or be around a room full of sick people to get questions answered. And I don’t have to take any time away from my kids or work since I can video chat with my doc from home. I truly feel this is the future of healthcare and I’m loving it! Each of their docs can only take a limited number of patients (about 14 or 1/3 of a normal doc) so they have more time for each person, so check them out and learn more at steadymd.com/wm

                                          ]]> How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs

                                          The controversy surrounding EMFs never seems to end, and with good reason. The technology is changing quickly with the rise of 5G and wireless technology being in everything from your car to your fridge. The truth is, we don’t know the health effects of this technology and won’t fully know for years.

                                          We’ve tackled this topic a few times on the podcast and the blog, but today we’ll get an update from EMF expert Daniel DeBaun of DefenderShield on new developments.

                                          Episode Highlights: The Advent of 5G

                                          • what non-ionizing radiation is and why we need to be cautious of it
                                          • what’s coming with 5G and why it is a big deal
                                          • the surprising difference between 3G, 4G, and 5G
                                          • why 5 G represents a much bigger jump than previous generations
                                          • how the EMF controversy can be related to trans fats
                                          • how our current safety standards for cell phones was set 35 years ago (and needs an update)
                                          • why kids are more vulnerable to the effects of EMFs than adults
                                          • why women are more electrosensitive than men
                                          • the effect of blue light from screens on circadian rhythm and sleep
                                          • what studies show about EMFs, laptops, and sperm
                                          • practical modifications you can make to your home and devices to make them safer
                                          • and more!

                                          Resources We Mention

                                          More From Wellness Mama

                                          • 73: The Truth About EMFs, WiFi, and Radiation (+ How to Avoid Them!)
                                          • 120: A Real-Life Approach to Reducing EMFs with Dr. Libby Darnell
                                          • 154: Understanding and Mitigating EMFs in the Home With Peter Sierck From EMFRF
                                          • 178: A Pediatrician Explains How EMFs Are Dramatically Affecting Our Children With EMF Kill Switch
                                          • How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs

                                            The controversy surrounding EMFs never seems to end, and with good reason. The technology is changing quickly with the rise of 5G and wireless technology being in everything from your car to your fridge. The truth is, we don’t know the health effects of this technology and won’t fully know for years.

                                            We’ve tackled this topic a few times on the podcast and the blog, but today we’ll get an update from EMF expert Daniel DeBaun of DefenderShield on new developments.

                                            Episode Highlights: The Advent of 5G

                                            • what non-ionizing radiation is and why we need to be cautious of it
                                            • what’s coming with 5G and why it is a big deal
                                            • the surprising difference between 3G, 4G, and 5G
                                            • why 5 G represents a much bigger jump than previous generations
                                            • how the EMF controversy can be related to trans fats
                                            • how our current safety standards for cell phones was set 35 years ago (and needs an update)
                                            • why kids are more vulnerable to the effects of EMFs than adults
                                            • why women are more electrosensitive than men
                                            • the effect of blue light from screens on circadian rhythm and sleep
                                            • what studies show about EMFs, laptops, and sperm
                                            • practical modifications you can make to your home and devices to make them safer
                                            • and more!

                                            Resources We Mention

                                            More From Wellness Mama

                                            • 73: The Truth About EMFs, WiFi, and Radiation (+ How to Avoid Them!)
                                            • 120: A Real-Life Approach to Reducing EMFs with Dr. Libby Darnell
                                            • 154: Understanding and Mitigating EMFs in the Home With Peter Sierck From EMFRF
                                            • 178: A Pediatrician Explains How EMFs Are Dramatically Affecting Our Children With EMF Kill Switch
                                            • clean No no no 00:57:12 Katie Wells 192: How to Avoid Rushing Woman Syndrome & Balance Hormones With Dr. Sonya Jensen https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/sonya-jensen/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:00:40 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395281 How to Avoid Rushing Woman Syndrome and Balance Hormones With Dr. Sonya Jensen

                                              Do you ever feel stressed about trying not to be stressed? I’m sure we’ve all been there, and I’m grateful we have an expert like Dr. Sonya Jensen to talk in-depth about some of the pressures (and opportunities) women face today. We’ll go deep on topics hormone balance, anxiety, detox, and how to have a healthy mindset.

                                              Dr. Sonya has done extensive work around the globe providing naturopathic maternal and pediatric health care, and her experiences confirmed her desire to help women everywhere live free and balanced lives. She now offers weekly or monthly workshops for women to support them in all aspects of life. Check out her upcoming workshops and retreats below (as well as a special discount for Wellness Mama listeners!).

                                              Episode Highlights With Dr. Sonya Jensen

                                              • what “Rushing Woman Syndrome” is and how to overcome it
                                              • what happens to your progesterone if you are stressed
                                              • the reason we need progesterone and why we feel terrible when we don’t have enough
                                              • why it is not all in your head and how to find your hormonal root causes
                                              • foods to support natural progesterone production
                                              • the link between mindset and hormones
                                              • her approach to heavy metals in the body
                                              • how children are getting heavy metal toxicity in the womb
                                              • the many reasons we are living in the most toxic time in human history
                                              • how to use nature to optimize cortisol
                                              • how a simple breath practice can help put the body into a parasympathetic state
                                              • factors we can use to optimize our children’s health from an early age

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              Episode Quotables From Dr. Sonya

                                              We are not just living for ourselves but we are living for the generations to come.

                                              I think it’s so important to show [our kids] our vulnerability and show them this side of us that we too are still learning. It makes it part of the family’s growth if you’re all growing together, and then they don’t feel so much pressure to be perfect either.

                                              One question I always tell women to ask is when a belief comes into their mind or a thought comes in, ask yourself, “Okay, who does this actually belong to? Is this mine or is it the culture? Is it social media? Is it my family?” Really ask yourself that one simple question and right away, it turns you into an observer rather than being part of that story or being attached to the story that’s coming out for you.

                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                              What were your biggest takeaways from this episode? Do you have questions for Dr. Sonya? Please ask in the comments! 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!

                                              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

                                              This episode is brought to you by Teeter. We all know that parenting can be an exhausting job, and it takes its toll on your body, especially for us Moms, from pregnancy and childbirth to the constant lifting, carrying or sitting to nurse, there’s a good reason that back pain is so common in Moms. Lately, I’ve been using inversion as a way to remedy this and I’m loving it. The Teeter inversion table I have in my house uses gravity and your own body weight to decompress the spine and release tension in the shoulders, neck and joints, where is exactly where I store tension, between working on the computer, homeschooling the kids and carrying babies all the time. It only takes a few minutes a day and it’s one of the most relaxing things I do for my health each day. The company that I chose to get my table from, called Teeter, has been the best-known name in inversion since 1981 and over 3 million people have trusted them to improve their health. Teeter has an amazing offer exclusively for you guys. For a limited time, you can get $100 off their brand new premium model, the Teeter Fitspine LX9 inversion table with upgraded features like the medical grade easy reach ankle closure, large inversion assist handles and the boarding platform base. Plus $150 worth of accessories including the new Teeter tracker, which is a wireless gage that syncs with the app for guided coaching and more. There’s a limited quantity available so don’t wait. You can save $100 today on the Teeter Fitspine LX9 at teeter.com/wellnessmama. Teeter also offers free shipping and a 60-day money back guarantee and free returns, so it’s truly risk-free to try it out. Go to teeter.com/wellnessmama

                                              This podcast is brought to you by Furo Health, a leading provider of cold plunge tubs and where I personally purchased mine. Cold therapy has a long history of benefits. In Finland, for instance, they’ve been plunging into icy lakes for centuries, but since I live in a warm climate I had to get a little creative. Now I have a cold water tub that stays at anywhere between 42 and 58 degrees, depending on what I set it, all the time. So I can get cold whenever I want. Now don’t get me wrong I used to hate the cold and I still kind of do. But I love the benefits and I’ve gotten used to being in cold water and even started to look forward to it. Cold therapy has many benefits including reducing muscle soreness, speeding recovery after exercise, increasing circulation and lymph flow, boosting skin and hair health and even boosting hormones like testosterone. Most immediately noticeably it also drastically increases my energy and focus and I find I’m so much more productive on the days that I get cold. You can check out the tub that I bought at furohealth.com. It’s super easy to install and plugs into a normal 110-volt outlet so it truly can go anywhere.

                                              ]]> How to Avoid Rushing Woman Syndrome and Balance Hormones With Dr. Sonya Jensen

                                              Do you ever feel stressed about trying not to be stressed? I’m sure we’ve all been there, and I’m grateful we have an expert like Dr. Sonya Jensen to talk in-depth about some of the pressures (and opportunities) women face today. We’ll go deep on topics hormone balance, anxiety, detox, and how to have a healthy mindset.

                                              Dr. Sonya has done extensive work around the globe providing naturopathic maternal and pediatric health care, and her experiences confirmed her desire to help women everywhere live free and balanced lives. She now offers weekly or monthly workshops for women to support them in all aspects of life. Check out her upcoming workshops and retreats below (as well as a special discount for Wellness Mama listeners!).

                                              Episode Highlights With Dr. Sonya Jensen

                                              • what “Rushing Woman Syndrome” is and how to overcome it
                                              • what happens to your progesterone if you are stressed
                                              • the reason we need progesterone and why we feel terrible when we don’t have enough
                                              • why it is not all in your head and how to find your hormonal root causes
                                              • foods to support natural progesterone production
                                              • the link between mindset and hormones
                                              • her approach to heavy metals in the body
                                              • how children are getting heavy metal toxicity in the womb
                                              • the many reasons we are living in the most toxic time in human history
                                              • how to use nature to optimize cortisol
                                              • how a simple breath practice can help put the body into a parasympathetic state
                                              • factors we can use to optimize our children’s health from an early age

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              Episode Quotables From Dr. Sonya

                                              ]]> How to Avoid Rushing Woman Syndrome and Balance Hormones With Dr. Sonya Jensen

                                              Do you ever feel stressed about trying not to be stressed? I’m sure we’ve all been there, and I’m grateful we have an expert like Dr. Sonya Jensen to talk in-depth about some of the pressures (and opportunities) women face today. We’ll go deep on topics hormone balance, anxiety, detox, and how to have a healthy mindset.

                                              Dr. Sonya has done extensive work around the globe providing naturopathic maternal and pediatric health care, and her experiences confirmed her desire to help women everywhere live free and balanced lives. She now offers weekly or monthly workshops for women to support them in all aspects of life. Check out her upcoming workshops and retreats below (as well as a special discount for Wellness Mama listeners!).

                                              Episode Highlights With Dr. Sonya Jensen

                                              • what “Rushing Woman Syndrome” is and how to overcome it
                                              • what happens to your progesterone if you are stressed
                                              • the reason we need progesterone and why we feel terrible when we don’t have enough
                                              • why it is not all in your head and how to find your hormonal root causes
                                              • foods to support natural progesterone production
                                              • the link between mindset and hormones
                                              • her approach to heavy metals in the body
                                              • how children are getting heavy metal toxicity in the womb
                                              • the many reasons we are living in the most toxic time in human history
                                              • how to use nature to optimize cortisol
                                              • how a simple breath practice can help put the body into a parasympathetic state
                                              • factors we can use to optimize our children’s health from an early age

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              Episode Quotables From Dr. Sonya

                                              ]]> clean No no no 00:52:37 Katie Wells 191: Understanding How Gaming Disorder & Gaming Addiction Are Affecting Our Kids https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/gaming-disorder/ Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:00:41 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395222 Sam Shay

                                              Are video games a fun way to unwind, or a deeper problem? My guest today is clear on his answer.

                                              Dr. Sam Shay is a chiropractor with a background in functional nutrition and testing, but he hasn’t always been as healthy as he is today. Dr. Shay walked his own journey to overcome his 25-year addiction to video games, a 15-year addiction to sugar, as well his insomnia, gut problems, and low mood.

                                              Now, Dr. Shay uses his experience and training to help those with gaming disorder unplug from their screens and plug back into their lives. Dr. Shay also coaches concerned family and friends of problem gamers on how to help support the unplugging process.

                                              Episode Highlights: Gaming Addiction

                                              • the six major reasons video games are so addictive
                                              • important signs to look for in those struggling with gaming addiction
                                              • the primal reflex in the brain that makes game addiction more likely
                                              • why the “stereotypical gamers” (teenage boys) make up only 17% of gamers today
                                              • why boredom is such a dangerous emotion, and what to do about it as a parent
                                              • an important correlation (and a major difference) between game addiction and recreational drug addiction
                                              • how the CDC definition of heavy drinking also applies to gaming disorder
                                              • the reason to remove all gaming systems from the bedroom
                                              • good guidelines to establish for healthy gaming
                                              • an important reason not to play games at night for the sake of your nervous system!
                                              • the surprising reason gaming can lead to other risky behaviors
                                              • and more

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                              Do you know someone who struggles with game addiction? What do you think of Dr. Shay’s analysis of gaming disorder? 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, a vital and unusual part of my skin care routine. Here’s the deal… most of us these days are too clean since modern hygiene can deplete beneficial bacteria on the skin. But bacteria are natural and vital to our health. Our gut needs it and our skin, our largest organ, needs it too. Mother Dirt has a mist called AO+ Mist that restores good bacteria on the skin by using their patented AOB that consumes ammonia on the skin. A fun side effect? Ammonia is the stinky part of body odor so many people, including me, find that they don’t need to use deodorant as much. I love that all of their products are gentle, use only natural ingredients and are plant based so they are safe for the whole family. You can save 20% on your first purchase at motherdirt.com/wellnessmama with code FREESHIP20.

                                              ]]> Sam Shay

                                              Are video games a fun way to unwind, or a deeper problem? My guest today is clear on his answer.

                                              Dr. Sam Shay is a chiropractor with a background in functional nutrition and testing, but he hasn’t always been as healthy as he is today. Dr. Shay walked his own journey to overcome his 25-year addiction to video games, a 15-year addiction to sugar, as well his insomnia, gut problems, and low mood.

                                              Now, Dr. Shay uses his experience and training to help those with gaming disorder unplug from their screens and plug back into their lives. Dr. Shay also coaches concerned family and friends of problem gamers on how to help support the unplugging process.

                                              Episode Highlights: Gaming Addiction

                                              • the six major reasons video games are so addictive
                                              • important signs to look for in those struggling with gaming addiction
                                              • the primal reflex in the brain that makes game addiction more likely
                                              • why the “stereotypical gamers” (teenage boys) make up only 17% of gamers today
                                              • why boredom is such a dangerous emotion, and what to do about it as a parent
                                              • an important correlation (and a major difference) between game addiction and recreational drug addiction
                                              • how the CDC definition of heavy drinking also applies to gaming disorder
                                              • the reason to remove all gaming systems from the bedroom
                                              • good guidelines to establish for healthy gaming
                                              • an important reason not to play games at night for the sake of your nervous system!
                                              • the surprising reason gaming can lead to other risky behaviors
                                              • and more

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                              Do you know someone who struggles with game addiction? What do you think of Dr. Shay’s analysis of gaming disorder? Also, please take two minutes to 

                                              Are video games a fun way to unwind, or a deeper problem? My guest today is clear on his answer.

                                              Dr. Sam Shay is a chiropractor with a background in functional nutrition and testing, but he hasn’t always been as healthy as he is today. Dr. Shay walked his own journey to overcome his 25-year addiction to video games, a 15-year addiction to sugar, as well his insomnia, gut problems, and low mood.

                                              Now, Dr. Shay uses his experience and training to help those with gaming disorder unplug from their screens and plug back into their lives. Dr. Shay also coaches concerned family and friends of problem gamers on how to help support the unplugging process.

                                              Episode Highlights: Gaming Addiction

                                              • the six major reasons video games are so addictive
                                              • important signs to look for in those struggling with gaming addiction
                                              • the primal reflex in the brain that makes game addiction more likely
                                              • why the “stereotypical gamers” (teenage boys) make up only 17% of gamers today
                                              • why boredom is such a dangerous emotion, and what to do about it as a parent
                                              • an important correlation (and a major difference) between game addiction and recreational drug addiction
                                              • how the CDC definition of heavy drinking also applies to gaming disorder
                                              • the reason to remove all gaming systems from the bedroom
                                              • good guidelines to establish for healthy gaming
                                              • an important reason not to play games at night for the sake of your nervous system!
                                              • the surprising reason gaming can lead to other risky behaviors
                                              • and more

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                              Do you know someone who struggles with game addiction? What do you think of Dr. Shay’s analysis of gaming disorder? Also, please take two minutes to  clean No no no 01:17:02 Katie Wells 190: The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep, and Movement With Oura Ring https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/oura-ring/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:00:28 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395164 The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep and Movement with Oura Ring

                                              I seriously cannot wait to dive into this episode because we’re going deep on a topic near and dear to every mom’s heart (and sanity)… how to get better sleep!

                                              Whether it’s due to kids, working late, electronics addiction, or you plain just can’t sleep… too many of us are skipping precious hours of shut-eye. This impacts health more than we realize.

                                              Today I’m here with Harpreet Rai, CEO of Oura Health, the company that makes Oura Ring, the sleep and activity tracker that I have been using to track the quality of my sleep as well as fertility markers. He has some fascinating facts to share about how our bodies function during sleep, why we need it so much, and natural ways to solve sleep problems.

                                              Episode Highlights: Oura Ring

                                              • why shift work is considered a carcinogen
                                              • the real problems that happen when you don’t sleep
                                              • sneaky little habits that rob us of the quality sleep we need
                                              • what the brain and body do while sleeping (it’s fascinating!)
                                              • why you feel extra groggy some mornings
                                              • what the Oura Ring can do to track heart rate variability and improve your sleep patterns
                                              • and more!

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                              What kind of sleep are you getting? Do you use any kind of sleep tracker like the Oura Ring? 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 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/wellnessmama. And if you use the code HEALTHYMOMS, all uppercase, you can save 20% on any order.

                                              This podcast is brought to you by Thrive Market, my online go-to for pantry staples and many of my favorite foods. Thrive market now carries everything from non-perishables to sustainable and organic meat and seafood. Their Thrive Market brand line of products has everything from diapers, to canned tuna and sardines, to pantry staples like bulk ingredients, flours, baking soda, nuts, seeds, all of it at lower prices and many of the foods that they carry are difficult to find locally, at least where I live. And they are easy to source at Thrive. I always stock up on things like pickles, almond milk, spices, sprouted rice and quinoa, coconut aminos, chia seeds and many other favorite products and keep my pantry stocked. Just for being a Wellness Mama podcast listener, you can get 25% off your first purchase plus a 30-day free membership by going to thrivemarket.com/Katie.

                                              ]]> The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep and Movement with Oura Ring

                                              I seriously cannot wait to dive into this episode because we’re going deep on a topic near and dear to every mom’s heart (and sanity)… how to get better sleep!

                                              Whether it’s due to kids, working late, electronics addiction, or you plain just can’t sleep… too many of us are skipping precious hours of shut-eye. This impacts health more than we realize.

                                              Today I’m here with Harpreet Rai, CEO of Oura Health, the company that makes Oura Ring, the sleep and activity tracker that I have been using to track the quality of my sleep as well as fertility markers. He has some fascinating facts to share about how our bodies function during sleep, why we need it so much, and natural ways to solve sleep problems.

                                              Episode Highlights: Oura Ring

                                              • why shift work is considered a carcinogen
                                              • the real problems that happen when you don’t sleep
                                              • sneaky little habits that rob us of the quality sleep we need
                                              • what the brain and body do while sleeping (it’s fascinating!)
                                              • why you feel extra groggy some mornings
                                              • what the Oura Ring can do to track heart rate variability and improve your sleep patterns
                                              • and more!

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                              What kind of sleep are you getting? Do you use any kind of sleep tracker like the Oura Ring? 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 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 ]]> The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep and Movement with Oura Ring

                                              I seriously cannot wait to dive into this episode because we’re going deep on a topic near and dear to every mom’s heart (and sanity)… how to get better sleep!

                                              Whether it’s due to kids, working late, electronics addiction, or you plain just can’t sleep… too many of us are skipping precious hours of shut-eye. This impacts health more than we realize.

                                              Today I’m here with Harpreet Rai, CEO of Oura Health, the company that makes Oura Ring, the sleep and activity tracker that I have been using to track the quality of my sleep as well as fertility markers. He has some fascinating facts to share about how our bodies function during sleep, why we need it so much, and natural ways to solve sleep problems.

                                              Episode Highlights: Oura Ring

                                              • why shift work is considered a carcinogen
                                              • the real problems that happen when you don’t sleep
                                              • sneaky little habits that rob us of the quality sleep we need
                                              • what the brain and body do while sleeping (it’s fascinating!)
                                              • why you feel extra groggy some mornings
                                              • what the Oura Ring can do to track heart rate variability and improve your sleep patterns
                                              • and more!

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                              What kind of sleep are you getting? Do you use any kind of sleep tracker like the Oura Ring? 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 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 ]]> clean No no no 00:58:18 Katie Wells 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  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.

                                              ]]>  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 coff]]>  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 coff]]> 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 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/wellnessmama. 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!

                                              ]]> 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

                                              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 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 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

                                              Whole Life Challenge 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/wellnessmama. 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.

                                              ]]> 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

                                              Whole Life Challenge 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)
                                              • 176: Heather Chauvin on Letting Go of Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums, & Mindful Discipline
                                              • My Favorite Health Books
                                              • 5 Healthy Habits to Adopt This Year
                                              • How to Create a Healthy Morning Routine (That Lasts)
                                              • The Wellness Lifestyle: 10]]> 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

                                                Whole Life Challenge 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)
                                                • 176: Heather Chauvin on Letting Go of Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums, & Mindful Discipline
                                                • My Favorite Health Books
                                                • 5 Healthy Habits to Adopt This Year
                                                • How to Create a Healthy Morning Routine (That Lasts)
                                                • The Wellness Lifestyle: 10]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 186: Carnivore Diet, Ketosis, Macros, & 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 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?

                                                  What is the Carnivore Diet?

                                                  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 carnivore 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.

                                                  ]]> 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?

                                                  What is the Carnivore Diet?

                                                  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 carnivore 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: Algae: The Keto & Vegan Superfood with More Nutrients Than Veggies (& Where to Get It)
                                                  • 143: Thomas DeLauer on Reducing Inflammation, Curcumin, Keto for Women, & Easy Weight Loss
                                                  • How to Do a Ketogenic Diet (& Is It Safe for Women?)
                                                  • 7 Day Keto Meal Plan for Women (Ideas + Easy Recipes)
                                                  • How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs (Keto Friendly)
                                                  • 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?

                                                    What is the Carnivore Diet?

                                                    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 carnivore 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: Algae: The Keto & Vegan Superfood with More Nutrients Than Veggies (& Where to Get It)
                                                    • 143: Thomas DeLauer on Reducing Inflammation, Curcumin, Keto for Women, & Easy Weight Loss
                                                    • How to Do a Ketogenic Diet (& Is It Safe for Women?)
                                                    • 7 Day Keto Meal Plan for Women (Ideas + Easy Recipes)
                                                    • How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs (Keto Friendly)
                                                    • 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 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/wellnessmama. And if you use the code HEALTHYMOMS, all uppercase, you can save 20% on any order.

                                                      ]]> 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 patie]]> 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 patie]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 184: Meta Learning, Speed Reading, & 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 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.

                                                      ]]> 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
                                                      • Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra
                                                      • The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
                                                      • How to Win Friends & Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie
                                                      • 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
                                                        • Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra
                                                        • The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
                                                        • How to Win Friends & Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie
                                                        • clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 183: Is 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 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: 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/wellnessmama. And if you use the code HEALTHYMOMS, all uppercase, you can save 20% on any order.

                                                          ]]> 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: 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 

                                                          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: 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  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 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!

                                                          ]]> 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, ]]> 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, ]]> clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 181: How to Find Truly Natural & 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 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.

                                                          ]]> 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

                                                          • New book! The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox (now pre-ordering)
                                                          • 135: Understanding Genetic Testing, Epigenetics, and Genetic Polymorphisms With Dr. Ben Lynch
                                                          • 175: When Natural Doesn’t Mean Safe & Creating Non-Toxic Homes With Green Design Center
                                                          • 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

                                                            • New book! The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox (now pre-ordering)
                                                            • 135: Understanding Genetic Testing, Epigenetics, and Genetic Polymorphisms With Dr. Ben Lynch
                                                            • 175: When Natural Doesn’t Mean Safe & Creating Non-Toxic Homes With Green Design Center
                                                            • clean No no no 01:09:49 Katie Wells 180: How Hidden Elements in Your Home 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 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.

                                                              ]]> 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

                                                              • New book! The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox (now pre-ordering)
                                                              • 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, 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

                                                                • New book! The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox (now pre-ordering)
                                                                • clean No no no 01:42:16 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 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.

                                                                  ]]> 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]]> 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]]> clean No no no 00:48:28 Katie Wells 178: A Pediatrician Explains How EMF Kill Switches Can Protect Our Children 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 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.

                                                                  ]]> 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

                                                                  • 73: The Truth About EMFs, WiFi, and Radiation (+ How to Avoid Them!)
                                                                  • 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

                                                                    • 73: The Truth About EMFs, WiFi, and Radiation (+ How to Avoid Them!)
                                                                    • clean No no no 00:58:38 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 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.

                                                                      ]]> 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 ta]]> 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 ta]]> clean No no no 01:04:01 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 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.

                                                                      ]]> 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: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics & How to Be 10% Happier
                                                                      • Tips to Naturally Reduce Stress… Starting Now!
                                                                      • Overprotected Childhood: How Keeping Kids Safe Is Actually Harming Them
                                                                      • 9 Important Skills We Owe It to Our Kids to Teach Them
                                                                      • 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: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics & How to Be 10% Happier
                                                                        • Tips to Naturally Reduce Stress… Starting Now!
                                                                        • Overprotected Childhood: How Keeping Kids Safe Is Actually Harming Them
                                                                        • 9 Important Skills We Owe It to Our Kids to Teach Them
                                                                        • clean No no no 00:53:23 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 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!).

                                                                          ]]> 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)
                                                                          • 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)
                                                                            • clean No no no 00:56:46 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 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.

                                                                              ]]> 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]]> 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]]> clean No no no 00:57:25 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 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

                                                                              More on This Topic

                                                                              • 102: How to Stay Safe During Tick Season & Avoid Chronic Lyme Disease with Dr. Jay Davidson
                                                                              • 134: Five Benefits of Fasting]]> 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

                                                                                • 102: How to Stay Safe During Tick Season & Avoid Chronic Lyme Disease with Dr. Jay Davidson
                                                                                • 134: Five Benefits of Fasting]]> clean No no no 00:57:49 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 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.

                                                                                  ]]> 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

                                                                                  • Nutrition Genome (Alex has generously offere]]> 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

                                                                                    • Nutrition Genome (Alex has generously offere]]> clean No no no 00:52:13 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 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 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]]> 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]]> clean No no no 00:50:58 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 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.

                                                                                      ]]> 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

                                                                                      • 94: Low Level Red Light Therapy for Cellular Health ]]> 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

                                                                                        • 94: Low Level Red Light Therapy for Cellular Health ]]> clean No no no 00:59:16 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 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

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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
                                                                                          • The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight by Valter Longo
                                                                                          • The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, Vapor by Gerald Pollock
                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                            • The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight by Valter Longo
                                                                                            • The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, Vapor by Gerald Pollock
                                                                                            • clean No no no 01:12:09 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 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.

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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 practice at HealthWellnessMD.com
                                                                                              • Book: Dr. Valter Longo, The Longevity Diet
                                                                                              • Muscle Activation Technique
                                                                                              • GAINSWave for men
                                                                                              • 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 practice at HealthWellnessMD.com
                                                                                                • Book: Dr. Valter Longo, The Longevity Diet
                                                                                                • Muscle Activation Technique
                                                                                                • GAINSWave for men
                                                                                                • clean No no no 00:38:36 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 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!

                                                                                                  ]]> 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 a]]> 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 a]]> clean No no no 00:45:52 Katie Wells 166: Understanding Autoimmunity & 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 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.

                                                                                                  ]]> 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

                                                                                                  • Natural cleaning tips and recipes
                                                                                                  • Branch Basics natural cleaner
                                                                                                  • 115: Decoding Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Tom O’Bryan
                                                                                                  • 25: Autoimmunity, GMOs & Food as Medicine
                                                                                                  • 30 Day Reset Autoimmune Diet Recipes
                                                                                                  • My 30-Day Reset Autoimmune Diet Plan
                                                                                                  • 18: Thyroid Health & Autoimmune Disease
                                                                                                  • 53: Does Leaky Gut Cause Autoimmunity?
                                                                                                  • 74: Dr. Izabella Wentz on Improving Hashimotos in As Little As Two Weeks
                                                                                                  • How to Know If You Have Hashimoto’s]]> 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

                                                                                                    • Natural cleaning tips and recipes
                                                                                                    • Branch Basics natural cleaner
                                                                                                    • 115: Decoding Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Tom O’Bryan
                                                                                                    • 25: Autoimmunity, GMOs & Food as Medicine
                                                                                                    • 30 Day Reset Autoimmune Diet Recipes
                                                                                                    • My 30-Day Reset Autoimmune Diet Plan
                                                                                                    • 18: Thyroid Health & Autoimmune Disease
                                                                                                    • 53: Does Leaky Gut Cause Autoimmunity?
                                                                                                    • 74: Dr. Izabella Wentz on Improving Hashimotos in As Little As Two Weeks
                                                                                                    • How to Know If You Have Hashimoto’s]]> clean No no no 00:52:01 Katie Wells 165: How to Make Simple Green Smoothies a Daily Habit (Even on a Tight Budget!) https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/simple-green-smoothies/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:00:35 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=368291 How to Make Simple Green Smoothies a Daily Habit (Even on a Tight Budget!)

                                                                                                      Today we’re talking about a very practical way to help our families eat healthier that will please even the the picky eaters among us. I’m here with Jen Hansard who’s the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies. I bet you’ve probably heard of it. It’s a gorgeous and really popular website dedicated to, you guessed it, green smoothies!

                                                                                                      What makes Jen’s approach to healthy eating so great? The Simple Green Smoothie lifestyle does not involve cutting calories or eliminating an entire food group. Instead, it really encourages us to make one simple change, which is to drink one green smoothie a day. Now over one million people have taken the plunge and signed up for Jen’s green smoothie challenge.

                                                                                                      A Few Simple Green Smoothies a Day…

                                                                                                      Jen’s love affair with green smoothies began during a financial crisis when she needed to keep the doctor (and the bills) away. She wasn’t eager to try those funny green drinks, but smoothies seemed like an easy and economical way to stay healthy.

                                                                                                      Many smoothie experiments later, Jen couldn’t believe the difference one green smoothie a day made. Her new discovery grew into a passion for passing on this one simple health habit.

                                                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                      • Jen’s story of how a simple green smoothie turned out to be a life-changer
                                                                                                      • how she went from buying smoothie ingredients on WIC assistance to becoming the CEO of a thriving business
                                                                                                      • real-food shopping tips (even on a tight budget)
                                                                                                      • how to handle social events (birthday parties, etc.) while eating healthy
                                                                                                      • the health habit that’s more important than green smoothies, exercise, or even quitting smoking
                                                                                                      • how to make seven green smoothies for under $15
                                                                                                      • ideas to start your own green smoothie habit
                                                                                                      • ways to build activity and movement into your family’s culture
                                                                                                      • and more!

                                                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                                                      More on This Topic

                                                                                                      Do you drink green smoothies? What are some of your favorite combinations? Please share! Or, 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 podcast is brought to you by Plant Therapy. I’m often asked where I get my essential oils, and Plant Therapy is my go-to place these days. They offer many certified organic essential oils, including many kid-safe blends at really affordable prices. I also love that they offer bigger sizes of many oils so I can order our favorites in 100-milliliter bottles and they last longer, and then I throw fewer bottles in the recycling each month. Many of you also know that not all essential oils are safe to use on babies and small children, and that certain dilution ratios should always be followed. Plant Therapy takes the research and guesswork out of this, since they work with Robert Tisserand, who is the author of “Essential Oil Safety,” to make sure that all of their kid-safe oils are truly safe for kids. They are offering a 10% discount to Wellness Mama listeners and you can grab the discount by using the code WELLNESS10, all one word, WELLNESS10, at wellnessmama.com/go/pt.

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                      ]]> How to Make Simple Green Smoothies a Daily Habit (Even on a Tight Budget!)

                                                                                                      Today we’re talking about a very practical way to help our families eat healthier that will please even the the picky eaters among us. I’m here with Jen Hansard who’s the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies. I bet you’ve probably heard of it. It’s a gorgeous and really popular website dedicated to, you guessed it, green smoothies!

                                                                                                      What makes Jen’s approach to healthy eating so great? The Simple Green Smoothie lifestyle does not involve cutting calories or eliminating an entire food group. Instead, it really encourages us to make one simple change, which is to drink one green smoothie a day. Now over one million people have taken the plunge and signed up for Jen’s green smoothie challenge.

                                                                                                      A Few Simple Green Smoothies a Day…

                                                                                                      Jen’s love affair with green smoothies began during a financial crisis when she needed to keep the doctor (and the bills) away. She wasn’t eager to try those funny green drinks, but smoothies seemed like an easy and economical way to stay healthy.

                                                                                                      Many smoothie experiments later, Jen couldn’t believe the difference one green smoothie a day made. Her new discovery grew into a passion for passing on this one simple health habit.

                                                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                      • Jen’s story of how a simple green smoothie turned out to be a life-changer
                                                                                                      • how she went from buying smoothie ingredients on WIC assistance to becoming the CEO of a thriving business
                                                                                                      • real-food shopping tips (even on a tight budget)
                                                                                                      • how to handle social events (birthday parties, etc.) while eating healthy
                                                                                                      • the health habit that’s more important than green smoothies, exercise, or even quitting smoking
                                                                                                      • how to make seven green smoothies for under $15
                                                                                                      • ideas to start your own green smoothie habit
                                                                                                      • ways to build activity and movement into your family’s culture
                                                                                                      • and more!

                                                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                                                      More on This Topic

                                                                                                      • 2. How to Buy Real Food on a Budget
                                                                                                      • 38: The Reality of Real Food
                                                                                                      • 54: Baby Steps for Eating Real Food
                                                                                                      • 55: Real Food Shopping Tips and Tricks
                                                                                                      • How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food
                                                                                                      • Today we’re talking about a very practical way to help our families eat healthier that will please even the the picky eaters among us. I’m here with Jen Hansard who’s the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies. I bet you’ve probably heard of it. It’s a gorgeous and really popular website dedicated to, you guessed it, green smoothies!

                                                                                                        What makes Jen’s approach to healthy eating so great? The Simple Green Smoothie lifestyle does not involve cutting calories or eliminating an entire food group. Instead, it really encourages us to make one simple change, which is to drink one green smoothie a day. Now over one million people have taken the plunge and signed up for Jen’s green smoothie challenge.

                                                                                                        A Few Simple Green Smoothies a Day…

                                                                                                        Jen’s love affair with green smoothies began during a financial crisis when she needed to keep the doctor (and the bills) away. She wasn’t eager to try those funny green drinks, but smoothies seemed like an easy and economical way to stay healthy.

                                                                                                        Many smoothie experiments later, Jen couldn’t believe the difference one green smoothie a day made. Her new discovery grew into a passion for passing on this one simple health habit.

                                                                                                        In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                        • Jen’s story of how a simple green smoothie turned out to be a life-changer
                                                                                                        • how she went from buying smoothie ingredients on WIC assistance to becoming the CEO of a thriving business
                                                                                                        • real-food shopping tips (even on a tight budget)
                                                                                                        • how to handle social events (birthday parties, etc.) while eating healthy
                                                                                                        • the health habit that’s more important than green smoothies, exercise, or even quitting smoking
                                                                                                        • how to make seven green smoothies for under $15
                                                                                                        • ideas to start your own green smoothie habit
                                                                                                        • ways to build activity and movement into your family’s culture
                                                                                                        • and more!

                                                                                                        Resources We Mention

                                                                                                        More on This Topic

                                                                                                        • 2. How to Buy Real Food on a Budget
                                                                                                        • 38: The Reality of Real Food
                                                                                                        • 54: Baby Steps for Eating Real Food
                                                                                                        • 55: Real Food Shopping Tips and Tricks
                                                                                                        • How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food
                                                                                                        • clean No no no 00:49:17 Katie Wells 164: Using Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy & Sound Therapy to Improve Health With HealthGAINS https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/healthgains/ Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:00:27 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=368233 Using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy & Sound Therapy to Improve Health with HealthGAINS

                                                                                                          I get so many questions on this topic and I haven’t gotten into it too much yet on the blog, so I know you all will love today’s guest.

                                                                                                          Vanessa Gaudin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and expert in women’s health and wellness at HealthGAINS in Miami, Florida. She’s here to talk about some minimally invasive therapies that help women restore vaginal sensitivity and lubrication, especially after childbirth. One uses sound waves, and the other uses plasma from your own body.

                                                                                                          (Just a fair warning, if you’re listening with children and you don’t want to have to explain a lot, you may want to listen to this episode without them…)

                                                                                                          HealthGAINS for Sexual Wellness

                                                                                                          Platelet-rich plasma therapy is pretty amazing because all they use is your own blood to promote healing. The process involves separating the platelet-rich plasma from your blood with a centerfuge. They then inject this plasma to regenerate the nerves and soft tissues in that area.

                                                                                                          Basically it’s your own body helping itself to be healthier, and I love that! What’s more, it only takes about 30 minutes and has virtually no recovery time.

                                                                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                          • what platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) can do for sexual health, incontinence, pelvic floor problems, and more
                                                                                                          • how HealthGAINS uses sound frequencies to promote healthy blood flow
                                                                                                          • why plasma speeds up healing
                                                                                                          • the differences between PRP and stem cell therapy
                                                                                                          • what kind of recovery to expect after treatment
                                                                                                          • how to use platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair growth
                                                                                                          • the Vampire Facelift… and why you might want one
                                                                                                          • a less invasive alternative to Botox
                                                                                                          • what studies are showing about what PRP can do for knee joints
                                                                                                          • the hidden problem erectile dysfunction may point to
                                                                                                          • how sound frequencies help blood flow and healing in various parts of the body
                                                                                                          • why FemiWave sound therapy and the O-Shot work so well together

                                                                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                                                                          More on This Topic

                                                                                                          Would you try one of these therapies from HealthGAINS? What questions do you have for Vanessa?

                                                                                                          Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                                                                                                          This podcast is brought to you by Plant Therapy. I’m often asked where I get my essential oils, and Plant Therapy is my go-to place these days. They offer many certified organic essential oils, including many kid-safe blends at really affordable prices. I also love that they offer bigger sizes of many oils so I can order our favorites in 100-milliliter bottles and they last longer, and then I throw fewer bottles in the recycling each month. Many of you also know that not all essential oils are safe to use on babies and small children, and that certain dilution ratios should always be followed. Plant Therapy takes the research and guesswork out of this, since they work with Robert Tisserand, who is the author of “Essential Oil Safety,” to make sure that all of their kid-safe oils are truly safe for kids. They are offering a 10% discount to Wellness Mama listeners and you can grab the discount by using the code WELLNESS10, all one word, WELLNESS10, at wellnessmama.com/go/pt.

                                                                                                          This podcast is brought to you by Nutrition Genome. The most comprehensive genetic analysis on the market, Nutrition Genome covers 85+ clinically relevant genes across all of the major biochemical pathways. The test also includes a 50+ page report that really goes in-depth and gives feedback on your personal gene function and how to enhance your own gene expression. The analysis also provides foods that are best to emphasize and minimize, talks about toxins you’re more likely to be sensitive to, your genetic stress response, and even recommended blood work to optimize your genetic blueprint for long-lasting health and longevity. This testing doesn’t have the privacy concerns that some of the other popular genetic tests have, and we just did this with all our children. The results have been really helpful for customizing their diets and supplements. You can check it out and learn more and get the test at wellnessmama.com/go/nutrition-genome.

                                                                                                          ]]> Using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy & Sound Therapy to Improve Health with HealthGAINS

                                                                                                          I get so many questions on this topic and I haven’t gotten into it too much yet on the blog, so I know you all will love today’s guest.

                                                                                                          Vanessa Gaudin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and expert in women’s health and wellness at HealthGAINS in Miami, Florida. She’s here to talk about some minimally invasive therapies that help women restore vaginal sensitivity and lubrication, especially after childbirth. One uses sound waves, and the other uses plasma from your own body.

                                                                                                          (Just a fair warning, if you’re listening with children and you don’t want to have to explain a lot, you may want to listen to this episode without them…)

                                                                                                          HealthGAINS for Sexual Wellness

                                                                                                          Platelet-rich plasma therapy is pretty amazing because all they use is your own blood to promote healing. The process involves separating the platelet-rich plasma from your blood with a centerfuge. They then inject this plasma to regenerate the nerves and soft tissues in that area.

                                                                                                          Basically it’s your own body helping itself to be healthier, and I love that! What’s more, it only takes about 30 minutes and has virtually no recovery time.

                                                                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                          • what platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) can do for sexual health, incontinence, pelvic floor problems, and more
                                                                                                          • how HealthGAINS uses sound frequencies to promote healthy blood flow
                                                                                                          • why plasma speeds up healing
                                                                                                          • the differences between PRP and stem cell therapy
                                                                                                          • what kind of recovery to expect after treatment
                                                                                                          • how to use platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair growth
                                                                                                          • the Vampire Facelift… and why you might want one
                                                                                                          • a less invasive alternative to Botox
                                                                                                          • what studies are showing about what PRP can do for knee joints
                                                                                                          • the hidden problem erectile dysfunction may point to
                                                                                                          • how sound frequencies help blood flow and healing in various parts of the body
                                                                                                          • why FemiWave sound therapy and the O-Shot work so well together

                                                                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                                                                          More on This Topic

                                                                                                          Would you try one of these therapies from HealthGAINS? What questions do you have for Vanessa?

                                                                                                          Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                                                                                                          This podcast is brought to you by Plant Therapy. I’m often asked where I get my essential oils, and Plant Therapy is my go-to place these days. They offer many certified organic essential oils, including many kid-safe blends at really affordable prices. I also love that they offer bigger sizes of many oils so I can order our favorites in 100-milliliter bottles and they last longer, and then I throw fewer bottles in the recycling each month. Many of you also know that not all essential]]> Using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy & Sound Therapy to Improve Health with HealthGAINS

                                                                                                          I get so many questions on this topic and I haven’t gotten into it too much yet on the blog, so I know you all will love today’s guest.

                                                                                                          Vanessa Gaudin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and expert in women’s health and wellness at HealthGAINS in Miami, Florida. She’s here to talk about some minimally invasive therapies that help women restore vaginal sensitivity and lubrication, especially after childbirth. One uses sound waves, and the other uses plasma from your own body.

                                                                                                          (Just a fair warning, if you’re listening with children and you don’t want to have to explain a lot, you may want to listen to this episode without them…)

                                                                                                          HealthGAINS for Sexual Wellness

                                                                                                          Platelet-rich plasma therapy is pretty amazing because all they use is your own blood to promote healing. The process involves separating the platelet-rich plasma from your blood with a centerfuge. They then inject this plasma to regenerate the nerves and soft tissues in that area.

                                                                                                          Basically it’s your own body helping itself to be healthier, and I love that! What’s more, it only takes about 30 minutes and has virtually no recovery time.

                                                                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                          • what platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) can do for sexual health, incontinence, pelvic floor problems, and more
                                                                                                          • how HealthGAINS uses sound frequencies to promote healthy blood flow
                                                                                                          • why plasma speeds up healing
                                                                                                          • the differences between PRP and stem cell therapy
                                                                                                          • what kind of recovery to expect after treatment
                                                                                                          • how to use platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair growth
                                                                                                          • the Vampire Facelift… and why you might want one
                                                                                                          • a less invasive alternative to Botox
                                                                                                          • what studies are showing about what PRP can do for knee joints
                                                                                                          • the hidden problem erectile dysfunction may point to
                                                                                                          • how sound frequencies help blood flow and healing in various parts of the body
                                                                                                          • why FemiWave sound therapy and the O-Shot work so well together

                                                                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                                                                          More on This Topic

                                                                                                          Would you try one of these therapies from HealthGAINS? What questions do you have for Vanessa?

                                                                                                          Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                                                                                                          This podcast is brought to you by Plant Therapy. I’m often asked where I get my essential oils, and Plant Therapy is my go-to place these days. They offer many certified organic essential oils, including many kid-safe blends at really affordable prices. I also love that they offer bigger sizes of many oils so I can order our favorites in 100-milliliter bottles and they last longer, and then I throw fewer bottles in the recycling each month. Many of you also know that not all essential]]> clean No no no 00:42:45 Katie Wells 163: Fascinating Fungi & How to Use Medicinal Mushrooms With Tero Isokauppila https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/tero-isokauppila/ Mon, 28 May 2018 13:00:16 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=367953 Fascinating Fungi and How to Use Medicinal Mushrooms with Tero Isokauppila

                                                                                                          I have admired the work of today’s guest for years and I can’t wait to share him with you. His name is Tero Isokauppila and he’s leading a worldwide mushroom movement.

                                                                                                          You might have heard of Tero since I talk all the time about his company Four Sigmatic and how I love their amazing mushroom coffee and teas. If you’ve ever wondered what this mushroom coffee business is all about and why someone might combine the two, you’ll want to check out this episode!

                                                                                                          Tero Isokauppila on Superfood Mushrooms

                                                                                                          Foraging and growing local foods is a passion that goes back generations in Tero’s family, which is pretty cool. He is a 13th-generation farmer from Finland, where they do things a little bit differently. I’ve long been a fan of their approach to education and now I’m excited to learn why mushrooms are such a valued part of their food supply.

                                                                                                          Tero and I nerd out on the science behind mushrooms, why they’re not really vegetables, different types to try, and why mushrooms in general have incredible health benefits. For example, did you know our DNA is up to 50% the same as mushrooms? Or that Chaga mushrooms contain more antioxidants than 30 pounds of carrots?

                                                                                                          I didn’t until I read Tero’s bestselling book Healing Mushrooms (linked below). I’m honored to know him now and learn from him personally since he’s making a real difference in the natural food space.

                                                                                                          Soon you’ll be hooked on mushroom coffee like I am… for all the right reasons!

                                                                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                          • all about the many kinds of fungi (including some you may not know about)
                                                                                                          • how medicinal mushrooms differ from culinary mushrooms
                                                                                                          • the best mushrooms for health: Cordyceps, Chaga, Reishi, and more
                                                                                                          • how mushrooms can give you energy without caffeine or stimulants
                                                                                                          • why people with certain conditions might want to avoid some mushrooms
                                                                                                          • an easy way to tell if a mushroom is or isn’t safe to eat
                                                                                                          • why the best-selling pharmaceuticals in the world all use fungi
                                                                                                          • how to use mushrooms as a natural source of vitamin D
                                                                                                          • a sidebar (because I love this topic!) on education in Finland vs. the US
                                                                                                          • and more!

                                                                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                                                                          Other Topics We Mention

                                                                                                          What do you think, does mushroom coffee make a little more sense now? What other questions do you have? 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!

                                                                                                          Thanks So Much to Today’s Sponsors!

                                                                                                          This podcast is brought to you by Dry Farm Wines. This is the only wine I drink anymore. After researching and finding that many other wines contain added sugar, dyes (like ultra vita-mega purple), unsavory additives to improve taste and mouth feel (sawdust, egg whites, or fish parts, anyone?) as well as filtering agents, I needed a way to save my favorite drink! Dry Farms tests all of their wines for purity and they also only use non-irrigated grapes. Why is this important? Dry farmed grapes don’t get as big or as sweet, yielding higher nutrient and lower alcohol wines naturally. And they are all sourced from small family dry farm vineyards all over the world. I absolutely love their wines and I find them to be less expensive than other high-quality wines. Wellness Mama listeners can get an extra bottle of wine for a penny at wellnessmama.com/go/wine.

                                                                                                          This podcast is brought to you by Paleovalley. They make grass-fed beef and now pastured turkey sticks that are high in protein and nutrients and also a good source of probiotics because they’re naturally fermented. Their products are absolutely delicious and individually packaged for on-the-go (no refrigeration needed!). We bring these along whenever we travel and our kids love them. Wellness Mama listeners can get 20% off of any order at wellnessmama.com/go/paleovalley.

                                                                                                          ]]> Fascinating Fungi and How to Use Medicinal Mushrooms with Tero Isokauppila

                                                                                                          I have admired the work of today’s guest for years and I can’t wait to share him with you. His name is Tero Isokauppila and he’s leading a worldwide mushroom movement.

                                                                                                          You might have heard of Tero since I talk all the time about his company Four Sigmatic and how I love their amazing mushroom coffee and teas. If you’ve ever wondered what this mushroom coffee business is all about and why someone might combine the two, you’ll want to check out this episode!

                                                                                                          Tero Isokauppila on Superfood Mushrooms

                                                                                                          Foraging and growing local foods is a passion that goes back generations in Tero’s family, which is pretty cool. He is a 13th-generation farmer from Finland, where they do things a little bit differently. I’ve long been a fan of their approach to education and now I’m excited to learn why mushrooms are such a valued part of their food supply.

                                                                                                          Tero and I nerd out on the science behind mushrooms, why they’re not really vegetables, different types to try, and why mushrooms in general have incredible health benefits. For example, did you know our DNA is up to 50% the same as mushrooms? Or that Chaga mushrooms contain more antioxidants than 30 pounds of carrots?

                                                                                                          I didn’t until I read Tero’s bestselling book Healing Mushrooms (linked below). I’m honored to know him now and learn from him personally since he’s making a real difference in the natural food space.

                                                                                                          Soon you’ll be hooked on mushroom coffee like I am… for all the right reasons!

                                                                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                          • all about the many kinds of fungi (including some you may not know about)
                                                                                                          • how medicinal mushrooms differ from culinary mushrooms
                                                                                                          • the best mushrooms for health: Cordyceps, Chaga, Reishi, and more
                                                                                                          • how mushrooms can give you energy without caffeine or stimulants
                                                                                                          • why people with certain conditions might want to avoid some mushrooms
                                                                                                          • an easy way to tell if a mushroom is or isn’t safe to eat
                                                                                                          • why the best-selling pharmaceuticals in the world all use fungi
                                                                                                          • how to use mushrooms as a natural source of vitamin D
                                                                                                          • a sidebar (because I love this topic!) on education in Finland vs. the US
                                                                                                          • and more!

                                                                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                                                                          Other Topics We Mention

                                                                                                          What do you think, does mushroom coffee make a little more sense now? What other questions do you have? Pass them on in a comment below or in a 

                                                                                                          I have admired the work of today’s guest for years and I can’t wait to share him with you. His name is Tero Isokauppila and he’s leading a worldwide mushroom movement.

                                                                                                          You might have heard of Tero since I talk all the time about his company Four Sigmatic and how I love their amazing mushroom coffee and teas. If you’ve ever wondered what this mushroom coffee business is all about and why someone might combine the two, you’ll want to check out this episode!

                                                                                                          Tero Isokauppila on Superfood Mushrooms

                                                                                                          Foraging and growing local foods is a passion that goes back generations in Tero’s family, which is pretty cool. He is a 13th-generation farmer from Finland, where they do things a little bit differently. I’ve long been a fan of their approach to education and now I’m excited to learn why mushrooms are such a valued part of their food supply.

                                                                                                          Tero and I nerd out on the science behind mushrooms, why they’re not really vegetables, different types to try, and why mushrooms in general have incredible health benefits. For example, did you know our DNA is up to 50% the same as mushrooms? Or that Chaga mushrooms contain more antioxidants than 30 pounds of carrots?

                                                                                                          I didn’t until I read Tero’s bestselling book Healing Mushrooms (linked below). I’m honored to know him now and learn from him personally since he’s making a real difference in the natural food space.

                                                                                                          Soon you’ll be hooked on mushroom coffee like I am… for all the right reasons!

                                                                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                          • all about the many kinds of fungi (including some you may not know about)
                                                                                                          • how medicinal mushrooms differ from culinary mushrooms
                                                                                                          • the best mushrooms for health: Cordyceps, Chaga, Reishi, and more
                                                                                                          • how mushrooms can give you energy without caffeine or stimulants
                                                                                                          • why people with certain conditions might want to avoid some mushrooms
                                                                                                          • an easy way to tell if a mushroom is or isn’t safe to eat
                                                                                                          • why the best-selling pharmaceuticals in the world all use fungi
                                                                                                          • how to use mushrooms as a natural source of vitamin D
                                                                                                          • a sidebar (because I love this topic!) on education in Finland vs. the US
                                                                                                          • and more!

                                                                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                                                                          Other Topics We Mention

                                                                                                          What do you think, does mushroom coffee make a little more sense now? What other questions do you have? Pass them on in a comment below or in a  clean No no no 00:57:20 Katie Wells 162: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics – How to Be 10% Happier https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/meditation-for-fidgety-skeptics/ Mon, 21 May 2018 13:00:30 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=367615 Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics - How to Be 10% Happier

                                                                                                          I’m here today with someone whose name and face will probably ring a bell. Dan Harris is an Emmy award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He’s also the author of 10% Happier, a New York Times bestseller, and went on to launch the 10% Happier podcast and app by the same name.

                                                                                                          His new book is Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics and I just loved the name because I’ll admit when I try to meditate that’s exactly how I feel. I read the book and I can’t wait to jump into today.

                                                                                                          Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (or, How to Meditate When You Can’t Sit Still)

                                                                                                          Like most of my guests, Dan Harris is where he is today because of a personal health crisis. Many of us know what it’s like to struggle with anxiety and maybe have even experienced a panic attack (myself included), but I’m pretty sure none of us can say it happened on live national television.

                                                                                                          Dan describes what happened to him that day:

                                                                                                          I was overtaken by this big bolt of fear. My heart was racing, my palms were sweating, my mouth dried up, my lungs seized up, I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I had to quit right in the middle of my little newscast.

                                                                                                          Years later, he’s turned that paralyzing experience into a platform to help others. Dan’s message is that meditation isn’t just for yogis and Buddhists, but a practical health habit that helps us see and understand our thoughts and emotions.

                                                                                                          If you’re like me and are reluctant to sit still and do “nothing” (but know it would be good if you could), this episode is for you!

                                                                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                          • the very personal (and very public) crisis that inspired the 10% Happiness project
                                                                                                          • why Dan decided to give meditation a try (even though he thought it was bologna)
                                                                                                          • the physical health benefits of meditation
                                                                                                          • why meditation isn’t just for religious people
                                                                                                          • how to handle boredom while meditating
                                                                                                          • tips for wanna-be meditators
                                                                                                          • why meditation is not “doing nothing”
                                                                                                          • how much meditation a day you need to get the benefits (how does one minute sound?!)
                                                                                                          • and more!

                                                                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                                                                          More on This Topic

                                                                                                          Do you meditate daily/weekly? What benefits have you noticed? Have any tips for those of us who struggle? I’d love to hear what you think 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!

                                                                                                          Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                                                                                                          This podcast is brought to you by Plant Therapy. I’m often asked where I get my essential oils, and Plant Therapy is my go-to place these days. They offer many certified organic essential oils, including many kid-safe blends at really affordable prices. I also love that they offer bigger sizes of many oils so I can order our favorites in 100-milliliter bottles and they last longer, and then I throw fewer bottles in the recycling each month.
                                                                                                          Many of you also know that not all essential oils are safe to use on babies and small children, and that certain dilution ratios should always be followed. Plant Therapy takes the research and guesswork out of this, since they work with Robert Tisserand, who is the author of “Essential Oil Safety,” to make sure that all of their kid-safe oils are truly safe for kids. They are offering a 10% discount to Wellness Mama listeners and you can grab the discount by using the code WELLNESS10, all one word, WELLNESS10, at wellnessmama.com/go/pt.

                                                                                                          This episode is also 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.

                                                                                                          ]]> Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics - How to Be 10% Happier

                                                                                                          I’m here today with someone whose name and face will probably ring a bell. Dan Harris is an Emmy award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He’s also the author of 10% Happier, a New York Times bestseller, and went on to launch the 10% Happier podcast and app by the same name.

                                                                                                          His new book is Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics and I just loved the name because I’ll admit when I try to meditate that’s exactly how I feel. I read the book and I can’t wait to jump into today.

                                                                                                          Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (or, How to Meditate When You Can’t Sit Still)

                                                                                                          Like most of my guests, Dan Harris is where he is today because of a personal health crisis. Many of us know what it’s like to struggle with anxiety and maybe have even experienced a panic attack (myself included), but I’m pretty sure none of us can say it happened on live national television.

                                                                                                          Dan describes what happened to him that day:

                                                                                                          I was overtaken by this big bolt of fear. My heart was racing, my palms were sweating, my mouth dried up, my lungs seized up, I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I had to quit right in the middle of my little newscast.

                                                                                                          Years later, he’s turned that paralyzing experience into a platform to help others. Dan’s message is that meditation isn’t just for yogis and Buddhists, but a practical health habit that helps us see and understand our thoughts and emotions.

                                                                                                          If you’re like me and are reluctant to sit still and do “nothing” (but know it would be good if you could), this episode is for you!

                                                                                                          In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                          • the very personal (and very public) crisis that inspired the 10% Happiness project
                                                                                                          • why Dan decided to give meditation a try (even though he thought it was bologna)
                                                                                                          • the physical health benefits of meditation
                                                                                                          • why meditation isn’t just for religious people
                                                                                                          • how to handle boredom while meditating
                                                                                                          • tips for wanna-be meditators
                                                                                                          • why meditation is not “doing nothing”
                                                                                                          • how much meditation a day you need to get the benefits (how does one minute sound?!)
                                                                                                          • and more!

                                                                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                                                                          More on This Topic

                                                                                                          • Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics - How to Be 10% Happier

                                                                                                            I’m here today with someone whose name and face will probably ring a bell. Dan Harris is an Emmy award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He’s also the author of 10% Happier, a New York Times bestseller, and went on to launch the 10% Happier podcast and app by the same name.

                                                                                                            His new book is Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics and I just loved the name because I’ll admit when I try to meditate that’s exactly how I feel. I read the book and I can’t wait to jump into today.

                                                                                                            Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (or, How to Meditate When You Can’t Sit Still)

                                                                                                            Like most of my guests, Dan Harris is where he is today because of a personal health crisis. Many of us know what it’s like to struggle with anxiety and maybe have even experienced a panic attack (myself included), but I’m pretty sure none of us can say it happened on live national television.

                                                                                                            Dan describes what happened to him that day:

                                                                                                            I was overtaken by this big bolt of fear. My heart was racing, my palms were sweating, my mouth dried up, my lungs seized up, I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I had to quit right in the middle of my little newscast.

                                                                                                            Years later, he’s turned that paralyzing experience into a platform to help others. Dan’s message is that meditation isn’t just for yogis and Buddhists, but a practical health habit that helps us see and understand our thoughts and emotions.

                                                                                                            If you’re like me and are reluctant to sit still and do “nothing” (but know it would be good if you could), this episode is for you!

                                                                                                            In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                            • the very personal (and very public) crisis that inspired the 10% Happiness project
                                                                                                            • why Dan decided to give meditation a try (even though he thought it was bologna)
                                                                                                            • the physical health benefits of meditation
                                                                                                            • why meditation isn’t just for religious people
                                                                                                            • how to handle boredom while meditating
                                                                                                            • tips for wanna-be meditators
                                                                                                            • why meditation is not “doing nothing”
                                                                                                            • how much meditation a day you need to get the benefits (how does one minute sound?!)
                                                                                                            • and more!

                                                                                                            Resources We Mention

                                                                                                            More on This Topic

                                                                                                            • clean No no no 00:38:21 Katie Wells 161: Helping Stop Sex Trafficking & Keeping Kids Safe With Operation Underground Railroad https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/operation-underground-railroad/ Mon, 14 May 2018 13:00:13 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=366946 Helping Stop Sex Trafficking & Keep Kids Safe with Operation Underground Railroad

                                                                                                              Today’s topic is hard to talk about but super important. Kelli Houghton is a social worker and manager of a non-profit group called Operation Underground Railroad, an organization doing incredible work rescuing and advocating for children who are victims of sex trafficking.

                                                                                                              As a mom this issue hits home hard, and I’m so grateful Kelli is here to share what we can do to take action against this horrifying practice.

                                                                                                              Operation Underground Railroad: Why Slavery Isn’t a Thing of the Past

                                                                                                              Kidnapping and sexual trafficking are huge fears for many parents. It can be paralyzing even. We wonder… what are the actual statistics? Can I let my child play outside? Ride a bike to the park? Go into a store alone?

                                                                                                              Kelli shares what Operation Underground Railroad is doing to rescue children all over the globe. She also gives some actionable, practical ways to keep our kids safe while still letting them have a full and active life.

                                                                                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                              • how many children are trafficked each year
                                                                                                              • strategies that traffickers use to target kids
                                                                                                              • the addictive effects of pornography, and what it has to do with trafficking
                                                                                                              • the most risky place for sex trafficking (it isn’t where you think)
                                                                                                              • practical steps to keep kids safe
                                                                                                              • what to be aware of on social media
                                                                                                              • what Operation Underground Railroad (and others) are doing to rescue kids, and how you can help

                                                                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                                                                              What questions do you have for Kelli? Let me know in a comment below, or leave a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

                                                                                                              Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                                                                                                              This podcast is brought to you by Plant Therapy. I’m often asked where I get my essential oils, and Plant Therapy is my go-to place these days. They offer many certified organic essential oils, including many kid-safe blends at really affordable prices. I also love that they offer bigger sizes of many oils so I can order our favorites in 100-milliliter bottles and they last longer, and then I throw fewer bottles in the recycling each month.
                                                                                                              Many of you also know that not all essential oils are safe to use on babies and small children, and that certain dilution ratios should always be followed. Plant Therapy takes the research and guesswork out of this, since they work with Robert Tisserand, who is the author of “Essential Oil Safety,” to make sure that all of their kid-safe oils are truly safe for kids. They are offering a 10% discount to Wellness Mama listeners and you can grab the discount by using the code WELLNESS10, all one word, WELLNESS10, at wellnessmama.com/go/pt.

                                                                                                              This podcast is brought to you by Nutrition Genome. The most comprehensive genetic analysis on the market, Nutrition Genome covers 85+ clinically relevant genes across all of the major biochemical pathways. The test also includes a 50+ page report that really goes in-depth and gives feedback on your personal gene function and how to enhance your own gene expression. The analysis also provides foods that are best to emphasize and minimize, talks about toxins you’re more likely to be sensitive to, your genetic stress response, and even recommended blood work to optimize your genetic blueprint for long-lasting health and longevity. This testing doesn’t have the privacy concerns that some of the other popular genetic tests have, and we just did this with all our children. The results have been really helpful for customizing their diets and supplements. You can check it out and learn more and get the test at wellnessmama.com/go/nutrition-genome.

                                                                                                              ]]> Helping Stop Sex Trafficking & Keep Kids Safe with Operation Underground Railroad

                                                                                                              Today’s topic is hard to talk about but super important. Kelli Houghton is a social worker and manager of a non-profit group called Operation Underground Railroad, an organization doing incredible work rescuing and advocating for children who are victims of sex trafficking.

                                                                                                              As a mom this issue hits home hard, and I’m so grateful Kelli is here to share what we can do to take action against this horrifying practice.

                                                                                                              Operation Underground Railroad: Why Slavery Isn’t a Thing of the Past

                                                                                                              Kidnapping and sexual trafficking are huge fears for many parents. It can be paralyzing even. We wonder… what are the actual statistics? Can I let my child play outside? Ride a bike to the park? Go into a store alone?

                                                                                                              Kelli shares what Operation Underground Railroad is doing to rescue children all over the globe. She also gives some actionable, practical ways to keep our kids safe while still letting them have a full and active life.

                                                                                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                              • how many children are trafficked each year
                                                                                                              • strategies that traffickers use to target kids
                                                                                                              • the addictive effects of pornography, and what it has to do with trafficking
                                                                                                              • the most risky place for sex trafficking (it isn’t where you think)
                                                                                                              • practical steps to keep kids safe
                                                                                                              • what to be aware of on social media
                                                                                                              • what Operation Underground Railroad (and others) are doing to rescue kids, and how you can help

                                                                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                                                                              What questions do you have for Kelli? Let me know in a comment below, or leave a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

                                                                                                              Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                                                                                                              This podcast is brought to you by Plant Therapy. I’m often asked where I get my essential oils, and Plant Therapy is my go-to place these days. They offer many certified organic essential oils, including many kid-safe blends at really affordable prices. I also love that they offer bigger sizes of many oils so I can order our favorites in 100-milliliter bottles and they last longer, and then I throw fewer bottles in the recycling each month.
                                                                                                              Many of you also know that not all essential oils are safe to use on babies and small children, and that certain dilution ratios should always be followed. Plant Therapy takes the research and guesswork out of this, since they work with Robert Tisserand, who is the author of “Essential Oil Safety,” to make sure that all of their kid-safe oils are truly safe for kids. They are offering a 10% disc]]> Helping Stop Sex Trafficking & Keep Kids Safe with Operation Underground Railroad

                                                                                                              Today’s topic is hard to talk about but super important. Kelli Houghton is a social worker and manager of a non-profit group called Operation Underground Railroad, an organization doing incredible work rescuing and advocating for children who are victims of sex trafficking.

                                                                                                              As a mom this issue hits home hard, and I’m so grateful Kelli is here to share what we can do to take action against this horrifying practice.

                                                                                                              Operation Underground Railroad: Why Slavery Isn’t a Thing of the Past

                                                                                                              Kidnapping and sexual trafficking are huge fears for many parents. It can be paralyzing even. We wonder… what are the actual statistics? Can I let my child play outside? Ride a bike to the park? Go into a store alone?

                                                                                                              Kelli shares what Operation Underground Railroad is doing to rescue children all over the globe. She also gives some actionable, practical ways to keep our kids safe while still letting them have a full and active life.

                                                                                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                              • how many children are trafficked each year
                                                                                                              • strategies that traffickers use to target kids
                                                                                                              • the addictive effects of pornography, and what it has to do with trafficking
                                                                                                              • the most risky place for sex trafficking (it isn’t where you think)
                                                                                                              • practical steps to keep kids safe
                                                                                                              • what to be aware of on social media
                                                                                                              • what Operation Underground Railroad (and others) are doing to rescue kids, and how you can help

                                                                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                                                                              What questions do you have for Kelli? Let me know in a comment below, or leave a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

                                                                                                              Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                                                                                                              This podcast is brought to you by Plant Therapy. I’m often asked where I get my essential oils, and Plant Therapy is my go-to place these days. They offer many certified organic essential oils, including many kid-safe blends at really affordable prices. I also love that they offer bigger sizes of many oils so I can order our favorites in 100-milliliter bottles and they last longer, and then I throw fewer bottles in the recycling each month.
                                                                                                              Many of you also know that not all essential oils are safe to use on babies and small children, and that certain dilution ratios should always be followed. Plant Therapy takes the research and guesswork out of this, since they work with Robert Tisserand, who is the author of “Essential Oil Safety,” to make sure that all of their kid-safe oils are truly safe for kids. They are offering a 10% disc]]> clean No no no 00:48:18 Katie Wells 160: What the Heck Should I Actually Eat? With Dr. Mark Hyman https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/mark-hyman/ Mon, 07 May 2018 13:00:49 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=366434 What the Heck Should I Actually Eat with Dr. Mark Hyman

                                                                                                              Dr. Mark Hyman just might be a genius. Do you know why? His latest book title puts into words exactly what health-conscious moms in grocery aisles everywhere are thinking… “What the heck should we eat?!”

                                                                                                              It’s certainly easy to get discouraged when sorting through all the conflicting health information out there. One health book says that meat is killing you (and the Earth); then I tell you grains aren’t the best; another source says don’t eat gluten, ever; and the latest diet book assures you all food is good, but only if you follow their 4-week, 3-phase meal plan!

                                                                                                              Add on the fact that you’re not shopping just for you but putting food on the table for a whole family and it gets even more complicated. And if a few of those family members have health problems or food intolerances, well… it seems like a full-time job just to figure out what to eat.

                                                                                                              Dr. Mark Hyman: It’s OK to Eat!

                                                                                                              Today’s episode is a breath of fresh air and a good reminder that eating healthy doesn’t have to be stressful. Dr. Mark basically takes the best of everything he’s learned about food in his 40-year career as a family physician and functional medicine doctor and sums it up in an easy-to-understand and encouraging way.

                                                                                                              And there’s really no one better to write about this topic. Dr. Mark Hyman is the medical director for the Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine and the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, just to name a few of his credentials. He also has a knack for making the science very understandable and easy to put into practice, which is one of the reasons he’s author of 10 New York Times best-sellers.

                                                                                                              Again, his newest release is called Food: What the Heck Should I Eat Now? and if you want to feel sane about food again… you need this book!

                                                                                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                              • where our nutrition policies really come from
                                                                                                              • the reason for all the confusion with diet in today’s world
                                                                                                              • a sneaky connection between the food industry and dietary recommendations
                                                                                                              • how government agencies ignore the data on food
                                                                                                              • the real deal on sugar and carbohydrates and how much is ok (or not) according to the medical research
                                                                                                              • surprising things that have more “sugar” than sugar
                                                                                                              • how eating meat may actually reverse climate change… if done a certain way
                                                                                                              • the big problem with how we farm meat and how to fix it
                                                                                                              • what regenerative agriculture is and how it can help fix soil quality
                                                                                                              • how organic vegetables contribute to climate change!
                                                                                                              • understanding cholesterol and how much dietary cholesterol is ok
                                                                                                              • the medical data on keto diets and if they work
                                                                                                              • the foods you should always avoid
                                                                                                              • how you can eat to improve the environment
                                                                                                              • and more!

                                                                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                                                                              Learn more about Dr. Mark Hyman at DrHyman.com

                                                                                                              Books by Dr. Hyman

                                                                                                              More on This Topic

                                                                                                              What are your food frustrations? Have any follow-up questions for Dr. Mark? Let me know in a comment below, or leave me a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

                                                                                                              Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

                                                                                                              This podcast is brought to you by Nutrition Genome. The most comprehensive genetic analysis on the market, Nutrition Genome covers 85+ clinically relevant genes across all of the major biochemical pathways. The test also includes a 50+ page report that really goes in-depth and gives feedback on your personal gene function and how to enhance your own gene expression. The analysis also provides foods that are best to emphasize and minimize, talks about toxins you’re more likely to be sensitive to, your genetic stress response, and even recommended blood work to optimize your genetic blueprint for long-lasting health and longevity. This testing doesn’t have the privacy concerns that some of the other popular genetic tests have, and we just did this with all our children. The results have been really helpful for customizing their diets and supplements. You can check it out and learn more and get the test at wellnessmama.com/go/nutrition-genome.

                                                                                                              This episode is also brought to you by Four Sigmatic. You’ve heard me talk about Four Sigmatic before because I love their coffees, teas, and hot chocolates. They are delicious combinations of coffee, cocoa, and adaptogen herbs, plus with the benefits of chaga, cordyceps, and lion’s mane mushrooms for an extra brain boost and clean energy. My longtime favorite is their instant coffee but lately I’ve also really been enjoying their caffeine-free blends. Try out all of these delicious drinks at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and make sure to use the code WELLNESS MAMA to get 15% off of your order.

                                                                                                              ]]> What the Heck Should I Actually Eat with Dr. Mark Hyman

                                                                                                              Dr. Mark Hyman just might be a genius. Do you know why? His latest book title puts into words exactly what health-conscious moms in grocery aisles everywhere are thinking… “What the heck should we eat?!”

                                                                                                              It’s certainly easy to get discouraged when sorting through all the conflicting health information out there. One health book says that meat is killing you (and the Earth); then I tell you grains aren’t the best; another source says don’t eat gluten, ever; and the latest diet book assures you all food is good, but only if you follow their 4-week, 3-phase meal plan!

                                                                                                              Add on the fact that you’re not shopping just for you but putting food on the table for a whole family and it gets even more complicated. And if a few of those family members have health problems or food intolerances, well… it seems like a full-time job just to figure out what to eat.

                                                                                                              Dr. Mark Hyman: It’s OK to Eat!

                                                                                                              Today’s episode is a breath of fresh air and a good reminder that eating healthy doesn’t have to be stressful. Dr. Mark basically takes the best of everything he’s learned about food in his 40-year career as a family physician and functional medicine doctor and sums it up in an easy-to-understand and encouraging way.

                                                                                                              And there’s really no one better to write about this topic. Dr. Mark Hyman is the medical director for the Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine and the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, just to name a few of his credentials. He also has a knack for making the science very understandable and easy to put into practice, which is one of the reasons he’s author of 10 New York Times best-sellers.

                                                                                                              Again, his newest release is called Food: What the Heck Should I Eat Now? and if you want to feel sane about food again… you need this book!

                                                                                                              In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                              • where our nutrition policies really come from
                                                                                                              • the reason for all the confusion with diet in today’s world
                                                                                                              • a sneaky connection between the food industry and dietary recommendations
                                                                                                              • how government agencies ignore the data on food
                                                                                                              • the real deal on sugar and carbohydrates and how much is ok (or not) according to the medical research
                                                                                                              • surprising things that have more “sugar” than sugar
                                                                                                              • how eating meat may actually reverse climate change… if done a certain way
                                                                                                              • the big problem with how we farm meat and how to fix it
                                                                                                              • what regenerative agriculture is and how it can help fix soil quality
                                                                                                              • how organic vegetables contribute to climate change!
                                                                                                              • understanding cholesterol and how much dietary cholesterol is ok
                                                                                                              • the medical data on keto diets and if they work
                                                                                                              • the foods you should always avoid
                                                                                                              • how you can eat to improve the environment
                                                                                                              • and more!

                                                                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                                                                              Learn more about Dr. Mark Hyman at DrHyman.com

                                                                                                              Books by Dr. Hyman

                                                                                                              • Food: What the Heck Should I Eat Now? (2018)
                                                                                                              • Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We ]]> What the Heck Should I Actually Eat with Dr. Mark Hyman

                                                                                                                Dr. Mark Hyman just might be a genius. Do you know why? His latest book title puts into words exactly what health-conscious moms in grocery aisles everywhere are thinking… “What the heck should we eat?!”

                                                                                                                It’s certainly easy to get discouraged when sorting through all the conflicting health information out there. One health book says that meat is killing you (and the Earth); then I tell you grains aren’t the best; another source says don’t eat gluten, ever; and the latest diet book assures you all food is good, but only if you follow their 4-week, 3-phase meal plan!

                                                                                                                Add on the fact that you’re not shopping just for you but putting food on the table for a whole family and it gets even more complicated. And if a few of those family members have health problems or food intolerances, well… it seems like a full-time job just to figure out what to eat.

                                                                                                                Dr. Mark Hyman: It’s OK to Eat!

                                                                                                                Today’s episode is a breath of fresh air and a good reminder that eating healthy doesn’t have to be stressful. Dr. Mark basically takes the best of everything he’s learned about food in his 40-year career as a family physician and functional medicine doctor and sums it up in an easy-to-understand and encouraging way.

                                                                                                                And there’s really no one better to write about this topic. Dr. Mark Hyman is the medical director for the Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine and the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, just to name a few of his credentials. He also has a knack for making the science very understandable and easy to put into practice, which is one of the reasons he’s author of 10 New York Times best-sellers.

                                                                                                                Again, his newest release is called Food: What the Heck Should I Eat Now? and if you want to feel sane about food again… you need this book!

                                                                                                                In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                • where our nutrition policies really come from
                                                                                                                • the reason for all the confusion with diet in today’s world
                                                                                                                • a sneaky connection between the food industry and dietary recommendations
                                                                                                                • how government agencies ignore the data on food
                                                                                                                • the real deal on sugar and carbohydrates and how much is ok (or not) according to the medical research
                                                                                                                • surprising things that have more “sugar” than sugar
                                                                                                                • how eating meat may actually reverse climate change… if done a certain way
                                                                                                                • the big problem with how we farm meat and how to fix it
                                                                                                                • what regenerative agriculture is and how it can help fix soil quality
                                                                                                                • how organic vegetables contribute to climate change!
                                                                                                                • understanding cholesterol and how much dietary cholesterol is ok
                                                                                                                • the medical data on keto diets and if they work
                                                                                                                • the foods you should always avoid
                                                                                                                • how you can eat to improve the environment
                                                                                                                • and more!

                                                                                                                Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                Learn more about Dr. Mark Hyman at DrHyman.com

                                                                                                                Books by Dr. Hyman

                                                                                                                • Food: What the Heck Should I Eat Now? (2018)
                                                                                                                • Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We ]]> clean No no no 00:50:44 Katie Wells 159: How Naveen Jain Plans to Fix Education, Make Disease Optional, & Land on the Moon https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/naveen-jain/ Thu, 03 May 2018 13:00:18 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=358159 How a Billionaire Plans to Fix Education, Make Disease Optional and Land on the Moon With Naveen Jain

                                                                                                                  Today is really a special episode and one I’ve been excited about for a long time. Naveen Jain is not only a good friend but also one of the most intelligent and impressive people I’ve ever met. If you haven’t heard of him (yet), he’s the entrepreneur and philanthropist behind Viome, the gut health testing company I’ve talked about several times on the blog.

                                                                                                                  What makes Naveen so inspiring is his drive to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation and giving back. And fun fact, his company Moon Express is the only private company with permission from the U.S. government to leave orbit and land on the moon!

                                                                                                                  Naveen Jain: “The Crazies Change the World”

                                                                                                                  Are your dreams so big you’re afraid to believe in them? If not, Naveen says it’s a sign you’re not dreaming big enough:

                                                                                                                  Dream so big people think your dreams are crazy. The crazies are the ones that change the world. Never be afraid to fail because you only fail when you give up. Everything else is just a pivot.

                                                                                                                  This is exactly what Naveen sets out to do every day. Keep going, think big, and solve the most pressing problems the world is facing. He believes it’s possible to find entrepreneurial solutions to address the biggest global challenges in health, education, women’s empowerment, and more.

                                                                                                                  Naveen’s newest company, Viome, promises to revolutionize healthcare. Since all the studies point to a root cause for most modern diseases — an imbalance in the gut — Naveen believes this gut testing technology will make health a given and illness a choice. With this picture of our individual body chemistry, we can learn how to avoid disease in the first place.

                                                                                                                  Naveen always has incredible things to say, so enough from me… turning it over to him!

                                                                                                                  In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                  • the role of fear and failure in entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                  • why the private sector may have more power than the government to solve big problems
                                                                                                                  • what Naveen tried to teach his 3 kids about life (and how he did it)
                                                                                                                  • why the healthcare system isn’t broken
                                                                                                                  • how the gut microbiome determines our health
                                                                                                                  • why Naveen chose healthcare as his area of work… and his next project
                                                                                                                  • how Viome gut testing works, and my experience with it
                                                                                                                  • what the world’s top genetic experts told me
                                                                                                                  • the future of education (if Naveen has anything to do with it)
                                                                                                                  • Naveen’s top 3 tips for living a better, healthier, richer life starting today
                                                                                                                  • and more!

                                                                                                                   Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                   More on This Topic

                                                                                                                  What did you think of today’s episode? Do you have other questions you’d like Naveen to answer? Let me know in a comment below, or leave me a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

                                                                                                                  Many Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                                                                                  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 wellnessmama.com/go/beekeepers.

                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                  ]]> How a Billionaire Plans to Fix Education, Make Disease Optional and Land on the Moon With Naveen Jain

                                                                                                                  Today is really a special episode and one I’ve been excited about for a long time. Naveen Jain is not only a good friend but also one of the most intelligent and impressive people I’ve ever met. If you haven’t heard of him (yet), he’s the entrepreneur and philanthropist behind Viome, the gut health testing company I’ve talked about several times on the blog.

                                                                                                                  What makes Naveen so inspiring is his drive to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation and giving back. And fun fact, his company Moon Express is the only private company with permission from the U.S. government to leave orbit and land on the moon!

                                                                                                                  Naveen Jain: “The Crazies Change the World”

                                                                                                                  Are your dreams so big you’re afraid to believe in them? If not, Naveen says it’s a sign you’re not dreaming big enough:

                                                                                                                  Dream so big people think your dreams are crazy. The crazies are the ones that change the world. Never be afraid to fail because you only fail when you give up. Everything else is just a pivot.

                                                                                                                  This is exactly what Naveen sets out to do every day. Keep going, think big, and solve the most pressing problems the world is facing. He believes it’s possible to find entrepreneurial solutions to address the biggest global challenges in health, education, women’s empowerment, and more.

                                                                                                                  Naveen’s newest company, Viome, promises to revolutionize healthcare. Since all the studies point to a root cause for most modern diseases — an imbalance in the gut — Naveen believes this gut testing technology will make health a given and illness a choice. With this picture of our individual body chemistry, we can learn how to avoid disease in the first place.

                                                                                                                  Naveen always has incredible things to say, so enough from me… turning it over to him!

                                                                                                                  In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                  • the role of fear and failure in entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                  • why the private sector may have more power than the government to solve big problems
                                                                                                                  • what Naveen tried to teach his 3 kids about life (and how he did it)
                                                                                                                  • why the healthcare system isn’t broken
                                                                                                                  • how the gut microbiome determines our health
                                                                                                                  • why Naveen chose healthcare as his area of work… and his next project
                                                                                                                  • how Viome gut testing works, and my experience with it
                                                                                                                  • what the world’s top genetic experts told me
                                                                                                                  • the future of education (if Naveen has anything to do with it)
                                                                                                                  • Naveen’s top 3 tips for living a better, healthier, richer life starting today
                                                                                                                  • and more!

                                                                                                                   Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                  • Viome testing
                                                                                                                  • Anab Jain, TED Talk “Why We Need to Imagine Different Futures”
                                                                                                                  • Article, “An Entrepreneur vs. His Eye-rolling Teenage Daughter”
                                                                                                                  • Naveen Jain, TED Talk “Mindset of Abundance”
                                                                                                                  • Naveen Jain, TED Talk “Solving Grand Challenges Throug]]> How a Billionaire Plans to Fix Education, Make Disease Optional and Land on the Moon With Naveen Jain

                                                                                                                    Today is really a special episode and one I’ve been excited about for a long time. Naveen Jain is not only a good friend but also one of the most intelligent and impressive people I’ve ever met. If you haven’t heard of him (yet), he’s the entrepreneur and philanthropist behind Viome, the gut health testing company I’ve talked about several times on the blog.

                                                                                                                    What makes Naveen so inspiring is his drive to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation and giving back. And fun fact, his company Moon Express is the only private company with permission from the U.S. government to leave orbit and land on the moon!

                                                                                                                    Naveen Jain: “The Crazies Change the World”

                                                                                                                    Are your dreams so big you’re afraid to believe in them? If not, Naveen says it’s a sign you’re not dreaming big enough:

                                                                                                                    Dream so big people think your dreams are crazy. The crazies are the ones that change the world. Never be afraid to fail because you only fail when you give up. Everything else is just a pivot.

                                                                                                                    This is exactly what Naveen sets out to do every day. Keep going, think big, and solve the most pressing problems the world is facing. He believes it’s possible to find entrepreneurial solutions to address the biggest global challenges in health, education, women’s empowerment, and more.

                                                                                                                    Naveen’s newest company, Viome, promises to revolutionize healthcare. Since all the studies point to a root cause for most modern diseases — an imbalance in the gut — Naveen believes this gut testing technology will make health a given and illness a choice. With this picture of our individual body chemistry, we can learn how to avoid disease in the first place.

                                                                                                                    Naveen always has incredible things to say, so enough from me… turning it over to him!

                                                                                                                    In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                    • the role of fear and failure in entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                    • why the private sector may have more power than the government to solve big problems
                                                                                                                    • what Naveen tried to teach his 3 kids about life (and how he did it)
                                                                                                                    • why the healthcare system isn’t broken
                                                                                                                    • how the gut microbiome determines our health
                                                                                                                    • why Naveen chose healthcare as his area of work… and his next project
                                                                                                                    • how Viome gut testing works, and my experience with it
                                                                                                                    • what the world’s top genetic experts told me
                                                                                                                    • the future of education (if Naveen has anything to do with it)
                                                                                                                    • Naveen’s top 3 tips for living a better, healthier, richer life starting today
                                                                                                                    • and more!

                                                                                                                     Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                    • Viome testing
                                                                                                                    • Anab Jain, TED Talk “Why We Need to Imagine Different Futures”
                                                                                                                    • Article, “An Entrepreneur vs. His Eye-rolling Teenage Daughter”
                                                                                                                    • Naveen Jain, TED Talk “Mindset of Abundance”
                                                                                                                    • Naveen Jain, TED Talk “Solving Grand Challenges Throug]]> clean No no no 00:55:10 Katie Wells 158: How to Use Bee Products for Health & Save the Bees with Beekeeper’s Naturals https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/beekeepers-naturals/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:00:16 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=357912 How to Use Bee Products for Health & Save the Bees with Beekeeper’s Naturals

                                                                                                                      I love this episode because it’s all about bees and how to protect and appreciate them for all they do. Today’s guest Carly Stein founded a company dedicated to doing exactly this. It’s called Beekeeper’s Naturals and I used their bee propolis spray nonstop this winter to keep the flu away. (I think it’s safe to say now without jinxing myself… it worked!)

                                                                                                                      In the face of a declining bee population, this is such an important topic to understand. Our planet would look completely different without bees and we’d lose many of the crops we know and love. I’m grateful to Carly for being here… let’s dive in!

                                                                                                                      Beekeeper’s Naturals: More Than Honey

                                                                                                                      Not only is Carly a beekeeper herself, she developed very innovative bee-made nutraceuticals that provide effective natural solutions to a lot of modern health problems. And it isn’t just honey, either. Honey has a lot of great benefits of its own, but Carly also explains how bee pollen and bee propolis can help fight illness, allergies, and poor nutrition. You can even use bee pollen as a pre-workout boost!

                                                                                                                      I also love Beekeeper’s Naturals because they have such a strong commitment to raising awareness and funds to help the bee cause in general. This interview helped me understand even more how important and fascinating bees really are, and steps we can take to make sure they stay around for our kids’ generation and beyond.

                                                                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                      • the reason we are seeing bee populations decline
                                                                                                                      • changes in pesticides and farming practices that are causing big problems for the bee
                                                                                                                      • what will happen if the bee population continues to decline
                                                                                                                      • an introduction to bee pollen and bee propolis and how to use them for allergies, nutrition, and more
                                                                                                                      • how honey helps you sleep (and why)
                                                                                                                      • why you should create a bee hotel in your backyard and how
                                                                                                                      • how to find the only honey products that are third-party tested to be free of pesticides
                                                                                                                      • what Aristotle has to do with bees
                                                                                                                      • the unique honey you can substitute for cough syrup

                                                                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                      Learn more and order products at BeekeepersNaturals.com

                                                                                                                      I’d love to hear what you think! Do you use honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, or bee propolis for health benefits? Let me know in a comment below, or leave me a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

                                                                                                                      Many Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                                                                                      This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. Four Sigmatic has figured out how to get the benefits of mushrooms like chaga, lions mane, cordyceps and reishi into delicious instant drinks. Their coffee blends contain caffeine 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 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 also brought to you by Homebiotic. We all know about our microbiome and most of us know about our oral microbiome and even our skin microbiome. But it’s easy to forget that we live in a microbial environment as well and our home environment influences our health too. The overuse of disinfectants and harsh cleansers has led to an overgrowth of less than optimal bacteria in many homes. Those of us with little kids have children sitting on the floor of our homes and interacting with that bacteria on a daily basis. So, my solution to this has been Homebiotic. This is a natural probiotic spray for the home that neutralizes odors, germs, and even mold. You can check it out at wellnessmama.com/go/home-biotic.

                                                                                                                      ]]> How to Use Bee Products for Health & Save the Bees with Beekeeper’s Naturals

                                                                                                                      I love this episode because it’s all about bees and how to protect and appreciate them for all they do. Today’s guest Carly Stein founded a company dedicated to doing exactly this. It’s called Beekeeper’s Naturals and I used their bee propolis spray nonstop this winter to keep the flu away. (I think it’s safe to say now without jinxing myself… it worked!)

                                                                                                                      In the face of a declining bee population, this is such an important topic to understand. Our planet would look completely different without bees and we’d lose many of the crops we know and love. I’m grateful to Carly for being here… let’s dive in!

                                                                                                                      Beekeeper’s Naturals: More Than Honey

                                                                                                                      Not only is Carly a beekeeper herself, she developed very innovative bee-made nutraceuticals that provide effective natural solutions to a lot of modern health problems. And it isn’t just honey, either. Honey has a lot of great benefits of its own, but Carly also explains how bee pollen and bee propolis can help fight illness, allergies, and poor nutrition. You can even use bee pollen as a pre-workout boost!

                                                                                                                      I also love Beekeeper’s Naturals because they have such a strong commitment to raising awareness and funds to help the bee cause in general. This interview helped me understand even more how important and fascinating bees really are, and steps we can take to make sure they stay around for our kids’ generation and beyond.

                                                                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                      • the reason we are seeing bee populations decline
                                                                                                                      • changes in pesticides and farming practices that are causing big problems for the bee
                                                                                                                      • what will happen if the bee population continues to decline
                                                                                                                      • an introduction to bee pollen and bee propolis and how to use them for allergies, nutrition, and more
                                                                                                                      • how honey helps you sleep (and why)
                                                                                                                      • why you should create a bee hotel in your backyard and how
                                                                                                                      • how to find the only honey products that are third-party tested to be free of pesticides
                                                                                                                      • what Aristotle has to do with bees
                                                                                                                      • the unique honey you can substitute for cough syrup

                                                                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                      Learn more and order products at BeekeepersNaturals.com

                                                                                                                      I’d love to hear what you think! Do you use honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, or bee propolis for health benefits? Let me know in a comment below, or leave me a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

                                                                                                                      Many Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                                                                                      This podcast is brought to yo]]> How to Use Bee Products for Health & Save the Bees with Beekeeper’s Naturals

                                                                                                                      I love this episode because it’s all about bees and how to protect and appreciate them for all they do. Today’s guest Carly Stein founded a company dedicated to doing exactly this. It’s called Beekeeper’s Naturals and I used their bee propolis spray nonstop this winter to keep the flu away. (I think it’s safe to say now without jinxing myself… it worked!)

                                                                                                                      In the face of a declining bee population, this is such an important topic to understand. Our planet would look completely different without bees and we’d lose many of the crops we know and love. I’m grateful to Carly for being here… let’s dive in!

                                                                                                                      Beekeeper’s Naturals: More Than Honey

                                                                                                                      Not only is Carly a beekeeper herself, she developed very innovative bee-made nutraceuticals that provide effective natural solutions to a lot of modern health problems. And it isn’t just honey, either. Honey has a lot of great benefits of its own, but Carly also explains how bee pollen and bee propolis can help fight illness, allergies, and poor nutrition. You can even use bee pollen as a pre-workout boost!

                                                                                                                      I also love Beekeeper’s Naturals because they have such a strong commitment to raising awareness and funds to help the bee cause in general. This interview helped me understand even more how important and fascinating bees really are, and steps we can take to make sure they stay around for our kids’ generation and beyond.

                                                                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                      • the reason we are seeing bee populations decline
                                                                                                                      • changes in pesticides and farming practices that are causing big problems for the bee
                                                                                                                      • what will happen if the bee population continues to decline
                                                                                                                      • an introduction to bee pollen and bee propolis and how to use them for allergies, nutrition, and more
                                                                                                                      • how honey helps you sleep (and why)
                                                                                                                      • why you should create a bee hotel in your backyard and how
                                                                                                                      • how to find the only honey products that are third-party tested to be free of pesticides
                                                                                                                      • what Aristotle has to do with bees
                                                                                                                      • the unique honey you can substitute for cough syrup

                                                                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                      Learn more and order products at BeekeepersNaturals.com

                                                                                                                      I’d love to hear what you think! Do you use honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, or bee propolis for health benefits? Let me know in a comment below, or leave me a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

                                                                                                                      Many Thanks to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                                                                                      This podcast is brought to yo]]> clean No no no 00:52:47 Katie Wells 157: How Music Like Wholetones Can Change the Brain and the Body https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/wholetones/ Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:00:21 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=349307 How Music Like Wholetones Can Change the Brain and the Body

                                                                                                                      Lately I’ve been digging into the research on vibrational frequencies and how they affect our daily lives. I was skeptical at first but I’m starting to realize it’s not a fringe New Age idea but something real and measurable based on science.

                                                                                                                      Today’s guest Michael Tyrrell is the founder and president (and musician!) behind a company called Wholetones. His whole approach (no pun intended) is all about healing through music.

                                                                                                                      Healing Through Wholetones

                                                                                                                      A musician since a young age, Michael Tyrrell kept asking one question: what was wrong with music? Through 20 years of research and a whole lot of prayer, he found the answer: the frequency. He is now convinced of the strong connection between sound frequencies and healing.

                                                                                                                      Testimonials from all over the world tell Michael how his music doing amazing things, and he’s even made the Top 10 billboard music charts. (Even his composition “Wholetones for Dogs”… most artists never get to say that!)

                                                                                                                      We’ve been listening to a lot of Wholetones music around the house lately and I personally am loving them. There are 7 CDs in the main set and each one has a focus. There’s music to help motivate, soothe, sleep, or even pray.

                                                                                                                      Whether it’s to help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, brain healing, hearing loss, trauma recovery, or just to feel more calm, Wholetones may be the key you’ve been looking for to change your health.

                                                                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                      • what makes music beautiful (and a hidden reason we’re drawn to it)
                                                                                                                      • the frequency of most music we listen to, and why it matters to more than just our ears
                                                                                                                      • how a tiny adjustment in frequency changes music
                                                                                                                      • uses for music you probably never thought of… like cleaning up an oil spill!
                                                                                                                      • how to use Wholetones music to solve everyday problems like procrastination, sibling rivalry, insomnia, and more
                                                                                                                      • why to tune your musical instruments to 444 instead of 440
                                                                                                                      • testimonials from people using Wholetones
                                                                                                                      • a different way to look at the biblical story of creation
                                                                                                                      • and more!

                                                                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                      Learn more about Michael Tyrrell and his music at Wholetones.com

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                                                                                                                      ]]> How Music Like Wholetones Can Change the Brain and the Body

                                                                                                                      Lately I’ve been digging into the research on vibrational frequencies and how they affect our daily lives. I was skeptical at first but I’m starting to realize it’s not a fringe New Age idea but something real and measurable based on science.

                                                                                                                      Today’s guest Michael Tyrrell is the founder and president (and musician!) behind a company called Wholetones. His whole approach (no pun intended) is all about healing through music.

                                                                                                                      Healing Through Wholetones

                                                                                                                      A musician since a young age, Michael Tyrrell kept asking one question: what was wrong with music? Through 20 years of research and a whole lot of prayer, he found the answer: the frequency. He is now convinced of the strong connection between sound frequencies and healing.

                                                                                                                      Testimonials from all over the world tell Michael how his music doing amazing things, and he’s even made the Top 10 billboard music charts. (Even his composition “Wholetones for Dogs”… most artists never get to say that!)

                                                                                                                      We’ve been listening to a lot of Wholetones music around the house lately and I personally am loving them. There are 7 CDs in the main set and each one has a focus. There’s music to help motivate, soothe, sleep, or even pray.

                                                                                                                      Whether it’s to help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, brain healing, hearing loss, trauma recovery, or just to feel more calm, Wholetones may be the key you’ve been looking for to change your health.

                                                                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

                                                                                                                      • what makes music beautiful (and a hidden reason we’re drawn to it)
                                                                                                                      • the frequency of most music we listen to, and why it matters to more than just our ears
                                                                                                                      • how a tiny adjustment in frequency changes music
                                                                                                                      • uses for music you probably never thought of… like cleaning up an oil spill!
                                                                                                                      • how to use Wholetones music to solve everyday problems like procrastination, sibling rivalry, insomnia, and more
                                                                                                                      • why to tune your musical instruments to 444 instead of 440
                                                                                                                      • testimonials from people using Wholetones
                                                                                                                      • a different way to look at the biblical story of creation
                                                                                                                      • and more!

                                                                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                                                                      Learn more about Michael Tyrrell and his music at Wholetones.com

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