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, 25 Apr 2019 16:44:13 +0000 en-US Copyright © 2019 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=5.1.1 251: Water Quality and How to Improve Drinking Water With Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/tom-digiuseppe/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:00:47 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=403083 Water Quality and How to Improve Home Water With Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe

This episode is not only about what is in your water, but how to get out the things that you don’t want to be drinking! I am here with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe, a PhD who has been involved in the design, testing, and installation of water filtration and purification systems for both residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. His early research focused on the development of chemical sensor technology for environmental monitoring, measuring contaminant levels in soil and groundwater, determining the fluid purity, and working with all kinds of ceramic membrane systems.

Tom has also made it a priority to figure out ways to use this most precious resource wisely. He’s working on a really cool project right now that involves developing renewable energy systems with gray water treatment and water recycling.

Let’s dive in!

Episode Highlights with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe

  • What’s in our drinking water: the good, the bad, the ugly
  • Systems that can improve even undrinkable water and assist in crisis situations (like Flint, Michigan)
  • Water disinfection and how it keeps us safe (but also harms us due to byproducts)
  • How pesticides (including glyphosate) end up in our drinking supply
  • The reasons why there’s fluoride in our water and possible health consequences
  • How to test your water source
  • The pros and cons of municipal water vs. well water
  • Pros and cons of water filter systems, including reverse osmosis
  • How 14-stage water filter works
  • When a whole house system makes sense

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about water quality? 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 Ritual Vitamins which are specifically designed just for women. Ritual contains nine essential nutrients that most women don’t get enough of from just from food: vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), folate, vegan D3, vitamin K2, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, boron, chelated iron and a proprietary form of magnesium. Ritual supplies them in forms that are easily absorbed and utilized, and all the capsules are vegan, gluten-free, allergen free and non-GMO. They have both a prenatal and a regular women multivitamin both designed specifically for women and synergistic for women hormones. Did you know that 40% of women can’t properly use folic acid due to an MTHFR gene variation? Ritual contains a natural form of folate and synergistic nutrients so the entire multi is more effective. In pregnancy especially, folate is vital… According to OBGYN Dr. Jason Rothbart, “most women don’t find out they are pregnant until around 4-7 weeks pregnant, which is past the first 28 days. In the first 28 days, the organs are rapidly forming. The neural tube (which becomes the central nervous system and vertebral column) is almost completely formed and closed by the end of 28 days.” The essential nutrient folate helps promote healthy development neural tube. This is why many doctors recommend taking a quality prenatal for several months before trying to get pregnant. Ritual makes it easy with both a prenatal and regular women multivitamin. Learn more about both at wellnessmama.com/go/ritual

This episode is brought to you by Kettle and Fire bone broth and soups. I’ve used these products for years and always keep my pantry well stocked with their products. They have chicken, chicken mushroom and beef bone broths, which are great as a base for soups or even just sipped on their own, but they now also have tomato, butternut and miso soups which are often part of meals at our house. Their newest products, chili and thai chicken soup are whole meals on their own and make last minute dinner so easy at my house! Their broths are made from grass fed and pastured animal bones and are a great source of collagen and amino acids like proline and glycine. I incorporate collagen in some form every day, and Kettle and Fire makes it tasty. Go to kettleandfire.com/wellnessmama and use coupon code wellnessmama20 for 20% off.

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Water Quality and How to Improve Home Water With Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe

This episode is not only about what is in your water, but how to get out the things that you don’t want to be drinking! I am here with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe, a PhD who has been involved in the design, testing, and installation of water filtration and purification systems for both residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. His early research focused on the development of chemical sensor technology for environmental monitoring, measuring contaminant levels in soil and groundwater, determining the fluid purity, and working with all kinds of ceramic membrane systems.

Tom has also made it a priority to figure out ways to use this most precious resource wisely. He’s working on a really cool project right now that involves developing renewable energy systems with gray water treatment and water recycling.

Let’s dive in!

Episode Highlights with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe

  • What’s in our drinking water: the good, the bad, the ugly
  • Systems that can improve even undrinkable water and assist in crisis situations (like Flint, Michigan)
  • Water disinfection and how it keeps us safe (but also harms us due to byproducts)
  • How pesticides (including glyphosate) end up in our drinking supply
  • The reasons why there’s fluoride in our water and possible health consequences
  • How to test your water source
  • The pros and cons of municipal water vs. well water
  • Pros and cons of water filter systems, including reverse osmosis
  • How 14-stage water filter works
  • When a whole house system makes sense

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

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

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This episode is not only about what is in your water, but how to get out the things that you don’t want to be drinking! I am here with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe, a PhD who has been involved in the design, testing, and installation of water filtration and purification systems for both residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. His early research focused on the development of chemical sensor technology for environmental monitoring, measuring contaminant levels in soil and groundwater, determining the fluid purity, and working with all kinds of ceramic membrane systems.

Tom has also made it a priority to figure out ways to use this most precious resource wisely. He’s working on a really cool project right now that involves developing renewable energy systems with gray water treatment and water recycling.

Let’s dive in!

Episode Highlights with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe

  • What’s in our drinking water: the good, the bad, the ugly
  • Systems that can improve even undrinkable water and assist in crisis situations (like Flint, Michigan)
  • Water disinfection and how it keeps us safe (but also harms us due to byproducts)
  • How pesticides (including glyphosate) end up in our drinking supply
  • The reasons why there’s fluoride in our water and possible health consequences
  • How to test your water source
  • The pros and cons of municipal water vs. well water
  • Pros and cons of water filter systems, including reverse osmosis
  • How 14-stage water filter works
  • When a whole house system makes sense

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about water quality? 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.

Tha]]> clean No no no 00:54:34 Katie Wells 250: Sustainable Fitness, Cork, and Benefits of Rolling With Addie Conner https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/addie-conner/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:00:42 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=402995 Sustainable Fitness, Cork, And Benefits of Rolling With Addie Conner

I think today’s topic is a fun one and an unexpected twist on physical fitness and well-being. This episode is going to be all about foam rolling and why it should be part of our daily self-care. I’m here with Addie Conner, the co-founder of a company called 42 Birds. Rather than foam, her company makes sustainable cork rollers, yoga mats, and more, and Addie is here to talk about the benefits of all of the above today.

If you wonder why the 42 in the name, well, it stands for the 42 bird species that the cork forest uniquely supports. Find out why Addie chose this particular mission and how cork products are not only fun to use but protect biodiversity.

Episode Highlights With Addie Conner

  • How Addie started a yoga company all based on cork
  • The health benefits of rolling and trigger point for increased mobility and muscle recovery
  • Why cork is the most sustainable choice for “foam” rolling (and yoga mats, flooring, etc.)
  • Simple, safe ways to give yourself the benefits of a massage
  • Why our muscles need release
  • Why cork is naturally antimicrobial and self-cleaning
  • Reasons cork forestry is so sustainable
  • The Cork Forest ecosystem and how it offsets 20 million tons of carbon dioxide each year
  • Addie’s healthy morning routine as well as fitness and diet tips
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Is rolling part of your workout? Will you switch to cork after hearing all of the benefits? 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 Fabletics – the best place to get affordable and really cute athletic wear. I joke that my “mom uniform” is leggings or yoga pants and a cute shirt, but it isn’t really a joke! Most days I’m juggling working out, homeschooling, shopping, cleaning my house, working and kids activities and am looking for something cute but functional that I can wear out but also be comfy in. I love Fabletics leggings, especially the black and grey power hold leggings because they can be paired with a sports bra and tank top for a workout or time outside with the kids, and I can throw on a cute top if I need to run to the store or take the kids to an appointment. Fabletics also has really cute tops and jackets that pair well with leggings. Right now, you can get two pairs of their leggings for $24 (which is half the price of just a sports bra at my local high end athletic wear boutique) and which are just as high of quality. You can check out all of their sales and claim your two leggings for $24 at fabletics.com/wellnessmama. I also recommend taking their 1-minute quiz to see which styles will work best on your body and signing up for the free newsletter to get access to secret sales and deals. They have a workout guarantee too….Sweat it out for 45 days and if it doesn’t perform, return it for a full refund!

This episode is sponsored by Just Thrive probiotics. I found this company when searching for the most research backed and effective probiotic available and I was blown away at 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. The difference is, 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. I even sprinkle it in my kids’ food and bake it into products since it can survive at up to 400 degrees! 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 studied by Weston A. Price, a dentist known primarily for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, good health, bone development, and oral health. He found this prevalent in foods in the healthiest communities in the world. Their 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. Both are best taken with food so I keep both on the table. My dad has trouble remembering to take supplements so he taped them to the pepper shaker, which he uses daily, and they’re now on his daily list as well. Check them out at thriveprobiotic.com/wellnessmama and use the code WELLNESSMAMA15 to save 15%!

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Sustainable Fitness, Cork, And Benefits of Rolling With Addie Conner

I think today’s topic is a fun one and an unexpected twist on physical fitness and well-being. This episode is going to be all about foam rolling and why it should be part of our daily self-care. I’m here with Addie Conner, the co-founder of a company called 42 Birds. Rather than foam, her company makes sustainable cork rollers, yoga mats, and more, and Addie is here to talk about the benefits of all of the above today.

If you wonder why the 42 in the name, well, it stands for the 42 bird species that the cork forest uniquely supports. Find out why Addie chose this particular mission and how cork products are not only fun to use but protect biodiversity.

Episode Highlights With Addie Conner

  • How Addie started a yoga company all based on cork
  • The health benefits of rolling and trigger point for increased mobility and muscle recovery
  • Why cork is the most sustainable choice for “foam” rolling (and yoga mats, flooring, etc.)
  • Simple, safe ways to give yourself the benefits of a massage
  • Why our muscles need release
  • Why cork is naturally antimicrobial and self-cleaning
  • Reasons cork forestry is so sustainable
  • The Cork Forest ecosystem and how it offsets 20 million tons of carbon dioxide each year
  • Addie’s healthy morning routine as well as fitness and diet tips
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Is rolling part of your workout? Will you switch to cork after hearing all of the benefits? 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 Fabletics – the best place to get affordable and really cute athletic wear. I joke that my “mom uniform” is leggings or yoga pants and a cute shirt, but it isn’t really a joke! Most days I’m juggling working out, homeschooling, shopping, cleaning my house, working and kids activities and am looking for something cute but functio]]> Sustainable Fitness, Cork, And Benefits of Rolling With Addie Conner

I think today’s topic is a fun one and an unexpected twist on physical fitness and well-being. This episode is going to be all about foam rolling and why it should be part of our daily self-care. I’m here with Addie Conner, the co-founder of a company called 42 Birds. Rather than foam, her company makes sustainable cork rollers, yoga mats, and more, and Addie is here to talk about the benefits of all of the above today.

If you wonder why the 42 in the name, well, it stands for the 42 bird species that the cork forest uniquely supports. Find out why Addie chose this particular mission and how cork products are not only fun to use but protect biodiversity.

Episode Highlights With Addie Conner

  • How Addie started a yoga company all based on cork
  • The health benefits of rolling and trigger point for increased mobility and muscle recovery
  • Why cork is the most sustainable choice for “foam” rolling (and yoga mats, flooring, etc.)
  • Simple, safe ways to give yourself the benefits of a massage
  • Why our muscles need release
  • Why cork is naturally antimicrobial and self-cleaning
  • Reasons cork forestry is so sustainable
  • The Cork Forest ecosystem and how it offsets 20 million tons of carbon dioxide each year
  • Addie’s healthy morning routine as well as fitness and diet tips
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Is rolling part of your workout? Will you switch to cork after hearing all of the benefits? 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 Fabletics – the best place to get affordable and really cute athletic wear. I joke that my “mom uniform” is leggings or yoga pants and a cute shirt, but it isn’t really a joke! Most days I’m juggling working out, homeschooling, shopping, cleaning my house, working and kids activities and am looking for something cute but functio]]> clean No no no 00:51:47 Katie Wells 249: How to Harness Energy & Create Success From the Inside Out With Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/poo-pourri/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:00:38 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=402831 How to Harness Energy & Create Success From the Inside Out With Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri

You’ve probably heard of Poo~Pourri, a spray that traps unpleasant bathroom odors with natural oils (moms/wives everywhere owe her a debt of gratitude for it!). While you may not have heard though of Suzy Batiz, the amazing woman behind the product has an equally inspiring story.

Since Suzy built an empire on the unlikely platform of bathroom stink, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’s known for her willingness to tackle taboo topics and challenge societal norms. She had to overcome huge challenges and multiple “failures” to reach success. In the end, Suzy credits her mindset and willingness to follow an “alive idea” as the reason she was able to create a company worth $500 million without borrowing a cent or enlisting a single investor.

Episode Highlights With Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri

  • Suzy’s incredible story of overcoming childhood trauma and later business failure, bankruptcy, and personal breakdown
  • How Suzy turned everything around and went on to found a $500 million debt-free enterprise
  • The four signs of resonance and how to recognize an “alive idea”
  • How the idea for Poo~Pourri came about
  • The unique contributions women entrepreneurs have to offer
  • What to do if you don’t like where you are in life
  • And more!

Episode Quotables

You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller

Resources We Mention

Books Suzy Recommends

Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about Poo-Pourri? 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, a Finnish company bringing the everyday magic of mushrooms to our daily lives. If you visited my home, you’d notice my homemade coffee/tea bar in my kitchen. Above it hangs 8 wooden cups, called kuksas….one for each member of my family. These have become part of our family tradition as we often sip mushroom coffee or superfood elixers from them at breakfast or after dinner during family time. Wooden cup or not, I highly recommend all of the Four Sigmatic products and you would also find every single one of them in my kitchen! Here’s how I incorporate them into my day: in the morning I will drink one of their mushroom coffee blends, the matcha, the coffee latte or mushroom mocha with chaga. Throughout the day I sip their chaga, cordycepts or lions mane elixirs on their own since these are all caffeine free but have a host of benefits due including a major boost of antioxidants. Nighttime means their calming turmeric tea or Reishi elixir with a splash of macadamia milk. Mom tip: I also always keep their activated charcoal lemonade on hand for the first sign for a stomach bug… my kids love it and charcoal always seems to help. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% with the code wellnessmama at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama.

This episode is brought to you by Genexa – the first ever (and only) line of organic and non-GMO medicines. Their patented system lets them create medicines that don’t have artificial dyes or fillers, and are free of preservatives and all common allergens. I keep pretty much their whole line on hand, and they have something for everything from colds and flu to leg cramps and pain to allergies and sleep problems. The best part? My kids love the taste of their organic formulas and I love that they are effective and free of the junk. 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.

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You’ve probably heard of Poo~Pourri, a spray that traps unpleasant bathroom odors with natural oils (moms/wives everywhere owe her a debt of gratitude for it!). While you may not have heard though of Suzy Batiz, the amazing woman behind the product has an equally inspiring story.

Since Suzy built an empire on the unlikely platform of bathroom stink, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’s known for her willingness to tackle taboo topics and challenge societal norms. She had to overcome huge challenges and multiple “failures” to reach success. In the end, Suzy credits her mindset and willingness to follow an “alive idea” as the reason she was able to create a company worth $500 million without borrowing a cent or enlisting a single investor.

Episode Highlights With Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri

  • Suzy’s incredible story of overcoming childhood trauma and later business failure, bankruptcy, and personal breakdown
  • How Suzy turned everything around and went on to found a $500 million debt-free enterprise
  • The four signs of resonance and how to recognize an “alive idea”
  • How the idea for Poo~Pourri came about
  • The unique contributions women entrepreneurs have to offer
  • What to do if you don’t like where you are in life
  • And more!

Episode Quotables

You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller

Resources We Mention

Books Suzy Recommends

Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about Poo-Pourri? 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, a Finnish company bringing the everyday magic of mushrooms to our daily lives. If you visited my home, you’d notice my homemade coffee/tea bar in my kitchen. Above it hangs 8 wooden cups, called ]]> How to Harness Energy & Create Success From the Inside Out With Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri

You’ve probably heard of Poo~Pourri, a spray that traps unpleasant bathroom odors with natural oils (moms/wives everywhere owe her a debt of gratitude for it!). While you may not have heard though of Suzy Batiz, the amazing woman behind the product has an equally inspiring story.

Since Suzy built an empire on the unlikely platform of bathroom stink, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’s known for her willingness to tackle taboo topics and challenge societal norms. She had to overcome huge challenges and multiple “failures” to reach success. In the end, Suzy credits her mindset and willingness to follow an “alive idea” as the reason she was able to create a company worth $500 million without borrowing a cent or enlisting a single investor.

Episode Highlights With Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri

  • Suzy’s incredible story of overcoming childhood trauma and later business failure, bankruptcy, and personal breakdown
  • How Suzy turned everything around and went on to found a $500 million debt-free enterprise
  • The four signs of resonance and how to recognize an “alive idea”
  • How the idea for Poo~Pourri came about
  • The unique contributions women entrepreneurs have to offer
  • What to do if you don’t like where you are in life
  • And more!

Episode Quotables

You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller

Resources We Mention

Books Suzy Recommends

Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about Poo-Pourri? 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, a Finnish company bringing the everyday magic of mushrooms to our daily lives. If you visited my home, you’d notice my homemade coffee/tea bar in my kitchen. Above it hangs 8 wooden cups, called ]]> clean No no no 00:54:55 Katie Wells 248: Alkaline and Ionized Water: Healthy or Hype? – With Thai Cabados https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/ionized-water/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:00:58 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=402806 Alkaline and Ionized Water: Healthy or Hype with Thai Cabados

Drinking clean water is one the most important things you can do for your health. I’ve written whole posts about the benefits of water and water filters, but my guest today is talking to us about an angle I haven’t covered yet: alkaline and ionized water.

For over 15 years, Thai Cabados he has been educating the public on the benefits of water and the alkaline diet. He even left his successful financial sector job to follow his dream and start his own business doing just that. He co-founded Alkaline Lifestyle, a website that incorporates alkaline water, alkaline diet, and mindfulness. Today we cover what the science says about alkaline water, how ionizing machines work, and why you might want to try one in your home.

Episode Highlights on Ionized Water

  • Differences between bottled alkaline water and water from a water ionizer
  • Why that fancy bottled water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
  • What studies say about the ability of ionized water to increase weight loss, longevity, and even brain health
  • How water ionizers produce antioxidant potential and hydrogen in water
  • How our bodies have a pH balance necessary for life
  • Water filters: are they necessary and how to find the best ones
  • The effects of fluoride in our water
  • Whether alkaline water can neutralize stomach acid
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Do you drink ionized water? Are there other questions about water quality you would like me to tackle? 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 Butcher Box, a great source of high quality grass-fed and pastured meats. This month, they’ve got a spectacular deal with their breakfast bundle. You can get $20 off your first box + 2 pounds of breakfast pork sausage and 2 packs of bacon for free! This means that in every order you’ll get 2 pounds of breakfast sausage and 2 packs of bacon. Their bacon is uncured, free of sugar and nitrates, non-GMO verified, hormone free, made from pasture-raised heritage breed pigs AND it’s Whole30 approved! The breakfast sausage is made from pasture-raised heritage breed pigs. It’s simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and sage and has no added sugar. I personally love getting their box each month and meal plan around it. My husband’s favorite is their steak and I love roasting their chicken for salads and soups. Go to butcherbox.com/wellnessmama to get $20 off + 2 pounds of Breakfast Pork Sausage and 2 packs of Bacon for FREE in your first box!

This episode is brought to you by Branch Basics. They are one of my favorite companies because they are tackling two major problems with one simple solution. We’ve all heard about the problems with single use plastic and how they are polluting the environment, how overuse of plastics is bad for us as humans. And if you’ve read my blog, you’re also well aware of the potential pitfalls of harsh household cleaners, especially if you have kids in the house. Branch Basics helps on both of these fronts. They have the world’s safest non-toxic cleaning concentrate that is plant-based and biodegradable so it’s safe for the environment, as well as non-GMO and not tested on animals. Since it is a concentrate, a single bottle lasts a really long time which drastically cuts down on extra plastic bottles that you would get if you bought cleaners already pre-made. It’s gentle enough to be used on skin, even on babies, but strong enough to clean floors or greasy messes and even treat paint stains. And I use it to make an all-purpose cleaner to treat stains in the laundry and even use it as laundry soap. Their bottles are all reusable or you can do what I do and mix everything in reusable glass bottles instead. And when I say it is good for everything, I mean it! I carry a travel-size foamer pump when I travel for use as hand soap instead of using nasty soaps in bathrooms, and I use it as a face wash, shampoo, eye makeup remover, stain treatment, and so much more. I use the same concentrate at home to make practically every cleaning product in my home. You may have seen on my IG how I used their cleaning concentrate and oxygen boost to wash my white couches naturally. I use Branch Basics in some way every single day. Check it out and grab some of your own at branchbasics.com/wellnessmama and save 15% with the code MAMA15.

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Drinking clean water is one the most important things you can do for your health. I’ve written whole posts about the benefits of water and water filters, but my guest today is talking to us about an angle I haven’t covered yet: alkaline and ionized water.

For over 15 years, Thai Cabados he has been educating the public on the benefits of water and the alkaline diet. He even left his successful financial sector job to follow his dream and start his own business doing just that. He co-founded Alkaline Lifestyle, a website that incorporates alkaline water, alkaline diet, and mindfulness. Today we cover what the science says about alkaline water, how ionizing machines work, and why you might want to try one in your home.

Episode Highlights on Ionized Water

  • Differences between bottled alkaline water and water from a water ionizer
  • Why that fancy bottled water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
  • What studies say about the ability of ionized water to increase weight loss, longevity, and even brain health
  • How water ionizers produce antioxidant potential and hydrogen in water
  • How our bodies have a pH balance necessary for life
  • Water filters: are they necessary and how to find the best ones
  • The effects of fluoride in our water
  • Whether alkaline water can neutralize stomach acid
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Do you drink ionized water? Are there other questions about water quality you would like me to tackle? 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 Butcher Box, a great source of high quality grass-fed and pastured meats. This month, they’ve got a spectacular deal with their breakfast bundle. You can get $20 off your first box + 2 pounds of breakfast pork sausage and 2 packs of bacon for free! This means that in every order you’ll get 2 pounds of breakfa]]> Alkaline and Ionized Water: Healthy or Hype with Thai Cabados

Drinking clean water is one the most important things you can do for your health. I’ve written whole posts about the benefits of water and water filters, but my guest today is talking to us about an angle I haven’t covered yet: alkaline and ionized water.

For over 15 years, Thai Cabados he has been educating the public on the benefits of water and the alkaline diet. He even left his successful financial sector job to follow his dream and start his own business doing just that. He co-founded Alkaline Lifestyle, a website that incorporates alkaline water, alkaline diet, and mindfulness. Today we cover what the science says about alkaline water, how ionizing machines work, and why you might want to try one in your home.

Episode Highlights on Ionized Water

  • Differences between bottled alkaline water and water from a water ionizer
  • Why that fancy bottled water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
  • What studies say about the ability of ionized water to increase weight loss, longevity, and even brain health
  • How water ionizers produce antioxidant potential and hydrogen in water
  • How our bodies have a pH balance necessary for life
  • Water filters: are they necessary and how to find the best ones
  • The effects of fluoride in our water
  • Whether alkaline water can neutralize stomach acid
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Do you drink ionized water? Are there other questions about water quality you would like me to tackle? 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 Butcher Box, a great source of high quality grass-fed and pastured meats. This month, they’ve got a spectacular deal with their breakfast bundle. You can get $20 off your first box + 2 pounds of breakfast pork sausage and 2 packs of bacon for free! This means that in every order you’ll get 2 pounds of breakfa]]> clean No no no 00:43:59 Katie Wells 247: Vaccine Injuries, Autism, and Homeoprophylaxis With Dr. Jeff Knight https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/jeff-knight/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:00:54 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=402742 Vaccine Injuries, Autism, and Homeoprophylaxis With Dr. Jeff Knight

Dr. Jeff Knight is a chiropractic physician who works to help people tap into their natural ability to heal. His multi-therapeutic approach includes functional medicine, functional neurology, muscle activation, brain and cellular detox, and more. Today I’m talking to Dr. Jeff about a much-requested and highly controversial topic that every parent has had to weigh: vaccination.

Yep… we’re going there!

Let me start by saying that our goal in this episode is not to discuss whether to vaccinate or not. Instead, we’re bringing up important questions to consider so we can give vaccines the same careful thought we give to other areas of health. Bottom line, we’re certainly not judging any parents for their decisions one way or the other, since we are all trying to educate ourselves and do what’s best.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Jeff Knight

  • Whether or not vaccines have anything to do with autism
  • Genetic factors that determine how well we detoxify from heavy metals
  • What makes certain children more susceptible to vaccine injury
  • How generational toxins are passed down from parent to child
  • The concept of herd immunity and some important questions to ask
  • Whether we can “overuse” vaccines the way we have antibiotics, and why this is a tough question to answer
  • Homeoprophylaxis: is it a viable vaccine alternative?
  • The role of parents in the vaccine decision & how to get educated
  • The detox protocol Dr. Jeff follows for a child with vaccine injury
  • Whether there are other safe and effective ways to provide immunity
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Did we miss a question you wanted answered? Let us know! 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 Ritual Vitamins which are specifically designed just for women. Ritual contains nine essential nutrients that most women don’t get enough of from just from food: vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), folate, vegan D3, vitamin K2, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, boron, chelated iron and a proprietary form of magnesium. Ritual supplies them in forms that are easily absorbed and utilized, and all the capsules are vegan, gluten-free, allergen free and non-GMO. They have both a prenatal and a regular women multivitamin both designed specifically for women and synergistic for women hormones. Did you know that 40% of women can’t properly use folic acid due to an MTHFR gene variation? Ritual contains a natural form of folate and synergistic nutrients so the entire multi is more effective. In pregnancy especially, folate is vital… According to OBGYN Dr. Jason Rothbart, “most women don’t find out they are pregnant until around 4-7 weeks pregnant, which is past the first 28 days. In the first 28 days, the organs are rapidly forming. The neural tube (which becomes the central nervous system and vertebral column) is almost completely formed and closed by the end of 28 days.” The essential nutrient folate helps promote healthy development neural tube. This is why many doctors recommend taking a quality prenatal for several months before trying to get pregnant. Ritual makes it easy with both a prenatal and regular women multivitamin. Learn more about both at wellnessmama.com/go/ritual

This podcast is sponsored by SteadyMD, the innovative new way that I found and connect with my primary care doctor using concierge medicine. The idea of concierge medicine  used to be something reserved for celebrities and the ultra rich, and it didn’t seem accessible to the rest of us. The concept is great — having a doctor who you know and trust and who knows your medical history always available when you need him/her. I’ve loved the idea of it for years, and was so excited when I finally found an affordable and personalized option that made this available to everyone. Think about this… we can do almost everything else virtually these days… The digital aspect makes it affordable…$169/month for a family plan two parents and all kids. This also allows the doctors to take fewer patients so they have more time and attention for each patient. Essentially, it feels like the modern equivalent of a country medicine doctor who comes to your house when you have a medical need. Except it makes the best use of technology so we get instant access instead via text, email or even video chat. Find out more about how it works and take their free quiz to get matched with a doctor that fits your needs at steadymd.com/wellnessmama

]]> Vaccine Injuries, Autism, and Homeoprophylaxis With Dr. Jeff Knight

Dr. Jeff Knight is a chiropractic physician who works to help people tap into their natural ability to heal. His multi-therapeutic approach includes functional medicine, functional neurology, muscle activation, brain and cellular detox, and more. Today I’m talking to Dr. Jeff about a much-requested and highly controversial topic that every parent has had to weigh: vaccination.

Yep… we’re going there!

Let me start by saying that our goal in this episode is not to discuss whether to vaccinate or not. Instead, we’re bringing up important questions to consider so we can give vaccines the same careful thought we give to other areas of health. Bottom line, we’re certainly not judging any parents for their decisions one way or the other, since we are all trying to educate ourselves and do what’s best.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Jeff Knight

  • Whether or not vaccines have anything to do with autism
  • Genetic factors that determine how well we detoxify from heavy metals
  • What makes certain children more susceptible to vaccine injury
  • How generational toxins are passed down from parent to child
  • The concept of herd immunity and some important questions to ask
  • Whether we can “overuse” vaccines the way we have antibiotics, and why this is a tough question to answer
  • Homeoprophylaxis: is it a viable vaccine alternative?
  • The role of parents in the vaccine decision & how to get educated
  • The detox protocol Dr. Jeff follows for a child with vaccine injury
  • Whether there are other safe and effective ways to provide immunity
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Did we miss a question you wanted answered? Let us know! Please drop a co]]> Vaccine Injuries, Autism, and Homeoprophylaxis With Dr. Jeff Knight

Dr. Jeff Knight is a chiropractic physician who works to help people tap into their natural ability to heal. His multi-therapeutic approach includes functional medicine, functional neurology, muscle activation, brain and cellular detox, and more. Today I’m talking to Dr. Jeff about a much-requested and highly controversial topic that every parent has had to weigh: vaccination.

Yep… we’re going there!

Let me start by saying that our goal in this episode is not to discuss whether to vaccinate or not. Instead, we’re bringing up important questions to consider so we can give vaccines the same careful thought we give to other areas of health. Bottom line, we’re certainly not judging any parents for their decisions one way or the other, since we are all trying to educate ourselves and do what’s best.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Jeff Knight

  • Whether or not vaccines have anything to do with autism
  • Genetic factors that determine how well we detoxify from heavy metals
  • What makes certain children more susceptible to vaccine injury
  • How generational toxins are passed down from parent to child
  • The concept of herd immunity and some important questions to ask
  • Whether we can “overuse” vaccines the way we have antibiotics, and why this is a tough question to answer
  • Homeoprophylaxis: is it a viable vaccine alternative?
  • The role of parents in the vaccine decision & how to get educated
  • The detox protocol Dr. Jeff follows for a child with vaccine injury
  • Whether there are other safe and effective ways to provide immunity
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Did we miss a question you wanted answered? Let us know! Please drop a co]]> clean No no no 00:48:57 Katie Wells 246: What Women Need to Know About Heart Health With Dr. Mark Menolascino https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/menolascino/ Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:00:16 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=402705 What Women Need to Know About Heart Health With Dr. Mark Menolascino

Heart disease is an increasingly important issue for women. I’ve heard stats that it actually kills more women than breast cancer, but it’s not talked half as much. So I’m so glad to have Dr. Mark Menolascino here to give us a deep dive on this topic and explain what we can all be doing to safeguard our heart health.

Dr. Mark is one of very few physicians who is board-certified in internal medicine, integrative and holistic medicine, functional medicine, and advanced hormone management and anti-aging medicine. So to say he’s qualified would be a huge understatement. He additionally has a master’s degree in pharmacology and immunology and was a doctoral candidate in the medical science program assisting with clinical trials of new medications, and as well as part of the heart disease reversal team with the famed Dr. Dean Ornish.

Let’s hear what he has to say…

Episode Highlights With Dr. Menolascino

  • Why 2 out of 3 women have heart disease
  • The reason that the first sign of heart disease for half of women is death
  • Why half of heart attacks happen with normal cholesterol
  • What to look for to know if you have fatty liver
  • The science-backed ways to support your heart
  • Why insulin is the most inflammatory compound the body makes
  • Good and bad foods for the heart (some may surprise you)
  • A few ways to know by looking at your body if you’re at a higher risk of heart disease
  • What your fingernails tell you about your health
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about your heart 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 episode is sponsored by Fabletics, my one-stop shop for affordable athletic wear. They have yoga, running, gym gear, sports bras, shoes, accessories, and more. Right now, you can get 2 pairs of leggings for $24, which is half the price of just a sports bra from some other brands! I’ve never understood the crazy prices on some athletic gear, especially since the goal is to get those clothes sweaty anyway! That’s why I love Fabletics. They have really cute styles that rival even the highest priced brands at great prices. I especially love their power hold leggings and sports bras with crisscross fancy backs. You can check out all of their sales and claim your two leggings for $24 when you sign up to be a VIP at fabletics.com/wellnessmama. Insider tip: take their 60-second quiz to see which styles will fit your body the best and sign up for their free newsletter to get access to all of their sales and deals. They have a workout guarantee too… Sweat it out for 45 days and if it doesn’t perform, return it for a full refund!

This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, creator of all things superfood mushrooms and founded by my favorite Finnish Fun guys. I love all of their products, and in fact, I’m sipping their reishi hot cocoa as I record this. These superfood mushrooms are always a part of my daily routine with their coffee + lions mane or coffee + cordyceps in the morning for energy and focus (without as much caffeine as coffee). I also love their chaga and cordyceps in the afternoon for antioxidants and immunity and the reishi elixir at night for improved sleep. They also just released skin care that so clean you could eat it! Their charcoal mask has activated charcoal to clarify, chaga and cacao for an antioxidant boost, and other herbal and superfood ingredients. Their superfood serum contains a blend of avocado and olive oils with reishi and herbs for a hydrating skin boost. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% with the code WELLNESSMAMA at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama.

]]> What Women Need to Know About Heart Health With Dr. Mark Menolascino

Heart disease is an increasingly important issue for women. I’ve heard stats that it actually kills more women than breast cancer, but it’s not talked half as much. So I’m so glad to have Dr. Mark Menolascino here to give us a deep dive on this topic and explain what we can all be doing to safeguard our heart health.

Dr. Mark is one of very few physicians who is board-certified in internal medicine, integrative and holistic medicine, functional medicine, and advanced hormone management and anti-aging medicine. So to say he’s qualified would be a huge understatement. He additionally has a master’s degree in pharmacology and immunology and was a doctoral candidate in the medical science program assisting with clinical trials of new medications, and as well as part of the heart disease reversal team with the famed Dr. Dean Ornish.

Let’s hear what he has to say…

Episode Highlights With Dr. Menolascino

  • Why 2 out of 3 women have heart disease
  • The reason that the first sign of heart disease for half of women is death
  • Why half of heart attacks happen with normal cholesterol
  • What to look for to know if you have fatty liver
  • The science-backed ways to support your heart
  • Why insulin is the most inflammatory compound the body makes
  • Good and bad foods for the heart (some may surprise you)
  • A few ways to know by looking at your body if you’re at a higher risk of heart disease
  • What your fingernails tell you about your health
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about your heart 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 episode is sponsored by Fabletics, my one-stop shop for affordable athletic wear. They have yoga, running, gym gear, sports bras, shoes, accessories, and more. Right now, you can get 2 pairs of leggings for $24, which is half the price of just a sports bra from some other brands! I’ve never understood the crazy prices on some athletic gear, especially since the goal is to get those clothes sweaty anyway! That’s why I love Fabletics. They have really cute styles that rival even the highest priced brands at great prices. I especially love their power hold leggings and sports bras with criss]]> What Women Need to Know About Heart Health With Dr. Mark Menolascino

Heart disease is an increasingly important issue for women. I’ve heard stats that it actually kills more women than breast cancer, but it’s not talked half as much. So I’m so glad to have Dr. Mark Menolascino here to give us a deep dive on this topic and explain what we can all be doing to safeguard our heart health.

Dr. Mark is one of very few physicians who is board-certified in internal medicine, integrative and holistic medicine, functional medicine, and advanced hormone management and anti-aging medicine. So to say he’s qualified would be a huge understatement. He additionally has a master’s degree in pharmacology and immunology and was a doctoral candidate in the medical science program assisting with clinical trials of new medications, and as well as part of the heart disease reversal team with the famed Dr. Dean Ornish.

Let’s hear what he has to say…

Episode Highlights With Dr. Menolascino

  • Why 2 out of 3 women have heart disease
  • The reason that the first sign of heart disease for half of women is death
  • Why half of heart attacks happen with normal cholesterol
  • What to look for to know if you have fatty liver
  • The science-backed ways to support your heart
  • Why insulin is the most inflammatory compound the body makes
  • Good and bad foods for the heart (some may surprise you)
  • A few ways to know by looking at your body if you’re at a higher risk of heart disease
  • What your fingernails tell you about your health
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about your heart 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 episode is sponsored by Fabletics, my one-stop shop for affordable athletic wear. They have yoga, running, gym gear, sports bras, shoes, accessories, and more. Right now, you can get 2 pairs of leggings for $24, which is half the price of just a sports bra from some other brands! I’ve never understood the crazy prices on some athletic gear, especially since the goal is to get those clothes sweaty anyway! That’s why I love Fabletics. They have really cute styles that rival even the highest priced brands at great prices. I especially love their power hold leggings and sports bras with criss]]> clean No no no 00:52:44 Katie Wells 245: Ari Whitten on Fighting Fatigue and Anxiety With Sauna, Hormesis, NRF2 & Sun Exposure https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/fighting-fatigue/ Thu, 04 Apr 2019 11:00:54 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=402627 Ari Whitten on Fighting Fatigue and Anxiety With Sauna, Hormesis, NRF2, & Sun Exposure

If I gave out an award for the most popular guest of all time, it would have to go to Ari Whitten! This may seem ironic since he’s not a mom, but Ari is pretty much a limitless source of knowledge on so many topics that affect families today. Case in point: he researched and created a system called The Energy Blueprint for fighting fatigue and increasing energy levels… something all of us as moms could certainly use help with!

Today we go deep on the best tools for improving overall health and vitality, and it’s not just the usual diet and exercise advice. Drawing on 20 years of studying and teaching health science, Ari explains why saunas are literally one of the most powerful (and overlooked) “medicines” available to us, as well as free and easy ways to activate and support our body’s natural energy pathways.

Episode Highlights on Fighting Fatigue

  • The real roots of anxiety and depression
  • The reason sauna use reduces cardiovascular disease mortality (over 60%!)
  • A good rule of thumb for how much sauna use and how long
  • Why detoxification is NOT the main benefit of sauna use
  • How hormesis benefits you
  • How using the sauna 4-7 times a week can reduce risk of neurodegenerative disease by 70% compared to using once a week
  • Why you need to know about the Nrf2 pathway
  • How to create mitochondrial biogenesis (new mitochondria regeneration)
  • What mitochondrial psychobiology is and how it might help you
  • The strange links between anxiety, depression, and neurodegenerative disease
  • Why things like fatigue, brain fog, and other problems often go hand in hand
  • The link between inflammation and depression
  • How a recent study showed that sauna use had long-lasting antidepressant activity
  • Other types of hormesis: fasting, phytonutrients for plants
  • What xenohormetic phytochemicals are and how their pro-oxidant activity can stimulate Nrf2
  • Yet another reason to eat enough greens!
  • What you really need to know about the endocannabinoid system
  • How avoiding sun exposure is as big of a risk factor for health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day
  • Why vitamin D supplements aren’t enough to replace sun exposure

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

Do you use any of these energy-boosting methods? Do you have questions I can pass on to Ari? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let me know. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast too.

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

This episode is brought to you by Alitura Naturals skincare. You guys loved the founder, Andy, when he came on this podcast to talk about his own skin healing journey after a tragic accident that caused massive scarring on his face. From this experience he developed some of the most potent and effective natural skin care options from serums to masks and the results are visible in his perfectly clear skin that is free of scars! I love the mask and use it a couple times a week, and often use the gold serum at night to nourish my skin while I sleep. All of their products have super clean ingredients and they really work! Andy is absolutely dedicated to creating the highest quality products possible and it shows. Check them out at alituranaturals.com/wellnessmama and use the discount code WELLNESS to get 20% off.

This podcast is sponsored by Thrive Market, a company I’ve known and loved since the very beginning. Their goal is to make real food affordable to everyone and they now help their half a million members, including me, get the organic foods we love delivered to our door for less! Think of an online combination of Costco and whole foods with tons of organic, allergy friendly, paleo, vegan, keto, and other options. The annual membership earns you free gifts and guaranteed savings, and sponsors a free membership for a low-income family. You’ll get 25-50% off top brands and I also always order the new Thrive Market brand products that provide an even bigger discount on their 500+ high quality products. Check it out and save 25% on your first order by going to thrivemarket.com/wm

]]> Ari Whitten on Fighting Fatigue and Anxiety With Sauna, Hormesis, NRF2, & Sun Exposure

If I gave out an award for the most popular guest of all time, it would have to go to Ari Whitten! This may seem ironic since he’s not a mom, but Ari is pretty much a limitless source of knowledge on so many topics that affect families today. Case in point: he researched and created a system called The Energy Blueprint for fighting fatigue and increasing energy levels… something all of us as moms could certainly use help with!

Today we go deep on the best tools for improving overall health and vitality, and it’s not just the usual diet and exercise advice. Drawing on 20 years of studying and teaching health science, Ari explains why saunas are literally one of the most powerful (and overlooked) “medicines” available to us, as well as free and easy ways to activate and support our body’s natural energy pathways.

Episode Highlights on Fighting Fatigue

  • The real roots of anxiety and depression
  • The reason sauna use reduces cardiovascular disease mortality (over 60%!)
  • A good rule of thumb for how much sauna use and how long
  • Why detoxification is NOT the main benefit of sauna use
  • How hormesis benefits you
  • How using the sauna 4-7 times a week can reduce risk of neurodegenerative disease by 70% compared to using once a week
  • Why you need to know about the Nrf2 pathway
  • How to create mitochondrial biogenesis (new mitochondria regeneration)
  • What mitochondrial psychobiology is and how it might help you
  • The strange links between anxiety, depression, and neurodegenerative disease
  • Why things like fatigue, brain fog, and other problems often go hand in hand
  • The link between inflammation and depression
  • How a recent study showed that sauna use had long-lasting antidepressant activity
  • Other types of hormesis: fasting, phytonutrients for plants
  • What xenohormetic phytochemicals are and how their pro-oxidant activity can stimulate Nrf2
  • Yet another reason to eat enough greens!
  • What you really need to know about the endocannabinoid system
  • How avoiding sun exposure is as big of a risk factor for health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day
  • Why vitamin D supplements aren’t enough to replace sun exposure

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama