The Wellness Mama Podcast https://wellnessmama.com/ The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:12:54 +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=5.0.3 231: Conquering & Avoiding Breast Cancer With the 7 Essentials System From Dr. V https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/dr-v/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:00:06 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=401241 Conquering & Avoiding Breast Cancer With the 7 Essentials System From Dr. V

I’m here with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, or Dr. V, as she is better known, who is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror and creator of “The 7 Essentials System,” which is a step-by-step program with the goal of preventing disease and creating naturally vibrant health. Dr. V is a bioenergetic chiropractor who has studied nutrition, homeopathy, and herbology in detail.

We’re going to hear today about her own personal journey with breast cancer, which is fascinating. It also gives her an empathetic perspective to understand other women who are facing the same journey. Having been in the wellness world for 40 years, she brings decades of experience to help other women facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

Episode Highlights With Dr. V

  • How Dr. V faced the breast cancer journey, twice
  • Tips for conducting a breast exam properly
  • Dr. V’s take on whether mammograms are a good idea
  • Possible effects of EMF exposure on cancer risk
  • Toxins that affect hormones
  • How the body metabolizes estrogen
  • The 7 Essentials
    • Let Food Be Your Medicine
    • Reduce Your Toxin Exposure
    • Balance Your Energy
    • Heal Emotional Wounds
    • Find a Biological Dentist
    • Optimize Health with Supplements and Herbs
    • Get Tested
  • The role of fasting in health and cancer prevention
  • What to do if you have a genetic predisposition to cancer
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

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Conquering & Avoiding Breast Cancer With the 7 Essentials System From Dr. V

I’m here with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, or Dr. V, as she is better known, who is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror and creator of “The 7 Essentials System,” which is a step-by-step program with the goal of preventing disease and creating naturally vibrant health. Dr. V is a bioenergetic chiropractor who has studied nutrition, homeopathy, and herbology in detail.

We’re going to hear today about her own personal journey with breast cancer, which is fascinating. It also gives her an empathetic perspective to understand other women who are facing the same journey. Having been in the wellness world for 40 years, she brings decades of experience to help other women facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

Episode Highlights With Dr. V

  • How Dr. V faced the breast cancer journey, twice
  • Tips for conducting a breast exam properly
  • Dr. V’s take on whether mammograms are a good idea
  • Possible effects of EMF exposure on cancer risk
  • Toxins that affect hormones
  • How the body metabolizes estrogen
  • The 7 Essentials
    • Let Food Be Your Medicine
    • Reduce Your Toxin Exposure
    • Balance Your Energy
    • Heal Emotional Wounds
    • Find a Biological Dentist
    • Optimize Health with Supplements and Herbs
    • Get Tested
  • The role of fasting in health and cancer prevention
  • What to do if you have a genetic predisposition to cancer
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

More From Wellness Mama

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  • 86: The Science of the Oral Microbiome and Remineralization with Will of OraWellness
  • 169: From Advanced Stage Cancer to Remission in 7 Months on a Quest to Cure Cancer
  • 193: How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs
  • 203: Hidden EMF Dangers and How to Mitigate Them With Geobiologist Brian Hoyer
  • I’m here with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, or Dr. V, as she is better known, who is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror and creator of “The 7 Essentials System,” which is a step-by-step program with the goal of preventing disease and creating naturally vibrant health. Dr. V is a bioenergetic chiropractor who has studied nutrition, homeopathy, and herbology in detail.

    We’re going to hear today about her own personal journey with breast cancer, which is fascinating. It also gives her an empathetic perspective to understand other women who are facing the same journey. Having been in the wellness world for 40 years, she brings decades of experience to help other women facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

    Episode Highlights With Dr. V

    • How Dr. V faced the breast cancer journey, twice
    • Tips for conducting a breast exam properly
    • Dr. V’s take on whether mammograms are a good idea
    • Possible effects of EMF exposure on cancer risk
    • Toxins that affect hormones
    • How the body metabolizes estrogen
    • The 7 Essentials
      • Let Food Be Your Medicine
      • Reduce Your Toxin Exposure
      • Balance Your Energy
      • Heal Emotional Wounds
      • Find a Biological Dentist
      • Optimize Health with Supplements and Herbs
      • Get Tested
    • The role of fasting in health and cancer prevention
    • What to do if you have a genetic predisposition to cancer
    • And more!

    Resources We Mention

    More From Wellness Mama

    • 3: How to Improve Your Oral Health
    • 86: The Science of the Oral Microbiome and Remineralization with Will of OraWellness
    • 169: From Advanced Stage Cancer to Remission in 7 Months on a Quest to Cure Cancer
    • 193: How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs
    • 203: Hidden EMF Dangers and How to Mitigate Them With Geobiologist Brian Hoyer
    • clean No no no 00:54:13 Katie Wells 230: How to Protect Your Mindset & Live a Balanced Life: Chalene Johnson’s Story https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/chalene-johnson/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:00:31 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=401063 How to Protect Your Mindset & Live a Balanced Life: Chalene Johnson's Story

      Some of my favorite interviews are the ones where I feel like I’ve made a new best friend. This one definitely qualifies! Chalene Johnson is a lifestyle and business expert, an amazing speaker, and host of two top-ranked podcasts. You probably know her as the creator and face behind PiYo, a super popular workout program based on pilates and yoga. Chalene is also a New York Times bestselling author and has been named one of the top 50 female entrepreneurs.

      Today Chalene shares some of her top advice for living a happier and more balanced life (and ways to appreciate what we already have!). She will be the first to tell you that she’s made mistakes along the way, but they’re ones that turned her on to her current path and have made her a positive force for holistic wellness in the world. Now, with the help of top dietitians, doctors, and researchers, Chalene has created something called “The 131 Method,” which is a personalized nutrition solution, which I love.

      While all of this is incredible, what really shines about Chalene is how she values her contributions as a wife and a mother just as much as her professional accomplishments, if not more. If (like me) you’ve ever felt like you’re “not enough,” this episode is one to come back to again and again.

      Episode Highlights With Chalene Johnson

      • The personal health scare that made Chalene realize her lifestyle wasn’t truly healthy
      • The soul-searching that led her to change her views on health
      • An introduction to her 131 Method and how to find a nutrition solution that works for your unique body
      • Her “secrets” for a strong successful marriage (hint: a lot of hard work!)
      • Chalene’s advice for parenting in the teenage years
      • A tip for taking care of children’s mental wellness
      • Important reasons to let kids fail
      • How Chalene learned to balance her career with family priorities
      • Her fantastic advice about making progress toward a balanced, sane, healthy mindset
      • And more!

      Episode Quotables

      “Unfollow everyone on Instagram and Facebook who when you look at their stuff, you just don’t feel as good about your life. Just unfollow them and stop telling yourself that they’re inspirational or, you know, for whatever reason you’re looking at it, if it just in the back of your mind you admit that it gives you this little twinge of like, ‘I’m not enough,’ unfollow them. You’ve gotta protect your mindset and what you’re feeding your brain has so much to do with that.”

      Resources We Mention

      Books Chalene Recommends

      More From Wellness Mama

      Did you enjoy this episode? What other ways do you protect your mindset? 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 Joovv red light therapy. I’ve written about red light therapy before and how it helps support the body and even reduce the signs of aging. My Joovv is part of my daily routine and I love this relaxing 20-minute ritual. I’m getting a mood boost while increasing my collagen and elastin production, improving fat metabolism, assisting with the body’s detoxification reactions, and boosting cellular energy. Here’s how it does all of that: Just like plants convert light energy into chemical energy via photosynthesis, our bodies have the ability to metabolize red and near-infrared light into a form of cellular energy — adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — that is essential to restoring, repairing, energizing, and maintaining our bodies. ATP is often referred to as the “energy currency of life,” which is why light therapy can be so nourishing, healing, and soothing all at the same time. I have and use a combination Joovv light which has two wavelengths for double the benefits, 660 nm for red light and 850 nm for near-infrared light. Both were chosen because the bulk of the scientific literature centers on their benefits, and you can get them separately or together. The 660nm range is better for collagen production and other skin benefits, while the 850 is better for deep tissue issues like muscle recovery, joint discomfort, etc. They now have a Joovv Go, a smaller, less expensive, and just as effective model that can even travel with you for a quick collagen boost for your face or inflammation relief in a sore joint. Learn more at wellnessmama.com/go/joovv

      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, so one serving for instance has the same antioxidants as thirty pounds of carrots. Crazy. Cordycepts is another one, 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 it contains Reishi which helps promote calm and sleep! You can check out all Four Sigmatic products at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and save 15% with the code wellnessmama.

      ]]> How to Protect Your Mindset & Live a Balanced Life: Chalene Johnson's Story

      Some of my favorite interviews are the ones where I feel like I’ve made a new best friend. This one definitely qualifies! Chalene Johnson is a lifestyle and business expert, an amazing speaker, and host of two top-ranked podcasts. You probably know her as the creator and face behind PiYo, a super popular workout program based on pilates and yoga. Chalene is also a New York Times bestselling author and has been named one of the top 50 female entrepreneurs.

      Today Chalene shares some of her top advice for living a happier and more balanced life (and ways to appreciate what we already have!). She will be the first to tell you that she’s made mistakes along the way, but they’re ones that turned her on to her current path and have made her a positive force for holistic wellness in the world. Now, with the help of top dietitians, doctors, and researchers, Chalene has created something called “The 131 Method,” which is a personalized nutrition solution, which I love.

      While all of this is incredible, what really shines about Chalene is how she values her contributions as a wife and a mother just as much as her professional accomplishments, if not more. If (like me) you’ve ever felt like you’re “not enough,” this episode is one to come back to again and again.

      Episode Highlights With Chalene Johnson

      • The personal health scare that made Chalene realize her lifestyle wasn’t truly healthy
      • The soul-searching that led her to change her views on health
      • An introduction to her 131 Method and how to find a nutrition solution that works for your unique body
      • Her “secrets” for a strong successful marriage (hint: a lot of hard work!)
      • Chalene’s advice for parenting in the teenage years
      • A tip for taking care of children’s mental wellness
      • Important reasons to let kids fail
      • How Chalene learned to balance her career with family priorities
      • Her fantastic advice about making progress toward a balanced, sane, healthy mindset
      • And more!

      Episode Quotables

      “Unfollow everyone on Instagram and Facebook who when you look at their stuff, you just don’t feel as good about your life. Just unfollow them and stop telling yourself that they’re inspirational or, you know, for whatever reason you’re looking at it, if it just in the back of your mind you admit that it gives you this little twinge of like, ‘I’m not enough,’ unfollow them. You’ve gotta protect your mindset and what you’re feeding your brain has so much to do with that.”

      Resources We Mention

      • 131 Method
      • 131 Method: Your Personalized Nutrition Solution to Boost Metabolism, Restore Gut Health, and Lose Weight by Chalene Johnson
      • Instagram: @chalenejohson
      • The Chalene Show (podcast)
      • Build Your Tribe (podcast)
      • ]]> How to Protect Your Mindset & Live a Balanced Life: Chalene Johnson's Story

        Some of my favorite interviews are the ones where I feel like I’ve made a new best friend. This one definitely qualifies! Chalene Johnson is a lifestyle and business expert, an amazing speaker, and host of two top-ranked podcasts. You probably know her as the creator and face behind PiYo, a super popular workout program based on pilates and yoga. Chalene is also a New York Times bestselling author and has been named one of the top 50 female entrepreneurs.

        Today Chalene shares some of her top advice for living a happier and more balanced life (and ways to appreciate what we already have!). She will be the first to tell you that she’s made mistakes along the way, but they’re ones that turned her on to her current path and have made her a positive force for holistic wellness in the world. Now, with the help of top dietitians, doctors, and researchers, Chalene has created something called “The 131 Method,” which is a personalized nutrition solution, which I love.

        While all of this is incredible, what really shines about Chalene is how she values her contributions as a wife and a mother just as much as her professional accomplishments, if not more. If (like me) you’ve ever felt like you’re “not enough,” this episode is one to come back to again and again.

        Episode Highlights With Chalene Johnson

        • The personal health scare that made Chalene realize her lifestyle wasn’t truly healthy
        • The soul-searching that led her to change her views on health
        • An introduction to her 131 Method and how to find a nutrition solution that works for your unique body
        • Her “secrets” for a strong successful marriage (hint: a lot of hard work!)
        • Chalene’s advice for parenting in the teenage years
        • A tip for taking care of children’s mental wellness
        • Important reasons to let kids fail
        • How Chalene learned to balance her career with family priorities
        • Her fantastic advice about making progress toward a balanced, sane, healthy mindset
        • And more!

        Episode Quotables

        “Unfollow everyone on Instagram and Facebook who when you look at their stuff, you just don’t feel as good about your life. Just unfollow them and stop telling yourself that they’re inspirational or, you know, for whatever reason you’re looking at it, if it just in the back of your mind you admit that it gives you this little twinge of like, ‘I’m not enough,’ unfollow them. You’ve gotta protect your mindset and what you’re feeding your brain has so much to do with that.”

        Resources We Mention

        • 131 Method
        • 131 Method: Your Personalized Nutrition Solution to Boost Metabolism, Restore Gut Health, and Lose Weight by Chalene Johnson
        • Instagram: @chalenejohson
        • The Chalene Show (podcast)
        • Build Your Tribe (podcast)
        • ]]> clean No no no 00:50:37 Katie Wells 229: How to Use Atomic Habits to Change Your Life https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/atomic-habits/ Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:00:57 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=401062 How to Use Atomic Habits to Change Your Life

          We all have conscious and unconscious habits that determine our quality of life every day. It takes a lot of work and reflection to realize our own habits and their consequences, not to mention the changes we may need to make. Multiply this by every member of the family, and it can feel like a real puzzle.

          James Clear is here to help in this episode all about habit-making and how certain “atomic habits” can dramatically change everything. James is author of the book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Break Bad Habits and Build Good Ones and he’s kind of a big deal too! He coaches Fortune 500 companies in habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement skills and his work is used by teams in the NFL, the NBA, and Major League Baseball (which is, of course, my favorite sport!).

          His knowledge is perfect for families as well, and you can learn everything he teaches the top companies in the world through his online course, the Habits Academy, which has influenced more than 10,000 leaders, manager, coaches, and teachers.

          Episode Highlights: Atomic Habits

          • Why habits matter so much
          • How little habits lead up to big change
          • The reason that small changes are actually more effective than big ones in the long run
          • How long it really takes to break or build a habit
          • The role of environment in creating or breaking habits and how to optimize yours
          • Why talent and genes don’t matter as much as we once thought
          • The two-minute rule that can change your life
          • How to get back on track after breaking a habit
          • The most impactful habits to adopt
          • Where to start if you have a lot of bad habits to break
          • And more!

          Resources We Mention

          More From Wellness Mama

          Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about creating new habits? 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 Genexa, the first ever organic and non-GMO medicines ever available. I love this line, created by two dads on a mission to find healthier medicines for their kids. When they couldn’t, they created their own using a patented system that doesn’t use artificial sweeteners, dyes, or preservatives. A favorite at our house is their Leg Cramp Rx homeopathic that is the perfect remedy for late-night growing pains or soreness from running 10+ miles as my kids do daily in our neighborhood. It is great for age 3 and up and I wish I’d had it when I was pregnant and used to get leg cramps! 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!

          This podcast is brought to you by Thrive Market. I’ve been using Thrive Market for years, ever since they first opened. I know many of you have as well, but I wanted to make sure you’re up to date on a couple things that make them even more awesome. First, if you haven’t tried it, they have a really easy-to-use app that makes ordering easy that makes ordering online super simple. I use this all the time… download it at a link I’ll mention in a minute and use it to keep your online grocery list handy any time you need to order. Second, if you haven’t noticed, they have a bunch of secret free gifts with purchase for members only! So this means anytime you make a purchase and a free gift is available, you receive a free gift in your order. I often check back a few times a week because they’ve had some of my favorite things as a free gift with purchase. My strategy is to add things to my cart in the app as I think of them or as we run out, and then order when it reaches the free shipping amount and the gift offer I want! And last tip, make sure to check out the Thrive Market brand when you’re on the app or website because they have put a lot of time and effort into developing their own line of high quality products. The prices are amazing and Thrive brand products are now my go-to for pantry staples like grain-free flours, baking soda, nuts, sardines, tuna, and canned goods. They even have diapers! Find out more about all of these and get an extra discount on your first order at ThriveMarket.com/Katie

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          How to Use Atomic Habits to Change Your Life

          We all have conscious and unconscious habits that determine our quality of life every day. It takes a lot of work and reflection to realize our own habits and their consequences, not to mention the changes we may need to make. Multiply this by every member of the family, and it can feel like a real puzzle.

          James Clear is here to help in this episode all about habit-making and how certain “atomic habits” can dramatically change everything. James is author of the book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Break Bad Habits and Build Good Ones and he’s kind of a big deal too! He coaches Fortune 500 companies in habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement skills and his work is used by teams in the NFL, the NBA, and Major League Baseball (which is, of course, my favorite sport!).

          His knowledge is perfect for families as well, and you can learn everything he teaches the top companies in the world through his online course, the Habits Academy, which has influenced more than 10,000 leaders, manager, coaches, and teachers.

          Episode Highlights: Atomic Habits

          • Why habits matter so much
          • How little habits lead up to big change
          • The reason that small changes are actually more effective than big ones in the long run
          • How long it really takes to break or build a habit
          • The role of environment in creating or breaking habits and how to optimize yours
          • Why talent and genes don’t matter as much as we once thought
          • The two-minute rule that can change your life
          • How to get back on track after breaking a habit
          • The most impactful habits to adopt
          • Where to start if you have a lot of bad habits to break
          • And more!

          Resources We Mention

          More From Wellness Mama

          Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about creating new habits? Please drop a comment below or <]]> How to Use Atomic Habits to Change Your Life

          We all have conscious and unconscious habits that determine our quality of life every day. It takes a lot of work and reflection to realize our own habits and their consequences, not to mention the changes we may need to make. Multiply this by every member of the family, and it can feel like a real puzzle.

          James Clear is here to help in this episode all about habit-making and how certain “atomic habits” can dramatically change everything. James is author of the book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Break Bad Habits and Build Good Ones and he’s kind of a big deal too! He coaches Fortune 500 companies in habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement skills and his work is used by teams in the NFL, the NBA, and Major League Baseball (which is, of course, my favorite sport!).

          His knowledge is perfect for families as well, and you can learn everything he teaches the top companies in the world through his online course, the Habits Academy, which has influenced more than 10,000 leaders, manager, coaches, and teachers.

          Episode Highlights: Atomic Habits

          • Why habits matter so much
          • How little habits lead up to big change
          • The reason that small changes are actually more effective than big ones in the long run
          • How long it really takes to break or build a habit
          • The role of environment in creating or breaking habits and how to optimize yours
          • Why talent and genes don’t matter as much as we once thought
          • The two-minute rule that can change your life
          • How to get back on track after breaking a habit
          • The most impactful habits to adopt
          • Where to start if you have a lot of bad habits to break
          • And more!

          Resources We Mention

          More From Wellness Mama

          Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about creating new habits? Please drop a comment below or <]]> clean No no no 00:59:15 Katie Wells 228: Using Buddies in My Belly to Teach Kids About Health https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/buddies-in-my-belly/ Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:00:25 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=401016 Using Buddies In My Belly to Teach Kids About Health

          Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Sarah Morgan took this message seriously and set out to share all she’d learned when getting her Masters in Nutrition, in a way anyone ages 4 through 104 would understand.

          To accomplish this, Sarah founded Buddies In My Belly, a health education company that takes health seriously, but in a way that is seriously fun for everyone. This is something every mom could use because we get some of the toughest questions on the planet (why is the sky blue? how are babies made?), sometimes all before 8:00 a.m.!

          Buddies in My Belly has a ton of great resources for helping kids understand why what they eat and how they take care of themselves matters, and isn’t just “because mom says so.”

          Buddies in My Belly: Episode Highlights

          • The troubling health statistics our children’s generation faces
          • The Ah-ha! moment that gave Sarah the idea to write a children’s book about gut health
          • What we as parents can do to give our kids the best start
          • The roles different bacterial strains in our digestive system play (and how to explain it to kids)
          • The awesome tool Sarah created to help kids take responsibility for their food choices
          • Ways to get more variety in your kids’ diets
          • A sample of Buddies in My Belly
          • How Sarah teaches kids about healthy living, including food, sleep, movement, drinking water, and more
          • Ideas for getting kids excited about trying new foods
          • How taking care of the gut microbiome helps stop poop problems!
          • And more!

          Episode Quotables

          “We want to help everybody in the household starting with our little ones understand this concept of the microbiome. Because if they implement this, and they get it, and they feel empowered, they get to make choices themselves. That sets them up for a lifetime of good health.”

          Resources We Mention

          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 brought to you by SteadyMD. This company combines the cutting edge of medical knowledge with the personal touch of concierge medicine. It is like having the best doctors in the country as your personal old-school come to your house doctor. Here’s what I mean- you are connected with a value aligned doctor who learns your medical history and your family’s medical history. You can connect any time you need via phone, text or video chat to ask questions and they can help with most issues and prescribe most things long distance. With technology, this is my favorite way to interact with a doctor now. We can order everything else from our phones and get everything delivered to our houses and now we can interact with our doctors in the same way. With a digital otoscope, I’ve even been able to literally send my doctor an instant video of my kids eardrum to see if she had an ear infection before. My doc understands that while I do think conventional medicine is life saving and important, I prefer to use natural remedies when possible and avoid antibiotics unless really necessary. I can trust that he is never pushing a treatment that isn’t absolutely necessary. In fact, he’s given me natural remedy advice most of the time over suggesting medicine and shares my stance on not overusing antibiotics and pain medicine to reduce fever. Learn more at steadyMD.com/wellnessmama.

          This podcast is brought to you by Ready, Set, Food!, a new company revolutionizing food allergy prevention in children. We all know that this problem is on the rise, and most of us know someone who has a child with food allergies, or have had this experience ourselves. There are many theories for this and certainly many problems that need to be addressed like gut health and immune support. Ready, Set, Food! is taking the cutting edge research and science and using it in a practical way to help babies and children avoid food allergies in the first place. The most up to date studies are showing that carefully calculated early exposure in the right amounts can stop many cases of food allergies. Ready, Set, Food! makes this easy with a simple system that can be added to breastmilk, formula, or baby’s first foods to give incremental and calculated exposure to the top allergens like peanuts, egg, and milk. When used as directed, this can reduce the chance of allergies by up to 80%. This organic non-GMO product is recommended and overseen by many of the nation’s top pediatricians. Learn more about this evidence-based approach at readysetfood.com/wellnessmama

          ]]> Using Buddies In My Belly to Teach Kids About Health

          Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Sarah Morgan took this message seriously and set out to share all she’d learned when getting her Masters in Nutrition, in a way anyone ages 4 through 104 would understand.

          To accomplish this, Sarah founded Buddies In My Belly, a health education company that takes health seriously, but in a way that is seriously fun for everyone. This is something every mom could use because we get some of the toughest questions on the planet (why is the sky blue? how are babies made?), sometimes all before 8:00 a.m.!

          Buddies in My Belly has a ton of great resources for helping kids understand why what they eat and how they take care of themselves matters, and isn’t just “because mom says so.”

          Buddies in My Belly: Episode Highlights

          • The troubling health statistics our children’s generation faces
          • The Ah-ha! moment that gave Sarah the idea to write a children’s book about gut health
          • What we as parents can do to give our kids the best start
          • The roles different bacterial strains in our digestive system play (and how to explain it to kids)
          • The awesome tool Sarah created to help kids take responsibility for their food choices
          • Ways to get more variety in your kids’ diets
          • A sample of Buddies in My Belly
          • How Sarah teaches kids about healthy living, including food, sleep, movement, drinking water, and more
          • Ideas for getting kids excited about trying new foods
          • How taking care of the gut microbiome helps stop poop problems!
          • And more!

          Episode Quotables

          “We want to help everybody in the household starting with our little ones understand this concept of the microbiome. Because if they implement this, and they get it, and they feel empowered, they get to make choices themselves. That sets them up for a lifetime of good health.”

          Resources We Mention

          More From Wellness Mama

          • 51: Understanding the Microbiome
          • 96: Using Natural and Traditional Medicine to Fix the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Ken Brown
          • 92: A Holistic Pediatrician Talks Ear Infections, Fevers, & Vaccines
          • Healthy Finger Foods for Toddlers (Even Picky Ones)
          • Favorite TED Talks for Moms, Kids & Family
          • How to ]]> Using Buddies In My Belly to Teach Kids About Health

            Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Sarah Morgan took this message seriously and set out to share all she’d learned when getting her Masters in Nutrition, in a way anyone ages 4 through 104 would understand.

            To accomplish this, Sarah founded Buddies In My Belly, a health education company that takes health seriously, but in a way that is seriously fun for everyone. This is something every mom could use because we get some of the toughest questions on the planet (why is the sky blue? how are babies made?), sometimes all before 8:00 a.m.!

            Buddies in My Belly has a ton of great resources for helping kids understand why what they eat and how they take care of themselves matters, and isn’t just “because mom says so.”

            Buddies in My Belly: Episode Highlights

            • The troubling health statistics our children’s generation faces
            • The Ah-ha! moment that gave Sarah the idea to write a children’s book about gut health
            • What we as parents can do to give our kids the best start
            • The roles different bacterial strains in our digestive system play (and how to explain it to kids)
            • The awesome tool Sarah created to help kids take responsibility for their food choices
            • Ways to get more variety in your kids’ diets
            • A sample of Buddies in My Belly
            • How Sarah teaches kids about healthy living, including food, sleep, movement, drinking water, and more
            • Ideas for getting kids excited about trying new foods
            • How taking care of the gut microbiome helps stop poop problems!
            • And more!

            Episode Quotables

            “We want to help everybody in the household starting with our little ones understand this concept of the microbiome. Because if they implement this, and they get it, and they feel empowered, they get to make choices themselves. That sets them up for a lifetime of good health.”

            Resources We Mention

            More From Wellness Mama

            • 51: Understanding the Microbiome
            • 96: Using Natural and Traditional Medicine to Fix the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Ken Brown
            • 92: A Holistic Pediatrician Talks Ear Infections, Fevers, & Vaccines
            • Healthy Finger Foods for Toddlers (Even Picky Ones)
            • Favorite TED Talks for Moms, Kids & Family
            • How to ]]> clean No no no 00:49:16 Katie Wells 227: Using the Metabolism Reset Diet to Support Liver Health https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/metabolism-reset-diet/ Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:00:33 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=400874 Using the Metabolism Reset Diet to Support Liver Health

              Today we have one of my favorite doctors in the world on the podcast, and I’ll tell you why. After seeing doctor after doctor and not getting any answers, Dr. Christianson diagnosed my thyroid condition. I’ve been a patient of his ever since and he’s done so much to improve my health.

              Dr. Christianson’s expertise is naturopathic endocrinology and he focuses on thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolism. He’s also the founding physician behind Integrative Health, a clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author whose books include the recent Metabolism Reset Diet, The Adrenal Reset Diet, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease (links to those below).

              (Fun fact: Dr. Christianson is also competitive mountain unicyclist! Not too many people can say that!)

              On to the episode…

              Episode Highlights: Metabolism Reset Diet

              • Dr. Christianson’s own struggle with being overweight as a child
              • Three “dials” that turn health off or on
              • Unexpected effects dieting can have on the body over time
              • What “leaky liver” is and how to know if you have it
              • Reasons the incidence of liver disease is rising
              • Why Dr. Christianson thinks iodine deficiency isn’t as big of a factor in thyroid disease as some people think
              • How losing inches around the waist is more important than pounds overall
              • The ideal length of time to work on weight loss
              • Health benefits to losing even a small amount of weight
              • The surprising reason he doesn’t recommend exercising when trying to lose weight
              • An important health marker we should all test at home
              • Benefits of sulforaphanes and how to get them in your diet
              • A simple change to make for healthier sleep
              • Dr. Christianson’s take on the ketogenic diet
              • And more!

              Episode Quotables

              “Imagine a diet that was wild-caught fresh salmon, wild-picked blueberries, greens, the healthiest foods imaginable. Well, that’s what bears eat to gain weight and hibernate.”

              “Weight loss is something that in the best of circumstances is unnatural for the body and is a bit of a strain.”

              Resources We Mention

              Books by Dr. Christianson

              More From Wellness Mama

              Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about liver 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 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 episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic, maker of some of my favorite coffees, teas and drink mixes. They are infused with superfood mushrooms like Reishi, Cordyceps, Chaga, Turkey Tail and Lion’s Mane. Many of their formulations also include adaptogens, which are herbs that help our bodies adapt to stress. And other beneficial ingredients, all tucked into convenient packets that you can add to hot or cold water for a quick drink. My personal favorite is their mushroom coffee because I already drink coffee and adding superfood mushroom is an easy way to upgrade my morning cup. I also keep packets in my purse for when I am out and about or traveling. If you aren’t familiar with the many benefits of these mushrooms, they contain things like polyphenols, polysaccharides, beta-glucans, and antioxidants that support the immune system. And they aren’t just great for us… they actually improve the environment in several ways too! They help with soil health through a process called bioremediation, or the breakdown of down toxic compounds that have infiltrated water or soil. Fungi have been shown to break down and help eliminate a variety of hazardous chemicals. They’re truly something you can feel great about consuming, both for your own health and for the environment! Wellness Mama listeners get a special discount! Go to foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and use the code WELLNESSMAMA to save 15%.

              ]]> Using the Metabolism Reset Diet to Support Liver Health

              Today we have one of my favorite doctors in the world on the podcast, and I’ll tell you why. After seeing doctor after doctor and not getting any answers, Dr. Christianson diagnosed my thyroid condition. I’ve been a patient of his ever since and he’s done so much to improve my health.

              Dr. Christianson’s expertise is naturopathic endocrinology and he focuses on thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolism. He’s also the founding physician behind Integrative Health, a clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author whose books include the recent Metabolism Reset Diet, The Adrenal Reset Diet, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease (links to those below).

              (Fun fact: Dr. Christianson is also competitive mountain unicyclist! Not too many people can say that!)

              On to the episode…

              Episode Highlights: Metabolism Reset Diet

              • Dr. Christianson’s own struggle with being overweight as a child
              • Three “dials” that turn health off or on
              • Unexpected effects dieting can have on the body over time
              • What “leaky liver” is and how to know if you have it
              • Reasons the incidence of liver disease is rising
              • Why Dr. Christianson thinks iodine deficiency isn’t as big of a factor in thyroid disease as some people think
              • How losing inches around the waist is more important than pounds overall
              • The ideal length of time to work on weight loss
              • Health benefits to losing even a small amount of weight
              • The surprising reason he doesn’t recommend exercising when trying to lose weight
              • An important health marker we should all test at home
              • Benefits of sulforaphanes and how to get them in your diet
              • A simple change to make for healthier sleep
              • Dr. Christianson’s take on the ketogenic diet
              • And more!

              Episode Quotables

              “Imagine a diet that was wild-caught fresh salmon, wild-picked blueberries, greens, the healthiest foods imaginable. Well, that’s what bears eat to gain weight and hibernate.”

              “Weight loss is something that in the best of circumstances is unnatural for the body and is a bit of a strain.”

              Resources We Mention

              Books by Dr. Christianson

              • The Metabolism Reset Diet: Repair Your Liver, Stop Storing Fat, and Lose Weight Naturally
              • The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycl]]> Using the Metabolism Reset Diet to Support Liver Health

                Today we have one of my favorite doctors in the world on the podcast, and I’ll tell you why. After seeing doctor after doctor and not getting any answers, Dr. Christianson diagnosed my thyroid condition. I’ve been a patient of his ever since and he’s done so much to improve my health.

                Dr. Christianson’s expertise is naturopathic endocrinology and he focuses on thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolism. He’s also the founding physician behind Integrative Health, a clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author whose books include the recent Metabolism Reset Diet, The Adrenal Reset Diet, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease (links to those below).

                (Fun fact: Dr. Christianson is also competitive mountain unicyclist! Not too many people can say that!)

                On to the episode…

                Episode Highlights: Metabolism Reset Diet

                • Dr. Christianson’s own struggle with being overweight as a child
                • Three “dials” that turn health off or on
                • Unexpected effects dieting can have on the body over time
                • What “leaky liver” is and how to know if you have it
                • Reasons the incidence of liver disease is rising
                • Why Dr. Christianson thinks iodine deficiency isn’t as big of a factor in thyroid disease as some people think
                • How losing inches around the waist is more important than pounds overall
                • The ideal length of time to work on weight loss
                • Health benefits to losing even a small amount of weight
                • The surprising reason he doesn’t recommend exercising when trying to lose weight
                • An important health marker we should all test at home
                • Benefits of sulforaphanes and how to get them in your diet
                • A simple change to make for healthier sleep
                • Dr. Christianson’s take on the ketogenic diet
                • And more!

                Episode Quotables

                “Imagine a diet that was wild-caught fresh salmon, wild-picked blueberries, greens, the healthiest foods imaginable. Well, that’s what bears eat to gain weight and hibernate.”

                “Weight loss is something that in the best of circumstances is unnatural for the body and is a bit of a strain.”

                Resources We Mention

                Books by Dr. Christianson

                • The Metabolism Reset Diet: Repair Your Liver, Stop Storing Fat, and Lose Weight Naturally
                • The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycl]]> clean No no no 00:58:58 Katie Wells 226: Science-Backed Reasons to Ditch the Pill (& What to Do Instead) With Dr. Jolene Brighten https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/jolene-brighten/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:00:52 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=400730 Science Backed Reasons to Ditch the Pill (& What to Do Instead) with Dr. Jolene Brighten

                  Dr. Jolene Brighten is back on the podcast today and she’s here to talk about a huge topic that affects so many women. If you don’t know her from previous podcasts, she is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the Founder of Rubus Health, which is a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in hormones. She’s also a dear friend and one of the smartest women I know.

                  Jolene’s been talking for years about a problem women all over the globe are facing, although they may not know that to call it. To shed light on this issue she’s written a book called Ditch the Pill, a 30-day plan to support women on hormonal birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post-birth control syndrome.

                  I have several posts on the site about this issue and alternatives to hormonal contraceptives, and I know from the response that this topic isn’t always easy but it’s an important conversation that needs to be had more in the health space. Take a listen and let me know what you think!

                  Episode Highlights With Dr. Jolene Brighten

                  • the shocking percentage of women taking the pill for a reason other than birth control
                  • what is going on physiologically when a woman takes hormonal birth control
                  • the affects of the pill a doctor may not warn about
                  • surprising ingredients hiding in IUDs (hint: BPA!)
                  • the way the pill can contribute to leaky gut
                  • an important reason to think twice about hormonal birth control if there is a family history of autoimmunity
                  • the strong correlation between birth control and depression
                  • a way that birth control depletes B6 and tryptophan
                  • the link between the pill and depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other symptoms
                  • why birth control is inflammatory by nature
                  • the medication cascade caused by birth control
                  • a shocking realization that the birth control pill was the first medication that could be given to someone who didn’t actually have a disease
                  • the sad reason that libido may not return even after stopping the pill

                  Resources We Mention

                  Books by Dr. Brighten

                  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 podcast is sponsored by Thrive Market, a company I’ve used for years, and that just continues to get better and better. I use their free app all the time to order pantry staples from companies I love, and I always turn to their Thrive Market brand for even better discounts. Here’s a tip: use the app like a shopping list. Add things to cart as you think of them, or as you run out, or as you meal plan. Then, once you hit the threshold for free shipping, you order will be ready to go. Here’s another secret- Thrive often runs free gift with purchase offers just for members as a thank you, so keep an eye out for those! I usually choose to order on days when there is a gift I really want and have gotten some awesome free products over the years by doing this. Find out more about all of these and get an extra discount on your first order at thrivemarket.com/katie

                  This podcast is brought to you by Joovv red light therapy. I’ve written about red light therapy before and how it helps support the body and even reduce the signs of aging. My Joovv is part of my daily routine and I love this relaxing 20-minute ritual. I’m getting a mood boost while increasing my collagen and elastin production, improving fat metabolism, assisting with the body’s detoxification reactions, and boosting cellular energy. Here’s how it does all of that: Just like plants convert light energy into chemical energy via photosynthesis, our bodies have the ability to metabolize red and near-infrared light into a form of cellular energy — adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — that is essential to restoring, repairing, energizing, and maintaining our bodies. ATP is often referred to as the “energy currency of life,” which is why light therapy can be so nourishing, healing, and soothing all at the same time. I have and use a combination Joovv light which has two wavelengths for double the benefits, 660 nm for red light and 850 nm for near-infrared light. Both were chosen because the bulk of the scientific literature centers on their benefits, and you can get them separately or together. The 660nm range is better for collagen production and other skin benefits, while the 850 is better for deep tissue issues like muscle recovery, joint discomfort, etc. They now have a Joovv Go, a smaller, less expensive, and just as effective model that can even travel with you for a quick collagen boost for your face or inflammation relief in a sore joint. Learn more at wellnessmama.com/go/joovv

                  ]]> Science Backed Reasons to Ditch the Pill (& What to Do Instead) with Dr. Jolene Brighten

                  Dr. Jolene Brighten is back on the podcast today and she’s here to talk about a huge topic that affects so many women. If you don’t know her from previous podcasts, she is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the Founder of Rubus Health, which is a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in hormones. She’s also a dear friend and one of the smartest women I know.

                  Jolene’s been talking for years about a problem women all over the globe are facing, although they may not know that to call it. To shed light on this issue she’s written a book called Ditch the Pill, a 30-day plan to support women on hormonal birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post-birth control syndrome.

                  I have several posts on the site about this issue and alternatives to hormonal contraceptives, and I know from the response that this topic isn’t always easy but it’s an important conversation that needs to be had more in the health space. Take a listen and let me know what you think!

                  Episode Highlights With Dr. Jolene Brighten

                  • the shocking percentage of women taking the pill for a reason other than birth control
                  • what is going on physiologically when a woman takes hormonal birth control
                  • the affects of the pill a doctor may not warn about
                  • surprising ingredients hiding in IUDs (hint: BPA!)
                  • the way the pill can contribute to leaky gut
                  • an important reason to think twice about hormonal birth control if there is a family history of autoimmunity
                  • the strong correlation between birth control and depression
                  • a way that birth control depletes B6 and tryptophan
                  • the link between the pill and depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other symptoms
                  • why birth control is inflammatory by nature
                  • the medication cascade caused by birth control
                  • a shocking realization that the birth control pill was the first medication that could be given to someone who didn’t actually have a disease
                  • the sad reason that libido may not return even after stopping the pill

                  Resources We Mention

                  Books by Dr. Brighten

                  More From Wellness Mama

                  • 83: Beating Postpartum Depression & Pelvic Floor Care with Dr. Jolene Brighten
                  • Dr. Jolene Brighten is back on the podcast today and she’s here to talk about a huge topic that affects so many women. If you don’t know her from previous podcasts, she is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the Founder of Rubus Health, which is a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in hormones. She’s also a dear friend and one of the smartest women I know.

                    Jolene’s been talking for years about a problem women all over the globe are facing, although they may not know that to call it. To shed light on this issue she’s written a book called Ditch the Pill, a 30-day plan to support women on hormonal birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post-birth control syndrome.

                    I have several posts on the site about this issue and alternatives to hormonal contraceptives, and I know from the response that this topic isn’t always easy but it’s an important conversation that needs to be had more in the health space. Take a listen and let me know what you think!

                    Episode Highlights With Dr. Jolene Brighten

                    • the shocking percentage of women taking the pill for a reason other than birth control
                    • what is going on physiologically when a woman takes hormonal birth control
                    • the affects of the pill a doctor may not warn about
                    • surprising ingredients hiding in IUDs (hint: BPA!)
                    • the way the pill can contribute to leaky gut
                    • an important reason to think twice about hormonal birth control if there is a family history of autoimmunity
                    • the strong correlation between birth control and depression
                    • a way that birth control depletes B6 and tryptophan
                    • the link between the pill and depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other symptoms
                    • why birth control is inflammatory by nature
                    • the medication cascade caused by birth control
                    • a shocking realization that the birth control pill was the first medication that could be given to someone who didn’t actually have a disease
                    • the sad reason that libido may not return even after stopping the pill

                    Resources We Mention

                    Books by Dr. Brighten

                    More From Wellness Mama

                    • 83: Beating Postpartum Depression & Pelvic Floor Care with Dr. Jolene Brighten
                    • clean No no no 01:02:33 Katie Wells 225: How a New SafetyPin Technology Can Keep Your Family Safer https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/safetypin/ Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:00:47 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=400674 How a New SafetyPin Technology Can Keep Your Family Safer

                      I always love to sit down with a fellow female entrepreneur, plus I count today’s guest a friend too, which is always fun. Her name is Jenny Thompson and her talents include natural health advocate, fearless business strategist, and expert marketer, among others.

                      She took a leap and started a new technology called SafetyPIN. Like a TSA pre-check for the web, SafetyPIN is a way to ensure the person on the other end of a digital transaction is trustworthy and reliable. As you can imagine there’s a great need for this in today’s world when we are often trusting strangers through the use of services like AirBnB, Uber, Lyft, Care.com (and the list goes on).

                      With SafetyPIN holders currently in 39 states, Jenny is working to build awareness and make “Do you have a SafetyPIN?” part of every conversation in the sharing economy.

                      Episode Highlights on SafetyPIN

                      • Jenny’s amazing story of personal reinvention as a businesswoman and entrepreneur
                      • The dog-sitting transaction gone bad that gave her the idea for SafetyPIN in the first place
                      • The shocking reasons a traditional background check isn’t all it’s cracked up to be (you’ll never think of one the same way again)
                      • How Jenny teamed up with financial experts, forensic psychologists, and criminal investigators to design a better safety check
                      • Ways to use SafetyPIN in your own home, and safe practices when interacting online
                      • Jenny’s advice to other entrepreneurs thinking about taking the leap
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about online safety? 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 Ojai Energenetics, the best CBD I’ve ever tried and the one I feel is the best out there. Here’s why its awesome… First, it’s over 20x more absorbable that most CBD. Over 99% of Ojai CBD gets where it needs to go because of a patented colloidal technology (it is not liposomal) like 90% of the CBD in oils don’t even make it past the gut and liver and into the blood. I was skeptical and the first time I tried it, I felt a noticeable effect in about 15 seconds which is so much faster than the 20-30 minutes with other brands I’ve used! It is derived from completely organic ingredients and batch tested by third party vendors for heavy metals, VOCs, pesticides, herbicides, microbes, and for the content of terpenes & cannabinoids. Because this version absorbs faster, you also can know if you’re getting the right dose as too much is not optimal. Here’s how: Because Ojai works so rapidly, it causes your body’s cannabinoid receptors in the tongue to modulate. The taste will be bitter when your body needs more CBD, but will change to sweet when you have had enough. So to test this, just take a ¼ dropper, wait 30 seconds, then feel if it’s bitter or sweet. Then repeat until sweet. Ojai is also a certified B corp and they operate their servers off of wind power, use completely recyclable packaging, and work to build relationships with the farmers who grow the ingredients they use, ensure fair trade wages, and only support regenerative farming practices. Find out more about them and get a special gift at ojaienergetics.com/wellnessmama

                      This episode is also sponsored by Kasandrinos Olive Oil. I love family owned companies with a mission and that are dedicated to making the highest quality products and supporting sustainable agriculture, and this olive oil fits the bill. Founded by an active duty marine, Tony Kasandrinos, and his sister whose family is from Greece, this company is dedicated to the absolutely highest quality olive oil with the most amazing flavor. With all the controversy over some olive oils being adulterated and diluted, they go above and beyond to test for purity. In fact, all of their olive oil has 3 independent chemical analysis tests done by third party labs. Two are conducted in Europe and another in the United States. These tests confirm the freshness, oleic acid levels, and that the olive oil is organic. They use cold press extraction to retain the beneficial properties and Koroneiki olives which contain very high levels of polyphenols, the well-studied beneficial component of olive oil. Their olives are harvested within 50km of their family press in Lakonia, Greece and are non-GMO, USDA-certified organic, and PGI-certified. Learn more and check out their products at kasandrinos.com/wellnessmama and use the code WELLNESSMAMA for 10% off your order!

                      ]]> How a New SafetyPin Technology Can Keep Your Family Safer

                      I always love to sit down with a fellow female entrepreneur, plus I count today’s guest a friend too, which is always fun. Her name is Jenny Thompson and her talents include natural health advocate, fearless business strategist, and expert marketer, among others.

                      She took a leap and started a new technology called SafetyPIN. Like a TSA pre-check for the web, SafetyPIN is a way to ensure the person on the other end of a digital transaction is trustworthy and reliable. As you can imagine there’s a great need for this in today’s world when we are often trusting strangers through the use of services like AirBnB, Uber, Lyft, Care.com (and the list goes on).

                      With SafetyPIN holders currently in 39 states, Jenny is working to build awareness and make “Do you have a SafetyPIN?” part of every conversation in the sharing economy.

                      Episode Highlights on SafetyPIN

                      • Jenny’s amazing story of personal reinvention as a businesswoman and entrepreneur
                      • The dog-sitting transaction gone bad that gave her the idea for SafetyPIN in the first place
                      • The shocking reasons a traditional background check isn’t all it’s cracked up to be (you’ll never think of one the same way again)
                      • How Jenny teamed up with financial experts, forensic psychologists, and criminal investigators to design a better safety check
                      • Ways to use SafetyPIN in your own home, and safe practices when interacting online
                      • Jenny’s advice to other entrepreneurs thinking about taking the leap
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about online safety? 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 Ojai Energenetics, the best CBD I’ve ever tried and the one I feel is the best out there. Here’s why its awesome… First, it’s over 20x more absorbable that most CBD. Over 99% of Ojai CBD gets where it needs to go because of a patented colloidal technology (it is not liposomal) like 90% of the CBD in oils don’t even make it past the gut and liver and into the blood. I was skeptical and the first time I tried it, I felt a noticeable effect in about 15 seconds which is so much faster than the 20-30 minutes with other brands I’ve used! It is derived from completely organic ingredients and batch tested by third party vendors for heavy metals, VOCs, pesticides, herbicides, microbes, and for the content o]]> How a New SafetyPin Technology Can Keep Your Family Safer

                      I always love to sit down with a fellow female entrepreneur, plus I count today’s guest a friend too, which is always fun. Her name is Jenny Thompson and her talents include natural health advocate, fearless business strategist, and expert marketer, among others.

                      She took a leap and started a new technology called SafetyPIN. Like a TSA pre-check for the web, SafetyPIN is a way to ensure the person on the other end of a digital transaction is trustworthy and reliable. As you can imagine there’s a great need for this in today’s world when we are often trusting strangers through the use of services like AirBnB, Uber, Lyft, Care.com (and the list goes on).

                      With SafetyPIN holders currently in 39 states, Jenny is working to build awareness and make “Do you have a SafetyPIN?” part of every conversation in the sharing economy.

                      Episode Highlights on SafetyPIN

                      • Jenny’s amazing story of personal reinvention as a businesswoman and entrepreneur
                      • The dog-sitting transaction gone bad that gave her the idea for SafetyPIN in the first place
                      • The shocking reasons a traditional background check isn’t all it’s cracked up to be (you’ll never think of one the same way again)
                      • How Jenny teamed up with financial experts, forensic psychologists, and criminal investigators to design a better safety check
                      • Ways to use SafetyPIN in your own home, and safe practices when interacting online
                      • Jenny’s advice to other entrepreneurs thinking about taking the leap
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about online safety? 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 Ojai Energenetics, the best CBD I’ve ever tried and the one I feel is the best out there. Here’s why its awesome… First, it’s over 20x more absorbable that most CBD. Over 99% of Ojai CBD gets where it needs to go because of a patented colloidal technology (it is not liposomal) like 90% of the CBD in oils don’t even make it past the gut and liver and into the blood. I was skeptical and the first time I tried it, I felt a noticeable effect in about 15 seconds which is so much faster than the 20-30 minutes with other brands I’ve used! It is derived from completely organic ingredients and batch tested by third party vendors for heavy metals, VOCs, pesticides, herbicides, microbes, and for the content o]]> clean No no no 00:44:07 Katie Wells 224: How to Use Sound and Music to Optimize Focus and Sleep With Brain.fm https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/brain-fm/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:00:33 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=400584 How to Use Sound and Music to Optimize Focus and Sleep with Brain.fm

                      Would you like your kids to sleep better? Or maybe get through a task you’ve been dreading in half the time? Maybe even clear your mind long enough to meditate or pray?

                      If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, this episode is for you!

                      Today we are talking all about how we can improve the brain simply by changing the music we listen to. Today’s guest Daniel Clark is the CEO of a company called Brain.fm, which has developed AI-guided music designed to help you achieve the state of mind you want, faster.

                      I knew I wanted to have Daniel on the podcast when I heard that Brain.fm tests their music and its effects on the body with MRI and EEG data as well as large-scale testing. Most impressively, the National Science Foundation selected Brain.fm for grant to study whether music therapy can be a viable treatment option for ADHD and ADD conditions.

                      Let’s hear what he has to say!

                      Episode Highlights With Daniel & Brain.fm

                      • How sound and music can be used to change the brain
                      • What neural phase lockdown is and how it benefits the brain
                      • The evolutionary reasons our brain is programmed to continuously listen and respond
                      • A way to drastically increase focus and sleep
                      • The reason people sleep better during rainstorms
                      • The difference between “white noise” and Brain.fm
                      • How to use Brain.fm for the best benefits
                      • Why Brain.fm hopes to be an FDA-approved treatment for ADD and ADHD in the future
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      • Brain.fm Use code wellnessmama for 20% off any subscription type

                      Books Recommended by Daniel

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about music and the brain? 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 Ready. Set. Food!, a new company revolutionizing food allergy prevention in children. We all know that this problem is on the rise, and most of us know someone who has a child with food allergies, or have had this experience ourselves. There are many theories for this and certainly many problems that need to be addressed like gut health and immune support. Ready. Set. Food! is taking the cutting edge research and science and using it in a practical way to help babies and children avoid food allergies in the first place. The most up to date studies are showing that carefully calculated early exposure in the right amounts can stop many cases of food allergies! Ready. Set. Food! makes this easy with a simple system that can be added to breastmilk, formula or baby’s first foods to give incremental and calculated exposure to the top allergens like peanuts, egg and milk. When used as directed, this can reduce the chance of allergies by up to 80% and it is recommended and overseen by many of the nations top pediatricians. Learn more about this evidence based approach at readysetfood.com/wellnessmama

                      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, Cordycepts 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 stigmatic products at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and save 15% with the code wellnessmama.

                      ]]> How to Use Sound and Music to Optimize Focus and Sleep with Brain.fm

                      Would you like your kids to sleep better? Or maybe get through a task you’ve been dreading in half the time? Maybe even clear your mind long enough to meditate or pray?

                      If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, this episode is for you!

                      Today we are talking all about how we can improve the brain simply by changing the music we listen to. Today’s guest Daniel Clark is the CEO of a company called Brain.fm, which has developed AI-guided music designed to help you achieve the state of mind you want, faster.

                      I knew I wanted to have Daniel on the podcast when I heard that Brain.fm tests their music and its effects on the body with MRI and EEG data as well as large-scale testing. Most impressively, the National Science Foundation selected Brain.fm for grant to study whether music therapy can be a viable treatment option for ADHD and ADD conditions.

                      Let’s hear what he has to say!

                      Episode Highlights With Daniel & Brain.fm

                      • How sound and music can be used to change the brain
                      • What neural phase lockdown is and how it benefits the brain
                      • The evolutionary reasons our brain is programmed to continuously listen and respond
                      • A way to drastically increase focus and sleep
                      • The reason people sleep better during rainstorms
                      • The difference between “white noise” and Brain.fm
                      • How to use Brain.fm for the best benefits
                      • Why Brain.fm hopes to be an FDA-approved treatment for ADD and ADHD in the future
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      • Brain.fm Use code wellnessmama for 20% off any subscription type

                      Books Recommended by Daniel

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about music and the brain? Please drop a comment below or

                      Would you like your kids to sleep better? Or maybe get through a task you’ve been dreading in half the time? Maybe even clear your mind long enough to meditate or pray?

                      If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, this episode is for you!

                      Today we are talking all about how we can improve the brain simply by changing the music we listen to. Today’s guest Daniel Clark is the CEO of a company called Brain.fm, which has developed AI-guided music designed to help you achieve the state of mind you want, faster.

                      I knew I wanted to have Daniel on the podcast when I heard that Brain.fm tests their music and its effects on the body with MRI and EEG data as well as large-scale testing. Most impressively, the National Science Foundation selected Brain.fm for grant to study whether music therapy can be a viable treatment option for ADHD and ADD conditions.

                      Let’s hear what he has to say!

                      Episode Highlights With Daniel & Brain.fm

                      • How sound and music can be used to change the brain
                      • What neural phase lockdown is and how it benefits the brain
                      • The evolutionary reasons our brain is programmed to continuously listen and respond
                      • A way to drastically increase focus and sleep
                      • The reason people sleep better during rainstorms
                      • The difference between “white noise” and Brain.fm
                      • How to use Brain.fm for the best benefits
                      • Why Brain.fm hopes to be an FDA-approved treatment for ADD and ADHD in the future
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      • Brain.fm Use code wellnessmama for 20% off any subscription type

                      Books Recommended by Daniel

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about music and the brain? Please drop a comment below or clean No no no 00:46:41 Katie Wells 223: Mindset for Moms – Tips to Get More Done & Stress Less This Year https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/mindset-for-moms/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:00:28 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=400426 Mindset for Moms: Tips to Get More Done & Stress Less This Year

                      In this New Year check-in, Heather and I chat about our goals for this year, upcoming projects, and tips for getting more done with less stress this year!

                      Episode Highlights

                      Health Trends for 2019:

                      We delve into some health trends we anticipate continuing to grow in popularity in 2019. Specifically:

                      Elderberry

                      All things elderberry seem to be on the rise, and with good reason. While both of us have been using homemade elderberry syrup for years, we’re starting to see all types of remedies and even skin care that involves elderberries. Want to get creative? Try these elderberry marshmallows or elderberry tea.

                      CBD

                      Another health trend that seems to be exploding right now! Be careful, because there are many types out there and some are not as effective as others. I personally prefer this one because it is water soluble and colloidal so it’s highly effective and doesn’t use solvents to extract.

                      Digital Detox

                      After years of increasing technology use, we’re seeing a trend toward intentional time off from technology and seeking out quiet and focus. Personally, we love taking digital days off for a mental reset.

                      Rethinking Sunscreen

                      With Hawaii leading the charge, many states and countries are moving to reduce or ban chemical sunscreens that can harm ocean life:

                      In a world first, last May Hawaii passed legislation that will ban the sale and distribution of any non-prescription sunscreen containing these chemicals (found in 78% of the most popular brands) from 2021. The Caribbean island of Bonaire followed in the same month. The most comprehensive ban so far is in the small Pacific island nation of Palau, which is to ban the buying, selling, importing or manufacturing of sunscreen and skincare products that contain these chemicals and eight additional ones, from 2020.

                      Integration of Conventional and Alternative Medicine

                      We’re excited to see an increasing amount of integration between conventional and alternative medicine and doctors from each category being willing to work together. Specifically, we’re even seeing research about concepts from traditional Chinese medicine being used in conventional cancer treatment:

                      Yung-Chi Cheng, a pharmacology professor at Yale School of Medicine, worked on studies to help reduce side effects of chemo for cancer patients. He realized that those who finished treatment lives longest, so he figured that if they could increase the number of patients who didn’t discontinue treatment because of side effects like nausea and digestive problems, more people would survive. He used traditional herbs used in Chinese medicine to help these patients and while more did finish treatment, he noticed another side effect: their cancers shrunk faster than those who didn’t.

                      This has led to a potential cancer treatment based on Chinese medicine called PHY906 that shows promising results.

                      Placenta Research

                      Thanks to some new breakthroughs we’re learning much more about the amazing placenta. Researchers think this new data will give them an early window and possible way to help at-risk pregnancies and create new tests to help detect and remedy problems early.

                      From the article here:

                      In addition, at a recent meeting in Bethesda, Md., of the Human Placenta Project, several teams of researchers showed off sophisticated new techniques that enable the placenta to be studied in real time. That work could help doctors diagnose dangerous complications in pregnancy — including pre-eclampsia (a form of high blood pressure), preterm birth and fetal growth restriction — early enough to intervene. It might also help to reveal why boys are much more vulnerable than girls to disorders of brain development, including schizophrenia, A.D.H.D., autism, dyslexia and Tourette syndrome.

                      Resources We Mention:

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                      Did you enjoy this episode?
                      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 Thrive Market. I’ve been using this company for years, ever since they first opened and I know many of you have been too, but I wanted to make sure you know about a couple things that make them even more awesome. First, they have a really easy to use app that makes ordering easy. I use this all the time… download and try it out. Second, they have a bunch of secret free gifts with purchase for members only! I check back a few times a week because they’ve had some of my favorite things as a free gift with purchase. My strategy is to add things to my cart in the app as I think of them or as we run out, then once I hit the threshold for free shipping and the free gift, I order when its a gift that I would use. And finally, make sure to check out the Thrive Market brand when you’re on the app or website. They now have their own line of really high quality products at really great prices. This is now my go-to for pantry staples like grain free flours, baking soda, nuts, etc and for sardines, tuna and canned goods and even for diapers. Find out more about all of these and get an extra discount on your first order at thrivemarket.com/katie

                      This episode is sponsored by Crunchy Betty products. Here’s a secret- while I have a post about making my own deodorant, I haven’t actually done it in a couple of years because I found Crunchy Betty Kokomo cream deodorant and realized it works just as well, it doesn’t cause irritation and is made by a small family business, which I love. It smells like the tropics and one small jar of this deodorant lasts for months! I love that it uses minimal (recyclable) packaging and because it lasts so long, there’s virtually no waste! For me, it completely stops any odor and keeps me fresh all day, even when working out! So many natural deodorants cause irritation and this one doesn’t. Check it out on at etsy.com/shop/crunchybetty or grab it on Amazon at CrunchyBetty.com/WellnessMama.

                      ]]> Mindset for Moms: Tips to Get More Done & Stress Less This Year

                      In this New Year check-in, Heather and I chat about our goals for this year, upcoming projects, and tips for getting more done with less stress this year!

                      Episode Highlights

                      • Stress-reducing tips: Learn the top things we’re both doing to reduce our stress and be more productive including self-care, organization tips, and more.
                      • Sauna vs. Red Light: We answer the much-asked question: what is the difference between red light therapy with infrared waves and infrared saunas?
                      • Finland: This leads into a discussion about Katie’s upcoming trip to northern Finland (Lapland) with Tero and the Four Sigmatic crew to learn about how medicinal mushrooms are sourced and about the indigenous Sami tribe (inspiration for the book Santa Sold Shrooms). Follow Katie on Instagram if you want to keep up with the trip next week!
                      • CBD: We also delve into the new research on CBD and how we’re both using it for different things. See this podcast for the full scoop.
                      • Sensory swings for vestibular function: How hanging sensory swings from my kids ceilings has been a time and stress saver this winter
                      • Reducing Plastic Use: We also go deep on the subject of plastic use and encourage everyone listening to reduce their use of plastics (especially single-use plastics) both for the sake of health and of the environment. With floating islands of plastic in the ocean that are the size of Texas, and plastic chemicals found several kilometers deep in the ice of the Arctic, this is now a global problem and we can all pitch in to reduce our dependency. Check out this post on reducing plastic use for some ideas.

                      Health Trends for 2019:

                      We delve into some health trends we anticipate continuing to grow in popularity in 2019. Specifically:

                      Elderberry

                      All things elderberry seem to be on the rise, and with good reason. While both of us have been using homemade elderberry syrup for years, we’re starting to see all types of remedies and even skin care that involves elderberries. Want to get creative? Try these elderberry marshmallows or elderberry tea.

                      CBD

                      Another health trend that seems to be exploding right now! Be careful, because there are many types out there and some are not as effective as others. I personally prefer this one because it is water soluble and colloidal so it’s highly effective and doesn’t use solvents to extract.

                      Digital Detox

                      After years of increasing technology use, we’re seeing a trend toward intentional time off from technology and seeking out quiet and focus. Personally, we love taking digital days off for a mental reset.

                      Rethinking Sunscreen

                      With Hawaii leading the charge, many states and countries are moving to reduce or ban chemical sunscreens

                      In this New Year check-in, Heather and I chat about our goals for this year, upcoming projects, and tips for getting more done with less stress this year!

                      Episode Highlights

                      Health Trends for 2019:

                      We delve into some health trends we anticipate continuing to grow in popularity in 2019. Specifically:

                      Elderberry

                      All things elderberry seem to be on the rise, and with good reason. While both of us have been using homemade elderberry syrup for years, we’re starting to see all types of remedies and even skin care that involves elderberries. Want to get creative? Try these elderberry marshmallows or elderberry tea.

                      CBD

                      Another health trend that seems to be exploding right now! Be careful, because there are many types out there and some are not as effective as others. I personally prefer this one because it is water soluble and colloidal so it’s highly effective and doesn’t use solvents to extract.

                      Digital Detox

                      After years of increasing technology use, we’re seeing a trend toward intentional time off from technology and seeking out quiet and focus. Personally, we love taking digital days off for a mental reset.

                      Rethinking Sunscreen

                      With Hawaii leading the charge, many states and countries are moving to reduce or ban chemical sunscreens clean No no no 00:54:19 Katie Wells 222: Why ButcherBox Is Bringing Back Grass-Fed Meat With Mike Salguero https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/butcher-box/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:00:33 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=400349 Why ButcherBox Is Bringing Back Grass-Fed Meat With Mike Salguero

                      I’m here today with Mike Salguero who is the CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing completely natural grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork directly to your door. It’s something our family has used for a really long time.

                      Today Mike talks to us about how he got into grass-fed meat, why it’s better for you, and how he’s managed to balance his entrepreneurial goals with family life.

                      Episode Highlights With ButcherBox

                      • The personal reason Mike Salguero started a grass-fed meat business
                      • Why more consumers want grass-fed meat than ever
                      • What labels like grass-fed, grass-finished, organic, etc. really mean
                      • Why we might need to be wary of the grass-fed label in the future
                      • Labels to look for to know if meat is humanely raised
                      • Whether the labels “natural” and “hormone-free” really mean anything
                      • The differences between how a grass-fed and a grain-fed cow are raised
                      • What to do if grass-fed meat isn’t in the budget
                      • Whether raising livestock for meat harms the environment
                      • Advances in emission-free or carbon-neutral meat
                      • The ups and downs Mike went through to find his ideal work-life balance
                      • Tips for entrepreneurs
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      Books Mike Recommends

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about grass-fed meat? 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. So here’s the deal- if you’re anything like me and workout pretty much 6 days a week and sauna daily, you go through an incessant amount of gym clothes everyday, which means more loads of dirty laundry. I find myself always buying more gym wear to avoid this issue (you ladies know what I’m talking about), but won’t shell out hundreds of dollars on the expensive brands and was tired of cheap gym wear that wears out quickly with lots of washing. My solution to this predicament is a brand call Fabletics. If you haven’t heard of them, you’re missing out! Fabletics is a fashion-focused activewear brand founded by Kate Hudson and its mission is to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone. No matter if you’re ready to zen out in hot yoga, crush it in a Crossfit class or simply take a stroll in the park, Fabletics has you covered and carries gym wear suitable for any type of workout. Fabletics IS your one-stop shop for affordable gym wear and ALL of their designs are created in-house. Plus, they are cute enough that I find myself wearing them everywhere, not just to work out. I often throw on one of their pullover tops for a cute outfit. Before I forget, Fabletics is offering you an incredible deal you don’t want to miss: Get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) when you sign up as a VIP. Just go to fabletics.com/wellnessmama, and get free shipping on orders over $49. International shipping is available and there is absolutely no commitment when you purchase your first order.

                      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 Weston A. Price recommended. 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%!

                      ]]> Why ButcherBox Is Bringing Back Grass-Fed Meat With Mike Salguero

                      I’m here today with Mike Salguero who is the CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing completely natural grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork directly to your door. It’s something our family has used for a really long time.

                      Today Mike talks to us about how he got into grass-fed meat, why it’s better for you, and how he’s managed to balance his entrepreneurial goals with family life.

                      Episode Highlights With ButcherBox

                      • The personal reason Mike Salguero started a grass-fed meat business
                      • Why more consumers want grass-fed meat than ever
                      • What labels like grass-fed, grass-finished, organic, etc. really mean
                      • Why we might need to be wary of the grass-fed label in the future
                      • Labels to look for to know if meat is humanely raised
                      • Whether the labels “natural” and “hormone-free” really mean anything
                      • The differences between how a grass-fed and a grain-fed cow are raised
                      • What to do if grass-fed meat isn’t in the budget
                      • Whether raising livestock for meat harms the environment
                      • Advances in emission-free or carbon-neutral meat
                      • The ups and downs Mike went through to find his ideal work-life balance
                      • Tips for entrepreneurs
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      Books Mike Recommends

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about]]> Why ButcherBox Is Bringing Back Grass-Fed Meat With Mike Salguero

                      I’m here today with Mike Salguero who is the CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing completely natural grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork directly to your door. It’s something our family has used for a really long time.

                      Today Mike talks to us about how he got into grass-fed meat, why it’s better for you, and how he’s managed to balance his entrepreneurial goals with family life.

                      Episode Highlights With ButcherBox

                      • The personal reason Mike Salguero started a grass-fed meat business
                      • Why more consumers want grass-fed meat than ever
                      • What labels like grass-fed, grass-finished, organic, etc. really mean
                      • Why we might need to be wary of the grass-fed label in the future
                      • Labels to look for to know if meat is humanely raised
                      • Whether the labels “natural” and “hormone-free” really mean anything
                      • The differences between how a grass-fed and a grain-fed cow are raised
                      • What to do if grass-fed meat isn’t in the budget
                      • Whether raising livestock for meat harms the environment
                      • Advances in emission-free or carbon-neutral meat
                      • The ups and downs Mike went through to find his ideal work-life balance
                      • Tips for entrepreneurs
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      Books Mike Recommends

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about]]> clean No no no 00:54:10 Katie Wells 221: Natural Movement, Sustainable Fitness, and Lifelong Health With Dr. Mark Cucuzzella https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/mark-cucuzzella/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:00:39 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398903  Natural Movement, Sustainable Fitness and Lifelong Health with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

                      I am here today with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a man with so many accomplishments it’s hard to sum up. Mark is an Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, a practicing family medicine doctor, a professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and a provider of continuing medical education courses on health, fitness, and running through HealthFit U. He’s also a doctor with SteadyMD, the doctor-in-your-pocket service I use and love (more on that below).

                      That’s just the start! An avid runner, Mark has run competitively for almost four decades and has logged more than 100 marathons and ultra-marathon finishes. In fact, he now continues to compete and has logged an under-three-hour marathon for 30 straight years. His notable contributions to the field include developing the US Air Force Efficient Running program and writing his new book Run for Your Life. In this book he summarizes the science and the soul of running, nutrition, and physical activity to help you maintain a vigorous life.

                      Episode Highlights With Mark Cucuzzella

                      • Why we should all be barefoot more often, especially kids
                      • Movement guidelines for kids and adults, and how to move more
                      • A compelling reason not to push kids into highly competitive and specialized sports early
                      • What to look for in a healthy shoe
                      • The surprising reason we are seeing so many injuries in kids
                      • One reason we’re seeing such a drastic rise in metabolic problems like obesity and diabetes
                      • How Dr. Mark helped overhaul a hospital’s food system
                      • What he learned when despite being fit and active he was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, and how he reversed it
                      • The dietary advice he considers most harmful
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have for Dr. Mark? 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 SteadyMD, and I have a story to tell you about them! I love this concierge medicine company because they have an amazing team of doctors and they match you with one who shares your values and health ideals. This way, the doctor knows your full medical history and is available any time for calls, video chat or text questions. With the new family plan, you can also ask questions about your kids, and this is where the story comes in. Last year, there was an outbreak of impetigo in our neighborhood, possibly from a water slide. (Impetigo is a type of staph infection and it was bad!) Thirty kids with skin infections all at once was a pitiful thing to witness. All of my neighbors were taking their kids to urgent care or local doctors, and treatments ranged from multiple courses of oral antibiotics, to topical creams to both. I haven’t found a good doctor here and was so grateful to have my SteadyMD doctor literally in my pocket. While everyone else was sitting in doctors’ offices for multiple hours to see a doc, I was able to video chat mine, share pics of my kids, and get his advice instantly. He knew my preference is to avoid oral antibiotics whenever possible and he worked with me on a plan to tackle impetigo by using only topical treatments and saving oral antibiotics as a last-ditch effort. He was on call for the several weeks of the healing process to make sure there were no complications and he gave me peace of mind during a stressful situation. I’ve used them so many other times for little things that require peace of mind and even for bigger “does this need stitches” type questions. Check them out at steadyMD.com/wellnessmama.

                      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 KF makes it tasty. Go to kettleandfire.com/wellnessmama and use coupon code WELLNESSMAMA20 for 20% off.

                      ]]>  Natural Movement, Sustainable Fitness and Lifelong Health with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

                      I am here today with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a man with so many accomplishments it’s hard to sum up. Mark is an Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, a practicing family medicine doctor, a professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and a provider of continuing medical education courses on health, fitness, and running through HealthFit U. He’s also a doctor with SteadyMD, the doctor-in-your-pocket service I use and love (more on that below).

                      That’s just the start! An avid runner, Mark has run competitively for almost four decades and has logged more than 100 marathons and ultra-marathon finishes. In fact, he now continues to compete and has logged an under-three-hour marathon for 30 straight years. His notable contributions to the field include developing the US Air Force Efficient Running program and writing his new book Run for Your Life. In this book he summarizes the science and the soul of running, nutrition, and physical activity to help you maintain a vigorous life.

                      Episode Highlights With Mark Cucuzzella

                      • Why we should all be barefoot more often, especially kids
                      • Movement guidelines for kids and adults, and how to move more
                      • A compelling reason not to push kids into highly competitive and specialized sports early
                      • What to look for in a healthy shoe
                      • The surprising reason we are seeing so many injuries in kids
                      • One reason we’re seeing such a drastic rise in metabolic problems like obesity and diabetes
                      • How Dr. Mark helped overhaul a hospital’s food system
                      • What he learned when despite being fit and active he was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, and how he reversed it
                      • The dietary advice he considers most harmful
                      • And more!

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

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                      • 88: Pregnancy Exercise, Diastasis, and Pelvic Floor Health with Lorraine Scapens
                      • 93: How to Avoid the Most Common Fitness Mistakes Women Make
                      • 106: Why to Stop Doing Kegels &#038; Squat Instead with Katy Bowman
                      • 117: Fitness at Any Age with Flipping 50s Debra Atkinson
                      • 202: How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement With Gordon Hay From ALINE
                      • How to Find the Best Minimalist Shoes (for Adults and Kids)
                      • 5 Horrible Exercise Excuses
                      • I am here today with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a man with so many accomplishments it’s hard to sum up. Mark is an Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, a practicing family medicine doctor, a professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and a provider of continuing medical education courses on health, fitness, and running through HealthFit U. He’s also a doctor with SteadyMD, the doctor-in-your-pocket service I use and love (more on that below).

                        That’s just the start! An avid runner, Mark has run competitively for almost four decades and has logged more than 100 marathons and ultra-marathon finishes. In fact, he now continues to compete and has logged an under-three-hour marathon for 30 straight years. His notable contributions to the field include developing the US Air Force Efficient Running program and writing his new book Run for Your Life. In this book he summarizes the science and the soul of running, nutrition, and physical activity to help you maintain a vigorous life.

                        Episode Highlights With Mark Cucuzzella

                        • Why we should all be barefoot more often, especially kids
                        • Movement guidelines for kids and adults, and how to move more
                        • A compelling reason not to push kids into highly competitive and specialized sports early
                        • What to look for in a healthy shoe
                        • The surprising reason we are seeing so many injuries in kids
                        • One reason we’re seeing such a drastic rise in metabolic problems like obesity and diabetes
                        • How Dr. Mark helped overhaul a hospital’s food system
                        • What he learned when despite being fit and active he was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, and how he reversed it
                        • The dietary advice he considers most harmful
                        • And more!

                        Resources We Mention

                        More From Wellness Mama

                        • 20: Exercise, Movement & Pelvic Floor Health
                        • 88: Pregnancy Exercise, Diastasis, and Pelvic Floor Health with Lorraine Scapens
                        • 93: How to Avoid the Most Common Fitness Mistakes Women Make
                        • 106: Why to Stop Doing Kegels &#038; Squat Instead with Katy Bowman
                        • 117: Fitness at Any Age with Flipping 50s Debra Atkinson
                        • 202: How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement With Gordon Hay From ALINE
                        • How to Find the Best Minimalist Shoes (for Adults and Kids)
                        • 5 Horrible Exercise Excuses
                        • clean No no no 01:04:40 Katie Wells 220: The Most Effective Way to Use CBD (& Why So Many Don’t Work) With Ojai Energetics https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/ojai-energetics/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:00:37 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398594 The Most Effective Way to Use CBD (& Why So Many Don’t Work) with Ojai Energetics

                          Today’s episode is all about CBD, a hot topic in the health world and one I get so many questions about. My guest Will Kleidon founded Ojai Energetics in 2014 with one goal: to provide the purest, healthiest, and most ethically produced cannabidiol or CBD on the market.

                          Four years later, his business is doing just that and they’re using this science-driven organic nutraceutical to help people achieve optimal physical health. We’re going to clear up some of the controversy surrounding CBD and explain why it’s such an important compound that many of us need.

                          Episode Highlights: Ojai Energetics

                          • The big difference in modern culture that is causing oxidative damage
                          • The surprising real reason cannabis and hemp were made illegal
                          • The two cannabinoids we produce internally
                          • What FAAH is and why you should care
                          • The other cannabinoids we need besides CBD that most people don’t know of
                          • What terpenes are and why they matter
                          • Compounds that cause smell and taste and how they interact with CBD
                          • How CBD can lead to neurogenesis
                          • The surprising way that CBD can reduce oxidative damage
                          • An anti-aging component of CBD and how to get the benefits
                          • How to use essential oils in combination with cannabidiol to accomplish focus, sleep, and other benefits
                          • Why Thomas Jefferson said the most patriotic thing you could do for the county is sow (grow) hemp
                          • How to use CBD (and why it is essentially impossible to overdose)
                          • And more!

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

                          Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about CBD? 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. So here’s the deal- if you’re anything like me and workout pretty much 6 days a week and sauna daily, you go through an incessant amount of gym clothes everyday, which means more loads of dirty laundry. I find myself always buying more gym wear to avoid this issue (you ladies know what I’m talking about), but won’t shell out hundreds of dollars on the expensive brands and was tired of cheap gym wear that wears out quickly with lots of washing. My solution to this predicament is a brand call Fabletics. If you haven’t heard of them- you’re missing out! Fabletics is a fashion focused activewear brand founded by Kate Hudson and its 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 hot yoga, crush it in a crossfit class or simply take a stroll in the park, Fabletics has you covered and carries gym wear suitable for any type of workout. Fabletics IS your one-stop shop for affordable gym wear and ALL of their designs are created in-house. Plus, they are cute enough that I find myself wearing them everywhere, not just to workout, or throwing on one of their pullover tops for a cute outfit. Before I forget, Fabletics is offering you an incredible deal you don’t want to miss: Get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) when you sign up for a VIP. Just go to fabletics.com/wellnessmama to take advantage of this deal now. Also free shipping on orders over $49. International shipping is available and there is absolutely no commitment when you purchase your first order.

                          This episode is brought to you by Genexa, the first ever organic and non-GMO medicines that use patented technology to create formulas that work, without the dyes, artificial sweeteners or harsh preservatives. Founded by two dads on a mission to find better products for their own kids, I love the commitment to quality Genexa has and how well their products work. One of my favorites is their homeopathic arnica tablets. I recently got back into power lifting and running and the first few weeks… ok months… were a little rough. The Arnica Advantage and the pain crush topical were a lifesaver for me. 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!

                          ]]> The Most Effective Way to Use CBD (& Why So Many Don’t Work) with Ojai Energetics

                          Today’s episode is all about CBD, a hot topic in the health world and one I get so many questions about. My guest Will Kleidon founded Ojai Energetics in 2014 with one goal: to provide the purest, healthiest, and most ethically produced cannabidiol or CBD on the market.

                          Four years later, his business is doing just that and they’re using this science-driven organic nutraceutical to help people achieve optimal physical health. We’re going to clear up some of the controversy surrounding CBD and explain why it’s such an important compound that many of us need.

                          Episode Highlights: Ojai Energetics

                          • The big difference in modern culture that is causing oxidative damage
                          • The surprising real reason cannabis and hemp were made illegal
                          • The two cannabinoids we produce internally
                          • What FAAH is and why you should care
                          • The other cannabinoids we need besides CBD that most people don’t know of
                          • What terpenes are and why they matter
                          • Compounds that cause smell and taste and how they interact with CBD
                          • How CBD can lead to neurogenesis
                          • The surprising way that CBD can reduce oxidative damage
                          • An anti-aging component of CBD and how to get the benefits
                          • How to use essential oils in combination with cannabidiol to accomplish focus, sleep, and other benefits
                          • Why Thomas Jefferson said the most patriotic thing you could do for the county is sow (grow) hemp
                          • How to use CBD (and why it is essentially impossible to overdose)
                          • And more!

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

                          Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about CBD? 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. So here’s the deal- if you’re anything like me and workout pretty much 6 days a week and sauna daily, you go through an incessant amount of gym clothes everyday, which means more loads of dirty laundry. I find myself always buying more gym wear to avoid this issue (you ladies know what I’m talking about), but won’t shell out hundreds of dollars on the expensive brands and was tired of cheap gym wear that wears out quickly with lots of washing. My solution to this predicament is a brand call Fabletics. If you haven’t heard of them- you’re missing out! Fabletics is a fashion focused activewear brand founded by Kate Hudson and its mission is to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone because of its e]]> The Most Effective Way to Use CBD (& Why So Many Don’t Work) with Ojai Energetics

                          Today’s episode is all about CBD, a hot topic in the health world and one I get so many questions about. My guest Will Kleidon founded Ojai Energetics in 2014 with one goal: to provide the purest, healthiest, and most ethically produced cannabidiol or CBD on the market.

                          Four years later, his business is doing just that and they’re using this science-driven organic nutraceutical to help people achieve optimal physical health. We’re going to clear up some of the controversy surrounding CBD and explain why it’s such an important compound that many of us need.

                          Episode Highlights: Ojai Energetics

                          • The big difference in modern culture that is causing oxidative damage
                          • The surprising real reason cannabis and hemp were made illegal
                          • The two cannabinoids we produce internally
                          • What FAAH is and why you should care
                          • The other cannabinoids we need besides CBD that most people don’t know of
                          • What terpenes are and why they matter
                          • Compounds that cause smell and taste and how they interact with CBD
                          • How CBD can lead to neurogenesis
                          • The surprising way that CBD can reduce oxidative damage
                          • An anti-aging component of CBD and how to get the benefits
                          • How to use essential oils in combination with cannabidiol to accomplish focus, sleep, and other benefits
                          • Why Thomas Jefferson said the most patriotic thing you could do for the county is sow (grow) hemp
                          • How to use CBD (and why it is essentially impossible to overdose)
                          • And more!

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

                          Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about CBD? 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. So here’s the deal- if you’re anything like me and workout pretty much 6 days a week and sauna daily, you go through an incessant amount of gym clothes everyday, which means more loads of dirty laundry. I find myself always buying more gym wear to avoid this issue (you ladies know what I’m talking about), but won’t shell out hundreds of dollars on the expensive brands and was tired of cheap gym wear that wears out quickly with lots of washing. My solution to this predicament is a brand call Fabletics. If you haven’t heard of them- you’re missing out! Fabletics is a fashion focused activewear brand founded by Kate Hudson and its mission is to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone because of its e]]> clean No no no 01:19:41 Katie Wells 219: Why Everything We Know About Probiotics Is Wrong & How to Stop Leaky Gut With Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/kiran-krishnan/ Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:00:37 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398582 Why Everything We Know About Probiotics is Wrong

                          I’ve spent many years researching and writing about gut health, but current research shows much of what we thought we knew about probiotics is just plain wrong. It’s time to get some clarity! Kiran Krishnan is undisputedly one of the world’s experts on probiotics as a research microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for 17 years. He comes from a strict research background and has designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials and human nutrition.

                          Currently, Kiran is the Acting Chief Scientific Officer at Positions Exclusive and Microbiome Labs and is involved in nine human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. There’s new research coming out every day but it isn’t always easy to understand for the layperson, so I’m glad he’s here today to explain.

                          Episode Highlights With Kiran Krishnan

                          • What leaky gut is and why chances are good that you have it
                          • The reason that 55% of healthy college students had severe leaky gut when tested
                          • What happens when leaky gut continues for a long time and how the body reacts
                          • The biggest factors that contribute to leaky gut
                          • How often antibiotics are used unnecessarily
                          • Why one course of antibiotics can disrupt the microbiome for up to 2 years
                          • How pesticides in foods can impact the gut
                          • Why our overly sterile world is more harmful than helpful
                          • The reason we need bacteria and to be a little dirty to thrive
                          • Why lactobacillus bacteria are not the most beneficial strains for humans
                          • How most bacteria die before they ever reach the gut
                          • The actual benefit of fermented foods (it isn’t the bacteria)
                          • What bacteria ARE health promoting and how to identify them
                          • Why metabolic endotoxemia is probably affecting your daily life even if you’ve never heard of it
                          • The reason your gut could be making you anxious or depressed
                          • A reason addiction can be rooted in the gut
                          • How some antibiotics can lead to anxiety and depression
                          • Important factors for pregnant moms to optimize

                          Resources We Mention

                          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 episode is brought to you by Branch Basics. This is 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 if you’ve read my blog, you know all the potential pitfalls of harsh household cleaners. Branch Basics helps on both fronts. They have the world’s safest non-toxic cleaning concentrate that is plant based, biodegradeable, non-GMO, and not tested on animals. Since it is a concentrate, a single bottle lasts a really long time and cuts down on extra plastic bottles for other cleaners. It’s gentle enough to be used on skin, even on babies, but strong enough to clean floors, make an all purpose cleaner and even treat stains. 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, face wash, shampoo, eye makeup remover and stain treatment, and 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 at branchbasics.com/wellnessmama and save 15% on starter kits with the code MAMA15.

                          This episode is brought to you by Alitura Naturals Skin Care. 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 skincare 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.

                          ]]> Why Everything We Know About Probiotics is Wrong

                          I’ve spent many years researching and writing about gut health, but current research shows much of what we thought we knew about probiotics is just plain wrong. It’s time to get some clarity! Kiran Krishnan is undisputedly one of the world’s experts on probiotics as a research microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for 17 years. He comes from a strict research background and has designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials and human nutrition.

                          Currently, Kiran is the Acting Chief Scientific Officer at Positions Exclusive and Microbiome Labs and is involved in nine human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. There’s new research coming out every day but it isn’t always easy to understand for the layperson, so I’m glad he’s here today to explain.

                          Episode Highlights With Kiran Krishnan

                          • What leaky gut is and why chances are good that you have it
                          • The reason that 55% of healthy college students had severe leaky gut when tested
                          • What happens when leaky gut continues for a long time and how the body reacts
                          • The biggest factors that contribute to leaky gut
                          • How often antibiotics are used unnecessarily
                          • Why one course of antibiotics can disrupt the microbiome for up to 2 years
                          • How pesticides in foods can impact the gut
                          • Why our overly sterile world is more harmful than helpful
                          • The reason we need bacteria and to be a little dirty to thrive
                          • Why lactobacillus bacteria are not the most beneficial strains for humans
                          • How most bacteria die before they ever reach the gut
                          • The actual benefit of fermented foods (it isn’t the bacteria)
                          • What bacteria ARE health promoting and how to identify them
                          • Why metabolic endotoxemia is probably affecting your daily life even if you’ve never heard of it
                          • The reason your gut could be making you anxious or depressed
                          • A reason addiction can be rooted in the gut
                          • How some antibiotics can lead to anxiety and depression
                          • Important factors for pregnant moms to optimize

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

                          • 9: Leaky Gut, Heartburn, & Digestion
                          • 53: Does Leaky Gut Cause Autoimmunity?
                          • 62: Good Clean Dirt with Jasmina Aganovic of Mother Dirt
                          • 96: Using Natural and Traditional Medicine to Fix the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Ken Brown
                          • Do You Have a Stinking Gut? (And Why You Should Want One)
                          • Can Probiotics Improve Your Brain?
                          • Best Baby Probiotics for Infants
                          • Why Kids Need Dirt
                          • Probiotic Benef]]> Why Everything We Know About Probiotics is Wrong

                            I’ve spent many years researching and writing about gut health, but current research shows much of what we thought we knew about probiotics is just plain wrong. It’s time to get some clarity! Kiran Krishnan is undisputedly one of the world’s experts on probiotics as a research microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for 17 years. He comes from a strict research background and has designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials and human nutrition.

                            Currently, Kiran is the Acting Chief Scientific Officer at Positions Exclusive and Microbiome Labs and is involved in nine human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. There’s new research coming out every day but it isn’t always easy to understand for the layperson, so I’m glad he’s here today to explain.

                            Episode Highlights With Kiran Krishnan

                            • What leaky gut is and why chances are good that you have it
                            • The reason that 55% of healthy college students had severe leaky gut when tested
                            • What happens when leaky gut continues for a long time and how the body reacts
                            • The biggest factors that contribute to leaky gut
                            • How often antibiotics are used unnecessarily
                            • Why one course of antibiotics can disrupt the microbiome for up to 2 years
                            • How pesticides in foods can impact the gut
                            • Why our overly sterile world is more harmful than helpful
                            • The reason we need bacteria and to be a little dirty to thrive
                            • Why lactobacillus bacteria are not the most beneficial strains for humans
                            • How most bacteria die before they ever reach the gut
                            • The actual benefit of fermented foods (it isn’t the bacteria)
                            • What bacteria ARE health promoting and how to identify them
                            • Why metabolic endotoxemia is probably affecting your daily life even if you’ve never heard of it
                            • The reason your gut could be making you anxious or depressed
                            • A reason addiction can be rooted in the gut
                            • How some antibiotics can lead to anxiety and depression
                            • Important factors for pregnant moms to optimize

                            Resources We Mention

                            More From Wellness Mama

                            • 9: Leaky Gut, Heartburn, & Digestion
                            • 53: Does Leaky Gut Cause Autoimmunity?
                            • 62: Good Clean Dirt with Jasmina Aganovic of Mother Dirt
                            • 96: Using Natural and Traditional Medicine to Fix the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Ken Brown
                            • Do You Have a Stinking Gut? (And Why You Should Want One)
                            • Can Probiotics Improve Your Brain?
                            • Best Baby Probiotics for Infants
                            • Why Kids Need Dirt
                            • Probiotic Benef]]> clean No no no 01:20:03 Katie Wells 218: Happy New Year: 21 Tiny Habits That Can Drastically Change Your Life This Year https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/happy-new-year/ Mon, 31 Dec 2018 11:00:04 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398260 Happy New Year: 21 Tiny Habits That Can Drastically Change Your Life This Year

                              Happy New Year to you! Hopefully we are all enjoying a little down time today with the family, so this episode will be short and sweet but I hope you’ll join me in thinking ahead to next year

                              I don’t mean this in the sense of typical New Year’s resolutions — those lofty goals that we often forget about too quickly — but I mean the chance to challenge ourselves to make small but significant changes.

                              As I think about the habit shifts I want to focus on this year, there are 21 mini-challenges or goals that come to mind that have really helped me in my life. My list is always growing and changing, so I hope you’ll share your “aha” moments with me in the comments as well!

                              Episode Highlights: My Mini-Goals for 2019

                              1. Reduce or eliminate single-use plastics — saying no to straws, cups, water bottles, shopping bags.
                              2. Focus on gratitude and simplification — finding little things to be grateful for.
                              3. Use a kitchen safe during family dinner.
                              4. Drink lemon water or plain water in the morning.
                              5. Get morning sunshine or take a walk.
                              6. Set a bedtime on my phone (and put phone away somewhere besides my room).
                              7. Keep a challenge journal.
                              8. Make time for silence.
                              9. Bullet journal when I can’t sleep.
                              10. Create a positive phrase as a daily reminder. (Mine is: “Everything will work out perfectly.”)
                              11. Read for just 5 minutes a day.
                              12. Check email and social media only once a day.
                              13. Say no a lot more (and why).
                              14. Write a note a week to someone I love saying thanks (fun stationery linked below!).
                              15. Create a social group or dinner party that meets on a regular basis.
                              16. Listen to TED talks in the morning.
                              17. Listen to a podcast.
                              18. Write down “top three” MITs daily (most important tasks).
                              19. Create 10 ideas a day and write them down (see James Altucher article below).
                              20. Set reminders in your phone to stretch and move.
                              21. Get enough protein in the morning!

                              Resources Mentioned

                              Books I Recommend

                              Podcasts I Enjoy

                              Additional Reading

                              Ok, I’m listening and ready to take notes… I learn so much from all of you and I’d love to hear even what you plan to experiment with this year! Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let me know!

                              ]]> Happy New Year: 21 Tiny Habits That Can Drastically Change Your Life This Year

                              Happy New Year to you! Hopefully we are all enjoying a little down time today with the family, so this episode will be short and sweet but I hope you’ll join me in thinking ahead to next year

                              I don’t mean this in the sense of typical New Year’s resolutions — those lofty goals that we often forget about too quickly — but I mean the chance to challenge ourselves to make small but significant changes.

                              As I think about the habit shifts I want to focus on this year, there are 21 mini-challenges or goals that come to mind that have really helped me in my life. My list is always growing and changing, so I hope you’ll share your “aha” moments with me in the comments as well!

                              Episode Highlights: My Mini-Goals for 2019

                              1. Reduce or eliminate single-use plastics — saying no to straws, cups, water bottles, shopping bags.
                              2. Focus on gratitude and simplification — finding little things to be grateful for.
                              3. Use a kitchen safe during family dinner.
                              4. Drink lemon water or plain water in the morning.
                              5. Get morning sunshine or take a walk.
                              6. Set a bedtime on my phone (and put phone away somewhere besides my room).
                              7. Keep a challenge journal.
                              8. Make time for silence.
                              9. Bullet journal when I can’t sleep.
                              10. Create a positive phrase as a daily reminder. (Mine is: “Everything will work out perfectly.”)
                              11. Read for just 5 minutes a day.
                              12. Check email and social media only once a day.
                              13. Say no a lot more (and why).
                              14. Write a note a week to someone I love saying thanks (fun stationery linked below!).
                              15. Create a social group or dinner party that meets on a regular basis.
                              16. Listen to TED talks in the morning.
                              17. Listen to a podcast.
                              18. Write down “top three” MITs daily (most important tasks).
                              19. Create 10 ideas a day and write them down (see James Altucher article below).
                              20. Set reminders in your phone to stretch and move.
                              21. Get enough protein in the morning!

                              Resources Mentioned

                              Books I Recommend

                              • Happy New Year to you! Hopefully we are all enjoying a little down time today with the family, so this episode will be short and sweet but I hope you’ll join me in thinking ahead to next year

                                I don’t mean this in the sense of typical New Year’s resolutions — those lofty goals that we often forget about too quickly — but I mean the chance to challenge ourselves to make small but significant changes.

                                As I think about the habit shifts I want to focus on this year, there are 21 mini-challenges or goals that come to mind that have really helped me in my life. My list is always growing and changing, so I hope you’ll share your “aha” moments with me in the comments as well!

                                Episode Highlights: My Mini-Goals for 2019

                                1. Reduce or eliminate single-use plastics — saying no to straws, cups, water bottles, shopping bags.
                                2. Focus on gratitude and simplification — finding little things to be grateful for.
                                3. Use a kitchen safe during family dinner.
                                4. Drink lemon water or plain water in the morning.
                                5. Get morning sunshine or take a walk.
                                6. Set a bedtime on my phone (and put phone away somewhere besides my room).
                                7. Keep a challenge journal.
                                8. Make time for silence.
                                9. Bullet journal when I can’t sleep.
                                10. Create a positive phrase as a daily reminder. (Mine is: “Everything will work out perfectly.”)
                                11. Read for just 5 minutes a day.
                                12. Check email and social media only once a day.
                                13. Say no a lot more (and why).
                                14. Write a note a week to someone I love saying thanks (fun stationery linked below!).
                                15. Create a social group or dinner party that meets on a regular basis.
                                16. Listen to TED talks in the morning.
                                17. Listen to a podcast.
                                18. Write down “top three” MITs daily (most important tasks).
                                19. Create 10 ideas a day and write them down (see James Altucher article below).
                                20. Set reminders in your phone to stretch and move.
                                21. Get enough protein in the morning!

                                Resources Mentioned

                                Books I Recommend

                                • clean No no no 00:32:50 Katie Wells 217: Do Saunas Work? Understanding the Benefits With Sunlighten Founder Connie Zack https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/sunlighten/ Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:00:33 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398259 Do Saunas Work? Understanding the Benefits with Sunlighten Founder Connie Zack

                                  You already know Heather and I love to record podcasts in the sauna, and because of that we get so many great questions about what type of sauna to use, what the benefits are, and whether they’re worth the investment. Today Connie Zack, the founder of Sunlighten saunas, will fully “enlighten” us on this topic (see what I did there? 🙂

                                  Connie and her husband started Sunlighten in their basement in 2002 and today they have some of the best saunas in the entire world. They develop, design, and retail unique patented infrared saunas, and more recently, 3-in-1 infrared light therapies, which we’ll talk about.

                                  I’ll also share the benefits I’ve experienced from using saunas over the years, and how to make sauna use practical and accessible to everyone.

                                  Episode Highlights: Sunlighten Saunas

                                  • The difference between infrared heat and traditional hot saunas
                                  • How the infrared spectrum differs and what the different wavelengths do
                                  • What near, mid and far infrared mean
                                  • The reason infrared heat can penetrate the body more deeply
                                  • Why a fever is beneficial and how heat therapy can accomplish some of the same effects
                                  • What science says about sauna benefits
                                  • The gold standard for how long to stay in a sauna and how often
                                  • A science-backed way that saunas and heat therapy benefit blood pressure
                                  • And more!

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Additional Articles About Saunas & Sweating

                                  Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about saunas? 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 finally tell you about them! Because, here’s a confession… I have known about Organifi for a really 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… first of all, how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good, it’s better than I expected! Organifi has green juice, red juice (which is an antioxidant red drink and it’s delicious) and a golden milk turmeric drink, along with a plant-based protein. Everything they have is completely organic and they all actually taste good, unlike a lot of other green drinks and protein powders. I’ve especially been loving their red juice lately… especially at this time of year for immunity. It tastes amazing and it has a blend of antioxidants from strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, pomegranates and they also add in beets, cordycepts, reishi, rhodiola and a lot more. So, 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 I noticed it has almost 800 5-star reviews. You can check out those two products, along with their whole suite of products and save 20% just by being a listener of the Wellness Mama podcast. Go to Organifi.com/wellnessmama and use the code: WELLNESS20 for 20% off.

                                  This podcast is brought to you by Genexa, a company pioneering over-the-counter medicine with a full line of homeopathic and regular medicines that work! They don’t have the harmful dyes, additives and sweeteners in many medicines. Founded by two dads on a mission to find better products for their kids, Genexa uses a patented system to create their formulas without harmful additives or preservatives, while maintaining the same active ingredients. Plus, their formula are all free of common allergens, which is really important in todays world. One example is their heartburn fix, which works like many over-the-counter products to provide fast relief for heartburn and indigestion but without the dyes and preservatives that some others contain. I wish I’d had this when I was pregnant with my first child, but I’m so glad products like this are finally available! They also have other products from everything from sleep to colds to leg cramps and everything in between. 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!

                                  ]]> Do Saunas Work? Understanding the Benefits with Sunlighten Founder Connie Zack

                                  You already know Heather and I love to record podcasts in the sauna, and because of that we get so many great questions about what type of sauna to use, what the benefits are, and whether they’re worth the investment. Today Connie Zack, the founder of Sunlighten saunas, will fully “enlighten” us on this topic (see what I did there? 🙂

                                  Connie and her husband started Sunlighten in their basement in 2002 and today they have some of the best saunas in the entire world. They develop, design, and retail unique patented infrared saunas, and more recently, 3-in-1 infrared light therapies, which we’ll talk about.

                                  I’ll also share the benefits I’ve experienced from using saunas over the years, and how to make sauna use practical and accessible to everyone.

                                  Episode Highlights: Sunlighten Saunas

                                  • The difference between infrared heat and traditional hot saunas
                                  • How the infrared spectrum differs and what the different wavelengths do
                                  • What near, mid and far infrared mean
                                  • The reason infrared heat can penetrate the body more deeply
                                  • Why a fever is beneficial and how heat therapy can accomplish some of the same effects
                                  • What science says about sauna benefits
                                  • The gold standard for how long to stay in a sauna and how often
                                  • A science-backed way that saunas and heat therapy benefit blood pressure
                                  • And more!

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Additional Articles About Saunas & Sweating

                                  Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about saunas? 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 finally tell you about them! Because, here’s a confession… I have known about Organifi for a really 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… first of all, how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good]]> Do Saunas Work? Understanding the Benefits with Sunlighten Founder Connie Zack

                                  You already know Heather and I love to record podcasts in the sauna, and because of that we get so many great questions about what type of sauna to use, what the benefits are, and whether they’re worth the investment. Today Connie Zack, the founder of Sunlighten saunas, will fully “enlighten” us on this topic (see what I did there? 🙂

                                  Connie and her husband started Sunlighten in their basement in 2002 and today they have some of the best saunas in the entire world. They develop, design, and retail unique patented infrared saunas, and more recently, 3-in-1 infrared light therapies, which we’ll talk about.

                                  I’ll also share the benefits I’ve experienced from using saunas over the years, and how to make sauna use practical and accessible to everyone.

                                  Episode Highlights: Sunlighten Saunas

                                  • The difference between infrared heat and traditional hot saunas
                                  • How the infrared spectrum differs and what the different wavelengths do
                                  • What near, mid and far infrared mean
                                  • The reason infrared heat can penetrate the body more deeply
                                  • Why a fever is beneficial and how heat therapy can accomplish some of the same effects
                                  • What science says about sauna benefits
                                  • The gold standard for how long to stay in a sauna and how often
                                  • A science-backed way that saunas and heat therapy benefit blood pressure
                                  • And more!

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Additional Articles About Saunas & Sweating

                                  Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about saunas? 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 finally tell you about them! Because, here’s a confession… I have known about Organifi for a really 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… first of all, how can it actually be that good? Well, I tried it and it turns out that it is not only that good]]> clean No no no 01:00:31 Katie Wells 216: A Look Back: 9 Powerful Lessons I Learned the Hard Way This Year https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/powerful-lessons/ Mon, 24 Dec 2018 11:00:50 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398258 A Look Back: 9 Powerful Lessons I Learned the Hard Way This Year

                                  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you are in the world and whatever traditions you celebrate! Today, I’m sharing a few of our favorite Christmas traditions (and would love to hear yours in the comments!). I’m also sharing 5 powerful lessons I learned this year, and some of which I definitely learned the hard way.

                                  Finally, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to join me on this podcast and any of the other episodes you’ve listened to over the past year. You are such an important part of this community and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you!

                                  Episode Highlights: 9 Powerful Lessons I’ve Learned

                                  • The family tradition we always keep on Christmas Eve
                                  • What’s in our stockings this year
                                  • The #1 Christmas gift my kids always look forward to
                                  • An easier way to capture family memories
                                  • Lessons I learned this year
                                  • How I learned gratitude isn’t just for when things are good… (hint: hurricane)
                                  • What made me finally realize working hard is not the same as working smart…
                                  • Why taking responsibility can transform your mindset…
                                  • What it took to finally let go of stress and retrain my brain and habits to thrive as a mom…

                                  Take a listen (or check out the transcript above) for the rest!

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  More From Wellness Mama

                                  Enough from me… What are your favorite things to do on Christmas Eve? Do you have any “lessons learned” to share?

                                  Will you please give me a (totally free) Christmas present? Would you take a minute to leave me a rating and review on iTunes, Android, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to the podcast? I’d love to hear your thoughts and this helps other moms as well!
                                  ]]> A Look Back: 9 Powerful Lessons I Learned the Hard Way This Year

                                  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you are in the world and whatever traditions you celebrate! Today, I’m sharing a few of our favorite Christmas traditions (and would love to hear yours in the comments!). I’m also sharing 5 powerful lessons I learned this year, and some of which I definitely learned the hard way.

                                  Finally, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to join me on this podcast and any of the other episodes you’ve listened to over the past year. You are such an important part of this community and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you!

                                  Episode Highlights: 9 Powerful Lessons I’ve Learned

                                  • The family tradition we always keep on Christmas Eve
                                  • What’s in our stockings this year
                                  • The #1 Christmas gift my kids always look forward to
                                  • An easier way to capture family memories
                                  • Lessons I learned this year
                                  • How I learned gratitude isn’t just for when things are good… (hint: hurricane)
                                  • What made me finally realize working hard is not the same as working smart…
                                  • Why taking responsibility can transform your mindset…
                                  • What it took to finally let go of stress and retrain my brain and habits to thrive as a mom…

                                  Take a listen (or check out the transcript above) for the rest!

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  More From Wellness Mama

                                  Enough from me… What are your favorite things to do on Christmas Eve? Do you have any “lessons learned” to share?

                                  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you are in the world and whatever traditions you celebrate! Today, I’m sharing a few of our favorite Christmas traditions (and would love to hear yours in the comments!). I’m also sharing 5 powerful lessons I learned this year, and some of which I definitely learned the hard way.

                                  Finally, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to join me on this podcast and any of the other episodes you’ve listened to over the past year. You are such an important part of this community and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you!

                                  Episode Highlights: 9 Powerful Lessons I’ve Learned

                                  • The family tradition we always keep on Christmas Eve
                                  • What’s in our stockings this year
                                  • The #1 Christmas gift my kids always look forward to
                                  • An easier way to capture family memories
                                  • Lessons I learned this year
                                  • How I learned gratitude isn’t just for when things are good… (hint: hurricane)
                                  • What made me finally realize working hard is not the same as working smart…
                                  • Why taking responsibility can transform your mindset…
                                  • What it took to finally let go of stress and retrain my brain and habits to thrive as a mom…

                                  Take a listen (or check out the transcript above) for the rest!

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  More From Wellness Mama

                                  Enough from me… What are your favorite things to do on Christmas Eve? Do you have any “lessons learned” to share?

                                  clean No no no 00:33:34 Katie Wells 215: Breaking Financial Stress to Create Wealth and Wellth for Life With Krisstina Wise https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/krisstina-wise/ Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:52:29 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398153 Breaking Financial Stress to Create Wealth and Wellth for Life With Krisstina Wise

                                  Today we deviate a bit from our normal topics but it’s one that I think is equally important — our financial health. Krisstina Wise is a real estate mogul, a millionaire coach, and the creator of several multi-million dollar businesses, including Goodlife Luxury, the Paperless Agent, and most recently, Wealthy Wellthy. She was named one of the 100 most influential real estate leaders in the country, and she has been featured in USA Today by Apple and Evernote, so I’m very honored to have her on the show today.

                                  Krisstina also found time to write an award-winning book called Falling For Money which she calls “a romance novel for your bank account”… I love that!

                                  I don’t want to give away too much of her story but she also has a really amazing personal health story as well.

                                  On to the episode!

                                  Episode Highlights With Krisstina Wise

                                  • How Krisstina went from 150k in debt to being a millionaire using systems
                                  • Her own journey to health and having to spend half a million dollars to get her health back
                                  • Why the financial landscape has changed so much in the last 50 years and how to plan for financial security for life
                                  • The reason to run a family like a business to create long-term wealth
                                  • Why to think of health as an asset and be willing to spend for it
                                  • How to create passive income and invest even on a tight budget
                                  • The reason there is no such thing as retirement anymore and how to adapt
                                  • Why you can’t earn your way to wealth in today’s world
                                  • The simple and surprising system that helps build long-term financial freedom
                                  • Understanding your own financial philosophy (and why you have one even if you don’t think you do)
                                  • Why Krisstina is a minimalist even though she has plenty of money
                                  • How some of the wealthiest people she works with make a smaller amount of income but make the most of it

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  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 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 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, and I’ve recently decided it would be a good idea to get back to power lifting and sprinting. But this tub, that was super easy to install because it plugs into a regular electrical outlet can be installed anywhere 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 that I use daily at furohealth.com

                                  ]]>
                                  Breaking Financial Stress to Create Wealth and Wellth for Life With Krisstina Wise

                                  Today we deviate a bit from our normal topics but it’s one that I think is equally important — our financial health. Krisstina Wise is a real estate mogul, a millionaire coach, and the creator of several multi-million dollar businesses, including Goodlife Luxury, the Paperless Agent, and most recently, Wealthy Wellthy. She was named one of the 100 most influential real estate leaders in the country, and she has been featured in USA Today by Apple and Evernote, so I’m very honored to have her on the show today.

                                  Krisstina also found time to write an award-winning book called Falling For Money which she calls “a romance novel for your bank account”… I love that!

                                  I don’t want to give away too much of her story but she also has a really amazing personal health story as well.

                                  On to the episode!

                                  Episode Highlights With Krisstina Wise

                                  • How Krisstina went from 150k in debt to being a millionaire using systems
                                  • Her own journey to health and having to spend half a million dollars to get her health back
                                  • Why the financial landscape has changed so much in the last 50 years and how to plan for financial security for life
                                  • The reason to run a family like a business to create long-term wealth
                                  • Why to think of health as an asset and be willing to spend for it
                                  • How to create passive income and invest even on a tight budget
                                  • The reason there is no such thing as retirement anymore and how to adapt
                                  • Why you can’t earn your way to wealth in today’s world
                                  • The simple and surprising system that helps build long-term financial freedom
                                  • Understanding your own financial philosophy (and why you have one even if you don’t think you do)
                                  • Why Krisstina is a minimalist even though she has plenty of money
                                  • How some of the wealthiest people she works with make a smaller amount of income but make the most of it

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  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 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 latel]]> Breaking Financial Stress to Create Wealth and Wellth for Life With Krisstina Wise

                                  Today we deviate a bit from our normal topics but it’s one that I think is equally important — our financial health. Krisstina Wise is a real estate mogul, a millionaire coach, and the creator of several multi-million dollar businesses, including Goodlife Luxury, the Paperless Agent, and most recently, Wealthy Wellthy. She was named one of the 100 most influential real estate leaders in the country, and she has been featured in USA Today by Apple and Evernote, so I’m very honored to have her on the show today.

                                  Krisstina also found time to write an award-winning book called Falling For Money which she calls “a romance novel for your bank account”… I love that!

                                  I don’t want to give away too much of her story but she also has a really amazing personal health story as well.

                                  On to the episode!

                                  Episode Highlights With Krisstina Wise

                                  • How Krisstina went from 150k in debt to being a millionaire using systems
                                  • Her own journey to health and having to spend half a million dollars to get her health back
                                  • Why the financial landscape has changed so much in the last 50 years and how to plan for financial security for life
                                  • The reason to run a family like a business to create long-term wealth
                                  • Why to think of health as an asset and be willing to spend for it
                                  • How to create passive income and invest even on a tight budget
                                  • The reason there is no such thing as retirement anymore and how to adapt
                                  • Why you can’t earn your way to wealth in today’s world
                                  • The simple and surprising system that helps build long-term financial freedom
                                  • Understanding your own financial philosophy (and why you have one even if you don’t think you do)
                                  • Why Krisstina is a minimalist even though she has plenty of money
                                  • How some of the wealthiest people she works with make a smaller amount of income but make the most of it

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  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 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 latel]]> clean No no no 01:03:46 Katie Wells 214: Using Mindset and Personalization to Make Lifelong Health Changes With Dane Johnson https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/dane-johnson/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:32 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=398086 Using Mindset and Personalization to Make Lifelong Health Changes With Dane Johnson

                                  Dane Johnson is a new friend of mine who just happens to be a board-certified holistic nutritionist, the founder of Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle, and the co-founder of the nonprofit eFundYourHealth. As you can imagine, it’s hard for us to run out of topics to talk about.

                                  I’ve heard about a lot of incredible health transformations in my time, but Dane’s is at the top of the list. At the age of 26 he had a near-death experience during an unexpected bout with Crohn’s and colitis. He dropped to 124 pounds and was told he would live on drugs for the rest of his life and go through multiple surgeries (and that was the best-case scenario.)

                                  Dane eventually turned to holistic medicine to eliminate his symptoms. Not only did he regain 55 pounds of lean muscle, he is now able to function without any drugs and has a thriving career as a speaker, author, health coach, and model for a self-empowering lifestyle. I’m glad to have him here so you can hear firsthand how he did it and what he’s learned along the way.

                                  Episode Highlights With Dane Johnson

                                  • How Dane went from a Crohn’s patient weighing only 124 pounds to the picture of health
                                  • A surprising reason chronic disease is on the rise
                                  • How to find real health answers in a sea of misinformation
                                  • The microbiome changes that are affecting all of us
                                  • How Dane took 40 days and drastically improved his health
                                  • The biggest factors he sees as causing the rise in inflammation
                                  • What a day in the life looks like for him to maintain health and healing
                                  • How mindset physically affects us every single day
                                  • Four keys to food philosophy that let any diet work for you
                                  • How to change your body by nourishing your mind first and foremost
                                  • What to do if you’re eating clean and “doing all the right things” but not getting results

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Learn more about Dane Johnson at CrohnsColitisLifestyle.com

                                  Are you planning to make health changes in 2019? Did Dane’s insights give you some 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 episode is sponsored by Fabletics. In my normal life I wear workout clothes and yoga pants more than anything else because I’m often running from gym to the grocery store to picking up kids from art class. This is why I’m super picky about the athletic wear I choose and I need it to be flattering, functional, and long lasting! That is why I am so excited to get to partner with Fabletics. Co-founded by Kate Hudson, one of my favorite actresses, they make cute and affordable activewear. I’m obsessed with power hold leggings and seamless bras. The material is super stretchy, lightweight, durable, and comfortable. And I’ve already received a few compliments from friends… because I also wore these to a Mom’s night out! If you’ve never tried Fabletics, I highly recommend starting at their collections page so you can see trending pieces. Fabletics also releases brand new styles, collections, and prints every month! Also pro tip- if you guys become a VIP with Fabletics, you’ll get up to 50% off regular pricing and instant access to their latest collections. Plus the best part is that there’s NO commitment to order on a regular basis… you can skip any month. Trust me, you do not want to miss out on their very special offer. Get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) when you sign up for a VIP. All you have to do is go to fabletics.com/wellnessmama to take advantage of this deal now.

                                  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.

                                  ]]> Using Mindset and Personalization to Make Lifelong Health Changes With Dane Johnson

                                  Dane Johnson is a new friend of mine who just happens to be a board-certified holistic nutritionist, the founder of Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle, and the co-founder of the nonprofit eFundYourHealth. As you can imagine, it’s hard for us to run out of topics to talk about.

                                  I’ve heard about a lot of incredible health transformations in my time, but Dane’s is at the top of the list. At the age of 26 he had a near-death experience during an unexpected bout with Crohn’s and colitis. He dropped to 124 pounds and was told he would live on drugs for the rest of his life and go through multiple surgeries (and that was the best-case scenario.)

                                  Dane eventually turned to holistic medicine to eliminate his symptoms. Not only did he regain 55 pounds of lean muscle, he is now able to function without any drugs and has a thriving career as a speaker, author, health coach, and model for a self-empowering lifestyle. I’m glad to have him here so you can hear firsthand how he did it and what he’s learned along the way.

                                  Episode Highlights With Dane Johnson

                                  • How Dane went from a Crohn’s patient weighing only 124 pounds to the picture of health
                                  • A surprising reason chronic disease is on the rise
                                  • How to find real health answers in a sea of misinformation
                                  • The microbiome changes that are affecting all of us
                                  • How Dane took 40 days and drastically improved his health
                                  • The biggest factors he sees as causing the rise in inflammation
                                  • What a day in the life looks like for him to maintain health and healing
                                  • How mindset physically affects us every single day
                                  • Four keys to food philosophy that let any diet work for you
                                  • How to change your body by nourishing your mind first and foremost
                                  • What to do if you’re eating clean and “doing all the right things” but not getting results

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Learn more about Dane Johnson at CrohnsColitisLifestyle.com

                                  Are you planning to make health changes in 2019? Did Dane’s insights give you some 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 episode is sponsored by Fabletics. In my normal life I wear workout clothes and yoga pants more than anything else because I’m often running from gym to the grocery store to picking up kids from art class. This is why I’m super picky about the athletic wear I choose and I need it to be flattering, functional, and long lasting! That is why I am so excited to get to partner with Fabletics. Co-founded b]]> Using Mindset and Personalization to Make Lifelong Health Changes With Dane Johnson

                                  Dane Johnson is a new friend of mine who just happens to be a board-certified holistic nutritionist, the founder of Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle, and the co-founder of the nonprofit eFundYourHealth. As you can imagine, it’s hard for us to run out of topics to talk about.

                                  I’ve heard about a lot of incredible health transformations in my time, but Dane’s is at the top of the list. At the age of 26 he had a near-death experience during an unexpected bout with Crohn’s and colitis. He dropped to 124 pounds and was told he would live on drugs for the rest of his life and go through multiple surgeries (and that was the best-case scenario.)

                                  Dane eventually turned to holistic medicine to eliminate his symptoms. Not only did he regain 55 pounds of lean muscle, he is now able to function without any drugs and has a thriving career as a speaker, author, health coach, and model for a self-empowering lifestyle. I’m glad to have him here so you can hear firsthand how he did it and what he’s learned along the way.

                                  Episode Highlights With Dane Johnson

                                  • How Dane went from a Crohn’s patient weighing only 124 pounds to the picture of health
                                  • A surprising reason chronic disease is on the rise
                                  • How to find real health answers in a sea of misinformation
                                  • The microbiome changes that are affecting all of us
                                  • How Dane took 40 days and drastically improved his health
                                  • The biggest factors he sees as causing the rise in inflammation
                                  • What a day in the life looks like for him to maintain health and healing
                                  • How mindset physically affects us every single day
                                  • Four keys to food philosophy that let any diet work for you
                                  • How to change your body by nourishing your mind first and foremost
                                  • What to do if you’re eating clean and “doing all the right things” but not getting results

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Learn more about Dane Johnson at CrohnsColitisLifestyle.com

                                  Are you planning to make health changes in 2019? Did Dane’s insights give you some 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 episode is sponsored by Fabletics. In my normal life I wear workout clothes and yoga pants more than anything else because I’m often running from gym to the grocery store to picking up kids from art class. This is why I’m super picky about the athletic wear I choose and I need it to be flattering, functional, and long lasting! That is why I am so excited to get to partner with Fabletics. Co-founded b]]> clean No no no 01:00:14 Katie Wells 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.

                                  ]]> 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 fun]]> 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 fun]]> 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 https://wellnessmama.com/go/probiotics/

                                  ]]> 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 c]]> 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 c]]> 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 lot of other green drinks and p]]> 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 p]]> 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!

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