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 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:08:18 +0000 en-US Copyright © 2018 Wellness Mama Simple Answers for Healthier Families Katie Wells episodic Katie Wells support@wellnessmama.com The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com Katie - Wellness Mama support@wellnessmama.com clean No https://wellnessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/wellness-mama-podcast-logo.jpg The Wellness Mama Podcast https://wellnessmama.com/ https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 196: How the Modern World Is Changing Our Hormones (& How to Create a Balance Plan) https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/balance-plan/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:00:48 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395620 As women and moms, I’m not sure we can ever get enough information about our hormones and how they work. Today I’m here with Angelique Panagos, a registered nutritional therapist and the author of a book I read recently called The Balance Plan. It stood out to me as a life-changing book and a message... ]]>

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

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

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

Episode Highlights: How to Make a Hormone Balance Plan

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

Resources We Mention

Episode Quotables

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

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

More From Wellness Mama

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

Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

Episode Highlights: How to Make a Hormone Balance Plan

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

Resources We Mention

Episode Quotables

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

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

More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

    Episode Highlights: How to Make a Hormone Balance Plan

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

    Resources We Mention

    Episode Quotables

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

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

    More From Wellness Mama

    • 79: Using Naturopathic Medicine to Beat Horm]]> clean No no no 00:59:22 Katie Wells 195: Saunacast: A Huge Announcement From Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/mommypotamus/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:38:54 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395586 If you know me, you probably know my friend Heather of Mommypotamus. We’re known for hanging out in the sauna together (usually over a glass of wine), talking about all of the highs and lows of blogging, parenting, building community, and life with kids. I always joke that Heather and I think so much alike... ]]>

      Saunacast: A Huge Announcement From Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama

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

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

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

      Episode Highlights With Mommypotamus

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

      Resources We Mention

      Our Favorite Books

      More From Wellness Mama & Mommypotamus

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

      Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

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

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

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      Saunacast: A Huge Announcement From Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama

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

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

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

      Episode Highlights With Mommypotamus

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

      Resources We Mention

      Our Favorite Books

      • How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
      • Playborhood: Turning Your Neighborhood Into a Place to Play by Mike Lanza
      • Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
      • The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler
      • Barefoot and Balanced: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela Hanscom
      • Saunacast: A Huge Announcement From Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama

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

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

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

        Episode Highlights With Mommypotamus

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

        Resources We Mention

        Our Favorite Books

        • How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
        • Playborhood: Turning Your Neighborhood Into a Place to Play by Mike Lanza
        • Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
        • The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler
        • Barefoot and Balanced: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela Hanscom
        • clean No no no 00:54:14 Katie Wells 194: Longevity, Autoimmunity, and Plant-Based Diets With Nora Gedgaudas https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/nora-gedgaudas/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:00:20 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395495 I could not be more excited about today’s conversation and today’s guest because I am here with Nora Gedgaudas who is by and large one of the early leaders in the ancestral health and healthy living movement. Her work is brilliant and she is one of the best researchers I know. Here’s just a short... ]]>

          Longevity, Autoimmunity and Plant Based Diets with Nora Gedgaudas

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

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

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

          Let’s get into it!

          Episode Highlights With Nora Gedgaudas

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

          Resources We Mention

          Books by Nora Gedgaudas

          Episode Quotables From Nora Gedgaudas

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

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

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

          More From Wellness Mama

          Are you a paleo or ketogenic diet fan? What differences has your diet made in your life? Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

          Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

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

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

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          Longevity, Autoimmunity and Plant Based Diets with Nora Gedgaudas

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

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

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

          Let’s get into it!

          Episode Highlights With Nora Gedgaudas

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

          Resources We Mention

          • Learn more about Nora’s programs at PrimalBody-PrimalMind.com
          • Nora’s Primal Restoration Certification Course
          • Cyrex Labs
          • The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
          • For Your Own Good by Alice Miller
          • ]]>

            Longevity, Autoimmunity and Plant Based Diets with Nora Gedgaudas

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

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

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

            Let’s get into it!

            Episode Highlights With Nora Gedgaudas

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

            Resources We Mention

            • Learn more about Nora’s programs at PrimalBody-PrimalMind.com
            • Nora’s Primal Restoration Certification Course
            • Cyrex Labs
            • The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
            • For Your Own Good by Alice Miller
            • ]]> clean No no no 01:05:13 Katie Wells 193: How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/5g/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:00:27 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395354 The controversy surrounding EMFs never seems to end, and with good reason. The technology is changing quickly with the rise of 5G and wireless technology being in everything from your car to your fridge. The truth is, we don’t know the health effects of this technology and won’t fully know for years. We’ve tackled this... ]]>

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

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

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

              Episode Highlights: The Advent of 5G

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

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

              Are you concerned about EMFs? What do you do in your home?Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

              Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

              Episode Highlights: The Advent of 5G

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

              Resources We Mention

              More From Wellness Mama

              • 73: The Truth About EMFs, WiFi, and Radiation (+ How to Avoid Them!)
              • How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs

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

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

                Episode Highlights: The Advent of 5G

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

                Resources We Mention

                More From Wellness Mama

                • 73: The Truth About EMFs, WiFi, and Radiation (+ How to Avoid Them!)
                • clean No no no 00:57:12 Katie Wells 192: How to Avoid Rushing Woman Syndrome and Balance Hormones With Dr. Sonya Jensen https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/sonya-jensen/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:00:40 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395281 Do you ever feel stressed about trying not to be stressed? I’m sure we’ve all been there, and I’m grateful we have an expert like Dr. Sonya Jensen to talk in-depth about some of the pressures (and opportunities) women face today. We’ll go deep on topics hormone balance, anxiety, detox, and how to have a healthy... ]]>

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

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

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

                  Episode Highlights With Dr. Sonya Jensen

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

                  Resources We Mention

                  Episode Quotables From Dr. Sonya

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

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

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

                  More From Wellness Mama

                  What were your biggest takeaways from this episode? Do you have questions for Dr. Sonya? Please ask in the comments! Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                  Thank You to Today’s Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

                  Episode Highlights With Dr. Sonya Jensen

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

                  Resources We Mention

                  • Divine Elements (Dr. Sonya’s practice)
                  • Naturally Brave Retreats (next retreat Feb. 5-10, 2019 – enter code “wellnessmama” for $200 off)
                  • “Women Revived” Hormone Reset Webinar (next webinar October 2018 – enter code “wellnessmama” for $200 off)
                  • Progesterone cream
                  • Kids Cook Real Food e-course
                  • Dr. Pompa True Cellular Detox
                  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
                  • Love Your Lady L]]>

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

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

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

                    Episode Highlights With Dr. Sonya Jensen

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

                    Resources We Mention

                    • Divine Elements (Dr. Sonya’s practice)
                    • Naturally Brave Retreats (next retreat Feb. 5-10, 2019 – enter code “wellnessmama” for $200 off)
                    • “Women Revived” Hormone Reset Webinar (next webinar October 2018 – enter code “wellnessmama” for $200 off)
                    • Progesterone cream
                    • Kids Cook Real Food e-course
                    • Dr. Pompa True Cellular Detox
                    • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
                    • Love Your Lady L]]> clean No no no 00:52:37 Katie Wells 191: Understanding How Gaming Disorder & Gaming Addiction Are Affecting Our Kids https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/gaming-disorder/ Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:00:41 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395222 Are video games a fun way to unwind, or a deeper problem? My guest today is clear on his answer. Dr. Sam Shay is a chiropractor with a background in functional nutrition and testing, but he hasn’t always been as healthy as he is today. Dr. Shay walked his own journey to overcome his 25-year addiction... ]]>

                      Sam Shay

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

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

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

                      Episode Highlights: Gaming Addiction

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

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      Do you know someone who struggles with game addiction? What do you think of Dr. Shay’s analysis of gaming disorder? Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                      Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

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

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

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                      Sam Shay

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

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

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

                      Episode Highlights: Gaming Addiction

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

                      Resources We Mention

                      More From Wellness Mama

                      • Overprotected Childhood: How Keeping Kids Safe Is Actually Harming Them
                      • Best Travel Games and Activities for Kids
                      • Sam Shay

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

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

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

                        Episode Highlights: Gaming Addiction

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

                        Resources We Mention

                        More From Wellness Mama

                        • Overprotected Childhood: How Keeping Kids Safe Is Actually Harming Them
                        • Best Travel Games and Activities for Kids
                        • clean No no no 01:17:02 Katie Wells 190: The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep, and Movement With Oura Ring https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/oura-ring/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:00:28 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=395164 I seriously cannot wait to dive into this episode because we’re going deep on a topic near and dear to every mom’s heart (and sanity)… how to get better sleep! Whether it’s due to kids, working late, electronics addiction, or you plain just can’t sleep… too many of us are skipping precious hours of shut-eye.... ]]>

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

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

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

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

                          Episode Highlights: Oura Ring

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

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

                          What kind of sleep are you getting? Do you use any kind of sleep tracker like the Oura Ring? Also, please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!

                          Many Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          Episode Highlights: Oura Ring

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

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

                          What kind of sleep are you getting? Do you use any kind of sleep tracker like the ]]>

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

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

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

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

                          Episode Highlights: Oura Ring

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

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

                          What kind of sleep are you getting? Do you use any kind of sleep tracker like the ]]> clean No no no 00:58:18 Katie Wells 189: How Red Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation Works & How to Get the Benefits With Joovv https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/joovv/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:52:52 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387578 You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and... ]]>

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

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

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

                          Episode Highlights With Justin & Melissa of Joovv

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

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

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

                          Many Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

                          Episode Highlights With Justin & Melissa of Joovv

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

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

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

                          Episode Highlights With Justin & Melissa of Joovv

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

                          Resources We Mention

                          More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

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

                          The Two Factors That Changed Everything

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

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

                          Concierge Medicine

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

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

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

                          Healthcare Sharing

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

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

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

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

                          But, What About the Costs?

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

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

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

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

                          Will It Work for Everyone?

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

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

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

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

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

                          Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

                          The Two Factors That Changed Everything

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

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

                          Concierge Medicine

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

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

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

                          Healthcare Sharing

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

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

                          • This makes them technically “self-pay” in the eyes of most medical establishments. Many places offer a steep self-pay discount (80%]]>

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

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

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

                            The Two Factors That Changed Everything

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

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

                            Concierge Medicine

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

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

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

                            Healthcare Sharing

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

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

                            • This makes them technically “self-pay” in the eyes of most medical establishments. Many places offer a steep self-pay discount (80%]]> clean No no no 00:35:31 Katie Wells 187: A Whole Life Challenge to Improve Your Life in Small Daily Steps https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/whole-life-challenge/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:00:54 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387441 When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play! Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the... ]]>

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

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

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

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

                              Episode Highlights on the Whole Life Challenge

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

                              Resources We Mention

                              Books Andy Recommends

                              Episode Quotables

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

                              More From Wellness Mama

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

                              Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

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

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

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

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

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

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

                              Episode Highlights on the Whole Life Challenge

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

                              Resources We Mention

                              Books Andy Recommends

                              Episode Quotables

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

                              More From Wellness Mama

                              • 61: An Electrifying New Way To Change Habits
                              • 124: Happy New Year 2018! Setting Challenges + Experiments Instead of Resolutions (& Sneak Peek)
                              • 176: Heather Cha]]>

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

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

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

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

                                Episode Highlights on the Whole Life Challenge

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

                                Resources We Mention

                                Books Andy Recommends

                                Episode Quotables

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

                                More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  Episode Highlights

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

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Books We Mention

                                  More From Wellness Mama

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

                                  Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  Episode Highlights

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

                                  Resources We Mention

                                  Books We Mention

                                  More From Wellness Mama

                                  • 116: How to Reboot Your Metabolism Using the Keto Reset Diet With Mark Sisson
                                  • 145: Algae: The Keto & Vegan Superfood with More Nutrients Than Veggies (& Where to Get It)
                                  • Ketosis, Carnivore Diet, Macros and Diet Variation with Dr. Anthony Gustin

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

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

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

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

                                    Episode Highlights

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

                                    Resources We Mention

                                    Books We Mention

                                    More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

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

                                      Episode Highlights With Dr. Marra of EverlyWell

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

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      More From Wellness Mama

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

                                      Many Thanks to Our Podcast Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

                                      Episode Highlights With Dr. Marra of EverlyWell

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

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

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

                                      Episode Highlights With Dr. Marra of EverlyWell

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

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      More From Wellness Mama

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

                                      <]]>
                                      clean No no no 0:00 Katie Wells 184: Meta Learning, Speed Reading, and How to Learn Faster With Jim Kwik https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/jim-kwik/ Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:00:43 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=387322 Ok, I’ll just come out and say it… this podcast episode is one of my all-time favorites! Jim Kwik is a widely recognized expert in speed reading, brain health, memory improvement, and accelerated learning. He’s also a good friend and someone I really admire in every way. As with many of my guests, there’s more... ]]>

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

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

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

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

                                      Episode Highlights With Jim Kwik

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

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      Jim Kwik’s Favorite Books

                                      More From Wellness Mama

                                      Quotables From Jim Kwik

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

                                      If knowledge is power, learning is our superpower.

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

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

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

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

                                      Genius is learned.

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

                                      Many Thanks to Our Podcast Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                      Episode Highlights With Jim Kwik

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

                                      Resources We Mention

                                      Jim Kwik’s Favorite Books

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

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

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

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

                                        Episode Highlights With Jim Kwik

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

                                        Resources We Mention

                                        Jim Kwik’s Favorite Books

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

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

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

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

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

                                          Episode Highlights on the Hidden Cause of Acne

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

                                          Resources We Mention

                                          More From Wellness Mama

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

                                          Many Thanks to Our Podcast Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                          Episode Highlights on the Hidden Cause of Acne

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

                                          Resources We Mention

                                          More From Wellness Mama

                                          • 177: Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health Is Wrong With Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg
                                          • How to Remineralize Teeth Naturally & Reverse Tooth Decay
                                          • How to Make Natural Toothpaste
                                          • The Best Water Filter For Home Use (Pitcher, Charcoal, Under-Counter)
                                          • Fluoride: The Hidden Cause of Acne (& What to Do About It)

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

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

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

                                            Episode Highlights on the Hidden Cause of Acne

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

                                            Resources We Mention

                                            More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

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

                                              Episode Highlights With Autoimmune Strong

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

                                              Resources We Mention

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

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

                                              A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

                                              Episode Highlights With Autoimmune Strong

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

                                              Resources We Mention

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

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

                                              A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

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

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

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

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

                                              Episode Highlights With Autoimmune Strong

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

                                              Resources We Mention

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

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

                                              A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

                                              Episode Highlights, Part 2: Natural Non-Toxic Products

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

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More From Wellness Mama

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

                                              A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                              Episode Highlights, Part 2: Natural Non-Toxic Products

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

                                              Resources We Mention

                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                              • New book! 

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

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

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

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

                                                Episode Highlights, Part 2: Natural Non-Toxic Products

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

                                                Resources We Mention

                                                More From Wellness Mama

                                                • New book!  clean No no no 01:09:49 Katie Wells 180: The Hidden Elements in Your Home That Affect Your Mood & Health With Branch Basics Founder Marilee Nelson https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/branch-basics/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:00:09 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=386655 If you’ve ever wondered if your efforts to make a more natural home environment are worth it, this episode should convince you! Marilee Nelson is an expert on chemical sensitivity and the founder of The House Doctors, a consulting firm dedicated to cleaner, more natural homes. Due to her long struggle to heal own son’s chemical sensitivities,... ]]>

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

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

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

                                                  Episode Highlights With Branch Basics

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

                                                  Resources We Mention

                                                  More From Wellness Mama

                                                  Quotables

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

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

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

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

                                                  Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

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

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

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

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

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

                                                  Episode Highlights With Branch Basics

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

                                                  Resources We Mention

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

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

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

                                                    Episode Highlights With Branch Basics

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

                                                    Resources We Mention

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

                                                      Understanding DNA Damage and How to Reverse It With NanoVi

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

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

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

                                                      Episode Highlights With Rowena Gates

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

                                                      Quotables From Rowena

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

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

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      More From Wellness Mama

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

                                                      Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

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

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

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                                                      Understanding DNA Damage and How to Reverse It With NanoVi

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

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

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

                                                      Episode Highlights With Rowena Gates

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

                                                      Quotables From Rowena

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

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

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      More From Wellness Mama

                                                      Did you enjoy the podcast? What questions do you ha]]>

                                                      Understanding DNA Damage and How to Reverse It With NanoVi

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

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

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

                                                      Episode Highlights With Rowena Gates

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

                                                      Quotables From Rowena

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

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

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

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

                                                      Episode Highlights: EMF Kill Switch

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

                                                      Quotables From Dr. Amy Munro

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

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

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

                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                      More From Wellness Mama

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

                                                      Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

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

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

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

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

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

                                                      Episode Highlights: EMF Kill Switch

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

                                                      Quotables From Dr. Amy Munro

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

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

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

                                                      Resources We Mention

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

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

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

                                                        Episode Highlights: EMF Kill Switch

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

                                                        Quotables From Dr. Amy Munro

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

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

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

                                                        Resources We Mention

                                                        • EMF Kill Switch (Wellness Mama listeners receive 10% off with the code wellnessmama10)
                                                        • Smart plug with remote
                                                        • Volt meter
                                                        • EMF shields I use
                                                        • The Body Electric by Robert Becker and Gary Selden
                                                        • clean No no no 00:58:38 Katie Wells 177: Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health Is Wrong With Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/dr-danenberg/ Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:03 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=386021 I cannot wait to share today’s guest with you! Dr. Alvin Danenberg is a periodontist who has been treating patients with gum disease for over 44 years. He incorporates aspects of nutrition and lifestyle change as part of his cutting-edge laser protocol which treats periodontal disease. And we’re gonna delve into that today. In 2015,... ]]>

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

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

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

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

                                                          Episode Highlights With Dr. Al Danenburg

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

                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                          More From Wellness Mama

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

                                                          Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                          Episode Highlights With Dr. Al Danenburg

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

                                                          Resources We Mention

                                                          More From Wellness Mama

                                                          • 3: How to Improve Your Oral Health
                                                          • 86: The Science of the Oral Microbiome and Remineralization with Will of OraWellness
                                                          • 127: Using the Dental Diet to Reverse Dental Problems with Dr. Steven Lin
                                                          • My Oral Health Routine (That Stopped My Cavities)
                                                          • How to Whiten Teeth With Activated Charcoal
                                                          • Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health is Wrong with Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg

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

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

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

                                                            Episode Highlights With Dr. Al Danenburg

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

                                                            Resources We Mention

                                                            More From Wellness Mama

                                                            • 3: How to Improve Your Oral Health
                                                            • 86: The Science of the Oral Microbiome and Remineralization with Will of OraWellness
                                                            • 127: Using the Dental Diet to Reverse Dental Problems with Dr. Steven Lin
                                                            • My Oral Health Routine (That Stopped My Cavities)
                                                            • How to Whiten Teeth With Activated Charcoal
                                                            • clean No no no 01:04:01 Katie Wells 176: Heather Chauvin on Letting Go of Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums, & Mindful Discipline https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/heather-chauvin/ Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:00:22 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=385810 Ever been stressed out as a parent? Maybe you’re the mom who has it all together and stays calm all the time, but I’m not and that is precisely why I invited today’s guest, Heather Chauvin from the “Mom Is in Control” Podcast. Many call her the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s... ]]>

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

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

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

                                                              Episode Highlights with Heather Chauvin

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

                                                              Favorite Quotables From Heather

                                                              Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.

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

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

                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                              More From Wellness Mama

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

                                                              Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors!

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

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

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

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

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

                                                              Episode Highlights with Heather Chauvin

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

                                                              Favorite Quotables From Heather

                                                              Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.

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

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

                                                              Resources We Mention

                                                              More From Wellness Mama

                                                              • 162: Meditation for Fid]]>

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

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

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

                                                                Episode Highlights with Heather Chauvin

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

                                                                Favorite Quotables From Heather

                                                                Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.

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

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

                                                                Resources We Mention

                                                                More From Wellness Mama

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                  Green Design Center: The Healthy Home Resource

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

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

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

                                                                  In This Episode You’ll Learn

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

                                                                  Resources We Mention

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

                                                                  More on This Topic

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

                                                                  Many Thanks to Our Podcast Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                  Green Design Center: The Healthy Home Resource

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

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

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

                                                                  In This Episode You’ll Learn

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

                                                                  Resources We Mention

                                                                  • Find Andrew’s recommended products for paint, flooring, furniture, and more at TheGreenDesignCenter.com
                                                                  • Learn more about the ]]>

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

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

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

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

                                                                    Green Design Center: The Healthy Home Resource

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

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

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

                                                                    In This Episode You’ll Learn

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

                                                                    Resources We Mention

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

                                                                      How to Save Money and Get Better Healthcare with SteadyMD

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

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

                                                                      My New Doctor: SteadyMD

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

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

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

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

                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

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

                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                      More on This Topic

                                                                      A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

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

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

                                                                      ]]>

                                                                      How to Save Money and Get Better Healthcare with SteadyMD

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

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

                                                                      My New Doctor: SteadyMD

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

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

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

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

                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

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

                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                      More on This Topic

                                                                      A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

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

                                                                      How to Save Money and Get Better Healthcare with SteadyMD

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

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

                                                                      My New Doctor: SteadyMD

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

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

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

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

                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

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

                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                      More on This Topic

                                                                      A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

                                                                      This episode is brought to you by Dry Farm Wines. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know how much I love these wines. But a]]> clean No no no 00:57:25 Katie Wells 173: The Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease With Dr. Jaban Moore https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/jaban-moore/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:00:44 +0000 Katie Wells https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=377752 Today’s episode is going to be really helpful especially for any moms who have children struggling with a variety of chronic health problems. Dr. Jaban Moore is a national board-certified chiropractic physician and an acupuncturist as well. He practices functional medicine looking specifically for the root causes of illness and treating them through natural protocols.... ]]>

                                                                      The Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease with Dr. Jaban Moore

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

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

                                                                      Resources We Mention

                                                                      More on This Topic

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

                                                                      A Big Thank You to Today’s Podcast Sponsors

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

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

                                                                      ]]>

                                                                      The Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease with Dr. Jaban Moore

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                      In This Episode You’ll Learn

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

                                                                      Resources We Mention