Today we’re going to switch things up and have a Q&A episode to cover some of the great questions I get from all of you. We’ll cover some timely topics like virtual schooling and homeschooling on a budget, as well as health-related topics I have been talking about for a while, like why I make giving blood a regular part of my routine.
I love that we can have these chats! Please send any questions for future episodes my way in the comments and let me know what’s on your mind!
- What cortisol is and why balancing it is key for weight loss
- A simple and free way to balance your circadian rhythm using food and light
- Why I couldn’t lose weight for long (despite a healthy lifestyle) and how I found the hidden trigger
- One completely free change you can make to drastically reduce stress
- The physiological effects of social media, and why it keeps us in fight or flight mode
- Health benefits of giving blood (and some risks to consider)
- Why to take a look at your vitamin C levels if anemic (low iron) or in hemochromatosis (excess iron)
- My take on homeschooling and what we prioritize in our homeschool
- Benefits of the GAPS diet for gut imbalance, eczema, and more
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- 309: How I Overcame Trauma (and Lost 50 Pounds)
- How to Lose Weight: What Worked for Me to Lose 80+ Pounds
- Vitamin C
- Steady MD
- DUTCH Test
- 373: Why Sunlight Is As Important As Nutrition and Exercise for Health & Lifespan With Ari Whitten
- Blue Light Blocking Glasses
- Chili Pad
- Nutrition Genome
- 341: Q&A With Katie: Motivation, Magnesium, Homeschooling & Parenting Teens
More From Wellness Mama
- 364: Mindset Strategies to Survive and Thrive as a Homeschooling, Working Parent With Carrie Husse
- 305: A Day in the Life: Wellness Mama Health Routines
- 371: How Eating More Protein Will Transform Your Metabolism w/ Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
- The GAPS Diet: Help for Food Allergies and Gut Issues?
- How to Create a Morning Routine (That Lasts)
- The Neuroscience of Play & Why Kids Need It
- Why We Are Creating a Business Incubator for Our Kids (And How)
- How I Reduced My Cortisol Levels Naturally With Food & Light
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Thanks to Our Sponsors
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