We’re bringing you a bit of a “special edition” episode today by taking some time to really talk about all that is going on in the world. There are practical and evidence-based strategies and supplements that I’m using to focus on gut and immune health right now and to keep my family, hopefully, safe and well.
When I thought about who I should have this conversation with, my friend Tina Anderson immediately came to mind. Tina is an expert in all things gut health, especially since she founded a company that makes my favorite probiotic and IGG supplements (more on that in a minute).
Along with diving into the science on gut health and its importance for a strong and healthy immune system, as moms we brainstorm some stress-reducing strategies and lifestyle hacks that are inexpensive or completely free, and can help us all stay happy and motivated to make the best of our circumstances.
- What we are doing right now for ourselves and our families during coronavirus
- The connection between gut health and strong natural immunity to germs and viruses
- Diet and supplement hacks that can boost immune systems
- What IGG is and why it has a role in fighting viruses
- How emotions and stress play into our overall wellness
- Ideas for your daily routine to stay sane, connected, and even happy during isolated or difficult times
- Tips for families navigating difficult conversations with kids
- An antidote for stress for adults and kids that is completely free and available even during quarantine
- Why to consider intermittent fasting right now
- How we’re finding the silver lining in all this
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Just Thrive probiotic, vitamin K, Gluten Away, and IgG supplements
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- Books by Ryan Holiday
- Barrel sauna
- Infrared sauna
- Dr. Peter Attia
More From Wellness Mama
- 244: Debunking Probiotic Myths With Just Thrive Founder Tina Anderson
- 322: Coronavirus & COVID-19: A Common-Sense Approach With Pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song
- 262: Dr. Andrew Weil on Integrative Medicine, Reducing Inflammation & Most Important Factors for Health
- 289: Stoic Wisdom for Modern Life and Parenting With Ryan Holiday
- 219: Why Everything We Know About Probiotics Is Wrong & How to Stop Leaky Gut With Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan
- 318: Fecal Microbiota Transfer (FMT) for Gut Health and Autism
- 11 Convincing Health Benefits of Sweating
- 8 Sauna Benefits for Body and Mind
- Tips to Naturally Reduce Stress & Starting Now!
How has the pandemic affected you? What are you doing to stay healthy and occupied? 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.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
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