By Christine Garvin
Not only do our hormones impact us physically, but they are the deciding factor in our mental health. And there are far too many of us currently suffering with debilitating stress, anxiety, and depression.
I’ve been lucky to meet some of the leading, cutting-edge hormonal experts in the game, and this podcast gathers them together to give you an incredible overview of your hormones, from head to soul.
Cover photo: Andrea Coon, www.andreacoon.com
Hormonally SpeakingMay 25, 2023
Season 4, Episode 40: Putting MS And Other Autoimmune Disorders Into Remission with Dr. Terry Wahls
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Are you ready to hear one of the most powerful healing stories out there?
Grab your tissues and get ready to laser-focus on today's episode with world-renowned physician, Dr. Terry Wahls.
Known as the creator of the "Wahls Protocol," Dr. Wahls faced her own mortality after being diagnosed with MS and declining over the years that followed.
Medication wasn't helping, and she found herself dependent on a tilt-recline wheelchair before she decided it was time to take things into her own hands.
That's when she developed her protocol utilizing health and lifestyle changes, which onto the biking track, eventually competing in cycling races.
Listen to her incredible story, and how you can work with research-backed strategies to manage both MS and other autoimmune diseases.
What we cover:
✨Her discovery that a low-fat diet was *not* supporting her body
✨The gift of creating daily lifestyle practices that brought life back to her body
✨How endometriosis and psoriasis can be early signs of developing autoimmunity
✨The role bacteria and infections play in MS
✨How radical transformations of health can happen with dietary changes and basic supplementation in even the most vulnerable populations
✨And so much more!
This is an episode you 100% don't want to miss! And, she's offering a special gift for you, Diet Cheat Sheet, which is a summary of the diet that Dr. Wahls is used in her clinics and clinical trials to restore cellular health. Great for the refrigerator!
Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. In addition, Dr. Wahls has secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day.
She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. Learn more about the current study Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis at https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/. Pick up a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet at https://terrywahls.com/diet/ Follow her on Instagram @drterrywahls, and on Facebook/Twitter at @TerryWahls.
Season 4, Episode 39: How To Finally Get Some Good, Deep Sleep! with Dr. Leigha Saunders
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Sleep, oh how we want it, but sometimes we don't know how to get it!
Particularly as we step into perimenopause, sleep becomes a tougher thing for many of us. Cortisol spikes, hormonal shifts, stress triggers and more can make for fitful nights and exhausted days.
Luckily, you're about to learn how to get better sleep, ASAP.
Today I'm talking with Dr. Leigha Saunders, and we cover the myriad of ways to get to the root cause of why it's so hard for you to find good sleep.
Turning her post-partum sleep deprivation into an opportunity to serve the millions of women who suffer in sleeplessness, Dr. Leigha Saunders is a naturopathic doctor and mom of two who deeply understands the struggle of insomnia.
Dr. Leigha is an innovative leader and engaging speaker, passionately educating women as well as clinicians on the intersection of sleep and hormone health. Her passion for helping women get a good night’s sleep fuels her private practice that helps women gain energy, balance their mood, regulate hormones and sleep deep.
Dr. Leigha is the creator of The Better Sleep Bootcamp, the 5 Step Framework for women want better sleep through hormonal balance.
Ultimately, her goal is to help women reclaim their rest so they can do what sets their soul on fire during the day. With sleep scores that make us all jealous, Leigha’s ultimate mission is to help women chase their dreams, not exhaustion!
Dr. Leigha is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, holds general, IVIT and therapeutic prescribing certification with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario (OAND) and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Dr. Leigha has been published in the CAND's journal, has delivered evidence-based lectures to her colleagues through the OAND and Confident Clinician Club on the topic of sleep disturbances, insomnia, cardiovascular health and hormone replacement therapy.
Season 4, Episode 38: Learn The Most Important Markers On Your Yearly Blood Labs, Especially For Your Hormone Health
This week, I'm sharing my latest yearly blood labs with you, breaking down the most important markers, especially when it comes your thyroid, blood sugar, and iron health.
These areas are so important for your overall hormone health! And these affordable labs offer a chance to see something before it becomes a full-blown issue.
My hope in sharing these is that you'll be educated enough on your own labs to know what questions to ask your doctor.
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Season 4, Episode 37: The ADHD & Hormone Connection (Especially In Perimenopause) with Adele Wimsett
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Are you one of the women that have recently been diagnosed with or recognized that you have ADHD?
After so many years of the medical system focusing on boys for ADD/ADHD, in the last few years there's been a big realization that many girls and women have suffered with the condition silently.
That's because ADHD often looks very different in girls and women. And hormones are a part of that picture.
In today's episode, my guest Adele Wimsett and I dive into this fascinating intersection of ADHD and hormone health, and why, in particular, ADHD may begin to rear its head during perimenopause.
We talk about:
✨The importance of cortisol and insulin when it comes to working with ADHD
✨Hormonal fluctuations and how they exacerbate ADHD symptoms
✨How ADHD can show up for different women, and how to figure out best practices for yourself
✨The role that BHRT may play in leveling out ADHD sypmtoms in perimenopause
✨And so much more!
Considering that we are under so much stress and juggling multiple things everyday, it's no wonder so many women are finding out they have ADHD. This episode helps to guide you in the process of how to make it your superpower, instead of a constant struggle.
Adele Wimsett is a Women's Health Practitioner & Cyclical Living Expert. Having co-authored the book Essential Feminine Wisdom, she is passionate about educating women & girls on how to harness the power of their cyclical nature. From menarche to menopause, Adele bridges the woo & the science, supporting women to balance their hormones naturally. Adele's niche within the Women's Health arena is specialising in supporting ADHD women to understand how their hormones affect their traits. Find out more at her website, and follow her on her IG.
Season 4, Episode 36: Self-Honoring Movement & Mindfulness For Resilience with Lizzy Zima
It’s easy to focus solely on our sex hormones when we think about hormone health, but it is equally important to work on our nervous system first and foremost. By doing so, we can help regulate our hormones and improve our overall health and well-being.
Today, we have with us Lizzy Zima, a personal trainer, somatic practitioner, and creator of Empower Body Mind Soul. Lizzie’s work focuses on helping women release trauma, connect with their inner guidance, and embody their true strength and competence.
One of the key things that Lizzy emphasizes in her work is the importance of regulating our nervous system in order to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She combines tools such as breathwork and EFT with functional strength training and intuitive pleasure-based movement to help her clients achieve this goal.
What We Talk About:
✨How Lizzy got into this work
✨The importance of being able to experience the full range of emotions, but understand how to come back to a regulated state
✨Reclaiming feminine power and feminine wisdom
✨Nervous system tools to incorporate into your daily life
✨Why connecting with the earth is important for health.
✨And a lot more!
Lizzy Zima is a personal trainer, somatic practitioner & creator of EMPOWER Body Mind Soul, a self-honoring movement & mindfulness modality, that helps women release trauma, connect to their inner guidance, and embody their true strength & confidence.
Her music-driven classes combine tools for nervous system regulation & emotional resilience – such as breathwork & EFT, with functional strength training & intuitive pleasure-based movement & self love, to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
At the heart of her work is the prayer that we may metabolize our past traumas, release shame & unworthiness, and rise up to embody our power, & offer our greatest gifts in service to the rebalancing of our world.
She offers classes, workshops, women’s circles, and private sessions both online & in Asheville, NC
You can learn more about Lizzy at her website and sign up for classes!
Season 4, Episode 35: Why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Is Life Changing with Ricky Brandon
BHRT is a natural approach to hormone replacement that can help with long-term issues such as bone health, heart health, and brain health, as well as during the peri-menopausal and menopausal transitions.
We have a special guest with us today, Ricky Brandon, a Health and Wellness Advocate who, along with his wife Kandi, started hormone balance centers because they could not find the high level of care they desired for their own family.
After years of searching, 1000s of hours and training, research, and trial and error, Ricky has finally landed on the process and system that mixes traditional medicine with alternative medicine to help people feel great again and live longer and younger with natural hormone replacement therapy.
During the conversation, Ricky talks about the struggles he and his wife encountered while searching for the right hormone replacement therapy for their family. He highlights that women are usually more aware when something is wrong with their bodies than men and that ignoring the signs can have dire consequences.
What We Discuss:
✨How to navigate what’s going on in your body
✨The challenges Ricky and his wife experienced while finding the right hormone replacement therapy
✨Why it’s important to educate yourself on hormones
✨How low testosterone affects mood and drive
✨Estrogen and breast cancer risk
✨Digging into the details of bioidentical replacement hormone therapy
✨And a lot more!
This episode provides valuable information on BHRT and how it can benefit women’s health. BHRT is a natural approach to hormone replacement that can help with long-term health issues and the peri-menopausal and menopausal transitions.
Ricky Brandon is a health and wellness advocate. He and his wife Candy started Hormone Balance Centers because they could not find the high level of care they desired for their own family. After years of searching, thousands of hours in training, research, and trial, and error, he has finally landed on the process and system that mixes traditional medicine with alternative medicine and helps people feel great again and live younger and longer with natural hormone replacement therapy.
Learn more about Ricky at his website and checkout his Ebook & Audiobook Do Your Hormones Have You Draggin’, Saggin’ & Naggin’.
Season 4, Episode 34: Mastering Your Adrenals (& Thyroid) So You Can Master Your Hormones with Dr. Izabella Wentz
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While many people focus solely on sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone, it is also important to emphasize that it’s essential to support the adrenals and thyroid first to work on hormonal balance.
Today, I am welcoming Dr. Isabella Wentz, a renowned integrative pharmacist and bestselling author, to discuss the importance of supporting our adrenals and thyroid in maintaining a healthy hormonal system.
She herself was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, and her passion for finding the root causes of chronic health conditions has led her to write several bestselling books, including “Hashimoto’s Protocol” and “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.”
In her latest book, “Adrenal Transformation Protocol,” Dr. Wentz shares a four-week program to reset the body’s stress response using targeted safety signals. The program has already helped over 3500 individuals, with an impressive success rate of over 80% in improving brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, and libido.
What We Talk About:
✨Dr. Wentz’s journey with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
✨Why adrenal glands are critical to our survival.
✨The importance of cortisol in our day-to-day health.
✨Why knowing your foundational foods is important.
✨Lifestyle and dietary approaches to dealing with Hashimoto’s.
✨And a lot more!
By focusing on the adrenals and thyroid, we can support our hormonal system and achieve optimal health. So be sure to check out Dr. Wentz’s latest book and learn more about the importance of adrenal and thyroid support in today’s episode.
Dr. Izabella Wentz is a compassionate, innovative, solution-focused integrative pharmacist dedicated to finding the root causes of chronic health conditions. Her passion stems from her own diagnosis with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, following a decade of debilitating symptoms.
As an accomplished author, Dr. Wentz has written several best-selling books, including the New York Times best-seller “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause,” the protocol-based #1 New York Times best-seller “Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back,” and the Wall Street Journal Bestseller “Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health.”
Her latest book, “The Adrenal Transformation Protocol,” is set to be released on April 18th, 2023. The book focuses on resetting the body’s stress response through targeted safety signals and features a 4-week program that has already helped over 3,500 individuals. The program has an impressive success rate, with over 80% of participants improving their brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, and libido.
Learn more about Dr. Wentz at her website and make sure to check out her book “The Adrenal Transformation Protocol” once it releases on April 18th, 2023. You can pre-order now using this link!
Season 4, Episode 33: Using Qigong To Support Your Hormones & Share Your Story with Vicki Dello Joio
Have you ever heard of Qigong? To put it simply, Qigong is a broad term that encompasses various styles and lineages of breath, visualization, and movement practices.
One of the key benefits of practicing Qigong is its ability to improve physical health and well-being. Research has shown that Qigong can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve balance and coordination, and even boost the immune system.
Today, I am bringing on my dear friend Vicki Dello Joio to talk more about Qigong and her work in energy and trauma and how it affects the body. I met Vicki many years ago when I took her class as part of my Holistic Health Education masters program.
Her class was a turning point for me, as it solidified my interest in energy work and its connection to overall health and wellness. I knew then that I wanted to pursue this field further.
In the episode, we cover:
✨The basics of Qigong and how Vicki got into this practice.
✨The power of connecting to your body and mind.
✨How the feminine can rise within her power.
✨The importance of self-defense for women.
✨And much more on energy work and movement!
Vicki’s work in energy and trauma is incredibly important and often overlooked when it comes to hormones and health, I am so excited to have her here today to share her knowledge with all of you.
Vicki Dello Joio is a life-changing workshop leader, Qi (energy) master teacher and inspirational speaker. Since 1975, her brand of brilliance has empowered wellness-motivated and spiritually-inclined seekers to infuse body-mind-spirit practices into their very cells so they can tap into their birthright of joy — use it as a fuel not a goal — for a lifetime.
In addition, Vicki has drawn from decades of theater performance, directing experience along with her life-long study of martial arts to fire up visionary speakers to amplify their charisma and deliver their message with passion, presence, and power.
Her methods for both crafting stories AND her focus on the energy behind how they are told have touched and transformed hundreds of speakers to stand and deliver with joy, confidence, and ease.
Popular host of monthly program Qi Talks and a Hall of Fame-recognized teacher of the Chinese Art of Qigong by the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors, Vicki’s “Spiritual Fitness” program and book, The Way of Joy, has transformed the lives of thousands of participants since 1975.
Learn more about Vicki at her website.
Season 4, Episode 32: Breaking Free From Codependency & Perfectionism w/Victoria Albina
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While talk therapy is incredibly valuable, sometimes it's not enough to just talk through our emotions and experiences. Somatic therapy, on the other hand, focuses on the mind-body connection and helps us to process and release emotions that are stored in our bodies. This can be particularly helpful for people who have experienced trauma or struggle with anxiety or depression. Today, we're lucky enough to be joined by Maria Victoria Albina, a master certified somatic life coach, UCSF trained family nurse practitioner, and breathwork meditation guide. She's a true expert in this field and has helped countless individuals reconnect with their bodies and minds in order to break free from codependency, perfectionism, and people pleasing and reclaim their joy. What We Get Into: ✨The definition of codependency and why it matters to your health and relationships. ✨Balancing your nervous system and brain health and why this is so important. ✨How somatic therapy brings us back into connection with our body so we can communicate with it and release what doesn't serve us. ✨Why what you say to yourself throughout the day matters. María-Victoria Albina (she/her) is a Master Certified Somatic Life Coach, UCSF-trained Family Nurse Practitioner and Breathwork Meditation Guide with a passion for helping humans socialized as women realize that they are their own best healers by reconnecting with their bodies and minds, so they can break free from codependency, perfectionism and people-pleasing and reclaim their joy. She is the host of the Feminist Wellness Podcast, holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College. Victoria has been working in health & wellness for over 20 years and lives on occupied Munsee Lenape territory in New York’s Hudson Valley. Learn more about at her website, follow her on Instagram and check out her podcast!
Season 4, Episode 31: Healing The Body Through Neuroscience with Alyssa Chang
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Did you know that stress ultimately comes from the brain?
Yet we rarely focus on the brain when it comes to the root cause of not only stress and nervous system dysregulation, but long-standing pain in the body.
And we’re not referring to talk therapy here. There are specific brain exercises we can do to help process old trauma and rewire the nervous system. And they are so cool!
I talk all about it with Alyssa Chang, a neuroscience health coach who specializes in helping people connect with their bodies’ unique needs.
Neuroscience health coaching involves delving deep into the inner workings of our nervous system, including how it governs our thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and movements. By taking a brain-based approach to understanding trauma and how it affects us, we can learn to trust ourselves and live a life designed around our intuition and inner guidance.
What we discuss:
✨What vision therapy is and experience Alyssa walking Christine through an exercise
✨Why massage therapy won’t get to the root of musculoskeletal pain, and how to get rid of the issue permanently
✨How pain impacts us from a cellular level
✨What vestibular training is, and how it can help with things like balance
Whether you’re interested in learning more about neuroscience health coaching or simply want to take a step towards greater self-awareness and connection with your body, we invite you to join us for this exciting conversation with Alyssa Chang.
Alyssa Chang is a neuroscience health coach for those seeking a scientific, compassionate,and whole human approach to health and healing, so you can learn how to live a life designed with listening and attuning to your body’s unique needs.
Neuroscience health coaching involves deeply understanding the inner-workings of the nervous system and its role in how it governs the way we think, behave, feel in our body and move through the world.
A brain based approach allows us to deeply understand the way trauma has shifted our ability to embody intuition, access safety and trust ourselves while also providing us a path forward to heal and thrive.
Learn more about Alyssa and neuroscience health coaching at her website.
Season 4, Episode 30: How Yoni Steaming Can Help Endometriosis, Fibroids, & More with Samantha Denäe
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There are many aspects of healing; physical, emotional, spiritual. When addressing reproductive health, multiple kinds of healing modalities can come into play, especially for the reproductive issues that are misunderstood.
Today I'm talking with Samantha Denae, a certified holistic and feminine health practitioner, endometriosis advocate, educator, and survivor, to discuss the benefits of Yoni steaming and energy healing for reproductive health.
Yoni steaming, also known as vaginal steaming, and energy reiki healing are just a few of the healing tools we will be covering in this episode.What We Talk About:
✨Samantha’s journey with endometriosis
✨How Yoni steaming changed Samantha’s life
✨Ways to honor your body during your period
✨The importance of teaching youth about their periods
✨The connection between trauma and physical ailments
✨And a lot more!
Yoni steaming and energy healing are powerful tools for reproductive health, and Samantha Denae is a passionate advocate for using holistic practices to heal and love yourself.
Samantha Denäe, CHHP, is a certified holistic & feminine health practitioner, Endometriosis advocate, educator, and survivor.
Her personal journey and experience with Endometriosis has led her to the destination and purpose of a womb healer. As the owner of Samantha Denâe, LLC, Samantha provides spiritual healing services such as yoni steaming, reiki, spiritual massage cleanses and more to work towards the goal of unlearning to learn and love self and your womb. She also creates holistic products like ENtouch Womb Detox Capsules, a special herbal blend suited for reproductive healing of stagnant blood flow and tissue in the uterine cavity to create a healthier period for self, other herbal capsules for healing, yoni steam blends, and more.
In Samantha’s spare time, she educates high school students on period and reproductive health and how to advocate for themselves with doctors and family. Additionally, as a womb motivational speaker, Samantha provides her audience with a real life look at trauma and how it plays a role in your health and physical ailments, how to begin healing by correlating the physical and spiritual to learn how trauma plays the biggest role in your life.
Simply, she is your motivational guide to healing yourself and womb!
Season 4, Episode 29: Creating Space For Grief Work with Tiffany Narron
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Having endometriosis can be a lifelong journey of ups and downs, hard conversations with doctors, and constant advocating for yourself.
However hard this journey is, it has the ability to lead you to a strength you never knew you had and a passion for helping others.
Today’s special guest is Tiffany Narron, a writer, poet, and postpartum and bereavement doula living in North Carolina. Tiffany’s journey in hormonal health has been full of ups and downs, and she has experienced firsthand the challenges of navigating the medical system. But her experiences have led her to a different place in her own life and work, where she now supports women and cycling beings through grief and trauma.
Tiffany brings a unique perspective to her work in compassionate communication and bereavement support, blending poetry, breathwork, Narrative Medicine, somatic centering, and creative healing arts modalities.What We Talk About:
✨Tiffany’s journey with hormonal health.
✨Accepting the diagnosis of endometriosis.
✨Hormonal support for miscarriage and endometriosis.
✨How to hold space for loss and trauma and learning to let go of what you can’t take on.
✨And so much more!
Join us as we dive into Tiffany’s journey and the work she is doing to support women and cycling beings in the world today. Her story is sure to inspire and empower you on your own journey towards hormonal health and overall well-being.
'Straight To The Hormones' Series: Is Erythritol Going To Give Me A Heart Attack?
For the last week, the big news in the nutrition world has been the study about erythritol and its impact on heart health. I break down the facts of the study, what has been missed in the media, and if it's safe to continue consuming some of your favorite protein bars, powders, and low-to-no-sugar desserts.
Season 4, Epsidoe 28: Why We Need to Evolve Women’s Health with “The Business Of Birth Control” Director Abby Epstein
This week on Hormonally Speaking, we have Abby Epstein, the acclaimed American film director and producer best known for her work on the documentaries "The Business of Being Born" "Until the Violence Stops,” and “Weed The People.”
Epstein has won several awards for her documentaries, including the Audience Awards at Vancouver’s Amnesty International Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival, as well as premiering at Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW festivals.
We discuss her and her business partner Ricki Lake's latest movie, “The Business of Birth Control”, which aims to shed light on the effects of hormonal contraceptives and the need for newer and better options. The documentary was inspired by the book "Sweetening the Pill" by Holly Grigg-Spall.
We Cover So Much Including:
✨How the film was not made to promote a specific ideology, despite what some people think
✨That it was difficult to find experts in the field who would speak out against the status quo (but they still found some amazing ones!)
✨The fact that modern medicine has often failed women, leading to poor menstrual health, low body literacy, and high rates of endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, anxiety, and depression
✨Why there is a need to evolve and develop solutions regarding women's health and bodies, especially in terms of contraception and long-term effects of medications
✨And so much more good stuff!
Our conversation was powerful, and one you don’t want to miss, especially if you are currently on birth control, or have children that are.
You’ll also want to see the movie ASAP - especially since March 8 is International Women’s Day - which you can stream here. Use code “HORMONALLYSPEAKING” at check out to get half off.
ABBY EPSTEIN made her film directing debut at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the documentary, V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, featuring Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, and Rosie Perez. The film won the Audience Award at Vancouver’s Amnesty International Film Festival and premiered on Lifetime Television, receiving both an Emmy and a Gracie Allen Award. In 2007, she teamed up with Ricki Lake for their widely acclaimed documentary, The Business of Being Born, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released by New Line Cinema/Netflix and broadcast on Showtime. The film’s success led to their follow-up series, More Business of Being Born, featuring Cindy Crawford, Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bündchen and Christy Turlington plus a book, Your Best Birth, published by Hachette. Next, the duo teamed up for Weed the People, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival. Weed the People was acquired by Netflix for distribution.
Under their company, BOBB Films, Ms. Epstein and Ms. Lake produced the documentaries Breastmilk and The Mama Sherpas and are currently in production on The Business of Birth Control. Prior to her film work, Ms. Epstein directed Broadway theater, helming national tours and international productions of RENT and The Vagina Monologues.
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'Straight To The Hormones' Series: Why It's So Important To Test Your Hormones On Specific Days Of Your Cycle
Have you wanted to test your hormones, and your doctor has said you can take the test whenever you'd like? Or maybe your doctor has refused to test your hormones, and so you are doing so elsewhere, and need information on how to go about doing it? In this quickie "Straight To The Hormones" episode, I cover which hormone tests are the most important to take, and when you should take them, plus tracking ovulation.
Interested in learning more about testing your hormones, including optimal ranges for labs? Then sign-up for Hormones 101: Intro To The Menstrual Cycle here.
'Straight To The Hormones' Series: What Is That In My Underwear?
Welcome to our series of quickies that tell you exactly what you never learned when it comes to your hormones. Today, we are chatting cervical mucus, what it's all about, and how to tell the difference from it normal vs. an infection.
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Season 4, Episode 27: How Healing From Disordered Eating Helps Your Hormones with Sarah Speers
Many women and cycling people have been impacted by how society views our bodies, and what we believe we should eat in order to have a particular body type. This has impacted both our mental and physical health, leading to disordered eating, as well as hormonal issues for many of us.
This is why I think today's conversation is so important to have and there is no one better to talk about it than Sarah Speers with Empowered Eating. Sarah is an emotional eating coach, energy worker and trained psychotherapist. Her mission is to empower souls to do the inner work to uncover and improve the root, mental, emotional and energetic factors affecting health and happiness.What We Discuss:
✨Sarah's journey with an eating disorder
✨The spectrum of disordered eating and how this relates to hormones
✨What an emotional eating coach does
✨How to learn to love yourself again while healing
✨Utilizing energy medicine to move through the process
If you are struggling with an eating disorder or you think you may have disordered eating, please be sure to reach out to a trained professional to get help. There is a way to make peace with your body.
Sarah Speers is an Emotional Eating Coach, Energy Worker, & Trained Psychotherapist. Her mission is to empower souls to do the inner work to uncover and improve the root Mental, emotional and energetic factors effecting health and happiness.
Over the course of 10 years, she has worked with thousands of people to help them strengthen their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies. She offers a unique approach to coaching and energy work, fusing traditional and alternative modalities to help process emotional wounds, reprogram the subconscious, rebalance the body's energy systems and creating lasting change with regards to how one thinks, feels and behaves. Find out more at her website, and follow her on IG.
'Straight To The Hormones' Series: Why You Feel Like Crap The Day Before Your Period
Welcome to my new series, "Straight To The Hormones"!
We've put together this series of 5-10 minute episodes to cover the basics of hormones that I promise, you never learned. And it's going to make you SO MUCH MORE in tune with your body.
Today we're covering why you feel like crap the day before your period. It's probably not the reason that you think.
Have a question for this series? Drop me an email.
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Season 4, Episode 26: Developing Emotional Mastery With Monica Obando
Stress is very complex, and so many of us are dealing with it on a very extreme level, and it deeply affects our health.
These stressful situations that we find ourselves in can go back to parts of our life that we don’t necessarily remember or understand, but how do we get access to those past stressors that are still showing up today and really work through them?
My guest today will help you learn how to work through these issues so you can live a truly happy life. Monica Obando who is a Colombian born American industrial designer by profession, who discovered her passion for helping others by becoming a clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapist, her soul searching journey took her to combine her love for the arts and her passion for yoga and hypnosis to create a new transformational modality that has helped 1000s to create incredible life changing breakthroughs.What We Discuss:
✨What is hypnosis and what does it do
✨The problem with running away from your inner self
✨What issues women come to Monica with
✨Balancing hormones and emotions
✨How ancestral pain impacts us in our current lives
We can’t get rid of stress completely, that is just not a realistic goal, but learning about the root cause of a lot of stressors can help you work through them in a healthier way.
Monica Obando is a Colombian-born American, Industrial Designer by profession who discovered her passion for helping others by becoming a Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Her soul-searching journey took her to combine her love for the arts and her passion for yoga and hypnosis to create a new transformational modality that has helped thousands to create incredible life changing breakthroughs.
Learn more about hypnosis and Monica at her website and follow her on Instagram.
Season 4, Episode 25: Why You Are Struggling With Sleep And What To Do About It w/Christine Garvin
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Sleep is a crucial aspect of our overall health and well-being, and yet, it seems like more and more people are struggling with getting a good night's rest.
Women, in particular, seem to be affected by sleep issues as they age.
But what exactly is the connection between sleep and our health, and why is it so important to get enough of it?
In this week's episode, Christine discusses the physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual processes that take place in our bodies while we sleep, and why sleep is so crucial to our overall health.
She also discusses the impact of stress on our sleep and how it affects our daily lives.
She covers:Struggling with sleep in the hospital due to pain and body being in fight or flight response Using technology to distract from thoughts/provide background noise, but why that ended up hindering sleep Factors that can contribute to poor sleep in women over the age of 35 The roles that cortisol and melatonin play in sleep/wake cycle, and how that 3am wake-up call is impacted by these hormones Why blood sugar regulation is important for good sleep
Christine also talks about her upcoming sleep workshop, which delves deeper into these topics, including the role of food and supplements in promoting good sleep.
Season 4, Episode 24: Uncovering Lichen Sclerosus, An AutoImmune Disorder Of The Vulva, with Jaclyn Lanthier
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A lot of women struggle to get the correct diagnosis from doctors concerning menstrual and reproductive issues. Often, it can take a decade or more to find out what is happening.
Something we’ve never covered on the podcast before is Lichen Sclerosus, an autoimmune disorder of the vulva that is majorly under-diagnosed. That’s why I am super excited to chat with Jaclyn Lanthier to go in-depth about this topic. Jacqueline Lanthier is the founder of the Lost Labia Chronicles, a content hub for lichen sclerosus information and education.What We Talk About:
✨Jaclyn’s journey with lichen sclerosus.
✨What lichen sclerosus is and what it looks like in women.
✨What is the lead-up to lichen sclerosus symptoms.
✨What chronic pain and sexual dysfunction look like, and how to come out on the other side.
For those suffering with lichen sclerosus, this episode will help you find more information on the issue, provide you with a community to join, and help you learn tools to manage the symptoms. Even if you don’t have it, you are going to learn so much and have your mind blown!
Jaclyn Lanthier is the founder of The Lost Labia Chronicles, a content hub for lichen sclerosus information and education. She is also a content creator, board member, facilitator, and volunteer for Lichen Sclerosus Support Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people with Lichen Sclerosus by providing evidence-based education.
Learn more about Jaclyn and lichen sclerosus at her website and follow her on Instagram.
Season 4, Episode 23: Releasing The Baggage of Anxiety And Traumatic Stress with Therapist Rachelle McCloud
Stress is something that affects every single person, and although stress and mental health are discussed a lot, we forgot how much stress can affect our bodies, especially our hormones.
Today’s guest is Rachel McLeod, who is a mental health therapist and emotional wellness coach. Through years of successfully helping clients move their anxiety, depression and trauma disorders into remission, she’s developed a program that empowers people to skillfully get rid of symptoms and heal.What We Discuss:
✨How the brain handles anxiety.
✨How to process old trauma and heal.
✨What tapping is, and how it works.
✨The antidote for self-hatred.
✨The mind-body connection with stress.
✨And a lot more!
This is a great episode for those that struggle to manage their stress and feel like it has taken over their mind and body. This interview will give you tools to help you work through that stress and trauma and help you find healing.
Rachelle McCloud, LCSW is a Mental Health Therapist and Emotional Wellness coach. Through years of successfully helping clients move their anxiety, depression, and trauma disorders into remission, she has developed a program that empowers people to skillfully get rid of symptoms and heal. She is also the facilitator of the Facebook group Releasing the Baggage of Anxiety, Depression, and Traumatic Stress where she delivers free training on leading interventions that work well for getting rid of symptoms, not just coping or managing them. Her mission is to empower people to do their own healing work effectively, safely, and skillfully.
Learn more about Rachelle at her website and follow her on Instagram.
Season 4, Episode 22: Movement Therapy To Recover From Injury And Defy Aging with Dawnelle Arthur
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We know how important movement is for the body, but unfortunately, we are not moving as much as we should, or can’t find movement that works well for our bodies.
This is why I am so excited to bring on Dawnelle Arthur today to talk about movement and how it doesn’t always have to look like traditional exercise. Dawnelle is a movement therapist orthopedic exercise specialist, health coach, and online fitness teacher with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in helping people recover from injuries and helps to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength, and agility in every class she teaches.What We Talk About:
✨Why Dawnelle got started in Movement Therapy
✨How Dawnelle recovered from hip replacement surgery at the age of 40
✨The importance of movement and the lymphatic system
✨Why mobility training is so important.
✨And much more!
If you struggle with moving your body more, because you don’t like traditional exercise, or maybe your body has trouble moving, then this is the perfect episode for you.
Dawnelle Arthur is the owner of AgeDEFY, an online movement therapy studio that offers live workouts on Zoom, FEEL BETTER movement therapy programs, and over 100 online workouts. She is passionate about helping people recover after injury and has experience making a comeback, having bounced back stronger than ever after two hip replacements. With her unique blend of expertise and experience, Dawnelle is dedicated to helping people feel better daily through her movement therapy and fitness programs.
Learn more about Dawnelle at her AgeDEFY program on her website and follow her on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.
Season 4, Episode 21: How Hypnotherapy Calms Your Nervous System And Levels Your Hormones with Brooke Ansley
We all have that inner voice that isn’t always so nice, and this voice can sometimes be the barrier to experiencing true health, happiness, and fulfillment in life.
Today I am speaking with Brooke Ansley, who is a certified hypnotherapist and creator of Happy Body Blueprint. Brooke combines her passion for the mind body connection with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a 200 hour yoga instructor certification, and her experience as a former Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist to help women heal their negative inner self talk.What We Discuss:
✨How Brooke got started in hypnotherapy
✨Why hypnotherapy is probably a lot different than you think
✨How hypnotherapy helps stress, negative self-talk, AND your hormones
✨The best way to keep your progress going when it comes to health
✨And so much more!
Negative self-talk affects us all and that is what makes this episode such a great fit for everyone!
Brooke is a certified hypnotherapist and creator of Happy Body Blueprint, a course that teaches women how to build a fit body with hypnosis, so they can ditch the diet cycle for good. She combines her passion for the mind-body connection with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a 200 hour yoga instructor certification and a unique skillset as a former Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist.
Brooke aims to help women heal their negative inner self talk, so they can free up headspace for more motivation, happiness and healthier choices. It’s her goal to empower women to reconnect with their bodies and create long-term, sustainable health.
Learn more about Brooke and hypnosis at her website and follow her on Instagram.
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Season 4, Episode 20: Five Keys To Making Your Menstrual Cycle Flow In 2023 w/Christine Garvin
Please note, this is a recording of a workshop. Although the Hormone Breakthrough Blueprint deal is no longer available, you can sign-up on our waitlist to be notified when the next session begins.
Tired of having your period be the thing you dread every month?
Dealing with period issues for not only days, but weeks on end?
Make 2023 the year you finally change your period story to one where you love and embrace her, because she's become a pleasure to have!
During this 30-minute webinar, I'm going to give you the five keys to balancing your hormones, which will:
-Make your periods easier
-Help you get rid of brain fog & headaches
-Banish fatigue and insomnia
-Give you focus
-Get rid of mood swings
-Increase your sex drive
No matter what your period issue, if you are in your 20s with a wonky menstrual cycle or in your 40s with perimenopause, these keys underlie all hormonal issues, and knowing what to do with them will get you on the right track.
Start your new year off on the right foot to getting your cycle flowing beautifully in 2023!
Season 4, Episode 19: Top 10 Episodes Of 2022!
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We're here with the 10 top ranked episodes of 2022, and we're counting 'em down from 10 to number 1 (like that old Kasey Kasem reference?).
As I mention in the podcast, I want you to have easy access to all the episodes. So here are their direct links:
10. Season 4, Episode 11: Learn The Real Deal About Bioidentical HRT In Perimenopause w/Jill Chmielewski
9. Season 3, Episode 21: Restore Your Metabolism with Dr. Ashley Dwyer
8. Season 3, Episode 13: Underlying Causes Of Chronic Health Issues with Dr. Tenesha Wards
7. Season 3, Episode 20: Using Mindset, Protein, and Weight Training to Craft Your Body w/Cynthia Sims
6. Season 3, Episode 15: Understanding Serum (Blood) Labs So You Know What To Ask Your Doctor w/Christine Garvin
5. Season 3, Episode 12: Boundaries, Fibroids 101, Gut Health and Quick Update with Christine Garvin
4. Season 3, Episode 17: Understanding Root Causes of PMS & PCOS + The Power Of Bioidenticals w/Dr. Pamela Smith
3. Season 3, Episode 10: Healing Breast Cancer Naturally with Katrina Foe
2. Season 3, Episode 14: How Attachment Theory and Whacked-Out Hormones Are Connected w/Elizabeth Gillette
1. Season 3, Episode 11: How Your Genes Impact Your Menstrual Cycle w/Christina Sanders
Season 4, Episode 18: Creating Hormonally Healthy, Safe, & Nurturing Homes with Ashley Spanovich
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When you think of health you probably think of mental and physical health, but have you ever thought of what a healthy home means for your overall wellness?
I’m so excited to speak with today’s guest, Ashley Spanovich, who is the founder of Awakening Spaces, a consulting firm that supports health conscious individuals and those who have been impacted by mold, chemicals and EMS to create safe, nurturing spaces.What We Talk About:
✨The foundation of a healthy home
✨Understanding what mold, chemicals, and EMFs in your home do to your body
✨Items to keep out of your room for a healthier mind and body
✨The impact that mycotoxins and mold have on your health
✨And so much more!
Creating a healthy home is something everyone should be aware of when it comes to healing and living an overall healthy life.
Awakening Spaces is a full service interior design and consulting firm that support health conscious individuals and those who have been impacted by mold, chemicals, and EMFs create safe nurturing spaces. Whether you’re renovating, building new, or looking to improve your existing space, we’re here to help you navigate the massive project you’re taking on by looking at your environment holistically and outlining the steps you need to take so that you can feel confident that your home is supporting your health and you can get back to your life.
Learn more about Ashley and Awakening Spaces at her website.
Season 4, Episode 17: Balancing Your Hormones & Blood Sugar To Get Rid Of Acne with Emilia Papadopoullos
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Adult acne can be stressful both mentally and physically and is usually treated topically or with intense prescription drugs. But underlying issues such as gut health, hormones, and stress play a huge role in our skin health.
Today we are taking a deep dive into skin health with Emilia Papadopoullos, who uses her education in nutritional therapy and training with the Institute of Functional Medicine to help people with stubborn acne finally achieve clear skin and regain their confidence through diet and lifestyle changes.What We Discuss:
✨The connection between skin and hormones in the gut
✨What blood sugar has to do with skin health
✨Why it’s so important to eat (nearly) first thing in the morning
✨How PCOS affects the skin
✨Why women need to support their testosterone
If you are someone who has always struggled with your skin and it feels like you have tried everything then this episode is for you!
Emilia Papadopoullos developed an interest in skin health from an early age as she developed chronic acne in her teens and was later diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Unable to clear her skin through medications and skincare, Emilia entered the world of nutrition, which finally helped her understand what her body needed to naturally rebalance her hormones and achieve clear skin.
Alongside her nutritional therapy qualifications, Emilia has done additional training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She now successfully helps people with stubborn acne finally achieve clear skin and regain their confidence through diet & lifestyle changes.
You can learn more about Emilia at her website.
BONUS EPISODE: Why You Deserve To Know How Your Hormones Work, And How This Can Save Your Life
Let's talk hormone issues, Hailey Bieber's ovarian cyst, and why you need to be empowered about your hormone health NOW, before a major life-threatening issue arises.
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Season 4, Episode 16: How To Stay Healthy Working A Non-Traditional Job w/Danielle Sholly
Most of the health info about there tells us it’s super important to get good sleep between the hours of 10pm and 8am in order for long, healthy lives.
But what happens if your job is at night, and you have to sleep during the day? And what if you are surrounded by alcohol at that night job, which we know negatively impacts health outcomes over time?
On this episode, I talk to Danielle Sholly, who is a trained integrative nutritionist who also works as an exotic dancer. She has fine-tuned what it takes in order to not only stay healthy, but thrive, working nights at a non-traditional job.
We also talk about skin health, which is what guided Danielle on her health journey in the first place, and how she now has the healthiest skin of her life, even with working non-traditional hours.What We Cover:
✨How Danielle got into integrative nutrition for women
✨The steps to finding the root cause of skin and health issues and what to do about them
✨The importance of listening to your body’s feedback
✨How exotic dancing helped to make her feel more embodied and healthy
✨ And much more!
Danielle Sholly is a health and life coach moonlighting as an exotic dancer and is now bringing all her experience and wisdom to the dancer community on how to thrive in the industry and stay healthy while figuring out your next steps, so you can align with your true purpose.
Danielle moved to Asheville NC in 2012 and a year later landed my dream job working in an integrative health clinic. She got trained as a phlebotomist and did regular bloodwork on our patients. She was using my health coaching in the clinic and got to see the power of nutrition and lifestyle changes improving patient’s health.
During that time, Danielle also fell in love with pole dance when a friend of hers got certified to teach pole and wanted a practice student. Danielle learned her first tricks in her friends living room where she had a pole set up.
She trained in the S-Factor methodology, which focuses on sensuality and reclaiming your power as sexual being without shame.
Danielle began dancing professionally when she lost her job suddenly and was swamped with debt. She felt comfortable pole dancing at this point, so she thought, “Why not try it…YOLO?”
Her first night she only made $182, but that was already way more than she had ever made at her day job working $16/hr for 8 hours.
The first month she made $2700 only working 10 shifts… her mind was blown! The next month 3k, then 5k, then 6k!!! All while only working 25 hours a week.
Now, Danielle consistently hits over 10k per month and desires to show other dancers how to embody their most bada$$ selves, make more money, stay healthy and fit, and use their dancing career to fuel their true purpose.
BONUS EPISODE: Why Energy Healing Is So Important and How It Works To Skyrocket Your Health
I'm excited to share with you about something new I just brought into my practice, and how it's going to help my 1:1 clients, and those in Hormone Breakthrough Blueprint, get to the next level when it comes to their health and hormone balance.
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Season 4, Episode 15: Working With Ancestral Diets To Overcome Oxalates, Mold, Pelvic Floor Issues and More w/Eliza Hippel
Autoimmune disorders and chronic illness seem to be everywhere these days. Much of the time, these health issues are treated with medication or surgery, or worse, nothing at all. Rarely do doctors work on root cause issues that actually can send autoimmune conditions into remission, or alleviate chronic illness altogether.
In this episode, I talk with Eliza Hippel, a Certified Nutritional Consultant who’s passionate about helping individuals struggling with autoimmune and chronic illness.What We Discuss:
✨Eliza’s story about how she found true healing
✨What oxalates are and how do they affect the body
✨How ancestral diets can help heal different issues in the body
✨The importance of having daily stress management practices
✨ And much more!
If you struggle with autoimmune disorders and chronic illness this episode may help you find new ways to help your body heal and flourish.
Eliza Hippel is a Certified Nutritional Consultant passionate about helping individuals struggling with Autoimmune and Chronic illness. Eliza has her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and has been working as a Physiotherapist for the last four years. Eliza also works as a Personal Trainer, focused on active rehab and promoting health through physical exercise. After years of working with clients, noticing a lot of chronic health issues, Eliza started studying ancestral diets as a way to heal from some of these chronic issues. Eliza uses protocols like GAPS (Gut and Physiology Syndrome), Carnivore, Keto and Paleo as tools to improve health from the inside out. Eliza is passionate about spreading awareness on the role of nutrition to optimize our health.
You can learn more about Eliza at her website and check out her Instagram.
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Season 4, Episode 14: Breaking Free From The Trauma That Is Wrecking Your Hormones with Kelly Kristin
I talk a lot about trauma and how it can affect our physical healing journey. For most people, the missing component to experiencing true healing is acknowledging and working on their trauma.
There is no one better to discuss this area with than Kelly Kristen. She is a life and relationship coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist best selling author, host of the Worshipped Woman podcast, and creator of the ICE healing method.What We Cover:
✨The difference between little and big traumas
✨Why we get so caught up in our emotions
✨The importance of how the brain, hypothalamus, and pituitary glands impact our hormones
✨How somatic therapy and hypnotherapy can change the course of your life
✨Kelly’s answer to trauma – using her ICE method
✨ And so much more on trauma healing!
If you are someone that has been on a healing journey for quite some time, you are doing everything right, but you are still struggling with symptoms, then I recommend listening closely to this episode.
Kelly Kristin is a life and relationship coach, clinical hypnotherapist, best selling author, host of The Worshipped Woman podcast and creator of the ICE healing method. She was named one the top female life coaches to look out for in 2021 by Yahoo! Her speciality is in working with women who have in been in toxic relationships to heal, rise into their personal power and become a woman who thrives.
You can find Kelly on her website, Instagram, and on her Podcast, The Worshipped Woman.
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Season 4, Episode 13: Embracing Simplicity When It Comes To Your Hormones with Jenn Pike
Starting a new health journey can feel like it is one more thing to take on in life.
Women especially are expected to do it all, so how are we supposed to fit in healing ourselves?
This is why I really enjoyed with Jenn Pike, simplicity guru and Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist specializing in women’s health and hormones.
What We Cover:
✨Jenn’s story of how she learned she was burnt out and doing too much
✨What the steps are to get out of the burnout state ✨What happens when we don’t listen to our bodies ✨How Jenn helps women with the Hormone Project
✨And much much more!
Jenn talks about everything from balancing life as a mom and businesswoman to what birth control is doing to women’s bodies, the impact of fibroids on your health, perimenopause, and everything in between! This is a great episode if you have ever been in that burnout state, and let’s face it, who hasn’t?
Jenn Pike is a Medical Exercise Specialist and Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist specializing in women’s health and hormones. She is the best-selling author of three books; The Simplicity Project, The Simplicity Kitchen and The Simplicity Body. She is the fiercely driven Founder of The Hormone Project, Synced and The Audacious Woman. Potentially powerful programs dedicated to empowering and teaching women what they should have known about their bodies all along; the incredible healing abilities, wisdom and power they hold and how to bring them to life.
Jenn sits on the Advisory Board for STRONG Fitness Magazine and serves you up weekly doses of education, wisdom and inspiration on The Simplicity Sessions Podcast which has been in Apple’s Top 200 in Health since its debut in September 2018 and her channel Simplicity TV on Youtube. As an inspired wife and Mom of two, she understands that true well-being as a woman is a journey to be enjoyed not a struggle to be forced. She will inspire you to cut the bs and create more Simplicity and Ease in all you do. Check out Jenn at her website and podcast, The Simplicity Sessions.
BONUS EPISODE: Why You Should Care About Estrogen Metabolism More Than Anything Else If You Have Period Problems
In today's bonus episode, I share with you what estrogen metabolism is, where it takes place, how to make sure your body is doing it better, and why it may be the biggest issue underlying your period problems.
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Season 4, Episode 12: Herbs And Flower Essences For Gut & Menstrual Issues with Sara Marie Miller
A lot of times when it comes to healing, we can overlook what other cultures have used for centuries as powerful healing remedies such as herbs, nature, and flower essences.
Today I bring on the show clinical herbalist, nutritionist, flower essence practitioner, postpartum doula, artist, and podcast host of Thyme in the Studio, Sara Miller. She is passionate about womb wellness and loves helping folks to be more resilient, happy, and healthy through plant connection, nourishment, rest, creativity, and self-compassion.What We Cover:
✨Sara’s journey to studying herbalism
✨How to calm the nervous system with nature, herbs, and flower essences
✨The many different ways to incorporate more herbs into your life
✨Herbal remedies to help with the menstrual cycle
✨And so much more!
This episode will give you so much knowledge about herbs and flower essences while opening up your eyes to the natural healing remedies that are all around us and how easy it is to incorporate them daily.
Sara Marie Miller is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, flower essence practitioner, postpartum doula, artist and podcast host of Thyme in the Studio. She is passionate about womb wellness and loves helping folks be more resilient, happy and healthy through plant connection, nourishment, rest, creativity and self-compassion. You can learn more at her website.
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Season 4, Episode 11: Learn The Real Deal About Bioidentical HRT In Perimenopause w/Jill Chmielewski
Today we’re chatting about one of my favorite topics, perimenopause. This time of a woman’s life can be so confusing and often times dreaded. I am here to change that, and so is my guest for today’s episode.
Jill Chmielewski is a registered nurse, certified health coach advocate for aging women, and a mom of four who is on a mission to change the way we approach menopause and aging.
What we discuss:
✨What is going on with hormones during perimenopause?
✨How Jill helps women who have trouble sleeping during this time in their life
✨How to approach Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
✨What hormone balance looks like for women with fibroids
✨And a lot more on how to navigate this time in your life!
If you are struggling to understand your midlife body and hormones then this episode is for you! It is possible to feel healthy, strong, and vibrant during midlife and beyond, we just need a little guidance.
Jill is a Registered Nurse, Certified Health Coach, advocate for aging women, and mom of four who is on a mission to change the way we approach menopause and aging. She helps midlife women break free from the mainstream way of thinking where disease and decline are accepted as an inevitable part of aging ~ and embrace the notion that it’s absolutely possible to feel vibrant, happy, healthy, balanced, and strong through midlife and beyond.
Jill believes that education is the key to helping women understand their bodies, manage their health, and advocate for themselves as they age. Jill created The Peri to Menopause Roadmap and The Beginner's Guide to Hormone Replacement Therapy to help women navigate the wild ride from perimenopause through menopause and beyond. In early 2022, she launched Pausing Together, an online community for women to connect, learn, and open up discussions on topics that affect "PAUSAL" women (available on Apple and Google).
Jill has been called upon as a “pausal” guest expert on Women’s Health Unplugged, The Period Party Podcast, The Forever Chic podcast, the Paloma Health Speaker Series, Corporate Wellness Partnership’s “Uncomfortable Conversations” Series, and The Dr. Louise Newson Podcast.
CredentialsBSN- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (University of Wisconsin-Madison) MJ – Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law (Loyola University School of Law) Registered Nurse (RN) since 1993 School of Applied Functional Medicine, Level 1 & 2, Completed 2018 Functional Nutrition Alliance Health Coaching Program, Completed 2017 Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Certification, 2016
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BONUS EPISODE: Using Mindset To Achieve The Health (& Life!) You Want
What's the big missing ingredient that keeps people struggling with their health?
Today, I'm sharing with you my own journey around getting my mind SET RIGHT, and the three pillars to shifting mindset FOR GOOD. Whether it's hormone or autoimmune issues, money, work, or family issues, mindset is the key to making changes stick.
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Season 4, Episode 10: Get Empowered Against Breast Cancer Reoccurrence with Dr. Carol Lourie
Here’s the truth — illness starts before the symptoms appear. Treating only the symptoms of a disease does not help you recover your health. You need to get to the bottom of what caused your illness to begin your healing journey.
I’m speaking with gifted practitioner Dr. Carol Lourie on the podcast today to help us navigate the world of breast cancer. Dr. Lourie has over three decades of clinical experience as a naturopath, acupuncturist and homeopath, and has helped 1000s of women recover their health.What we cover:
✨How Carol got into doing this kind of work
✨Why there is such a high rate of breast cancer reoccurence
✨Different herbs that help your health during treatment
✨Dietary recommendations for people with cancer, that can also apply to reducing chances of cancer
✨And so much more important information!
This is an episode you won’t want to miss! Carol is a wealth of information around the journey of breast cancer and recovery. Learn more about Dr. Lourie’s program Empowered Against Recurrence through this FREE class.
Dr. Carol Lourie is a dedicated practitioner with over three decades of clinical experience as a Naturopath, Acupuncturist, and Homeopath. She’s helped thousands of women recover their health after a breast cancer diagnosis through her holistic protocols involving nurturing nutrition, targeted supplementation, healthy and joyful lifestyle changes, and an empowered mindset.
The path of healing helps you discover not only who you are, but enables you to create the life of your dreams. We support this by addressing the emotional and spiritual components of breast cancer, so deep healing can occur.
“There is always a path for healing.”
Check out Dr. Lourie’s website and don’t forget to checkout her FREE class, Empowered Against Recurrence.
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BONUS EPISODE: How To Hack Your Metabolism & Make It More Flexible
In this bonus episode of Hormonally Speaking, I talk about a new device I've been using for a few weeks called Lumen.
It helps you hack your metabolism by telling you whether you are burning fat or carbs via measuring your CO2 levels.
I share how I've been using it, and what it has shown me about my own metabolism. It's pretty amazing to see how your body is responding in real time!
Interested in learning more about Lumen? Check out more info here. And if you decide to purchase it, use code "CHRISTINEG" at checkout for $50 off!
Season 4, Episode 9: Mineral Imbalances & Your Period with Kasey Goins
Sometimes what we blame on hormones is not that simple.
As you’ll learn on today’s episode of Hormonally Speaking, there are root cause issues that underlie hormonal imbalances. Kasey Goins, a functional diagnostic nutritionist, expert in women’s health, and former physician assistant focuses on getting to this root cause with her clients to help solve not only their hormonal issues, but other health concerns, as well.We discuss:
✨Kasey’s experience of being a Physicians Assistant and why she left the field in order to work with functional nutrition
✨Why minerals are the best place to start when trying to find the root cause of hormonal issues
✨The biggest health issues that women face
✨What the usual missing piece is in someone’s recovery
✨And so much more!
If you’ve tried to work on hormone issues but keep hitting a wall, this episode is going to help you to understand the why, how, and what testing you need in order to start making real progress.
Kasey Goins is a functional diagnostic nutritionist, expert in women’s health, and former physician assistant. Over the last 3 years, she has helped hundreds of women overcome hormonal imbalances naturally with a root cause approach through group programs and 1:1 work.
You can start your own healing journey by downloading her free Detox Guide on her website and find her on Instagram.
Season 4, Episode 8: How To Make Your Life A Low Tox Life w/Alexx Stuart
Getting the toxins out of your life seems to be a buzzword these days, but what does living a low toxin life actually look like?
I'm so happy to chat with Alexx Stuart, founder of Low Tox Life, to discuss how to live this kind of lifestyle, what it looks like, and the many benefits it provides.
Some of the topics we discuss include:
✨Alexx's personal story of becoming antiobitic-resistant with strep and not having a period for 2 years, being diagnosed with early-onset menopause, and how this led to removing toxins from her life
✨The differences about what is allowed in food in the US vs. what is allowed in Australia and Europe
✨How foods packaged in plastic are impacted by their cross-country journey to the store
✨Why our system of poverty-eating is subsidized by food corporations, and how to start disengaging from the system and support fresh, local agriculture
✨And so much more!
Alexx also talks about her international best selling book, Low Tox Life and how it has changed people's lives and helped them ease into living a low toxic lifestlye.
Alexx Stuart's passions run wide and deep. She founded the online community and education hub Low Tox Life in 2010 and is responsible for birthing the low tox movement with the phrase low tox which has resonated with people around the world. Her international bestselling book Low Tox Life and podcast by the same name have supported millions in achieving their personal, home and planet health goals. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant to organizations committing to change for good, whether it's a focus on people's health or the planet's. You can find Alexx at her website: https://www.lowtoxlife.com, and listen to her popular podcast Low Tox Life: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast....
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Season 4, Episode 7: Mastering Your Wellness w/Lauren Sanchez
Getting and staying healthy can feel really confusing sometimes.
There's so much information out there - a lot of it conflicting - and it can make many of us feel overwhelmed, unsure, and can keep us from moving forward.
Luckily, there are people like Lauren Sanchez, who is helping to cut through the chaos and deliver the experts who know how to get to the root of the issue(s).
Lauren is now on her sixth (!) season of the Total Wellness Mastery Show, and she has learned quite a few things over the years.
We cover the big "aha's" in today's episode, including:
-How to truly build community to help people in their healing process
-Which areas of health have stood out the most over the years, and how those areas have changed over time
-What's in store for this year's Total Wellness Mastery Show, including some really exciting new information!
I'm lucky enough to be a part of this year's show, and I can't wait for you to hear my interview with Lauren.
Grab your spot HERE. The Show begins on Oct. 10th!
Lauren Sanchez is a board-certified holistic health practitioner, women's weight loss specialist and founder of the Purposeful Wellness Corporation. She’s known for her no-nonsense, keep-it-simple approach for helping busy women get their health, body, confidence and energy levels back and better than ever through holistic modalities that bring balance to the body and mind. Find out more at her website.
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Season 4, Episode 6: Learn How To Reset Your Stress w/Dr. Erin Kinney
Did you know stress can affect every single function in the body?
Today we talk with Stress Reset Expert Dr. Erin Kinney and learn how everyone can manage their stress better so it they can regain their hormonal health.
We also talk about:
-Dr. Kinney's own journey with stress and what led her to helping others
-The role that the amygdala plays in everyday stress
-What cortisol resistance is, and how it is similar to insulin resistance
-How to practice "doing nothing"
-Meditation isn't necessarily what you think it is
Considering I believe stress is the number #1 biggest issue when it comes to hormonal dysregulation, I absolutely don't want you to miss this episode so that you can start to feel better right now.
Dr. Erin Kinney is a Stress Reset Expert and founder of the Stress Reset Formula™. As a Naturopathic Doctor and coach, she helps stressed and burnt out women with adrenal fatigue improve their mood, balance their hormones and increase their energy. But what Dr. Kinney is really passionate about is helping women reconnect with the wisdom of their bodies and reestablish harmony in their lives.
Many of the women Dr. Kinney works with also suffer from anxiety, feelings of overwhelm, depression, insomnia, thyroid disorders, constipation, gas and bloating, weight gain, joint pain and much more.
Dr. Kinney's role is to figure out the underlying cause of your imbalances and help your body reestablish harmony so that when you begin to feel better, you will continue to feel better! She has helped hundreds of patients overcome their fatigue and other health issues using personalized diet, lifestyle modification, genetic testing and counseling, homeopathic remedies, and herbal medicine. You can find Dr. Kinney at her website, on her Instagram @drkinney, where she is always sharing stress management tips, and listen to her podcast The Dr. Kinney Show.
Season 4, Episode 5: Chasing and Finding Your Story (And How This Impacts Your Hormones) w/Tracy Hopkins
Have you ever chased a story?
Do you have any idea what that means?
Well, if you don't already know, you are about to find out today.
Chasing a story is a revolutionary idea of throwing out the traditional storytelling technique of tying things up with a bow, where the audience takes in a lesson the storytelling is giving.
Instead, the story is worthy in-and-of-itself without a perfect ending, and the audience has a chance to "chase the story" by asking questions of the storyteller. And eek! This is what I'm going to be doing on Sep. 22nd at Bottle Riot in Asheville, NC.
In today's episode I talk with creator Tracy Hopkins, who founded Chase The Story Revolution, and things get vulnerable real quickly as we discuss her experience finding her own story.
We also cover:
-How each us of have a story, and how sharing that story can cannot us, instead of separate us
-How stressing out about falling into old stories or patterns in our lives can make things worse for our health as compared to acceptance
-The way that our stories become even more important as we find ourselves heading into perimenopause and menopause
-What the Chase The Story Revolution looks like, and how to be a part of it!
Local to WNC and want to go to the event? You can grab your tickets here. There are only 50 tickets available for this intimate event, so if you want to go, grab yours soon!
Tracy Hopkins, MSW, CPDC is a story chaser, change agent, and an illuminator. Throughout her career, her personal approach has been shaped by the fascination of human behavior, the extraordinary capacity of human connections, and the pivotal journeys individuals embark upon to dig deep, lean in, and broaden their capacity for transformative change.
Tracy strives to create platforms and opportunities that invite people to share their stories as a way to cultivate a culture of truly investing in one another. Her passion leads her to assist people in identifying personal values to discover purpose and meaning, acknowledgement of authentic self, and become agents of change.
Tracy has worked within the field of private pay behavioral/mental health for over 20 years and serves as the Director of Engagement & Belonging at outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions; a premiere wilderness therapy program dedicated to bringing families BACK together.
Tracy is also the founder of Dare to Rise, a Coaching & Consulting firm focused on engaging and empowering individuals and institutions to initiate transformation. Her various lived experiences, coupled with the expansive roles held within outdoor education, high adventure programming, wilderness therapy, and residential treatment centers, have served as catalysts to become a story chaser. By chasing the story, Tracy believes people form an undeniable investment and deeper desires to move through the world as a collective.
Season 4, Episode 4: Why Meno(pause) Can Be The Sexiest Time of Your Life with Dr. Sharon Stills
As cycling people, we've long been taught that our fun, exciting, sexual selves end at menopause.
But that's simply not true, and Dr. Sharon Stills is here to bust that myth wide open!
In today's episode, we are covering all the good stuff, including:
✨ Why perimenopause and menopause can be the BEST time in your life, not the worst
✨ Finding your sexy self in menopause
✨ Dr. Stills favorite way to test hormones (how she's been doing it for the last 20 years!)
And we DEEP DIVE into bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), answering these questions:
✨ Why using bioidentical estrogen is not necessarily dangerous in cases of breast cancer
✨ Why bioidentical progesterone can be a game changer
✨ A breakdown of the different forms of BHRT, including topical, oral, compounded and what should be used in different situations
We also talk about Dr. Stills upcoming Mastering the Meno(pause) Transition Summit, where you'll learn even more about this juicy time of life!
**Sign-up for the Summit here**
Dr. Sharon Stills is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who helps perimenopausal and menopausal women to pause and evaluate life so they can live the second act of their story stronger, healthier, and sexier while aging backwards.
Using her 20+ years of experience and extensive training and background in European Biological Medicine, anti-aging therapies, and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement, she has successfully helped thousands of women transition gently through the different stages of their lives with all natural methods.
Dr. Stills is passionate about spreading the word about her signature RED Hot Sexy Meno(pause) Program – the philosophy she developed for you to Reinvent your Health, Explore your Spirit and Discover YOUR Sexy so that you, too, can create and live the life you desire and deserve!
She founded and ran one of the largest and most successful naturopathic clinics in the country for a decade and is the host of The Science Of Self Healing podcast.
She is an expert physician for Women's Health Network and she educates other physicians as the Co-Lead North American lecturer for the Paracelsus Academy in Switzerland.
Patients work with Dr. Stills in a variety of ways: through telemedicine consults and her life-changing retreats for individuals or small groups in healing and rejuvenating locations around the world. Some patients will even fly out to see her or fly her in just to get the chance to work with her one on one. Learn more at her website.
Season 4, Episode 3: How Mold Can Be Toxic For Your Hormones & Beyond with Bridgit Danner
Indoor mold is unfortunately a common problem that contributes to allergies, asthma, brain fog, and moodiness. But did you know it can also impact your hormones?
When indoor mold is toxic (there are about 13 toxic species), it impacts the cells, brain, and body systems in a myriad of ways. Mold releases something called mycotoxins in the body, which causes many of the debilitating symptoms people are dealing with.
Functional Health Coach and Detox expert Bridgit Danner joins me in this episode to help break down exactly what is happening when mold gets inside your body, and what to do about it.Some of the topics we discuss include:
✨How that breakthrough bleeding, thyroid autoimmunity, or even weight gain can be an indication of a mold issue
✨How mold directly impacts the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, which are the epi-center of our sex, adrenal, and thyroid hormones
✨What signs to look for in your house when you suspect mold
✨Following what your body tells you, even when it’s really scary (like dealing with a mold infestation!) can change your life for the better
We also talk about what supplements are most helpful when you are dealing with mold and mycotoxins, as well as testing that Bridgit offers to help you get on track.
Bridgit Danner was working as an acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon when her health started to deteriorate. She learned a lot, tried a lot of things, and even completed a functional health coaching program in an effort to heal herself and become a better practitioner.
Although several things kind of helped, nothing helped completely, and she hit rock bottom in the winter of 2014. Soon after she discovered toxic mold in her 100-yr old home and began the long journey of home and body repair.
Bridgit got into the natural medicine field in 2000 as a young environmentalist. She practiced as an acupuncturist and integrative clinic owner for 13 years, performing well over 10,000 sessions, before transitioning to the online space as a functional health coach and educator.
Bridgit loves to teach about everyday detox, functional living, and toxic mold illness at her website. She is also the founder of a line of detox supplements called Functional Detox Products. Find her on IG at https://www.instagram.com/bridgit.danner/.
Season 4, Episode 2: How Estrogen Gene Testing Might Save You From A Breast Cancer Diagnosis w/TJ Hills
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. About 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer during her life.
In this episode, I talk to breast cancer survivor and Author of Amazon Book Bestseller, Sex, Drugs, Babies and Breast Cancer: Health Benefits of Estrogen Gene Testing TJ Hills.
TJ and I discuss:
✨ Her story of how she found out she had breast cancer, moved through treatment, and then learned the role of genes in her cancer
✨Which genes impact estrogen metabolism
✨Why Bioresponse DIM may be a better option than regular DIM
✨The role antioxidants play in estrogen support
✨How the chemicals we have in America are different than other parts of the world and what that means for you
TJ explains in-depth the genes you need to know that predispose you towards breast cancer, what nutritional supports are needed depending on your genetic results, when xenoestrogens play a bigger role and when they don’t, and SO MUCH MORE!
This is required listening if you have had breast cancer, it runs in your family, or you have a friend facing it.
T.J. Hills is the Author of Amazon Book Bestseller, Sex, Drugs, Babies and Breast Cancer: Health Benefits of Estrogen Gene Testing, published by the Better Estrogen Foundation.
TJ Hills is an advocate of Estrogen Metabolism Gene Testing as an empowering health tool for all women and a breast cancer prevention tool for those at higher risk. Information about where to obtain testing is at her website, https://betterestrogen.com.
The book was adapted from her speeches to corporate events, medical conferences and breast cancer and women’s groups. She has also spoken on National TV, radio outlets and podcasts.
A breast cancer patient in remission since 2009, she is a Board Member of the Better Estrogen Foundation, and Former Board Member of the Estrogen Gene Test Co, and Hormonal Cancer Foundation.
She has spent 30 plus years advising the largest Institutional Investors and Hedge Funds. Inquiries about her availability to speak at an event may be directed to email@example.com.
BONUS EPISODE: Why Protein Is So Important For Your Hormones
In this new bonus episode series, I'm talking about the exact reasons protein is so important for not only your sex hormones, but your thyroid, adrenals, hair, skin & nails, neurotransmitters and more.
I also cover how many grams of protein you should be shooting for a day.
This is the first of weekly (or bi-weekly) short episodes we'll be doing this season to cover topics that are important to YOU. As I mention in the podcast, we'll be setting up a phone line for you to leave questions that I will cover in these shorts, so stay tuned.
Here is the great deal with Annmarie Skin Care mentioned in the episode (only available until Aug. 30th!)
Here's my article on 10 Ways to Get 30g of Protein At Breakfast.
If you want to check out the paper on heavy metals in collagen, go here. To get my favorite brand of collagen, Neocell, at 10% off, sign-up at my Fullscript dispensary.
Season 4, Episode 1: Why Allopathic Medicine Won't Heal Your Hormone Issues w/ Dr. Tabatha Barber
Welcome to the first episode of season 4 of Hormonally Speaking!
We are kicking off this season with a fabulous guest, Dr. Tabatha Barber, who is triple board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine.
Dr. Barber is a dynamic practitioner and she shares her own experiences of what propels her to do the work she does, including:
-How she went from being a teenage mother to becoming a triple board-certified doctor, and how that paved the way for her to fight for women, their health, and hormonal balance.
-Finding her way to functional medicine after re-injuring herself barely six weeks after her back surgery, and her doctor telling her "back surgeries are like Lay's potato chips - you can't have just one."
-Explaining how birth control does *not* balance your hormones, but instead overrides your own hormones, causes leaky gut, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and can be a contributor to turning on autoimmune conditions.
-Breaking down how doctors don't intervene in health conditions until they are already full-blown diseases, as there aren't medications or surgeries available until it gets to that point.
-Why bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is safe and can be life-changing, and how they are different from HRT.
And so much more!
Dr. Barber is so inspirational as a forward-thinking doctor who understands how we truly heal from the ground up.
You'll leave this interview not only more knowledgeable about how the healthcare system works, but also with hope that more doctors will make the move to the functional side.
Dr. Tabatha Barber has devoted her life to giving women a voice and a choice when it comes to their health and well-being. As a young girl, she struggled with self-esteem and identity issues, dealt with peer-pressure, and survived the ridicule and stigma of becoming a teenage mother.
As she shared in her first published book titled, From White Trash to White Coat: The Birth of Catherine’s Purpose, those events led Tabatha to finding her purpose in life. With perseverance and grace, she was able to redirect her path in life and become a successful physician. Dr. Tabatha Barber is triple board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine.
She has the unique situation of being licensed to practice medicine in over half the country, so you now have the ability to work with a functional physician virtually.
She is the host of The Gutsy Gynecologist Show (formally the Functional Gynecologist Podcast); where she shares her wisdom and knowledge with women everywhere to reclaim their health. She is also a keynote speaker, mentor, wife, mom, and grandma!
By incorporating functional medicine into her women’s health practice, she is able to provide women with the tools they need to optimize their health and happiness, which, in turn, allows those women to pursue their purpose in life. Find out more at https://drtabatha.com.
Season 3, Episode 6 (REPLAY): Living Your Best Life In Perimenopause w/Rachel Hughes
In American culture getting older is considered capital B-A-D.
Your looks fade, your worth diminishes (because it's so tied up in those looks...), you become cranky, everything starts to hurt...so the culture tells you.
But the truth is, perimenopause (and the menopause beyond it) can actually be the best time of your life.
In today's episode, perimenopause expert Rachel Hughes and I talk all about peri - the ups and downs, ways to support your body better, and how to shift that outlook. We also cover:
-Body changes - the better you take care of it, the more it will reward you (and it nudges you in that direction more and more)
-Knowing who you are, and letting the world know it
-Mindset and beliefs around peri
-Stepping into your second act, where you get to be as sexy as you wanna be
Grab a cup of tea for this lovely conversation that every woman should listen to, whether in perimenopause or headed in that direction at any point!
Rachel Hughes is a mid-life mother, wife, CNC and perimenopausal blogger.
She has a sincere heart to create safe spaces where peri- and menopausal women can help each other navigate these particular years together with honesty, thoughtfulness and a lot of laughter.
After finding that her own perimenopausal symptoms were disruptive to her life she sought out meaningful help and information and felt that there were not enough resources for mid-life women where they could learn from each other and express themselves with plenty of compassion and without judgement.
She has worked with chronic pain patients for over 10 years and understand how food, nutrients and movement can be used as powerful tools to help people rebalance and heal themselves from all sorts of physical and physiological challenges, including those driven by fluctuating hormones.
Find out more at her website.
Bonus Replay: Surviving The Transition From Perimenopause To Menopause with Maria Claps
For so long, it seemed like there was just this time of life women would suddenly hit – menopause – and everything went dark. There was really nothing you could do about it.
What a disservice to women! Not only is it not-as-simple as just hitting menopause, it’s also a lie that there’s nothing we can do to ease the transition. Plus, hitting menopause doesn’t mean your life has to be over – you can be just as a vital post-menopause as you are pre-menopause if you know the steps to take care of your body.
In this interview with Maria Claps, we cover it all:What perimenopause is all about How you know when you are transitioning into menopause How certain foods and supplements can change the whole game The biggest factor that impacts hormones, and What the real deal is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
If you are over 40, you don’t want to miss this episode!
Maria Claps is a certified health coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner and mom to 4 grown boys. After receiving inadequate healthcare that did nothing to address her perimenopause problems, Maria enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in order to help herself. After that, Maria pursued several hormone-centric trainings including Dr. Sara Gottfried’s practitioner hormone training program, the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program and she also has been mentored by hormone scholar and scientist Dr. Lindsey Berkson.
Maria helps women all over the world as a perimenopause and menopause mentor via her Thrive Over 45 program. She is a DUTCH hormone test expert. She also teaches health coaches and other wellness practitioners in a mentorship program called Midlife Hormone Mastery.
When she’s not working with clients, Maria can be found trekking through Italy, at farmer’s markets locally or in the kitchen creating recipes.
Find Maria at her website, on Instagram, or at her FB page.
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Bonus Replay: A Queen's Approach to Dealing With Fibroids w/Phyllis Frempong
In this episode of Hormonally Speaking, I talk with Phyllis Frempong, otherwise known as "Fibroid Queen," about what it means to holistically approach dealing with with fibroids.
Phyllis has a unique view as she is both a registered nurse AND holistic coach. She understands the best of both worlds, but teaches women how to take care of themselves so that yes, their fibroids can actually shrink, even from a large size.
If you have fibroids and are debating using estrogen blocking drugs or going the surgical route, I highly recommend listening to this episode to learn how diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices have a major impact on fibroids. And yes, even if they are 10cm or more in size, you have choices!
As most of you who know me by now understand that I wish I had given myself time to work on shrinking my fibroids before going the surgical route and almost losing my life.
Phyllis Frempong, “Fibroid Queen” is a Speaker, Registered Nurse, Fibroids Advocate, Certified Fitness & Yoga Coach. She develops programs that focus on hormonal issues and concerns women face everyday, using a holistic approach to Wellness, and personal growth using a proven system that combines Yoga, Fitness and Nutrition.. Phyllis is one of the 90% of women affected by fibroids by the age of 50. She knew her calling was to empower and educate women suffering fibroids holistically as a Fibroid Queen. She reserves her quarterly Womb Wellness events in efforts spread fibroid awareness. Phyllis has gained attention in VoyageHouston mag; inspiring stories as a Hidden Gem and a few local radio show appearances. Phyllis was raised in Bolingbrook, IL, and currently lives in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Governor State University with a Bachelor in Nursing. She has a passion for serving as a mentor and coaching others to live the life they are destined for.
Find her at her website, or on Instagram.
Do you have a hormone question for our upcoming "Hormone Coaches' Corner" episode? Submit it here.
And if you have thoughts on a monthly hormone coaching program that I discussed at the beginning of this episode, please email me!
Bonus Episode: Working With Fibroids Naturally w/Chunte Bates
July is Fibroid Awareness month, so I wanted to bring out this episode from my 2021 Hormone Summit.
For any fibroid warriors out there, this interview with Chunte Bates is going to change the way you feel about your fibroids.
Yes, we talk about diet approaches and supportive supplements for when you are dealing with fibroids, and yes, she has naturally shrunk her largest 10cm fibroid to 6cm over time. But the biggest and most important part of this interview is our discussion about how the way you are living your life has to change when you have fibroids. And that it is an opportunity to truly come into your body and yourself.
I really enjoyed this interview, and I know you will too!
Want to know how to work with fibroids naturally? Check out my Fibroids 101 course, and use code "byefibroids" for 20% off at checkout.
Chunte Bates is a womb wellness blogger and fibroid survivor. She uses her blog to spread awareness about uterine fibroids and share her journey of healing from the physical and emotional impact that women often face when dealing with this diagnosis. Chunte hopes to educate and inspire women to reclaim their bodies. Find out more at her website.
Season 3, Episode 22: Understanding Your Post-Covid Symptoms w/Vashti Kanahele
Are you having random symptoms after having Covid?
Not sure if they are connected?
Today, my good friend and colleague Vashti Kanahele and I talk about the issues we are seeing with clients post-Covid, particularly when it comes to the thyroid and gut.
There are several new studies pointing to how Covid can impact these systems of the body, which we share during our conversation. And we talk about what functional practitioners are seeing across the board.
We also cover:
-Heart health blood test markers that are being impacted by both Covid and the vaccine
-Our own experiences with post-C symptoms
-Looking out for your own "weak" areas in your body, and how the virus may impact them for the longer term -Initial approaches you should take if you are having weird symptoms post-C
-The importance of nervous system regulation for healing
If you or a family member are dealing with long-Covid, this episode is worth listening to.
Vashti Kanahele is a certified women's health coach, thyroid and hormone specialist, and environmental toxins educator. As a functional medicine health coach, she looks at the foundations of your health to lead you to the root cause of your health issues and to support you in your healing journey.
In her practice, she supports women struggling with Hashimoto’s and Thyroid Disease, as well as women with chronic illnesses like Lyme. One of her passions is working with moms concerned about early-onset puberty and educating girls on body literacy so they can make informed choices about their health.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Science and is a certified Integrative Women's Health Coach. She has earned multiple certificates, including; IWHI Hormones 101, Functional Nutrition Lab Digestive Intensive, a certificate in Environmental Health from Lara Adler an expert on environmental toxins and integrative health, and Nicole Jardim's Fix Your Period Apprenticeship. She is currently working towards certification in Functional Medicine through the School of Applied Functional Medicine. You can find her at her website or on IG at greenpapayahealth.
Think you may have a thyroid problem? Take the quiz to find out.
Season 3, Episode 21: Restore Your Metabolism with Dr. Ashley Dwyer
Have you ever thought you might need metabolic restoration?
Or maybe you are wondering what metabolic restoration even is?
Well, some of us have unfortunately blown out our metabolism with the low-calorie diets we've tried over the years. And our body needs some TLC to bring it back into balance.
That's where Dr. Ashley Dwyer comes in. Dr. Dwyer, a former pharmacist, moved into holistic nutrition counseling and metabolic restoration after her personal frustration with how the medical system handled her health issues.
She has learned that health is all about bio-individuality, between what we eat, how we move our body, as well as having support from a community.
In today's episode we cover:
-What undereating and overexcising can do to the body
-Why intermittent fasting and HIIT aren't always the best options for women
-How to go about healing your metabolism
-The thing that is essential for better health
And much more!
Hope you enjoy listening in to our lively discussion about all things food and movement related.
Dr. Ashley Dwyer is CEO/founder of TeamBDN Coaching and a former pharmacist. After going through a slew of health issues due to lifestyle factors and stress, Ashley saw firsthand just how our current medical system was flawed. After 3 PCPs, 2 endocrinologists, and 3 functional medicine practitioners, she finally got the help she needed. Ashley decided to shift her life's work in this direction, focusing on holistic health coaching instead of handing out "bandaids" behind a counter. Ashley and her team specialize in holistic nutrition, macro tracking, metabolic restoration, individualized fitness plans, accountability, and community, helping women between the ages of 25-50 eat more and reach their health goals. Find her at thebigdaynutrition.com and on IG @dr.dwyer and @teambdncoaching.
Season 3, Episode 20: Using Mindset, Protein, and Weight Training to Craft Your Body w/Cynthia Sims
Did you know that weight training can change your life?
On today's episode of Hormonally Speaking, you'll learn directly from Certified Personal Trainer & NPC Bodybuilding Bikini Competitor Cynthia Sims exactly how it can.
And you don't have to be in your 20s or 30s to sculpt the body (and mind) that you want! (Though it doesn't hurt to start then, either.)
-How to get into weight training if you've never lifted a single weight before
-Why mindset plays a HUGE role in your fitness, as well as every other part of your health game
-The benefits for your hormones and sexy time
-How much protein you *really* should be eating daily (bet it's more than you think!), and carbs aren't the devil!
We also talk about her upcoming program that can shift your body, mind, and spirit in 6 weeks.
Cynthia is such a good motivator and you are guaranteed to love her infectious personality!
Cynthia Sims is a Certified Personal Trainer and Myofascial Release Practitioner. She's also a Registered Nurse, Certified Yoga Teacher and NPC Bodybuilding Bikini Competitor. Her mission is to EMPOWER her clients through her knowledge of the body, fitness, lifestyle choices and nutrition to change your life for the better in a meaningful and sustainable way. She's here to help you feel strong and vibrant to live your best life. For her online at her website, on Facebook, and Instagram.
Here's her special pancake recipe!
1/2 cup raw oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 egg whites
Choice of fruit; my favorites are pineapple, banana, apple, blueberry
Stevia or monk fruit
Cashew butter or nut butter if choice
Blend oats, cinnamon, sweetener in blender until it reaches flour consistency.
Mix eggs and egg whites.
Add flour mixture to eggs and whisk
Add fruit (save 1/2 to top pancake)
Cook on stove top
Top pancake with 1 tbp cashew butter and remaining fruit.
Season 3, Episode 19: Vaginal Steaming Can Change Your Menstrual Cycle with Keli Garza
I've known about vaginal steaming (sometimes referred to as "yoni steaming") for a while now. In fact, I probably learned about it the same way you may have - when Gwyneth Paltrow introduced it to the wider western world in 2015 via her online magazine, Goop.
There's been a ton of negative press about vaginal steaming since that time, probably because of Paltrow's assertions of its healing properties. What is rarely talked about is that vaginal steaming has been used for thousands of years by nearly all cultures, which Garza shares on her Vaginal Steam World Map. And despite all the OB/GYNs that are interviewed for articles condemning vaginal steaming, Garza lists a few of the US doctors that use steaming in their practice.
As we talk about in the interview, some of these OB/GYNs have found steaming particularly good for bacterial vaginosis, which has a high recurrence rate when using prescribed medications.
I was particularly intrigued about using vaginal steaming for fibroids, which of course I asked Keli about (listen in to hear what she has to say!).
One other aspect of the "uproar" about vaginal steaming that I want to point out. Negative articles will often point out that vaginal steaming has not been shown to offer any benefits, and in fact can be damaging. But the problem is, there has been no research conducted in this country to point either way. Yet studies have been conducted in other countries, including Korea, where steaming is like "getting a manicure," it's done so often. So the underlying racism at play - the idea that other non-white countries science isn't valid - is typical when it comes to discussions about natural techniques used by indigenous cultures for most of human time.
And since none of the "experts" claiming vaginal steaming is harmful are doing any studies to back these claims, Garza decided to commission a small study called, Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steaming: A Foundational Study. The study concluded that: "vaginal steaming has a positive impact on many of the indicators of postpartum recovery, particularly in the areas of lowering blood pressure and pulse, uterine restoration, initiating and expediting waist girth and weight loss, labia healing, the quicker cessation of uterine bleeding through drawing out lochia, alleviating suture discomfort, promoting bowel regularity and hemorrhoid reduction."
There are so many hardships women face with their cycle - from excessive bleeding to no period at all - that vaginal steaming can help with, and Keli and I discuss these in-depth.
Keli Garza has a Masters degree in International Development graduating cum laude. Garza is the owner of Steamy Chick the largest distributor of vaginal steam supplies in the United States. To further vaginal steam education Garza founded a branch of her company called the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute to train practitioners in the use of vaginal steam for menstrual and reproductive health and to further research on the gynecological benefits reported by hundreds of customer case studies. Find her at her website, https://www.steamychick.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/steamychick/, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/steamychick/.
Season 3, Episode 18: What's Happening Globally & Personally for Women Right Now w/Jen Aly, Diotima Mantineia & Sarah Poet
It feels absolutely bonkers out there right now, for a lack of a better description.
I've been profoundly impacted - yet unsurprised - by the leaked Roe decision, Ukraine's pain, the Uvalde shooting, continued racism, the extreme temperatures in India on a global scale, while also being thrown around by rising prices, houselessness and housing crunches, and an alarming rise in health issues on a local level.
Of course, this is after years of unrest preceding these issues. I knew I needed a reset in my own thinking, because what we've been doing isn't working and it feels like we're sinking. It was time to talk about a path forward.
So I brought onto the podcast some good friends and smart as hell women, who are leading in their respective fields to bring the issues women are facing to the forefront.
They include Prosperity & Business Coach Jen Aly, Astrologer Diotima Mantineia, and Masculine Feminine Coach Sarah Poet to chat about the issues global and personal issues that so many women are facing right now, and what the path forward might look like.
We get into lots of juicy stuff, including:
-Sovereignty and boundaries
-The power of cycles in your daily, weekly, and monthly lives, particularly when it comes to harnessing energy
-The places we as women need to step up, and appreciating what women in recent history have done to get us here
-Recognizing internalized misogyny
-Climate change as the single biggest issue that will impact everyone on the planet
And lots more!
I'll tell you that I came out of this discussion energized for what is ahead. And I know you'll get some good, concrete steps from the discussion on how to focus and move forward in creating a better, more just world for all.
Jen Aly is a dedicated creative & coach who supports creative and holistic entrepreneurs to create thriving businesses. She teaches prosperity mindset, marketing, sales, and financial tools in ways that are soul-aligned, practical, intuitive, and fun. Her TEDx talk, "Harness Creativity as your Greatest Business Asset" was among the 10% of TEDx talks chosen for TED.com. Find her at her website.
Diotima Mantineia is a professional astrologer, and the author of “Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky: Allowing the Rational Mind to Welcome Magic and Spirituality”. You can find her online at her website.
Sarah Poet is a truth seeker, a soul traveler, a former school creator turned feminine/masculine integration expert, and, as it turns out, a medicine woman for modern times. To this end, Sarah is a teacher, couples coach and Sacred Union activator, energy medicine practitioner, mentor, speaker, spiritual counselor, systems analyst, and new-paradigm leadership coach and business consultant. You can find the Sacred Remembering Podcast and Sarah's TEDx on the masculine & feminine within each person at her website.
Season 3, Episode 17: Understanding Root Causes of PMS & PCOS + The Power Of Bioidenticals w/Dr. Pamela Smith
As women, most of us have experienced some form of PMS and we’ve all been told it’s normal from our doctors, commercials for drugs to help it, and society.
But the reality is that just because it's common, it doesn't mean it's normal.
And there's always root causes to PMS and it's bigger, badder sister, PMDD, as well as PCOS. In this week's episode, Dr. Pamela Smith,
Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist and I cover all this and more:
-How testing helps determine what is causing PMS
-The major underlying causes of our hormone issues
-Multi-faceted approaches to PCOS, which has grown exponentially over the last 20 years
-How to heal from the ground-up, gain more energy, and improve fertility
-The importance of bioidentical hormones not only when it comes to anti-aging, but for our bone, heart, and brain health (for both women & men!)
Plus, Dr. Smith talks to me about her new book, "What You Must Know About Women's Hormones." You'll get to see the difference in size from the first edition to now; this book is chock full of the most recent studies on women's health is not to be missed!
Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., MPH, MS spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center in a level 1 trauma center and then 28-years as an Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist.
She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Anti-Aging/Precision Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine.
Dr. Smith is in private practice and is the senior partner for The Center For Precision Medicine with offices in Michigan and Florida. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines and has hosted two of her own radio shows.
Dr. Smith was one of the featured physicians on the PBS series “The Embrace of Aging” as well as the on-line medical series “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” and “Regain Your Brain”. Dr. Pamela Smith is the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine and is the past co-director of the master’s program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at The Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida.
She is the author of eleven best- selling books. Her book: “What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and So Much More” was published 2020. Her best seller, “Max Your Immunity,” was released in late 2021. Her newest book: What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones, 2nd edition, was just released in May 2022. Her new PBS/CNN special: How to Maximize Your Immune System is being aired this summer. You can contact her at her websites, Precision Medicine and Pamela Smith, MD.
Season 3, Episode 16: "You Want Me To Put That Where?" The Power Of Coffee Enemas & Liver Flushes w/Kitty Martone
Time to get dirty, y'all.
Actually, we're getting super clean in this episode, since it's all about coffee enemas and liver flushes!
I'm excited to have Ms. Kitty Martone, aka Healthy Gut Girl, back on the podcast talking about something that makes a lot of people squeamish. But this age-old remedy is making the rounds once again beyond just the "alternative" health community as a powerful way to upregulate your liver function and jump-start your hormonal healing.
We talk (and laugh) about the different reasons you would want to do a coffee enema, as well as going through the somewhat daunting - but incredibly effective and life-changing - liver flush. Kitty talks about the right ways to do both, and how they impact everything from skin health to energy to hormones to mental clarity to joy. And I get comfortable with the idea of bringing them back into my life post-colon surgeries.
Fair warning - we also dive into a bit of sex talk about halfway through, so if that's not something you want to listen to, you can skip right over that section!
Kitty has a great new program coming out detailing how to do both the liver flush and enemas, so be sure to check out her store to grab one when it goes on sale. In the meantime, check out her super cute video to get a glimpse in to what coffee enema-ing is all about.
Kitty Martone, aka Healthy Gut Girl, is the creator of The Total Gut Makeover, Author of “The Gut Health Diet for Beginners” & “The 4-Week Gut Health Plan” and host of the podcast, ‘Stuff Your Doctor should Know’. Kitty is a holistic health educator and investigative health journalist. She has a background as a nutritional consultant and chef, working alongside nutritional giants such as Dr. Robert Marshall and author Donna Gates. Find her at Healthy Gut Girl.
Season 3, Episode 15: Understanding Serum (Blood) Labs So You Know What To Ask Your Doctor w/Christine Garvin (audio)
In this week's episode, I go over my most recent blood labs to show you what patterns to look for in your own labs, so you can be more informed when going over results with your doctor.
From a functional standpoint, blood labs are a huge help in determining nutritional deficiencies before they turn into something worse. They also help to show early patterns of dysfunction in different systems like your gut, liver, kidneys, adrenals, and thyroid.
The more you understand about these kinds of labs, the more useful conversations you can have with your doctor, especially if you are dealing with symptoms.
Please note, I am not a doctor and am not diagnosing, treating, or recommending any type of treatment plan (even to myself!) and just as I recommend to you, I go over these results with my doctor.
This is also not a comprehensive overview of all the usual lab markers - I only brought in the ones on my own labs that fit a pattern of dysfunction.
Hope you learn something new!
Season 3, Episode 14: How Attachment Theory and Whacked-Out Hormones Are Connected w/Elizabeth Gillette
What's attachment theory got to do with hormones? More than you might think.
If you haven't heard of attachment theory before, you're going to learn all about it in today's episode with Attachment Specialist Elizabeth Gillette.
Fresh off of releasing her new book, Attachment Theory Workbook for Couples, Elizabeth is sharing how our attachments, which are set when we are children, impact us in our daily lives and relationships.
When I first learned about attachment theory a few years ago, my mind was blown! It explained a whole lot about why I acted the way I acted - especially in my romantic relationships - and why I kept participating in the same patterns over and over again.
And the reality is, how we act (or react) in relationships majorly impacts our nervous system on a daily basis. If you've been here for a while, you know how nervous system deregulation is a huge underlying issue when it comes to our sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.
Elizabeth and I dive into all of this and more! And she explains the different attachment styles in such a great way that you'll know yours by the end of the episode.
Elizabeth Gillette, LCSW, is an attachment specialist. In her therapy and coaching practices, she supports her clients in developing secure ways of relating and improving their relationships by breaking old patterns and establishing healthy connections with integrity. Elizabeth is the author of Attachment Theory Workbook for Couples, a resource that offers a framework for understanding attachment theory and interactive exercises and tools individuals and couples can utilize to create expansive, spacious, and connected relationships. Find her her website.
Season 3, Episode 13: Underlying Causes Of Chronic Health Issues with Dr. Tenesha Wards
Links mentioned in the intro:
Creative Intentions Women's Retreat on Sat, April 30th
So You've Learned You've Got A Fibroid...Now What? Free 30 minute webinar on Wed. May 18th 12pm EST
Christine's online hormone & gut school
Many people who work in functional medicine have had their own health "breakdown" - which led them into this work.
Dr. Tenesha Wards is no exception. Dr. Wards shares her story of first facing mortality at age 15, and what she and her mom discovered (pre-easy internet access days!). She also recounts her health relapse after giving birth to her baby, and how she came out of that situation stronger and healthier than ever.
We talk Lyme, EBV, gut health, and so much more as underlying issues of so many chronic illnesses. We also cover:
*How the adrenals need to be supported to deal with any hormone issue
*The two biggest things that will help those with a Hashimotos' diagnosis (and a fantastic skin tip, to boot!)
*What Dr. Wards believes links nearly all long C*vid cases
Dr. Wards is a wealth of information, and she explains everything in a way you can understand and connect the dots. I know you'll enjoy this one!
Dr. Tenesha Wards, founder of Infinity Wellness Center in Austin, Texas and The Energy Recovery System Online Functional Medicine Coaching Program is a Holistic Doctor who concentrates on Chronic Fatigue, GI Issues, Women's Hormone Issues from Pre/Post Menopause to Infertility, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Burnout, and Insomnia. She believes in the importance of treating the whole person and not just the symptoms.
Thousands of women have found Dr. Wards after not seeing results with traditional practitioners, cookie cutter programs and expensive supplements. Her holistic approach to wellness means she specializes in finding and correcting the core root cause to condit