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September 9, 2019
I am a huge believer in the power of a story, and the one my guest today is about to share has several almost unbelievable chapters. Hal Elrod is known for his incredible ability to shine light on even some of the darkest tragedies, of which he’s experienced several in his own life. His book The Miracle Morning has had a tremendous impact on how I start my day, and I can attest first hand that his formula works. If you’ve been wanting to make changes, reach some new goals, or learn better habits, today’s episode is a must. Hal will also share about his personally tested ways to gain motivation, clarity, and purpose in just a few minutes every morning. Episode Highlights With Hal ElrodThe mindset that helped Hal overcome personal tragedy to become a successful author and motivational speaker How to train our brains to see the positive even in the worst situations (and why we’d want to) What Hal means by a “miracle morning” and how he came up with the concept The difference between you and most CEOs (it’s not much!) Ways to increase accountability in your daily life And more!Resources We MentionHalErod.com The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable Hal Erod Podcast Conversations With GodMore From Wellness Mama283: A Whole-Person Approach to Health With Razi Berry 281: Building Resiliency, Mindset and Doing the Impossible With Joel Runyon Why Balance Is a Moving Target & How I (Sometimes) Hit It How to Create a Morning Routine (That Lasts) Health Benefits of Gratitude (& Why We Have to Work at It)What is your own version of a miracle morning routine? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptChild: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast. This episode is sponsored by Fabletics, my current source for all my gym wear. In the last six months, I’ve discovered several new types of workouts that I’m loving. From group classes focused on flexibility, to high intensity work, to underwater weight and breath training, I’ve been loving trying new things and Fabletics has activewear for all of it. And I wear one of their pieces pretty much every day. Their mission is to make affordable high quality workout wear available to all of us, and I love being a VIP member, which unlocks special benefits. Here’s how it works… when you go to fabletics.com/wellnessmama and take a 60-second quiz, it matches you with a showroom of styles designed for your body and workout type. Before I forget, Fabletics is offering my listeners an incredible deal you don’t want to miss: Get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) when you sign up for a VIP. Just go to fabletics.com/wellnessmama to take advantage of this deal now. Also, free shipping on orders over $49. International shipping is available and there is absolutely no commitment when you purchase your first order! Here’s a tip: make sure you enter your email address when you take the quiz to get notified about new styles and special. I’ve found out about some amazing sales through that link. I also personally recommend the power hold leggings which are awesome for everything from lifting weights to yoga. This podcast is sponsored by Organifi, my source for super high quality superfood powders that are often part of my meals, especially when I travel. Green juice, their most popular drink, lets you incorporate farm fresh, gently dehydrated ingredients into your diet and lock in the extra vitamins and antioxidants. I just add to water and drink! It’s my go-to for veggies in the morning and is packed with chlorella for detox, spirulina and turmeric for detox as well as pain and inflammation, mint for i
September 2, 2019
There is a huge range of opinions when it comes to discussing the current state of healthcare, but one opinion seems almost universal: something needs to change! My guest today, James Maskell, is a true innovator for positive change in the health community. He has spent over 10 years now innovating at the cross-section of functional medicine and community, which we are going to explain in-depth today. Just some of his accomplishments so far include creating the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference, and writing a bestselling book called Evolution of Medicine, which is full of ideas about the future of medicine and how health professionals can work toward a predictive and preventative model. More recently he founded a new company called KNEW Health, which is an affordable alternative to health insurance specifically for health-conscious people. Episode Highlights With KNEW Health Why we need more functional medicine doctors The difference between integrative and functional medicine Why America is the best place to be for emergency care but the worst for a chronic illness The shocking average cost of medical insurance for the average American family Steps we can take to fix the system from the inside out The reason community is necessary for health (in more ways than one) Why medical group visits are the solution to loneliness How KNEW health approach to copays Whether cost-sharing model can really protect you if a big health problem strikes (I know a little about this one!) And more! Resources We Mention KNEW Health James book: The Evolution of Medicine Evolution of Medicine website James Maskell TED Talk:Books James Recommends Fingerprints of the Gods Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin The Disease Delusion by James Bland More From Wellness Mama 188: Saunacast: How We Took Control of Our Healthcare and Insurance (& Saved Money) Why We Chose Samaritan Ministries Over Health Insurance Why Personalized Concierge Medicine Is the Future of Health Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.Thanks to Our Sponsors This podcast is brought to you by Thrive Market, a company I’ve loved for years and order from all the time. In fact, the majority of the non-perishable and frozen foods you’ll find in my house are from Thrive. If you haven’t checked them out, you definitely need to and you can get a completely risk free 30-day trial as a listener of this podcast at thrivemarket.com/wm. Here are just a few of the reasons you’ll love them: They have over 500 of their own Thrive Market brand products that are incredible quality and at amazing prices. These include everything from bulk ingredients and spices to chips, salsa, nuts, snacks, and things like tuna and sardines. These are all non-GMO and most are organic, and at prices cheaper than conventional alternatives in my local stores. They also have high quality meat and seafood as well… from completely grass fed meat to pastured pork and free range chicken and it’s all delicious. Thrive is essentially an online Costco meets Whole Foods online and at much better prices. In my most recent order, you’d find a bunch of tuna and sardines, bulk nuts and spices, plantain and cassava chips, crackers, condiments and snacks…. All Thrive Market brand and all favorites at our house. If you haven’t, you’ve got to check it out. Go to thrivemarket.com/wm to start your 30-day free trial and see for yourself how awesome it is. This podcast is brought to you by Genexa, a company revolutionizing over the counter products for children and families. Their products are all cleaner, healthier and allergen free versions of the products you already know and use. Genexa has a whole line of natural homeopathic remedies for sleep, reducing stress, allergy re
August 26, 2019
I have a feeling today’s episode will be especially personal and eye-opening for all of us. My guest today is my good friend, Razi Berry, who is the founder and publisher of the journal Naturopathic Doctor News & Review as well as the premier consumer-based website of naturopathic medicine, NaturalPath.net. Razi is also the host of the Natural Cancer Prevention Summit and The Heart Revolution,” as well as the ever-popular Ten-Week Sugar-Free Summer Program. Aside from all of her credentials, Razi has an incredible health story to tell, from a near-death experience as a young girl that healed her heart to later overcoming infertility, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through naturopathic medicine. If you’ve ever wondered about the mind-body connection (or felt like the whole idea was a little out there), this just might be the episode that changes your mind forever! Episode Highlights With Razi Berry How Razi almost died from anorexia at a young age and the miraculous healing that saved her The brain’s messengers to the body and how the connection is truly scientific! Some new thoughts about how to handle grief or loss The emotional toll of miscarriage (and why we have trouble sharing it) Principles of the naturopathic or therapeutic order of healing The real meaning of the word “doctor” How to use power posing to channel positive emotions Razi’s way of practicing self-awareness (spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with yoga or meditation) And more! Resources We Mention Razi’s Love is Medicine Course NaturalPath.net Naturopathic Doctor News & Review The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm Episode Quotables From Razi Berry The chemicals that our body produces to think cognition, feeling emotion, these are all neurotransmitters and peptides. Candace Pert called them molecules of emotion. And she who was a pharmacologist who believed that it was these thoughts and feelings, these chemical messengers that were kind of the mediator between our lived experience of the physiology of our body and the greater world around us that we are don’t necessarily see. More From Wellness Mama 79: Using Naturopathic Medicine to Beat Hormone Imbalance & Nutrient Deficiencies 162: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics & How to Be 10% Happier Talking to Yourself With Self-Compassion (& Why It’s Healthy) Have you ever had a near death experience or “miraculous” healing? Do you feel you have evidence for the mind-body connection? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptKatie: Hello and welcome to “The Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com. And I’m here today with a dear friend, Razi Berry, who is the founder and publisher of the journal, “Naturopathic Doctor News & Review,” which has been in print since 2005 and the premier consumer-based website of Naturopathic Medicine, NaturalPath. You have to check it out. The link will be in the show notes. She’s also the host of The Natural Cancer Prevention Summit and The Heart Revolution-Heal, Empower and Follow Your Heart, as well as the ever-popular 10 Week Sugar-Free Summer Program. And we’re going to talk about her story today. But from a near-death experience as a young girl that healed her heart to later overcoming infertility, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through Naturopathic Medicine, she has lived this mind-body healing paradigm and now works to educate the world about it. Welcome, Razi, and thanks for being here. Razi: Hi, Katie. It’s a lot of fun to be here. Thank you. Katie: And I feel like I can’t drop a line like that in the bio without asking you to share your story. What was your near-death experience as a child if you don’t mind sharing? Razi: Yeah, it is quite an amazing story. And it&rsqu
August 19, 2019
Today’s fascinating guest is Garrett Salpeter, dubbed a “health engineer” by many. He invented a patented device that makes the benefits of neuro bioelectric stimulation more accessible to everyone. His system for improving the body (starting with the brain) is called NeuFit (think “neurological fitness”). This device and his program has helped people in chronic pain or injury, or those who simply want to improve overall performance. He works with people in almost all situations, including those in wheelchairs, athletes in all of the major sports, the Olympics, and much more, to help people get out of pain, improve performance, and sometimes avoid surgery. I first met Garrett in Austin, and since I’m geek for new technologies and learning more about the body and how it works, we couldn’t stop talking! I also had the chance to try the NeuFit. I’m delighted to share him and all of his knowledge with you today… see the resources below for how to find this technology in an office near you. Episode Highlights With NeuFit Factors that slow down the healing process after an injury (and how to speed it up instead) How an electrical current could actually be good for you! Differences between this device and other electrical stimulation devices The promising science showing that enhancing the body’s internal electric fields may protect against disease How heart rate variability is an important marker that can tell you a lot about your health Benefits for the parasympathetic nervous system and calming the “fight or flight mode” How bioelectric devices can complement your next chiropractic or physical therapy session Ways athletes can use NeuFit to maximize workouts and recovery And more! Resources We Mention NeuFit device Find a NeuFit location near you Book: The Body Electric Terry Wahls Ben Greenfield More From Wellness Mama 147: Using Heart Rate Variability With HeartMath to Stop Stress & Improve Nervous System Health 170: Using Biological Medicine & Uncommon Therapies to Help With Chronic Conditions 267: Solving Joint Pain & Why Sports Aren’t Good for Kids With Hunter Fitness 178: A Pediatrician Explains How EMF Kill Switches Can Protect Our Children 238: Using Neuroplasticity to Rewire Nervous System or Brain Disorders With Carol Garner-Houston 252: How to Activate Peak Brain Performance With Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Hill Did you enjoy this episode? What questions do you have about NeuFit or bioelectric stimulation in general? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptKatie: Hello, and welcome to the “Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com. And I’m here today with Garrett Salpeter, who is known as the health engineer and inventor of the patented Neubie device. And I met him in Austin, where he has a facility where he helps people. We’re gonna talk a lot about that today. But Garrett has taken his education in engineering and neuroscience, and applied it into this fascinating system for improving the body. It’s grown into what we now know as NeuFit, which combines an advanced understanding of physiology with the best practices from diverse training and therapeutic practices to push the process of using technology to accelerate them further. He works with people in almost all situations, including those in wheelchairs, athletes in all of the major sports, the Olympics, and much more, to help people get out of pain, improve performance, and sometimes avoid surgery. And we’re gonna talk about how today. So, welcome, Garrett, and thanks for being here. Garrett: Thank you, Katie. It’s a pleasure. I’m honored to be here and excited to dive into this conversation. Katie: Well, I always love to hear about new technologies and our new understand
August 12, 2019
One of the best parts about hosting a podcast is meeting so many amazing people who push themselves to be their best and influence the world. My guest today, Joel Runyon, has one of those stories! Joel is the creator of one of the best paleo and keto resources out there, called Ultimate Paleo Guide and Ultimate Meal Plan, as well as the daily movement and mobility coaching app, MoveWellApp.com. If that’s not enough, he also founded Impossible®, a performance lifestyle company focused on helping people push their limits and transform mindset through hard physical challenges. And let me tell you, Joel has some experience in that arena! Incredibly, he became the youngest person in the world to run an ultramarathon on every continent, including Antarctica. He takes on crazy challenges all of the time in the name of health, growth, and zest for life. He wasn’t always a successful entrepreneur and endurance athlete though. Quite the opposite! Take a listen to find out how he turned it all around. It might just give you some ideas about your own story… Episode Highlights With Joel Runyon The life events that led Joel to his own personal rock bottom Why he turned to extreme sports to find his way out How the right mindset can solve 99% of a problem What difficult physical challenges can do for the mind and heart Why we shouldn’t want all of our challenges to go away The reasons a college education won’t always get you what you want Skills kids (and adults) need to excel in real life Ways to recreate your story and map a new future Key movements to try for your best flexibility and mobility in everyday life And more! Resources We Mention Impossible® The 777 Project (7 Ultra on 7 Continents) UltimatePaleoGuide.com UltimateMealPlans.com MoveWellApp.com Chili Pad Sleep Induction Mat A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller More From Wellness Mama 273: The Power of Movement for Mind and Body With Aaron Alexander of The Align Podcast 230: Chalene Johnson on How to Protect Your Mindset & Live a Balanced Life 221: Natural Movement, Sustainable Fitness, and Lifelong Health With Dr. Mark Cucuzzella 106: Why to Stop Doing Kegels & Squat Instead with Katy Bowman 6 Natural Sleep Remedies (You May Not Have Tried) The Benefits of Autophagy & Ketosis 5 Horrible Exercise Excuses Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptKatie: Hello, and welcome to “The Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com. And I’m here today with a new friend I’m excited to share with you. Joel Runyon is the founder of Impossible, which is a performance lifestyle company focused on helping people push their limits and transform mindset through hard physical challenges which he has some experience in. As an endurance athlete in 2017, he became the youngest person in the world to run an ultramarathon on every continent, including Antarctica. He’s also the creator of the Paleo and Keto resource called Ultimate Paleo Guide, and Ultimate Meal Plan, as well as the daily movement and mobility coaching app, movewellapp.com. Joel, welcome and thanks for being here. Joel: Awesome. Thanks for having me. Katie: Well, to start, I would love to hear about Impossible as the brand and as the mission and just kind of walk us through what that is and how it was born. Joel: Yeah, so the story it feels like, you know, it’s been just a few years back but I actually started, I think back in 2010, I graduated school and did everything I was supposed to do growing up, you know, went to college, got a double major, traveled abroad. And I basically graduated in the middle of the 2009 recession. And so I did all these things you’re supposed to do growing up, got all like my G
August 5, 2019
I am here with Dr. Mary Bove, and you guys are going to love her! She’s a naturopathic doctor and midwife with advanced training in phytotherapy and herbal medicine. She practiced naturopathic family medicine and midwifery for 25 years and even authored one of the go-to references on the subject, The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants. In collaboration with Gaia Herbs, she developed an herbal remedy line specifically for children called Gaia Kids. We’re going to talk about how to know which adaptogens and herbs are safe for kids, as well as get some clarity on what naturopathic medicine really is. Episode Highlights With Gaia Herbs What an adaptogen actually is and does in the body The best tools to combat modern-day stress and toxicity Benefits of ashwagandha for nerves, sleep, learning challenges, and more Another herb to add for deeper, more restful sleep How holy basil or tulsi can help you stay centered during busy or hectic times Herbs that help bring the thyroid back into balance Medicinal mushrooms (and I take cordyceps daily) The natural antidepressant herb that you may never have thought to try Why rhodiola is one of Dr. Bove’s favorite herbals One of the best herbs for liver balancing and detoxification Easy home remedies to help kids with growing pains How to know which herbs to use in combination (and which are safe for kids) And more! Resources We Mention GaiaHerbs.com/wellnessmama (Use the code WELLNESSMAMA at checkout for 20% off featured products) Four Sigmatic Oura Ring Read TranscriptKatie: Hello and welcome to the “Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com. And today, we are going to talk all about adaptogens, and I can’t wait to dive in because I am here with Dr. Mary Bove, who I hope I’m pronouncing her name correctly. She’s a naturopathic doctor and midwife with advanced training in phytotherapy and herbal medicine. She practiced naturopathic family medicine and midwifery for 25 years and taught at Bastyr University. She’s the author of “The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants,” which is considered an authoritative reference on natural pediatric medicine and a wealth of knowledge. She also co-authored “Herbs for Women’s Health,” and she lectures and teaches internationally. In collaboration with Gaia Herbs, she developed an herbal remedy line specifically for children called Gaia Kids. And we’re going to delve into a lot of that today. But, Dr. Mary, welcome, and thanks for being here. Dr. Mary: Well, thank you. It’s wonderful to be here. Katie: And I can’t wait to go deep on this with you because I feel like adaptogens are a super popular thing right now. And I hear a lot about them, I see other people talking about them on blogs, on social media, and I know that you have been an expert in these for a very long time. For anyone who’s not familiar, can you start us really high level and just define what is an adaptogen? Dr. Mary: Yes, I’d love to. And I think that’s a great question because it’s kind of unique in the sense that adaptogens and the term actually came more in the modern-day herbalism. So it’s not something we would say would look back 100 years ago and we would have used that term. The term adaptogen was actually coined in the late 1960s. And really what it is, it’s a plant that impacts our body through our stress maintaining systems. And so what that means is that they actually help to protect against stress and to enable and enhance our ingrained systems that we have for stress. And given the fact that the stress response has multiple stages, it’s important that it’s healthy and it does all of the parts of what it needs. And adaptogens impact that directly. And one of the parts of the stress response is the adrenal glands. They also impact adrenal health, and the endocrine
July 29, 2019
Dr. Elizabeth Pearce is a psychologist, a childbirth educator, a doula like I am, and a mom of three. Today, we are talking about that mysterious, wonderful, and sometimes scarring experience called birth! Dr. Elizabeth is an expert on how personality and other key factors can impact your overall birth experience and outcome. She focuses on educating women on how to have a whole-person approach to birth. To do this, she created the Pregnancy By Design program, her own Birth Profile Assessment, and the Beyond the Birth Plan Childbirth Course. Her aim is to help women remain in control and navigate the twists and turns of labor, regardless of what may unfold. Having had six births (all very different, challenging, and amazing in their own ways), I can’t wait to hear what Dr. Elizabeth has to say about this most personal of experiences. Episode Highlights With Dr. Elizabeth Pearce Elizabeth’s take on the approach to maternal care in the U.S. today Why we need to reinvent the popular saying “the most important thing is to have a healthy baby” The ways a birth experience informs mother/child bonding, PPD risks, and more Common reasons why birth plans don’t work The four most important factors of any birth experience What to do if you need to heal from a birth that didn’t go as you hoped How to make a personalized action plan for birth The personality traits to consider when making decisions about birth And more! Resources We Mention PregnancybyDesign.com (use the code “wellnesspregnancy” for 20% off) More From Wellness Mama 122: A Healthy Baby Is NOT the Only Thing That Matters (& Is Home Birth Safe?) 76: How to Optimize Your Pregnancy and Birth Experience with Mama Natural Genevieve Howland 69: Saunacast: Birth Freedom, Gut Healing & Healthy Starches 68: The Miracle of Microbirth: What Every Mother Should Know The Hospital Birth of My First Baby My Breech Water Birth Story My Healing Birth My Unexpected Cesarean Birth Story My Calm Hospital VBAC Birth Story My Natural Hospital Birth Story After 26-Hour Labor What surprised you about birth? Did Dr. Elizabeth’s advice resonate with you? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thanks to Our Sponsors This podcast is sponsored by Organifi, my source for super high quality superfood powders that are often part of my meals, especially when I travel. Green juice, their most popular drink, lets you incorporate farm fresh, gently dehydrated ingredients into your diet and lock in the extra vitamins and antioxidants. I just add to water and drink! It’s my go-to for veggies in the morning and is packed with chlorella for detox, spirulina and turmeric for detox as well as pain and inflammation, mint for improved digestion, matcha green tea for energy, and ashwagandha for cortisol and stress balance. Organifi also has a red juice with antioxidant-rich superfoods like cordyceps, reishi, and rhodiola plus an abundance of red berries. It’s sweet and fruity but low in sugar. It’s designed to fight aging, improve energy and metabolism, and sharpen cognition so I often drink it midday. And lastly, their the Organifi Gold drink is awesome at night and is filled with turmeric for skin health, ginger for achy muscles, turkey tail for immunity, and coconut milk for healthy saturated fat. Check all of these out at organifi.com/wellnessmama and use the code WELLNESS20 for 20% off. This episode is also sponsored by Kasandrinos Olive Oil. I love family-owned companies with a mission and that are dedicated to making the highest quality products while supporting sustainable agriculture. This olive oil fits the bill! Founded by an active duty marine, Tony Kasandrinos, and his sister whose family is from Greece, this company is dedicated to the absolutely highest quality olive oil with the most amazing fl
July 25, 2019
For many of us, pets are part of the family! Yet it can be hard to find solid information about pet health and how to be proactive in taking care of them. Enter veterinarian Dr. Rob Franklin and Full Bucket Health, a supplement company paying special attention to the gut health and digestion of dogs, cats, and even horses. Dr. Rob Franklin has led and developed successful intensive animal care units in Florida, Australia, and Texas, and has lectured internationally on equine internal medicine. He’s published peer-reviewed journal articles and written several textbook chapters on animal health topics. Today he gives us a holistic pet health primer and clears up some common misconceptions about the best way to approach animal health. Episode Highlights With Full Bucket Health How pets need most of the things people need to be healthy Clues we can take from an animal’s natural diet before domestication Why owning a pet might be good for your health Ways to meet the emotional and social needs of pets (it’s important for them too!) Why feeding an all-raw diet to imitate what a pet would eat in the wild may backfire Ingredients to look for (and ones to avoid) in cat and dog food Some common claims on pet food and supplements that you should be skeptical of The right way to care for pet gut health and whether you should use a pet probiotic Tips for canine and feline dental health And more! Resources We Mention Full Bucket Health More From Wellness Mama Homemade Cat Treats Benefits of Coconut Oil for Pets Homemade Dog Food: Real Food for Pets What other questions do you have for your furry family members? Send on your questions and let me know if you’d like to hear more pet-focused episodes! Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thank You to Today’s Sponsors This podcast is brought to you by Thrive Market, a company I’ve loved for years and order from all the time. In fact, the majority of the non-perishable and frozen foods you’ll find in my house are from Thrive. If you haven’t checked them out, you definitely need to and you can get a completely risk free 30-day trial as a listener of this podcast at thrivemarket.com/wm. Here are just a few of the reasons you’ll love them: They have over 500 of their own Thrive Market brand products that are incredible quality and at amazing prices. These include everything from bulk ingredients and spices to chips, salsa, nuts, snacks, and things like tuna and sardines. These are all non-GMO and most are organic, and at prices cheaper than conventional alternatives in my local stores. They also have high quality meat and seafood as well… from completely grass-fed meat to pastured pork and free-range chicken and it’s all delicious. Thrive is essentially an online Costco meets Whole Foods online and at much better prices. In my most recent order, you’d find a bunch of tuna and sardines, bulk nuts and spices, plantain and cassava chips, crackers, condiments, and snacks. All Thrive Market brand and all favorites at our house. If you haven’t, you’ve got to check it out. Go to thrivemarket.com/wm to start your 30-day free trial and see for yourself how awesome it is. This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, creator of all things superfood mushrooms and founded by my favorite Finnish Fun guys. I love all of their products, and in fact, I’m sipping their Reishi hot cocoa as I record this. These superfood mushrooms are always a part of my daily routine with their coffee + lions mane or coffee + cordyceps in the morning for energy and focus without as much caffeine as coffee to their chaga and cordyceps in the afternoon for antioxidants and immunity and the Reishi elixir at night for improved sleep. They also just released skincare that so clean you not only can eat it, but it’s encouraged. T
July 22, 2019
Today we are covering a much-requested topic: breast implants and how they might affect health. I am here with Diane Kazer, a pro soccer player turned functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner. Many credit her as a visionary and a gamechanger in the world of women’s hormones, detox, empowerment, and leadership. Diane started the CHI Hormone Warrior Transformation Tribe as well as the TITS method, a holistic approach to healing from breast implant illness, which she experienced firsthand. We’re going to go deep on that today in particular since I have gotten so many questions from women struggling with it. I think it’s important to say before we get started: The goal here is to inform, not to pass judgment on motherhood or anything related to body image. We all have our own choices to make but I firmly believe education is the place to start! Episode Highlights With Diane Kazer The surprising percentage of women who will have breast implants within their lifetime Why breast implant awareness has become an important cause for many women 21 symptoms women with breast implants should look know to look for Possible effects of breast implants on the spine, muscles, and even gallbladder The connection between breast implants and autoimmune conditions or multiple chemical sensitivity disorders Whether we have any evidence showing breast augmentation helps or hurts women emotionally or physically (and the reasons research is lacking in this area) How a thermogram can show if your breast implants are having a negative effect What you need to know if you plan to have breast implants removed Alternatives to breast implants if you’re considering the procedure How to manage the emotional side of surgically altering your body Diane’s detox protocol (it goes deeper than blood tests and supplements) And more! Resources We Mention DianeKazer.com 33 Reasons Not to Get Breast Implants Your Doctor Didn’t Warn You About More From Wellness Mama 231: Conquering & Avoiding Breast Cancer With the 7 Essentials System From Dr. V Thermography vs. Mammograms for Breast Health Screening Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about breast implants? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thanks to Our Sponsors This podcast is brought to you by Thrive Market, a company I’ve loved for years and order from all the time. In fact, the majority of the non-perishable and frozen foods you’ll find in my house are from Thrive. If you haven’t checked them out, you definitely need to and you can get a completely risk free 30-day trial as a listener of this podcast at thrivemarket.com/wm. Here are just a few of the reasons you’ll love them: They have over 500 of their own Thrive Market brand products that are incredible quality and at amazing prices. These include everything from bulk ingredients and spices to chips, salsa, nuts, snacks, and things like tuna and sardines. These are all non-GMO and most are organic, and at prices cheaper than conventional alternatives in my local stores. They also have high quality meat and seafood from completely grass fed meat to pastured pork and free range chicken and it’s all delicious. Thrive is essentially an online Costco meets Whole Foods online and at much better prices. In my most recent order, you’d find a bunch of tuna and sardines, bulk nuts and spices, plantain and cassava chips, crackers, condiments and snacks. All Thrive Market brand and all favorites at our house. If you haven’t, you’ve got to check it out. Go to thrivemarket.com/wm to start your 30-day free trial and see for yourself how awesome it is. This podcast is brought to you by Ojai Energetics. It’s the best CBD I’ve ever tried and the one I feel is the best out there. Here’s why it’s awesome. First, it is over
July 18, 2019
I am here today with someone I am so impressed with on many levels, especially his time management and everything he accomplishes. I thought I was busy, but I don’t hold a candle to Tony Kasandrinos, the co-founder of Kasandrinos Olive Oil. You’ve probably heard me sing the praises of this olive oil on the blog and seen me cook with it on Instagram. It’s one of my favorite staples in the kitchen! I think you’ll love the story behind this family-owned company as well. Tony is a native of New York, but he spent a good portion of his childhood in his father’s village in Greece. And at the age of 17, he joined the Marine Corps, and he has been serving on active duty since then (thank you Tony!). It’s an honor to chat with him today about his favorite topic, olive oil, and his second favorite topic, ways to spend more quality time with family. Episode Highlights With Tony Kasandrinos What Tony has learned about health and life from his time in Greece How the typical diet in Mediterranean countries compares to the U.S. (bet you can guess!) Reasons for olive oil’s long-standing reputation as one of the healthiest oils you can buy How polyphenols in olive oil help skin health Whether we need to worry about “fake” olive oil How to choose a quality olive oil Tony’s tips for better time management and productivity… for the sake of more family time His #1 hack for managing stress Why I (Katie) carry Kasandrinos olive oil everywhere (in their single-serve packets… no, there’s not a giant bottle in my purse) And more! Resources We Mention Kasandrinos Olive Oil More From Wellness Mama 236: Facts vs. Myths About Blue Zones & Ways to Increase Longevity 9 Lessons We Can Learn From Europe (Food, Wine & Sleep) 30: Micronutrients & Healthy Fats Olive Oil Benefits (& How to Choose One that Isn’t Fake!) Garlic Olive Oil Remedy for Ear Infections Is Low Fat Healthy? 9 Lessons We Can All Learn From Blue Zones Reasons to Create Family Time Traditions (+ Ideas) Do you use olive oil? What’s your favorite? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thank You to Today’s Sponsors This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a Finnish company bringing the everyday magic of mushrooms to our daily lives. If you visited my home, you’d notice my homemade coffee/tea bar in my kitchen. Above it hangs 8 wooden cups, called kuksas… one for each member of my family. These have become part of our family tradition as we often sip mushroom coffee or superfood eelixirsfrom them at breakfast or after dinner during family time. Wooden cup or not, I highly recommend all of the Four Sigmatic products and you’d also find every single one of them in my kitchen! Here’s how I incorporate them into my day: in the morning, I will drink one of their mushroom coffee blends, the matcha, the coffee latte or mushroom mocha with chaga. Throughout the day I sip their chaga, cordycepts or lions mane elixirs on their own since these are all caffeine free but have a host of benefits due including a major boost of antioxidants. Nighttime means their calming turmeric tea or reishi elixir with a splash of macadamia milk. Mom tip: I also always keep their activated charcoal lemonade on hand for the first sign for a stomach bug… my kids love it and charcoal always seems to help. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% with the code wellness mama at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama. This episode is sponsored by Just Thrive probiotics. I found this company when searching for the most research backed and effective probiotic available and I was blown away at the difference in their products! They offer two cornerstone products that are both clinically studied and highly effective. The first is their probiotic, which has been
July 15, 2019
I’m guessing you’ve heard of Gretchen Rubin, and if not well you’re in for a treat! She is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and The Four Tendencies. We touch on all of those today and explain how these ideas can be practical to your daily life. Gretchen has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have collectively sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide in more than 30 languages. Her podcast called “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” is one of my favorites, where she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth. In this episode, we talk happiness, parenting, community, and how to foster inner calm in your own life… let’s dive in! Episode Highlights With Gretchen Rubin How Gretchen got the idea to start a happiness project The one universal thing everybody wants The difference between outer and inner expectations, and what you can learn from how you respond to each Why we’re all rebels on some level (and how this explains a lot about parenting) The four temperaments that influence most of our behavior Why cleaning out a closet can change your whole outlook The one-minute rule that will boost your efficiency in every area How to power hour your way to peace The biggest contributor to clutter (it’s actually in your head) Why we attribute so much sentimental value to items (and how to decide what’s really important) And more! Resources We Mention GretchenRubin.com Gretchen’s Four Tendencies Quiz Books by Gretchen Rubin The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life The Happiness Project Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life More From Wellness Mama 274: Spirituality, Psychedelics & Circumcision: Taboo Topics With Luke Storey 223: Mindset for Moms – Tips to Get More Done & Stress Less This Year 229: How to Use Atomic Habits to Change Your Life 218: Happy New Year: 21 Tiny Habits That Can Drastically Change Your Life This Year 103: A Professional Organizer Shares How to Beat Clutter 77: Minimalism with a Family to Decrease Stress and Clutter with Joshua Becker How Minimalism With a Family is Possible (& Life Changing!) Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have for Gretchen? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thank You to Today’s Sponsors This podcast is sponsored by Organifi, my source for super high quality superfood powders that are often part of my meals, especially when I travel. They have green juice, their most popular drink that lets you incorporate farm-fresh gently dehydrated ingredients into your diet and lock in the extra vitamins and antioxidants. Just add to water, drink, and let your body soak up the benefits. It tastes great! It’s my go-to for veggies in the morning and is packed with chlorella and spirulina, which are great for detox. It also has turmeric for inflammation, mint for digestion, matcha green tea for energy, and ashwagandha for stress balance and other amazing ingredients. Their red juice is sweet and fruity (and is like kool-aid) but packed with antioxidant-rich superfoods like cordyceps for energy and reishi for detox and liver health, Rhodiola which is a secret weapon for athletes and boosts metabolism, plus an abundance of antioxidant-rich red berries that are low in sugar. It’s designed to fight aging, improve energy an
July 11, 2019
In this episode, I am joined by Luke Storey who is a former celebrity fashion stylist turned public speaker, lifestyle design coach, thought leader, and entrepreneur. Luke has spent the past 21 years relentlessly searching the world to design his ultimate lifestyle through his extensive and sometimes even dangerous personal research and development. We’re definitely going to touch on a couple of those things today. Using “The Life Stylist Podcast” as his platform, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high performance living each week and covers topics including sex and relationships, yoga, meditation, smart drugs, health myths and medical conspiracies, spirituality, mindfulness, health food, supplementation, alternative medicine, and he digs deep into biohacking technologies and tactics. Buckle your seatbelts… here we go! Episode Highlights With Luke Storey Luke’s tumultuous childhood, and how he overcame drug addiction to become a successful fashion stylist and motivational speaker The spiritual awakenings that led him to find meaning in suffering How to teach kids to be vulnerable but at the same time have boundaries Tips to increase self-awareness and the ability to move forward after trauma Luke’s experience with Ayahuasca Our thoughts on the practice of circumcision Two of the best health biohacks (that are free and available to everyone!) And more! Resources We Mention LukeStorey.com SchoolofStyle.com The Life Stylist Podcast MastinKipp.com Rythmia clinic Luke’s documentation and experience at Rythmia  Documentary: American Circumcision More From Wellness Mama 253: A (Semi) Serious Ultra-Spiritual Conversation With JP Sears 249: How to Harness Energy & Create Success From the Inside Out With Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri 162: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics & How to Be 10% Happier 232: Lessons Learned From Finland: 8 Things We Can All Learn Is Circumcision Just A Medical Procedure? Did you enjoy hearing Luke’s story? Can you relate? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. A Big Thank You to Today’s Sponsors This podcast is brought to you by Joovv. You’ve heard me talk about them before but their red light therapy or photobiomodulation lights are a part of my daily routine. Here’s why: There’s evidence that certain wavelengths of light are beneficial to the body in various ways. On a cellular level, they may help improve mitochondrial function and increase production of ATP, or cellular energy. This can manifest in clearer skin, more energy, quicker recovery and even increased hair growth. I use red light on my thyroid as part of my protocol along with a low inflammation diet and other lifestyle factors and am in complete remission of Hashimotos. Also, since I do spend careful and moderate time in the sun, I use red light to help protect my skin and guard against wrinkles. They now have two new innovations that make it even easier to get red light. The Joovv Go is a small handheld (and much more affordable) device that can be used on face, joints, hair or anywhere you want red light. For a more large scale option, their new modular design lets you order panels and group them together so you could have one unit or up to six all linked. Find out more at Joovv.com/wellnessmama and use the code WELLNESSMAMA to get a special gift with any order. This podcast is brought to you by Ready, Set, Food!, a new company revolutionizing food allergy prevention in children. We all know that this problem is on the rise, and most of us know someone who has a child with food allergies, or have had this experience ourselves. There are many theories for this and certainly many problems that need to be addressed like gut health and immune support. Ready Set Food is taking the cutting edge research and science
July 8, 2019
Not only is today’s guest super inspiring and incredibly fit, he has a unique take on exercise and how to align our movements to the body’s natural design. Aaron Alexander is a manual therapist and movement coach who has helped the world’s best athletes, celebrities, and everyone in between to relieve pain, increase strength, and optimize their movement. I’ve been trying various aspects of his approach, which he calls the Align Method. His program includes an integrated approach to functional movement and self-care, and I’m seeing changes already. In fact Aaron got me way out of my comfort zone right before this episode when he got me to try acro yoga for the first time! Today Aaron and I go deep on what we can learn from our kids about movement, the real deal with sitting versus standing, and how the body holds something called “a motion intention.” For more, also check out when he interviewed me on his top-rated Align Podcast (link below), which was tons of fun! Episode Highlights With Aaron Alexander How Aaron went from body-bound to body-optimized Why hitting the gym in the conventional sense may not always result in your best self Why chronesthesia may be affecting you (even if you don’t know what it means) How to sit on the floor, couch, etc. to improve circulation and digestion The psychological connection between body and brain that allows the way we stand and move to change our thoughts How moms can help restore and care for the pelvic floor after birth Inversion therapy: who it’s for, benefits, and what to consider The number one leading cause of disability worldwide How to bend over/pick things up with correct form Why sitting isn’t as bad as we think What pain is really telling us The benefits of squatting whenever and wherever you can And more! Resources We Mention AlignPodcast.com Aubrey Marcus Ida Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration Yoga swing Idiocrasy TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are” by Amy Cuddy Sitting Kills by Joan Vernikos Muscles and Meridians: The Manipulation of Shape by Philip Beach The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk MD Shoulder Pain? The Solution and Prevention by John Kirsch Albert Mehrabian studies Episode Quotables “What does it mean to stand well? What does it mean to sit well? What does it mean to breathe well, and have awareness of my breath? We don’t ever have this conversation in school. So a huge gaping deficit in our healthcare system is the way that we inhabit our bodies from a movement perspective and the way that affects all the other layers.” More From Wellness Mama 250: Sustainable Fitness, Cork, and Benefits of Rolling With Addie Conner 221: Natural Movement, Sustainable Fitness, and Lifelong Health With Dr. Mark Cucuzzella 202: How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement With Gordon Hay From ALINE 190: The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep, and Movement With Oura Ring 106: Why to Stop Doing Kegels & Squat Instead with Katy Bowman 267: Solving Joint Pain & Why Sports Aren’t Good for Kids With Hunter Fitness 260: Why the 21st Century Is at War With Your Spine With Ty Carzoli Benefits of Inversion Therapy (& How to Do It at Home) Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about movement? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thank You to Today’s Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Fabletics, my current source for all my gym wear. In the last six months, I’ve discovered several new types of workouts that I’m loving. From group classes focused on flexibility, to high intensity work, to underwater weight and breath training, I’ve been loving trying new things and Fabletics has activewear for all of this. And I wear one of their pieces pretty much every day. Thei
July 4, 2019
Sometimes on this podcast we talk about all things poo (because it’s important!), and today is no exception. Dr. Marisol Teijeiro is a naturopathic doctor who took her own challenges with irritable bowel syndrome and created a platform with solutions to help others. Her patients have affectionately and humorously crowned her “Queen of Thrones,” a title she wears proudly! For the last 15 years, Dr. Marisol has trained and educated healthcare practitioners and helped thousands of patients transition from irritable bowel to own their throne and thrive. She also has a lot of expertise surrounding castor oil and its benefits for the digestive system, so we’re going deep on that today. Episode Highlights With Dr. Marisol Teijeiro The health problems that plagued Marisol all her life, and how she finally got to the bottom of it The 5 pillars of digestive and overall health that changed her life One thing that might be undermining your cleanse or detox How to do a castor oil pack, and why they benefit the body What we can learn from paying attention to poo The power of stress to undo even the healthiest habits, and how to protect against it What biofilms are and how to beat them The many uses of castor oil from digestion to longer eyelashes How to set our kids up for lifelong digestive health A surprising way to trigger oxytocin in the body And more! Resources We Mention DrMarisol.com Queen of Thrones Castor Oil Eating Alive: Prevention Thru Good Digestion by Jonn Matsen More From Wellness Mama 258: Beating SIBO, IBS, and Histamine Intolerance With A Gutsy Girl Sarah Kay Hoffman 219: Why Everything We Know About Probiotics Is Wrong & How to Stop Leaky Gut With Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan 205: Everything You Need to Know About GMOs, Glyphosate, and Gut Health With Dr. Zach Bush 96: Using Natural and Traditional Medicine to Fix the Gut Microbiome With Dr. Ken Brown What Our Poop Reveals About Digestive & Gut Health How to Test Your Gut Microbiome (At Home Without a Doctor) How to Make & Use Castor Oil Packs How to Use Castor Oil for Hair (Grow Beautiful Hair Fast) Have you ever struggled with a gut issue? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thank You to Today’s Sponsors This episode is brought to you by Branch Basics. They are one of my favorite companies because they are tackling two major problems with one simple solution. We’ve all heard about the problems with single-use plastic and how they are polluting the environment, how the overuse of plastics is bad for us as humans. And if you’ve read my blog, you’re also well aware of the potential pitfalls of harsh household cleaners, especially if you have kids in the house. Branch Basics helps on both of these fronts. They have the world’s safest non-toxic cleaning concentrate that is plant-based and biodegradable so it’s safe for the environment. Since it is a concentrate, a single bottle lasts a really long time which drastically cuts down on extra plastic bottles that you would get if you bought cleaners already pre-made. It’s gentle enough to be used on skin, even for babies, but strong enough to clean floors or greasy messes and even treat paint stains. And I use it to make an all-purpose cleaner to treat stains in the laundry and even use it as laundry soap. Their bottles are all reusable or you can do what I do and mix everything in reusable glass bottles instead. You may have seen on my IG how I used their cleaning concentrate and oxygen boost to wash my white couches naturally. Basically, I use Branch Basics in some way every single day. Check it out and grab some of your own at BranchBasics.com/wellnessmama and save 15% with the code MAMA15. This episode is sponsored by Crunchy Betty products. Here’s a secret- while I have a post about making my own deodorant, I ha
July 1, 2019
Today should be an extra fun interview! Sarah Fragoso is an international best-selling author of five books and founder of the Everyday Paleo brand. She is one of the first people I connected with when I started blogging years ago, and I used to actually guest write on her blog, so we’ve been friends for …
June 27, 2019
Today on the podcast we’re going to talk about some ways to really, really drastically improve your sleep! Tara Youngblood has spent over 10,000 hours studying how and why we sleep, and how to do it better. Applying her analytical skills from her physics and engineering background, Tara’s passion is to shape the future of …
June 24, 2019
I’m here today with a friend of mine who has been here before and I know you’re going to love to hear from her again. Hannah Crum, aka “The Kombucha Mamma,” pioneered Kombucha Kamp, an education workshop everyone interested in fermented foods should take. It started in 2004 out of her Los Angeles kitchen. Now, …
June 20, 2019
Can you say you are blessed with stress? No? I’m not sure I could either, but my guest today makes it her motto! Tildet Varon is a talented speaker and inner mastery specialist. She teaches individuals and companies all over the world to achieve success and maximize their potential. Today, Tildet shares her personal story …
June 17, 2019
Hunter Cook of Hunter Fitness became a close friend when I visited Finland this year with Four Sigmatic. Ever since, I have been implementing his systems and at this point I am totally sold on his approach to mobility training and overall physical health. Today we’re covering all things joint health — how they function, …
June 13, 2019
Jennifer Fugo is a clinical nutritionist empowering women who have been failed by conventional medicine and are trying to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges. And she’s well equipped to do it. Jennifer has a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a certified nutrition specialist. Her work has been …
June 10, 2019
Hormone balance is one of the topics you all ask about most, so I’m excited to bring another hormone expert and doctor on the show today. Dr. Shawn Tassone is double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Integrative Medicine and holds a medical degree in addition to a PhD in mind-body …
June 6, 2019
Today’s episode is going to be so fascinating and a little unusual! I am here with Opher Brayer, a world-famous talent coach and the creator of something called Games of Genius. Opher coaches the best and brightest in Silicon Valley and he has taught innovation at many leading companies, including IBM and Disney Imagineering. Opher saw …
June 3, 2019
I’m here today with a really special woman I can’t wait to share with you. Sheri Salata is a producer, podcast co-host, and the author of an amazing new memoir, The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation. Sheri shares lessons learned over her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey, where she served as the executive producer …
May 30, 2019
I’m sure you all know Dr. Andrew Weil, a true pioneer of integrative medicine in the last few decades. Today Dr. Weil shares what he’s learned along the way during his impressive career. Although his list of accomplishments is almost to long to mention, I’ll start with this: Dr. Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader in …
May 27, 2019
“Self-care” is quite the buzzword these days! While I’m glad we’re having the discussion as a culture, I think it’s safe to say that we moms are still trying to figure out the problems as well as the answers. Chrissa Benson is the founder of the amazing Physical Kitchness blog and programs, which she founded …
May 23, 2019
The spine is so incredibly important for our posture, alignment, nervous health, and more… but how often do we really think about taking care of it? Dr. Ty Carzoli is a doctor of chiropractic and has conducted research at Florida State in cardiovascular and muscle physiology. He specializes in a really cool form of upper …
May 20, 2019
Even though I studied Spanish for years in school, I still struggle to use what I learned in any meaningful way. Sound familiar? Then you’re in the right place. Idahosa Ness is a teacher, a musician, and foreign language expert who created The Mimic Method, a system to learn languages faster and more effectively. Although …
May 16, 2019
Sarah Kay Hoffman is the founder of A Gutsy Girl, a website I’ve been following for a long time. She’s created an amazing online community geared towards women who are looking for a reasonable approach for healing things like IBS, IBD, SIBO, hormonal problems, acne, and more. Sarah got her start when trying to heal …
May 13, 2019
Buckle your seatbelts… we’re going there! Today we talk in-depth about genetically modified organisms, better known as GMOs. This is not exactly my field of study and certainly a very controversial issue, so I’ve asked Jeffrey Smith, man behind the compelling new documentary Secret Ingredients, to shed some light on the topic for us. For more …
May 9, 2019
All of my years of health research have led me to one conclusion: there’s no one-size-fits-all prescription for good health. Each of us needs a personalized approach when it comes diet and the vitamins and minerals we need. The trouble is, how do we figure this out so we can act on it? Today I’m …
May 6, 2019
I’ve wanted to interview Dr. Valter Longo for years, and today I finally get to! In this episode, we explore all things fasting — one of my favorite health topics — and especially the fasting mimicking diet, a precise system of fasting that he invented. In fact, his diet was granted one of the only …
May 3, 2019
Today’s episode is a little different than normal as I’m here with Lauryn and Michael of The Skinny Confidential to talk business, entrepreneurship and navigating the dynamic of working together as a couple. Lauryn Evarts is a well-known lifestyle and beauty blogger at The Skinny Confidential and her husband Michael Bosstick is a serial entrepreneur …
May 2, 2019
I’m here today with someone you have probably heard of and possibly enjoy as much as I do. JP Sears is a YouTuber, a comedian, an emotional healing coach, and fun fact which you may not know, a serious world traveler and curious student of health. You’ve probably seen his funny and entertaining videos where …
April 29, 2019
With advances in brain mapping and neurofeedback, there’s so much to learn about the brain. I feel like I’ve barely touched the tip of the iceberg on this topic, so I’ve invited Dr. Andrew Hill here today. He is one of the top brain performance coaches in the country and holds a PhD in cognitive …
April 25, 2019
This episode is not only about what is in your water, but how to get out the things that you don’t want to be drinking! I am here with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe, a PhD who has been involved in the design, testing, and installation of water filtration and purification systems for both residential and commercial …
April 22, 2019
I think today’s topic is a fun one and an unexpected twist on physical fitness and well-being. This episode is going to be all about foam rolling and why it should be part of our daily self-care. I’m here with Addie Conner, the co-founder of a company called 42 Birds. Rather than foam, her company …
April 18, 2019
You’ve probably heard of Poo~Pourri, a spray that traps unpleasant bathroom odors with natural oils (moms/wives everywhere owe her a debt of gratitude for it!). While you may not have heard though of Suzy Batiz, the amazing woman behind the product has an equally inspiring story. Since Suzy built an empire on the unlikely platform …
April 15, 2019
Drinking clean water is one the most important things you can do for your health. I’ve written whole posts about the benefits of water and water filters, but my guest today is talking to us about an angle I haven’t covered yet: alkaline and ionized water. For over 15 years, Thai Cabados he has been educating …
April 11, 2019
Dr. Jeff Knight is a chiropractic physician who works to help people tap into their natural ability to heal. His multi-therapeutic approach includes functional medicine, functional neurology, muscle activation, brain and cellular detox, and more. Today I’m talking to Dr. Jeff about a much-requested and highly controversial topic that every parent has had to weigh: …
April 8, 2019
Heart disease is an increasingly important issue for women. I’ve heard stats that it actually kills more women than breast cancer, but it’s not talked half as much. So I’m so glad to have Dr. Mark Menolascino here to give us a deep dive on this topic and explain what we can all be doing …
April 4, 2019
If I gave out an award for the most popular guest of all time, it would have to go to Ari Whitten! This may seem ironic since he’s not a mom, but Ari is pretty much a limitless source of knowledge on so many topics that affect families today. Case in point: he researched and …
April 1, 2019
My job is basically a great excuse to sit down and chat with the people who inspire me most! Today is no exception as Tina Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Just Thrive probiotics, joins me on the podcast. We’re gonna jump into a lot of probiotic myths flying around and talk about the science behind this …
March 28, 2019
I’m here today with a dear friend, Christa Orecchio, who is a clinical and holistic nutritionist and founder of The Whole Journey. She has helped thousands and thousands of people discover the root cause of their conditions by using food as medicine and a mind-body-spirit approach to health. Christa is truly one of the happiest, …
March 25, 2019
Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pioneering expert in lifestyle interventions for treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which I have. She was also diagnosed at age 27, and in search of answers, conducted an incredible amount of research to create her own autoimmune protocol. In addition to her New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Protocol, she just wrote a …
March 21, 2019
My guest today is the exceptional Ben Greenfield, and since he won’t share his mile-long list of accomplishments himself, I’m going to brag on him for a bit. He is a life-long complete nerd (which I can say because I’m one too). He started college at 16 and studied anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, biochemistry, …
March 18, 2019
Today I have the pleasure of talking to a friend and someone I highly respect to go deep on things like ethical business and how we can all help change the future for the next generation. I’m here with Nick Green, who is the co-founder and CEO of Thrive Market, which you all have heard …
March 14, 2019
Robyn Openshaw is an incredible human being and dear friend of mine, as you all probably remember from our previous podcast interview. I met Robyn a few years ago at a biological medicine clinic in Switzerland and we really hit it off. She’s amazing since she is not only a dedicated single mom of four …
March 11, 2019
Today’s guest is back for a much requested part two, it’s no surprise. Carol Garner-Houston is an incredible powerhouse of knowledge and has helped thousands of families who are struggling through things like ADD, ADHD, sensory processing, and many other struggles. We’re going to go deep on all of those topics today. Carol currently serves …
March 7, 2019
I’m here today with Stephanie Langford, who I’ve been wanting to share with you all for a long time. She’s a dear friend, and she’s also a wife, mom, entrepreneur, and world traveler! Stephanie and her husband Ryan are raising and worldschooling their five kids, ages 3 to 14, and have literally traveled around the globe. They love …
March 4, 2019
I’m sure you all have heard of Blue Zones, places where many people live healthy, active, disease-free lives and experience increased longevity until the age of 100 or more. Today’s guest is an expert on the diet and lifestyle in Blue Zone areas and has a fascinating take on place of grains in a healthy …
February 28, 2019
As moms we really give it all — heart, mind, and definitely body! This episode is all about that last part, and how we can recognize and rehabilitate pelvic floor problems. I’m with the best expert I’ve ever met on the topic (plus she’s one of the most fun too!). Her name is Isa Herrera …
February 25, 2019
If anyone can connect the dots on women’s health, it’s today’s guest. Dr. Anna Cabeca is a triple-board certified doctor of gynecology and obstetrics who specializes in integrative medicine, anti-aging, and regenerative medicine. When she saw gaps in women’s health care she made it her life’s work to create several highly acclaimed programs with natural solutions …
February 21, 2019
Today I’m sitting down with Dr. Amy Shah, M.D., who is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. I’ve cited her work in at least a dozen articles on the blog and she’s quite simply a wealth of knowledge about all things health from both a holistic and a conventional perspective. Besides taking …
February 18, 2019
I recently shared about my trip to northern Finland (Lapland), where I learned to embrace (lots of) snow, eat reindeer, ride on a dog sled, sleep in an igloo, and even took a polar plunge in a freezing river, among other things! This adventure was possible thanks to my friend Tero Isokauppila, whom I’ve interviewed …
February 14, 2019
I’m here with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, or Dr. V, as she is better known, who is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror and creator of “The 7 Essentials System,” which is a step-by-step program with the goal of preventing disease and creating naturally vibrant health. Dr. V is a bioenergetic chiropractor who has studied nutrition, homeopathy, and herbology …
February 11, 2019
Some of my favorite interviews are the ones where I feel like I’ve made a new best friend. This one definitely qualifies! Chalene Johnson is a lifestyle and business expert, an amazing speaker, and host of two top-ranked podcasts. You probably know her as the creator and face behind PiYo, a super popular workout program …
February 7, 2019
We all have conscious and unconscious habits that determine our quality of life every day. It takes a lot of work and reflection to realize our own habits and their consequences, not to mention the changes we may need to make. Multiply this by every member of the family, and it can feel like a …
February 4, 2019
Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Sarah Morgan took this message seriously and set out to share all she’d learned when getting her Masters in Nutrition, in a way anyone ages 4 through 104 would understand. To accomplish this, Sarah founded Buddies In My Belly, …
January 31, 2019
Today we have one of my favorite doctors in the world on the podcast, and I’ll tell you why. After seeing doctor after doctor and not getting any answers, Dr. Christianson diagnosed my thyroid condition. I’ve been a patient of his ever since and he’s done so much to improve my health. Dr. Christianson’s expertise …
January 28, 2019
Dr. Jolene Brighten is back on the podcast today and she’s here to talk about a huge topic that affects so many women. If you don’t know her from previous podcasts, she is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the Founder of Rubus Health, which is a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in hormones. …
January 24, 2019
I always love to sit down with a fellow female entrepreneur, plus I count today’s guest a friend too, which is always fun. Her name is Jenny Thompson and her talents include natural health advocate, fearless business strategist, and expert marketer, among others. She took a leap and started a new technology called SafetyPIN. Like …
January 21, 2019
Would you like your kids to sleep better? Or maybe get through a task you’ve been dreading in half the time? Maybe even clear your mind long enough to meditate or pray? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, this episode is for you! Today we are talking all about how …
January 17, 2019
In this New Year check-in, Heather and I chat about our goals for this year, upcoming projects, and tips for getting more done with less stress this year! Episode Highlights Stress-reducing tips: Learn the top things we’re both doing to reduce our stress and be more productive including self-care, organization tips, and more. Sauna vs. …
January 14, 2019
I’m here today with Mike Salguero who is the CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing completely natural grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork directly to your door. It’s something our family has used for a really long time. Today Mike talks to us about how he got into …
January 10, 2019
I am here today with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a man with so many accomplishments it’s hard to sum up. Mark is an Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, a practicing family medicine doctor, a professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and a provider of continuing medical education courses on health, fitness, and running through HealthFit …
January 7, 2019
Today’s episode is all about CBD, a hot topic in the health world and one I get so many questions about. My guest Will Kleidon founded Ojai Energetics in 2014 with one goal: to provide the purest, healthiest, and most ethically produced cannabidiol or CBD on the market. Four years later, his business is doing …
January 3, 2019
I’ve spent many years researching and writing about gut health, but current research shows much of what we thought we knew about probiotics is just plain wrong. It’s time to get some clarity! Kiran Krishnan is undisputedly one of the world’s experts on probiotics as a research microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary …
December 31, 2018
Happy New Year to you! Hopefully we are all enjoying a little down time today with the family, so this episode will be short and sweet but I hope you’ll join me in thinking ahead to next year… I don’t mean this in the sense of typical New Year’s resolutions — those lofty goals that we …
December 27, 2018
You already know Heather and I love to record podcasts in the sauna, and because of that we get so many great questions about what type of sauna to use, what the benefits are, and whether they’re worth the investment. Today Connie Zack, the founder of Sunlighten saunas, will fully “enlighten” us on this topic …
December 24, 2018
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you are in the world and whatever traditions you celebrate! Today, I’m sharing a few of our favorite Christmas traditions (and would love to hear yours in the comments!). I’m also sharing 5 powerful lessons I learned this year, and some of which I definitely learned the hard way. …
December 20, 2018
Today we deviate a bit from our normal topics but it’s one that I think is equally important — our financial health. Krisstina Wise is a real estate mogul, a millionaire coach, and the creator of several multi-million dollar businesses, including Goodlife Luxury, the Paperless Agent, and most recently, Wealthy Wellthy. She was named one …
December 17, 2018
Dane Johnson is a new friend of mine who just happens to be a board-certified holistic nutritionist, the founder of Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle, and the co-founder of the nonprofit eFundYourHealth. As you can imagine, it’s hard for us to run out of topics to talk about. I’ve heard about a lot of incredible health transformations …
December 13, 2018
Today’s episode is going to answer a lot of questions I get from you all on the topic of food allergies. It feels like every family is struggling with this in some way today, and a lot of parents are asking: what in the world is going on? Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan is both a mom …
December 10, 2018
As a mom, I’m ultra-aware that I’m the example my children look to when it comes to their view of food and healthy eating. Understanding the science of how our brain works and why we crave unhealthy foods is half the battle! In this fascinating interview, EFT expert Brittany Watkins shares how she ditched her …
December 6, 2018
I’m here today with someone who’s a living legend in the health world. Dr. Alejandro Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats. He trained in internal medicine in New York and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition, Dr. Junger …
December 3, 2018
It’s no secret that our bodies are exposed daily to more chemicals and negative inputs than previous generations, by a large margin. Enter Dr. Shayne Morris, a biochemist and molecular biologist whose life’s work is how the body can achieve detox and rid itself of toxins at a cellular level. Today, Dr. Morris will explain …
November 29, 2018
In this episode, Katie talks to Sundaily founders Chris Tolles and Dr. Emilia Javorsky about how to protect your skin and slow aging from the inside out all with the help of a little-known substance called polypodium leucotomos. They delve into the role of antioxidants and which ones work, why sunscreen isn’t the only answer …
November 26, 2018
Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an organization working tirelessly to protect the environment and create a greener Earth. Marjory shares why commercial agriculture and conventional medicine are two of the most destructive forces on the planet, and why we can and should grow and make our own medicine and food. Episode …
November 22, 2018
Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. I’ve interviewed him before about the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, and reishi. Today I get to talk to him again about a different type of mushroom and the legend surrounding it, especially …
November 19, 2018
Today’s guest Jen Lumanlan is the host of the fascinating “Your Parenting Mojo” podcast, which is all about helping parents find (and fine-tune) their own unique way of raising their kids. I’ve wanted to meet Jen Lumanlan ever since I heard her story. Jen decided to turn her self-proclaimed lack of parenting intuition into an opportunity …
November 15, 2018
You guys know I’m a science geek, so I’m pretty much in awe of today’s guest. Dr. Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country. He’s made a tremendous impact in the scientific and medical community in 2012 when he and his team discovered a family of carbon-based redox …
November 12, 2018
It is no secret that autoimmune disease is on the rise, and many of us may have it and not even know. Today I talk to Dr. Guillermo Ruiz, a graduate medical student from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine about why we’re seeing such an increase and what to do about it. Dr. Ruiz …
November 8, 2018
EMF is an invisible but growing problem as our world becomes increasingly connected. Not everyone agrees, but the rise in EMFs in our environment in the last several decades is starting to have a noticeable effect on our health. Geobiologist Brian Hoyer explains the worst sources of EMF exposure and what to do about them. …
November 5, 2018
You guys know that I’ve been on the barefoot bandwagon for a very long time, but today’s episode has changed some of the ways I think about alignment and foot health. Gordon Hay is the cofounder, inventor, and creative visionary for ALINE Systems, a footwear technology company making waves in the industry. Many ESPN Summer and …
November 1, 2018
I am here today with a dear friend and one of my mentors, Mark Sisson, who is the New York Times bestselling author of the Keto Reset Diet. He is now also the bestselling author of the Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook which is full of delicious recipes that are 100% tailored to a ketogenic …
October 29, 2018
This episode marks the 200th episode of The Wellness Mama Podcast! Over the last few years, I’ve had the honor of speaking to almost 200 experts and spending 200+ hours of time with you! In this 200th episode, Heather and I recap a few listener favorite episodes and share our biggest takeaways. We also talk …
October 25, 2018
There’s so much evidence that what we eat affects not only our bodies but our brains too. Today I sit down with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley, an amazing company that makes some of my favorite healthy snacks. Autumn explains why she became so committed to healthy eating that she even left her career being a …
October 22, 2018
We’ve talked a lot about how to avoid chemicals at home and basically how to make home a safer place for our kids and families. It’s a worthy goal but it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it starts to sound like everything from air to water to candles to carpet is dangerous. That’s why I love …
October 18, 2018
Today’s guest isn’t an expert on health… unless you’re talking about financial health! Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times since 2008. He also a dad, and wrote some incredible best-selling books about teaching kids to manage money and plan for their financial future. I especially love his book The Opposite of …
October 15, 2018
As women and moms, I’m not sure we can ever get enough information about our hormones and how they work. Today I’m here with Angelique Panagos, a registered nutritional therapist and the author of a book I read recently called The Balance Plan. It stood out to me as a life-changing book and a message …
October 11, 2018
If you know me, you probably know my friend Heather of Mommypotamus. We’re known for hanging out in the sauna together (usually over a glass of wine), talking about all of the highs and lows of blogging, parenting, building community, and life with kids. I always joke that Heather and I think so much alike …
October 8, 2018
I could not be more excited about today’s conversation and today’s guest because I am here with Nora Gedgaudas who is by and large one of the early leaders in the ancestral health and healthy living movement. Her work is brilliant and she is one of the best researchers I know. Here’s just a short …
October 4, 2018
The controversy surrounding EMFs never seems to end, and with good reason. The technology is changing quickly with the rise of 5G and wireless technology being in everything from your car to your fridge. The truth is, we don’t know the health effects of this technology and won’t fully know for years. We’ve tackled this …
October 1, 2018
Do you ever feel stressed about trying not to be stressed? I’m sure we’ve all been there, and I’m grateful we have an expert like Dr. Sonya Jensen to talk in-depth about some of the pressures (and opportunities) women face today. We’ll go deep on topics hormone balance, anxiety, detox, and how to have a healthy …
September 27, 2018
Are video games a fun way to unwind, or a deeper problem? My guest today is clear on his answer. Dr. Sam Shay is a chiropractor with a background in functional nutrition and testing, but he hasn’t always been as healthy as he is today. Dr. Shay walked his own journey to overcome his 25-year addiction …
September 24, 2018
I seriously cannot wait to dive into this episode because we’re going deep on a topic near and dear to every mom’s heart (and sanity)… how to get better sleep! Whether it’s due to kids, working late, electronics addiction, or you plain just can’t sleep… too many of us are skipping precious hours of shut-eye. …
September 20, 2018
You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and …
September 17, 2018
It is no secret that we live in a world where we face a lot of potentially harmful things on a daily basis. From plastic exposure to all of the additives in our food system and even over-exposure to blue-light, our bodies face a lot each day. These, and many other factors, may help explain …
September 13, 2018
When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play! Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the …
September 10, 2018
It seems like there’s always a new diet to try… the keto diet, the carnivore diet, different types of fasting… the list goes on. The question is, how do we know if any of them are actually good for us? What is the Carnivore Diet? Today’s episode should answer a lot of questions. My guest …
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