Everyday Wellness

By Everyday Wellness: Cynthia Thurlow, NP

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Welcome to the Everyday Wellness podcast with Cynthia Thurlow! Cynthia is a mom of 2 boys, wife, nurse practitioner, and intermittent fasting and nutrition expert. She has over 20 years experience in emergency medicine and cardiology, but pivoted to focus on food as medicine. She loves to share science-backed practical information to improve your overall well being and is grateful to be interviewing leaders in the health and wellness field. Her goal with Everyday Wellness is to help her listeners make simple changes to their everyday lives that will result in improved overall wellness and long term health.

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Ep. 217 The Shocking Truth about Mold Exposure and Mycotoxin Illness with Dr. Aaron Hartman
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Today, I am excited to have my friend and colleague, Dr. Aaron Hartman, joining me! Dr. Hartman is a triple board-certified physician in functional and integrative medicine.  Our immune systems can go into overdrive in response to many different environmental factors, including some of the things we get exposed to in our food and personal care products. Today, for the first time on the podcast, we will be talking about mold and micro-toxins and their resultant systemic inflammatory side effects. I like to think of Dr. Hartman as a medical detective because he takes the time to closely examine how and why various factors are present in his patients. In this episode, he and I dive deep into Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and discuss how exposure to biotoxins can lead to a chronic inflammatory response. We talk about mold, contributors to mold exposure, and micro-toxins. We discuss the role of specific types of testing, provide clues for where to look for mold exposure, and explain how it can manifest. We touch on how CIRS can get triggered by seemingly benign things like too much exercise, post-traumatic brain injury, and breast implant illness. We discuss ways to treat those issues, focusing mainly on lifestyle, dietary recommendations, and adding things like specific types of filters to our environment. We also talk about how we can work with our local healthcare professionals to find people in our area to help us get to the root cause of many different chronic inflammatory symptoms.  I found this conversation very interesting because I believe that many people may be diving down rabbit holes when, in fact, their symptoms might be there as a result of an overwhelming chronic inflammatory response. Stay tuned to learn how to deal with the systemic inflammatory side effects that could result from chronic mold exposure.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Why is the medical community not talking enough about mold exposure and micro-toxins? We look at the symptoms associated with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). It can take many exposures over many years for those genetically more susceptible to micro-toxin exposure to become symptomatic. There is a case study at the University of Texas on curing POTS Syndrome by treating SIBO with low-dose naltrexone and IVIg. Healthcare providers get trained to think about each symptom separately. Dr. Hartman’s curiosity led him to see how many different things are interconnected. There are many different ways that people get exposed to mold- even from seemingly benign foods like coffee and peanut butter. We need to ask whether or not our innate immune system is activated to respond to the mold we get exposed to or if there might be something else within the CIRS world that could be causing the problem. Dr. Hartman created a blog series on his website to walk people through their symptoms to learn if they might have CIRS. Dr. Hartman talks about the often-overlooked melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH). Where should you start, and what should you look for with home-testing? Some ways that CIRS can get triggered. Everyone has different thresholds for a concussion. Overexertion can hurt the body, so you need to listen to what your body tells you. Dr. Hartman shares his thoughts on breast implant illness and its inter-relationship with CIRS. Some of the ways that Dr. Hartman addresses CIRS symptoms.    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Aaron Hartman On his website CIRS eBook      
Jul 02, 2022
Ep. 216 The Science Behind Stress and How to Create Sustainable Change with Dr. Doni Wilson
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I am excited to have Dr. Doni Wilson back on the show today! She was with me once before in episode 142. Dr. Doni is a naturopathic doctor, certified professional midwife, and the bestselling author of Master Your Stress Reset Your Health. She has been in practice for the last twenty-two years. Most people think that stress is all bad. However, it only becomes an issue when chronic, long-term, or debilitating. There are many benefits to having the right amount of stress at the right time.  In this episode, Dr. Doni and I take a deep dive into the role of stress and the impact of the stress response, including heart rate variability, the autonomic nervous system, and the role of the vagus nerve. We talk about what happens to our bodies with chronic exposure to stress- specifically around digestion, hormonal imbalances, neurotransmitter changes, and immune response. We discuss the impact of adverse childhood events and trauma, different types of stress, and recovery protocols. We also discuss measuring neurotransmitters and urine and speak about self-compassion and love- especially when dealing with stressful events. I hope you enjoy today’s conversation! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Doni defines the role of stress and talks about our built-in stress response system. Some people are in a constant state of stress, so their stress-response system never turns off. What does heart-rate variability represent? The parasympathetic system is run mostly by the vagus nerve. Dr. Doni explains what the vagus nerve does in the body.  Constant stress causes overstimulation. That results in people not having enough time in the parasympathetic state, and that can cause chronic health issues. The impact stress has on hormones and neurotransmitters. The importance of testing hormone levels.  Why can blood work appear normal, even when we are stressed or anxious? When stressful things happen in middle age, it can overtax the adrenal glands and cause issues. Dr. Doni talks about the importance of testing adrenal levels when recovering from adrenal distress. Dr. Doni explains what motivated her to write Master Your Stress Reset Your Health. Why do adrenal and cortisol issues need to be addressed differently depending on the patterns? The areas in the body that tend to be most affected by chronic stress. Childhood stress and trauma can impact your long-term health and even affect future generations. Dr. Doni has created a system to address that. Dr. Doni describes the different stress types and talks about the most common stress types she sees in women. Prioritizing self-care is vital for stress recovery. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Doni Wilson On her website On Instagram and Facebook 
Jun 25, 2022
Ep. 215 How to Use Nutrigenomics to Optimize Health with Kristina Hess
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I am delighted to have the opportunity to converse with Kristina Hess today! Kristina is a premier health coach, licensed dietician, and nutritionist with a functional and integrative approach. Everyone should feel free to experiment with different types of nutritional dogma. However, we should always stay open-minded and lean into whatever our bodies need. I love that Kristina has married the trajectory of her life with genetics and nutrition. So I asked her to join me on the podcast to discuss nutrigenomics.  In this episode, Kristina shares her backstory and talks about growing up and living all over the world, her history of veganism, and healing her body with a nutrient-dense, whole food, primal/paleo diet. She gives some examples of genetic tendencies and low penetrants. She and I dive into gene variants, nutritional choices that include the use of ethanol or alcohol, seed oils, lifestyle choices, and testing. Kristina also provides recommendations for working with individuals trained in the unique form of genetics and study of nutrition and gene expression, known as nutrigenomics. I hope you will gain a lot from today’s fascinating conversation with Kristina Hess! Stay tuned for more! Special announcement: I will be an honored guest at the Keto Symposium, a one-and-a-half-day event in New York City on the 23rd and 24th of September, to speak, along with others like the amazing Ben Azadi!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Kristina talks about the Keto Symposium, the very first low-carb conference on the ketogenic lifestyle and fasting. She explains why it is so special. Kristina shares her interesting backstory. How Kristina finally realized that the vegan lifestyle was damaging her body. Kristina explains what nutrigenomics is. Some gene variants are older and have not changed or adapted to more modernized food. Kristina explains how lifestyle choices can impact those variants.  What can people do to impact their gene expression? It is important to take your gene data to a qualified professional for interpretation and talk to them about your lifestyle. Kristina discusses some of the more common gene combinations she sees that could cause weight loss resistance. Kristina talks about isolated low penetrant gene SNPs. Be a detective and do some testing when in doubt. Kristina talks about alcohol and how it could impact epigenetic signaling.  Why should you avoid consuming seed oils? Some lifestyle habits everyone should adopt. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Kristina Hess On her website   The Keto Symposium will be taking place in Manhattan on September 23rd and 24th. Buy your tickets now because the space is limited. They are running a promotion for the whole month of June: Use the promo code KETO10 to get 10% off the ticket price!
Jun 22, 2022
Ep. 214 Breaking Down Insulin Resistance and Ketones with Dr. Latt Mansor
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I am delighted to have the opportunity to connect with Dr. Latt Mansor today! Dr. Mansor is the Research Lead at HVMN. He oversees all the company's research efforts and collaborations with universities and research institutions. He has a Master’s degree in sarcopenia and a P.h.D. from Oxford University. His background is predominantly in metabolism and physiology.  Dr. Mansor is a delightful individual who makes science and physiology accessible to everyone! In this episode, he and I discuss the role of ketones. We dive into how ketones are the fourth macronutrient, the role of energy and ATP, and using CGMs and glucometers to empower and motivate patients. We define endogenous versus exogenous ketones and explain how to utilize them in our daily lives. We also get into how ketones can improve cognition and performance, the cause of keto flu, fatty coffees, and the ongoing research that HVMN is doing.  We hope you enjoy learning from today’s fascinating conversation with Dr. Latt Mansor! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Mansor shares his fascinating educational and career background. The relevance of sarcopenia and how it impacts metabolic flexibility. What are ketones? The difference between endogenous and exogenous ketones. Dr. Mansor explains how ketones are the fourth macronutrient. How modern-day lifestyles make it harder for our bodies to make endogenous ketones. How does utilizing a more fuel-efficient substrate make us less hungry? How can the use of glucometers and CGMs empower people? Dr. Mansor explains how the HVMN product, The Ketone IQ, differs from other kinds of exogenous ketones.  The cognitive benefits of BHB (Beta-hydroxybutyrate). Who should use exogenous ketones? Exogenous ketones and keto flu. How Dr. Mansor came to live a healthier lifestyle.  Dr. Mansor talks about research currently being done at HVMN.  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Latt Mansor HVMN website On LinkedIn On Instagram and Twitter
Jun 18, 2022
Ep. 213 All About Electrolytes: Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions for Electrolyte Imbalance with Robb Wolf
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I am excited to have the opportunity to reconnect with Robb Wolf today! Rob is a delightful and pragmatic research biochemist and two-times New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. One of his books, Wired to Eat, is my favorite, and I often recommend it! Robb used to be a research scientist, and he also has a background in Jiu-Jitsu. In this episode, he and I dive into everything related to electrolytes. We discuss what piqued his interest in his training journey, the problems with traditional oral rehydration therapies (Gatorade), and what happens with electrolyte loss. We get into some common conditions that can make us lose more electrolytes. We talk about the role of specific electrolytes, including magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium, and explain how to determine if you are creating too much hormetic stress in the body related to overtraining and over-fasting. We also look at lifestyle balance, Zone-2 cardio, and the value of strength training.  I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I did recording it! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Robb talks about his journey and explains how he became interested in electrolytes. The American Council of Sports Medicine’s guidelines for athletes in hot and humid environments is 7-10 grams of sodium per day. Are pre-made conventionally-available oral re-hydration options beneficial? Robb explains how his product differs from Gatorade. HRV improves dramatically when people are on point with their electrolyte intake. If you are feeling off, you might need some sodium. Some factors, other than exercising, could increase people’s need for electrolytes. Why do breastfeeding moms need sodium to increase their milk production? What are the roles of magnesium, sodium, calcium, and potassium? Are you creating too much hormetic stress in your body from over-restricting macros, over-fasting, and over-exercising? Maintaining a balance in your lifestyle is vital! What makes Zone-2 cardio so unique and beneficial? How much training is ideal? Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Robb Wolf Robb’s website The Healthy Rebellion Radio Podcast Drink LMNT
Jun 11, 2022
Ep. 212 Pt. 2: A Deep Dive into Hormonal Imbalances and Menopause with Dr. Tabatha Barber
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Today I am happy to share the second of my two conversations with Dr. Tabatha Barber. Dr. Barber is a triple board-certified OB-Gyn menopause and functional medicine expert. She is also known as The Gutsy Gynecologist. Dr. Barber is the kind of healthcare provider we are all looking for! She answers all the questions that women are often afraid to ask. In this episode, she and I dive into menopause. We talk about the myths surrounding GYN care, the issues with the Women’s Health Initiative study, how that has adversely impacted female hormonal health care over the last twenty years, and hormone replacement therapy options versus navigating natural menopause therapies. We compare the impact of hormone replacement therapy on our bone, brain, and heart health with not using it. We discuss tobacco use and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, statistics around skipped cycles, and the predictors for who will navigate the menopause transition with fewer issues. We talk about extreme stress and being underweight, how that can push women into menopause earlier, and the physical changes we can anticipate, including muscle-loss, vasomotor symptoms, and vulvar-vaginal symptoms. We also touch on bladder incontinence, overactive bladders, and prolapses. I know this episode will be valuable for you, and there will definitely be a third episode with Dr. Barber! I hope you enjoy listening to today’s conversation! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Barber dispels some myths around GYN care and explains the importance of making informed decisions about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. How can menopause impact women’s brain health? Some problems with the findings of the Women’s Health Initiative study. What happens to their eggs when women go into menopause? Women need to realize that aging does not cause heavy periods. Intermittent fasting can ease the transition into menopause. How can being underweight, smoking, and stress cause women to go into menopause at a younger age? The physical changes women can expect with menopause. Women need to understand that their sex hormones need high-quality fats.  Dr. Barber shares her thoughts on vasomotor symptoms.  What causes an overactive bladder? Dr. Barber talks about vulvar-vaginal and bladder issues in menopause. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Tabatha Barber On her website The Gutsy Gynecologist Show On Instagram and TikTok Books mentioned: Estrogen Matters by Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris The XX Brain by Lisa Mosconi
Jun 04, 2022
Ep. 211 Addressing the Root Cause of Hormonal Imbalances with Dr. Sara Gottfried
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Today, I have the privilege of connecting with Dr. Sara Gottfried! Dr. Sara is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and functional medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. She has written four New York Times bestselling books, including her latest book called WOMEN, FOOD, AND HORMONES.  Dr. Sara is one of my favorite doctors in integrative medicine and GYN! In this episode, we dive into the infodemic, how stress impacts hormones, the impact of age-related changes on hormonal regulation, alcohol, and gender differences with ketogenic lifestyles. We discuss some of the lesser-known hormones, including growth hormone, and how to support it properly. We touch on disordered eating, how trauma influences our relationship with food, epigenetics, and the role of a lifetime relationship with food. We also look at methylation, glutathione, detox reactions, supporting physical detoxification, and our toxic diet culture. I hope you benefit as much from this episode as I did!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Sara explains what the infodemic is and discusses the impact it has had on how she communicates with her patients.  What happens to our hormones as we age? The impact of stress on hormone regulation. Dr. Sara busts the myth that testosterone is a male hormone and discusses what testosterone means for women. How does alcohol consumption impact women’s hormones? Why do men tend to have an easier time with the ketogenic diet than women? The dramatic changes that occur in women’s bodies as they transition from perimenopause to menopause. Looking at the interrelationship between trauma, stress, and autoimmunity. The changes that occur with growth hormones as we age. How trauma affects the genes. How disordered eating impacts metabolism. How to support physical detoxification naturally, without going to extremes. How to address weight-loss plateaus.   Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Sara Gottfried On her website On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Dr. Sara’s books are available at all bookstores.
May 28, 2022
Ep. 210 Understanding the Thyroid's Effect on Your Hormones, Weight Loss Resistance and Metabolic Function with Amie Hornaman
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I am delighted to connect with Dr. Amie Hornaman today! Dr. Amie, a.k.a The Thyroid-Fixer, is a woman on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using her proprietary transformational program: The FIX Method. She is also the founder of the Institute for Thyroid and Hormone Optimization.   When she was in her twenties, Dr. Amie did competitive fitness modeling. She had to work extremely hard to get herself in shape to compete in shows. While preparing for one of the shows, she started gaining weight instead of losing, so she went to the doctor. She ended up seeing many different doctors, all of whom misdiagnosed her. She continued searching until she eventually found a functional integrative practitioner who did the right tests, saved her life, became her mentor, and changed the entire trajectory of her career! In this episode, Dr. Amie and I dive into thyroid health, the role of specific lab testing, and why checking reverse T3 is so important. We discuss molecular mimicry, weight-loss resistance, and why women need to check testosterone. We also talk about the controversy around iodine and discuss low-dose naltrexone, and the use of berberine, chromium, and inositol. I hope you gain as much from this episode as I did! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How did Dr. Amie become so passionate about the thyroid? Some of the tests that traditional healthcare providers are not doing, that Dr. Amie commonly requires for her patients. It is possible to have an autoimmune thyroid issue and have negative antibodies. Dr. Amie discusses the role of reverse T3. Some common clinical reasons individuals tend to struggle with high reverse T3. Dr. Amie talks about molecular mimicry and explains how gluten can impact the thyroid, exacerbate autoimmune disorders, and cause a leaky gut. Why some people did not feel any better following a gluten-free diet when the gluten-free diet first came out. Eating less processed foods is generally the best way to support your physical health and maintain metabolic flexibility. Some potential causes of weight-loss resistance in women. For many women, testosterone is the missing link. Problems with the Women’s Health Initiative Study. Dr. Amie shares her thoughts on iodine, LDN, and berberine. Bio: Dr. Amie Hornaman, a.k.a The Thyroid-Fixer, is a woman on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using her proprietary transformational program: The FIX Method. She is also the founder of the Institute for Thyroid and Hormone Optimization.  After her own experience of insufferable symptoms, misdiagnoses, and improper treatment, Dr. Amie set out to help others who she KNEW were going through the same set of frustrations and who were on the same medical roller coaster.  She grabs your hand, gives you answers about your health that no one has told you, and gives you the actual tools and personalized treatment to fix you. What makes her program unique is the extra support and accessibility that you can’t find anywhere else. That’s the transformational journey. With a focus on optimizing thyroid and hormone function, and thus optimizing her patients, Dr. Amie looks at you as a unique individual and not JUST a lab value. She examines all factors that tie into thyroid dysfunction and thyroid symptoms and FIXES you to give you your life back.  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Amie Hornaman On her website On Facebook and Instagram On YouTube On the Thyroid Fixer Podcast   Books mentioned: Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women's Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives -- Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer by Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease by Lisa Mosconi
May 21, 2022
Ep. 209 The Importance of Leptin and How the Downstream Effects of Leptin Resistance can Impact Overall Health with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi
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I am delighted to have Dr. Bindiya Gandhi joining me today! Dr. Bindiya is a Double Board Certified Family Physician & Integrative Medicine Practitioner with expertise in Functional & Holistic Medicine. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor & Reiki Master and trained in obesity management. Dr. Bindiya is passionate about intertwining western medicine & yoga to heal the mind, body, and soul. Her mission is to educate, empower, and inspire people to live healthier lifestyles! Dr. Bindiya struggled with various health issues while doing her residency. She had acne, menstrual irregularities, and unexpectedly started gaining weight. She also suffered from migraines, developed a rash on her face that would not go away, and discovered that she had celiac disease. Later, when trying to become pregnant, she realized that there was more to fertility than what she had learned in medical school. Now, she helps women with weight-loss resistance and fertility issues by addressing leptin.  Leptin is the key satiety hormone. In this episode, Dr. Bindiya and I dive into why leptin is vital from a metabolic health perspective. We talk about what leads to leptin resistance and the impact of leptin on the body. We get into detoxification and how a dysregulated gut microbiome can influence food choices. We discuss inflammatory markers, the importance of protein, and why stress reduction is vital. We share tips for working towards better anti-inflammatory choices and some simple ways to tap into the parasympathetic nervous system. We also explain why you need to avoid too much fruit and over-fasting, and we clear up some common mid-life misconceptions. As we record this podcast, Dr. Bindiya is two weeks away from the delivery date of her third baby! I hope you gain a lot from today’s illuminating conversation with her! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN How Dr. Bindiya became interested in and passionate about helping her patients understand metabolic flexibility and leptin resistance. What is leptin, and why is it important from a metabolic health perspective? How does yo-yo dieting mess up the metabolism? You need just the right amount of leptin in your body. Dr. Bindiya talks about the impacts of leptin. What happens when your leptin levels are low? Some of the more common tests Dr. Bindiya uses to help support her patients Weight loss resistance can sometimes indicate that your body is storing toxins from the environment, food, or personal care products. Dr. Bindiya talks about the importance of detoxification. If you think you might be leptin resistant, you can do the quiz on Dr. Bindiya’s website How can your gut microbiome influence many of your food choices?  Why do you need to pay attention to your inflammatory markers? You can reduce stress to address leptin resistance. Some of my favorite simple and free ways to tap into the parasympathetic nervous system Some tips for working towards better anti-inflammatory choices Why getting enough protein is vital. Some common mid-life misconceptions Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi On her website Take Dr. Bindiya’s quiz
May 18, 2022
Ep. 208 The Underestimated Power of Breathing
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I have the honor of connecting with James Nestor today! James is a science journalist and author of the book Breath. Breath was one of my favorite books to read in 2021! It was awarded the prize for Best General Nonfiction Book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors and shortlisted for the Royal Society Best Science book of 2020. It explores the million-year-long history of how humans have lost the ability to breathe properly and why we suffer from issues like snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, autoimmune disease, and allergies. James traveled the world in his effort to figure out what went wrong and how to fix our ability to breathe properly. He did not discover the answers in pulmonology labs but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of Sao Paulo. In this episode, James and I dive into how humans have become poor breathers and how crooked teeth contribute to poor breathing. We discuss the nasal anatomy and the impact it has on poor breathing. We talk about alternate nostril breathing, the vagus nerve, the anatomical changes that occur with aging, how overeaters become over-breathers, chewing, and how our palates and facial bones have evolved and changed. We also get into James’s experience in the Paris catacombs and the impact of breathwork on the autonomic nervous system.  I hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as I did recording it! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How have the structural changes in our bodies impacted our quality of breathing? The importance of having a proper deep sleep.  The association between obligate mouth breathing and getting up at night to urinate. James talks about nasal erections and the effects of alternate nostril breathing on the body. James talks about the vagus nerve and explains the concept of vagal tone. Why do overeaters tend to become over-breathers? Poor breathing can lead to poor sleep quality, which can cause metabolic imbalance. What can you do to proactively impact the stimulation of facial bone remodeling if your mouth is too small or you have crooked teeth? James talks about his experience of crawling around in the Paris catacombs. What has been driving the changes in the anatomy of our faces? The importance of chewing stress. Chewing can play a role in how we look, how we breathe, and how our brain functions.  James explains the significance of the empty nose syndrome. How proper breathing impacts the body and the benefits of breathing techniques. James talks about carbon dioxide therapy. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with James Nestor  On his website     On Instagram  
May 14, 2022
Ep. 207 An Alternative Perspective on Beauty, Skincare, and Hormones with Dr. Keira Barr
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Dr. Barr joins me on this episode and I am thrilled! Dr. Barr is a dual board-certified dermatologist and menopause specialist. She is a prominent leader in women's medicine, creating a bridge between hormones, skin, and mind-body medicine to optimize the mid-life experiences of women. She is a fierce patient advocate dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances. Dr. Barr empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and hormones in menopause.  Dr. Barr takes a different approach to skin health. She realized that as women head north of thirty-five, the emphasis is always on the concept of anti-aging and finding ways to camouflage the effects of aging. So she helps women appreciate that their skin can be an ally because it can help them understand what happens in their bodies and empower them to make the changes that are within their control. In this episode, Dr. Barr and I unpack the changes that happen to women's skin from the age of thirty-five onward. We dive into skin physiology, the impact of hormones, and the changes that occur as we age. Dr. Barr explains how our skin reflects our physical, mental, and emotional well-being and talks about progesterone, stress, and regulating the nervous system. We discuss Botox, self-love, the social conditioning of women, the benefits of breath-work, getting enough sleep, and taking the time to enjoy yourself. We talk about psoriasis, food, choosing the best skin care products, and caring for your skin, and Dr. Barr shares her thoughts on skin peels, lasers, and bio-identical hormone supplementation. I hope you gain a lot from this insightful conversation with Dr. Barr! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What motivated Dr. Barr to help women navigate middle age and beyond? Dr. Barr unpacks skin physiology, the impact of hormones on the skin and hair, and the changes occurring in our skin throughout our lives. How does our skin reflect our physical, mental, and emotional well-being? The impact of progesterone on the skin and hair. The impact of stress.  The importance of regulating your nervous system. How you see yourself will impact what shows up on your skin. How to make your skin your greatest ally. How can breath-work and rest help your skin repair, recover, and rejuvenate? Some skincare tips.  Navigating the choices around cleaner and safer skincare products. Dr. Barr shares her thoughts on skin peels, laser procedures, and bio-identical hormone supplementation.     Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Keira Barr On her website Books mentioned:  Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor Estrogen Matters by Avrum Bluming The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease by Lisa Mosconi Resources mentioned: Environmental Working Group
May 07, 2022
Ep. 207 An Alternative Perspective on Beauty, Skincare, and Hormones with Dr. Keira Barr
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Dr. Barr joins me on this episode and I am thrilled! Dr. Barr is a dual board-certified dermatologist and menopause specialist. She is a prominent leader in women's medicine, creating a bridge between hormones, skin, and mind-body medicine to optimize the mid-life experiences of women. She is a fierce patient advocate dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances. Dr. Barr empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and hormones in menopause.  Dr. Barr takes a different approach to skin health. She realized that as women head north of thirty-five, the emphasis is always on the concept of anti-aging and finding ways to camouflage the effects of aging. So she helps women appreciate that their skin can be an ally because it can help them understand what happens in their bodies and empower them to make the changes that are within their control. In this episode, Dr. Barr and I unpack the changes that happen to women's skin from the age of thirty-five onward. We dive into skin physiology, the impact of hormones, and the changes that occur as we age. Dr. Barr explains how our skin reflects our physical, mental, and emotional well-being and talks about progesterone, stress, and regulating the nervous system. We discuss Botox, self-love, the social conditioning of women, the benefits of breath-work, getting enough sleep, and taking the time to enjoy yourself. We talk about psoriasis, food, choosing the best skin care products, and caring for your skin, and Dr. Barr shares her thoughts on skin peels, lasers, and bio-identical hormone supplementation. I hope you gain a lot from this insightful conversation with Dr. Barr! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What motivated Dr. Barr to help women navigate middle age and beyond? Dr. Barr unpacks skin physiology, the impact of hormones on the skin and hair, and the changes occurring in our skin throughout our lives. How does our skin reflect our physical, mental, and emotional well-being? The impact of progesterone on the skin and hair. The impact of stress.  The importance of regulating your nervous system. How you see yourself will impact what shows up on your skin. How to make your skin your greatest ally. How can breath-work and rest help your skin repair, recover, and rejuvenate? Some skincare tips.  Navigating the choices around cleaner and safer skincare products. Dr. Barr shares her thoughts on skin peels, laser procedures, and bio-identical hormone supplementation.     Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Keira Barr Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/drkeirabarr Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keirabarr/ Website: https://www.drkeirabarr.com Book: The Skin Whisperer Books mentioned:  Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor Estrogen Matters by Avrum Bluming The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease by Lisa Mosconi Resources mentioned: Environmental Working Group
May 07, 2022
Ep. 206 Pt 1: A Deep Dive into Perimenopause- Hormonal Imbalances and Birth Control with Dr. Tabatha Barber
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Today, I feel honored to share the first of two episodes with one of my favorite women in the health and wellness space! Dr. Tabatha Barber is a triple board-certified OB-Gyn specializing in perimenopause, menopause, and functional medicine. She is often affectionately referred to as the Gutsy Gynecologist, and she has a wonderful podcast called The Gutsy Gynecologist Show. Dr. Barber is speaking out on behalf of middle-aged women! She does not focus on any specific age group because she prefers to think about women on a continuum.  In this episode, she talks with me about perimenopause, lifestyle management, and navigating the transition to middle age. We discuss the impact of oral contraceptives, their effect on the gut microbiome, and informed consent. We talk about vitamin and mineral depletion and therapies typically used in middle age- including IUDs, ablations, and hysterectomies. We dive into how to navigate cycle mapping and successfully integrate intermittent fasting during perimenopause. We also briefly touch on how to manage vasomotor symptoms.  I hope you will gain a lot from this invaluable podcast! We will be sharing the second part of this show later this summer. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Barber explains what inspired her to help and support women throughout their lifetime. What changes happen in women's bodies as they move past the peak fertility years?   How do we prepare for the time when our bodies are no longer fertile? It is vital to make the connection between gut health and gynecological health. The issue with birth control pills. How can women who have IUDs, or those who have had an ablation or a hysterectomy and still have their ovaries, understand where they are in their cycle? Why is so little research done on women, and why are women not getting the care they deserve from their medical practitioners? Problems that exist within the current medical system. Women need to ask their health care providers “why?”. How to manage vasomotor symptoms. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Tabatha Barber On her website The Gutsy Gynecologist Show On Instagram and TikTok
Apr 30, 2022
Ep. 205 Fructose - The Driver Behind Metabolic Disease with Dr. Rick Johnson
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I am delighted to have the opportunity to connect with Dr. Rick Johnson today! Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado and is a clinician and researcher. He is an international expert on sugar and fructose and has made many discoveries on how sugar and fructose play a role in obesity and diabetes.  Dr. Johnson is a gracious, humble, and brilliant man! He is also extremely curious and loves diving into things! As well as running a clinical practice, he has been doing medical research throughout his career.  In this episode, we talk about his new book, Nature Wants Us to Be Fat. We get into how his curiosity has fueled his entire medical career, and talk about the intricate connection between fructose, weight gain, and re-gaining weight. We discuss the impact of obesity and hormonal regulation and how fructose lowers the ATP and impacts the mitochondria. We talk about artificial sweeteners, the polyol pathway, and uric acid. We dive into dehydration and explain how it can create fructose in the body. We also talk about the impact of alcohol and the Switch Diet. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I did while recording it! Stay tuned to find out all you need to know about the biological switch that drives obesity! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What led Dr. Johnson to write the book Nature Wants Us to Be Fat? The role hibernation plays in the metabolic health of wild animals. How being mildly overweight can sometimes be associated with living longer. Dr. Johnson shares his thoughts on the CICO (Calories In Calories Out) model and explains how weight gain and obesity are driven by more than just calories.  The role fructose plays in weight gain and metabolic disease. The association between sugar and obesity can be traced a long way back in human history. How do some foods make us hungrier and less active? Dr. Johnson talks about the breakthrough that occurred after the hormone leptin was discovered. How fructose impacts the ATP (the energy sparked in a cell) and triggers weight gain.  Why fasting and low carb diets can help to cure obesity and maintain weight loss and overall health. What is dehydration, and why is it so significant? How salt- specifically sodium chloride, impacts weight gain. What happens in the body when we consume alcohol? There is a link between the craving for alcohol and the sugar craving. Dr. Johnson talks about the Switch Diet. He explains what it is and what it incorporates. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Rick Johnson On his website  On Instagram and Twitter  
Apr 23, 2022
Ep. 204 An Immune Centric Approach to Optimizing Health and Aging with Joel Greene
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I am delighted to have Joel Greene, one of my favorite biohackers, joining me today! Joel is very well-known in the health and fitness community! He is knowledgeable and passionate about science, and he has some fresh and distinctive notions about the gut microbiome and weight loss.  Joel is the author of The Immunity Code. He has figured out different ways for us to focus on our gut microbiome and immune function while targeting specific pathways in the body that could amplify our results for body composition and various other things.  In this episode, we dive into common ideologies and dogma, diet variations, and how the second law of thermodynamics relates to food. We discuss calories in calories out, the health of the gut microbiome, dysbiosis, inflammation, butyrate, fasting amplifications, and the concept of reductionism. Joel also shares some hacks for overall wellness and better sleep quality, and I talk briefly about my background and health journey.  Tune into today's fascinating conversation with Joel Greene to learn how to optimize your health with very little effort!   IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What motivated Joel to move from being an interval trainer with Olympic lifting to where he is today.   There is an ongoing debate amongst scientists around calories in calories out.  How he relates the second law of thermodynamics to food and body composition. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital for sustained metabolic health. Why people should eat whatever they want, from time to time to get their desired outcomes There are both positives and negatives to following a low-carb diet. There is a good rationale for being flexible and mixing things up in your diet. The Immunity Code is all about doing things that yield big results and require little effort.  Joel talks about the main tenets of The Immunity Code.  The myriad benefits of increasing the populations of certain species of “lean” bacteria in the gut. Joel shares his thoughts on butyrate. The right way to re-introduce fiber when recovering from dysbiosis. The benefits of amplified fasting.  Joel unpacks the concept of pexophagy. You can use ice and menthol to change your body composition. Some effective hacks for better sleep. Joel discusses reductionism. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Joel Greene On his website Find The Immunity Code on Amazon
Apr 16, 2022
Ep. 203 Understanding and Healing Your Traumas with Gabby Bernstein
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I have the honor of connecting with Gabby Bernstein today! Gabby is a spiritual teacher, motivational speaker, and catalyst for profound inner change. She recently launched her latest book, the New York Times bestseller, Happy Days.  Gabby has been transforming lives- including her own for more than sixteen years. She is a number 1 New York Times best-selling author. She has written nine books, including The Universe Has Your Back, Super Attractor, and her latest, Happy Days. In her weekly podcast, Dear Gabby, she offers real-time coaching, straight talk, and conversations about personal growth and spirituality with unique and inspiring guests. In this episode, Gabby and I dive into undoing the patterns that made us feel unworthy of love. We discuss the impact that big and little T traumas have on the brain, how our coping mechanisms could reflect the traumas we experienced, and the value of supporting the autonomic nervous system- specifically the sympathetic overdrive, which is a chronic state of hyper-arousal. We also discuss the effects of shame and how it clouds our perspective on the experiences we have had, and talk about using compassion as the antidote.   I hope you enjoy today’s conversation with Gabby Bernstein! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Noticing the patterns that keep us stuck in our lives is the first step to undoing those patterns. Why is it easier for people to stay stuck in their patterns than change them? How shame keeps us locked into painful patterns in our lives. Gabby talks about trauma and explains why everyone in the world today is traumatized. Using compassion as the antidote to shame. Creating a boundary of distance can help us view people through the lens of compassion rather than the lens of shame or blame. Addiction is an extreme way of managing impermissible trauma. How can those who grew up in traumatic circumstances change the course of their children?  The most important thing we can do for our children is to create a secure environment in which they can grow up. The book, Happy Days, is about re-parenting yourself so that you can heal the traumas of your past and undo the generational cycles. Gabby discusses tools and proactive practices for addressing trauma or uncomfortable feelings you may be experiencing from your past. About Gabby’s new book, Happy Days Gabby has long been loved by her readers as a spiritual teacher, motivational speaker, and catalyst for profound inner change. Her new book presents her most powerful teaching yet: a practical plan for transforming the pain of your past, whatever that may be, into newfound strength and freedom. It will answer your questions about why you feel blocked, scared, anxious, depressed, or alone. It will guide you to become the best version of yourself.  Happy Days may not look like Gabby’s other eight books on manifesting, spirituality and connecting to the Universe. But it’s actually her greatest spiritual book of all. The journey she underwent to overcome addiction, trauma, and depression has guided her to become the woman she is today.  The methods she was led to for healing, and her remarkable path of recovery, are nothing short of a miracle. “This isn’t a book filled with self-help tools offering a quick fix for your discomfort,” Gabby writes. “Instead, it’s a journey toward lifelong transformation filled with stories of resilience.”  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Gabby Bernstein On her website www.deargabby.com/happydaysDear Gabby Podcast  Find out more about Gabby’s book, Happy Days  On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Apr 09, 2022
Ep. 202 Dr. Anna Cabeca - Healing Your Hormones and Becoming Empowered with The Girlfriend Doctor
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I feel honored and privileged to re-interview Dr. Anna Cabeca today! She was with me once before in Episode 94. Dr. Anna is triple-board certified. She is also a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Over the past 20 years, she has served more than 10,000 women in her private practice and millions more through her books, online videos, and articles.  Dr. Anna has a new book out, called Menupause. When reviewing her book, I was surprised to discover that only 20% of those going into obstetrics and gynecology trained in menopause medicine. It almost seems that once women move beyond their child-bearing years, they become irrelevant and invisible. Fortunately, Dr. Anna is helping to change that narrative!  In this episode, Dr. Anna and I dive into her new book. In addition, we talk about the need for female empowerment, the stigma of middle age, perimenopause, and menopause. We discuss intimacy as the key to connection and the importance of understanding the changes in a woman's body as she moves through that phase of life. (Dr. Anna refers to that as pausing.) We talk about understanding the role of the connection hormone oxytocin and the importance of women being solution-based when approaching that key phase of their lives. We get into statistics and the microbiome of the gut and the vagina, talk about Dr. Anna’s various six-day eating plans, and explain how those changes can improve our physiology and stabilize symptoms. We also look into stubborn weight-gain issues, the health needs of middle-aged women, and how different cultures view middle age.   I am thrilled to be bringing you today’s exciting conversation! I hope you gain a lot from listening to it! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: There is time in menopause for women to re-evaluate their priorities. Dr. Anna challenges you, the listener, to start having girlfriend conversations. Talk to your best girlfriends about what’s going on with you intimately. How to empower yourself by increasing the healing hormone oxytocin in your life. There are many different ways to support your body and improve your quality of life while going through menopause. Following a keto diet and fasting will give you energy, make you feel better, and improve your sex life. What inspired Dr. Anna to write her new book? How to improve your health, and live a long and high-quality life by cooking healthy food in healthy ways. How will you benefit from fasting for six days? Who will benefit from doing a pause and following Dr. Anna’s Keto Green Plans? The predominant proteins that Dr. Anna focuses on in her plant-based plans. Changes Dr. Anna has seen in her patients' gut and vaginal microbiomes as they change their diets and transition from perimenopause into menopause. Some common causes of weight-loss resistance. Dr. Anna talks about some of the delicious hormone-balancing recipes in her book. Getting enough protein is vital- particularly as we get older. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca Check out Dr. Anna’s website Menupause Book Page 9 Keto-Green Ways to Break a Weight Loss Plateau Free Masterclass: Diabetes and Prediabetes for Women Over 40 MenuPause Book Sneak Peek Clean Keto Recipes for Menopause Quiz: What should you eat to break your weight loss plateau? MenuPause Affiliate site Dr. Anna’s podcast
Apr 02, 2022
Ep. 201 The Connection Between Genes, Detoxification, Hormones, and Immune Function
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I am delighted to reconnect with Teri Cochrane today! Teri is the founder of the Global Sustainable Health Institute® and an international thought leader in longevity. Through her decades of clinical work, Teri has developed The Cochrane Method®, a future-facing, multisystem health and longevity model that examines the intersection of gene expression due to pathogenic and environmental causes, energy, and her clients’ unique personal blueprint. Teri specializes in solutions to complex health conditions and serves world-class athletes. She is the author of the Amazon best-selling new release book, The Wildatarian Diet: Living As Nature Intended. Teri’s perspective on health and longevity is fresh and unique, and she has her own quirky way of describing certain potentially intangible concepts. She understands that we are all different, so every individual requires a particular and very granular approach to their diet and lifestyle to achieve optimal health. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the role of bio-individuality and focus on women’s hormones and the endocrine system. We talk about applied kinesiology. We discuss the role of oxalates and the impact of genetics, SMPs, mycotoxins (mold), candida, and strep on our health. We get into methylation, gut health, estrogen detoxification, liver detox, and ways to support our bodies. We talk about why women tend to feel fluffy, the impact of cortisol, how sleep and stress affect our health, the importance of micronutrients- especially for thyroid function, and the role of neurotransmitters. We also discuss the quality of animal-based protein and explain why chicken is a dirty bird. I hope you love listening to this valuable conversation and learn a lot from it! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Teri unpacks what bio-individuality represents. What makes women unique in terms of their hormonal makeup? Teri talks about some of the major contributors to dysbiosis. The impact of genetics, SMPs, mycotoxins, candida, and strep on our health. Why is candida such a beast? How do hormone supplements exacerbate metabolic dysbiosis? How progesterone gets “stolen” to produce the stress hormone cortisol. The feedback we get from applied kinesiology. The genetic tests Teri uses to learn how people might react to various supplements. What are oxalates, and how do they impact people’s health? Teri discusses the two phases of liver detoxification. Teri’s preferred methodology for dealing with extra estrogen. Supporting the immune system function. What is the issue with protein from domesticated animal meats, like chicken, beef, pork, and turkey? It is vital to know your body and genes and understand how food can be either a healer or a poison.   Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Teri Cochrane On her website On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube Find Teri’s book, The Wildatarian Diet: Living As Nature Intended, on Amazon
Mar 26, 2022
Ep. 200 Digging into The Root Causes of Low Libido with Dr. Renee Wellenstein
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I am delighted to have Dr. Renee Wellenstein joining me today! Dr. Renee is a double board-certified doctor who has been working with women for over 20 years. Due to her own health challenges, she stepped outside the box of conventional medicine to take a radically different approach to heal herself from the deep depths of burnout. She has had her fair share of obstacles throughout her journey, and she has mastered the art of leaping into transitions with each pivot! Now Dr. Renee empowers women to take control of their health, jump-start their energy, improve their confidence, and reignite their libido! Low libido in women is a topic that is grossly misunderstood on many levels and does not get discussed often enough between doctors and patients. Research has shown that 43% of women experience low libido at some point in their lifetime. That is why we need to discuss it and keep the conversation open. We have to talk about low libido even though most women feel some degree of stigmatization around it and tend to feel uncomfortable talking about it with their girlfriends, loved ones, and especially their significant others. In this episode, Dr. Renee dives into connection, intimacy, sleep, exercise, and the influence of food choices on libido. She gives her specific recommendations for women who have experienced vaginal changes and the effects of hormone replacement therapy. She discusses options that can help support women who have had breast cancer treatment whose healthcare providers do not advocate hormonal replacement therapy. Dr. Renee and I explain why we do not love pellets. We also discuss some of the physical reasons for women having low libido, including the effects of certain types of medication, alcohol, gynecological surgery, the impact of hormonal changes and fluctuations, and neurotransmitters.  I hope you will learn a lot from this conversation and enjoy it as much as I did! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Where did Dr. Renee's desire to talk openly to women about libido and their sexual issues stem from? How do the synthetic hormones in contraceptives dampen a woman’s desire to have sex? Medications other than oral contraceptives could also cause low libido in women. How does alcohol consumption contribute to low libido in women? Sometimes, gynecological surgery can result in women having low or no desire for sex. How the rhetoric around hormones being harmful hurts women. Some of the synthetic and bioidentical hormone options.  Women who suspect they might have too much estrogen should consider changing their diet. Dr. Renee discusses the types of progesterone she usually recommends for women at different stages of their lives, their side effects, and their benefits. Feeding the gut microbiome can help prevent a low libido. Dr. Renee talks about the foods that will assist in keeping the gut microbiome healthy. Supplements can boost and support libido. What can women do about vulva/vaginal atrophy? Mindset is often a contributor to low libido. The problems with pellets. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Renee Wellenstein On her website   On InstagramOn Facebook On TikTok On YouTube The Real Heal Podcast Resources: Books mentioned: Estrogen Matters by by Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris The XX Brain by Dr. Lisa Mosconi
Mar 23, 2022
Ep. 199 The Power of Sleep- Chronotypes, Sleep Schedules and Hacks with Dr. Michael Breus  
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I have the honor of talking to Dr. Michael Breus today! Dr. Breus is the author of The Power of When, and his latest book is called Energize. He is a double board-certified Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Sleep Specialist. He is one of only 168 psychologists in the world to have taken and passed the Sleep Medicine Boards without going to Medical School. After completing his undergraduate studies in psychology, Dr. Breus did all of his pre-meds in one year. Then he went to the University of Georgia to do a P.h.D. in Clinical Psychology. He wanted to do a sports internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center after getting his P.h.D., but he could not get into the program. They were offering graduate students a sleep track, so he decided to do that initially and then get into the sports internship program through the back door. However, things did not end up working out quite how they thought they would! Most people do not think much about sleep until they experience sleep problems. In this episode, Dr. Breus shares his background and explains how he pivoted into becoming a sleep specialist. He talks about the impact of chronotypes and genetics. He discusses how movement and other lifestyle strategies can influence our chronotype and talks about melatonin and other hormones, including cortisol, serotonin, dopamine, leptin, and touches on biohacking and intermittent fasting. He cautions us about orthosomnia and discusses how napping can influence sleep scores. He also talks about some of his favorite items for sleep modalities. I hope you enjoy this thought-provoking podcast as much as I did! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Breus tells his story and explains how he became The Sleep Doctor.  How he managed to take and pass the Sleep Medicine Boards without going to Medical School. When he began doing chronotype research and personalizing it as part of his brand and work. Looking at the four chronotypes and what Dr. Breus refers to as chrono-longevity. Dr. Breus talks about melatonin and shares his thoughts on melatonin supplementation. Dr. Breus explains his concept of body habitus. Intermittent fasting is the best way to supply the body with clean energy. Dr. Breus discusses the five different types of energy and describes his movement program.  Dr. Breus unpacks sleep tracking, the physiology of sleep, the sleep stages, and REM sleep versus deep sleep. What is orthosomnia? How does the quality of our sleep affect our hormonal balance? Dr. Breus is a fan of naps. (Unless you have insomnia.) Why is a good pillow vital for a good night’s sleep? Some devices provide a solution for snoring. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Michael Breus On his website On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter The ChronoQuiz
Mar 19, 2022
Ep. 198 Dispelling Myths about Hormone Replacement Therapy
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I am delighted to have two respected researchers, Dr. Avrum Bluming and Dr. Carol Tavris, joining me today! They are the co-authors of the book, Estrogen Matters.  Avrum Bluming received his MD from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He spent four years as a senior investigator for the National Cancer Institute. For two of those years, he was director of the Lymphoma Treatment Center in Kampala, Uganda. For more than three decades, he has been studying the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy administered to women with a history of breast cancer. Carol Tavris received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. Her books include Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me), with Elliot Aronson; Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion, and The Mismeasure of Woman. Estrogen Matters provides a lot of scientific information that refutes much of the fear-mongering around hormone replacement therapy. It is helpful for women who have gone through cancer therapy and those who have not had to deal with cancer, in terms of the conversations they could consider having with their healthcare professionals. Dr. Bluming and Dr. Tavris are both incredible individuals, and it was an honor to interact with them! In this episode, we dive into statistical manipulation and the influence of the Women’s Health Initiative. We talk about the study limitations and the role of data mining. We discuss the benefits of hormone replacement therapy and its impact on cancer risk, coronary artery disease, bone and brain health, and more. We also look at synthetic versus bioidentical hormones, routes of administration, and what we need to think about in our own hormonal health journeys.  I hope you enjoy my conversion with Drs. Bluming and Tavris today! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Bluming talks about the Women’s Health Initiative and explains why we went off-course after it came out in 2002.  The symptoms of menopause are not trivial. They are physically and mentally harmful to the body.  We need to understand the social and political trends against hormone replacement therapy. We need to understand that estrogen for women in menopause plummets to one percent of what it was before menopause. Dr. Bluming discusses the various issues with the article about hormone replacement therapy. If a woman starts taking hormones within ten years of her last menstrual period, she will have a reduced risk of heart disease and strokes and also improved longevity.  The women who fear taking hormone replacement therapy are afraid of breast cancer.  Estrogen reduces the risk of heart disease by up to fifty percent. Drs. Tavris and Bluming talk about bone health.  The impact of hormone replacement on brain health. How the investigators of the Women’s Health Initiative manipulated their findings on dementia. How data mining gets used to sub-stratify data that has already been studied. The truth about bio-identical hormones. There is a lot of misinformation around the route of administration for estrogen. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website   Connect with Dr. Avrum Blooming and Dr. Carol Tavris On Facebook On Twitter
Mar 12, 2022
Ep. 197 Water Pollution: Everything You Need to Know About Environmental Toxins in Our Water
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I am delighted to have Lara Adler with me again today! Lara is a self-proclaimed environmental toxins nerd. She was on the show last year, in episode 159, where we spoke about the link between chemical exposure, weight gain, and other hormonal imbalances. I asked her to join me again today, to highlight the impact of the quality of our water on our health.  Lara Adler is an Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator and a Certified Holistic Health Coach who teaches health coaches, nutritionists, and other health professionals how to eliminate the number one thing holding their clients back from the results they are seeking – the unaddressed link between chemicals and chronic health problems. She trains practitioners to become experts in everyday toxic exposures so they can improve client outcomes without spending hundreds of hours researching on their own.  There have recently been so many questions about water! In this episode, Lara and I take a deep dive into the scope of the water issue. We discuss the problems around regulation, water contamination, and the crumbling water infrastructure in the United States. We discuss how differences in geography affect our exposure to certain types of industrial toxins and pesticides and talk about how our water gets disinfected with chlorine, chloramine, and fluoride. We get into the impact of biological contaminants, the role of industry and government, the effects of climate change and pollution, why we need to understand the water quality reports for our homes, and how micro-plastics can impair our health and longevity. We also talk about bottled water, water filters, and Lara’s favorite environmental health books, bottles, and reverse osmosis.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN The concerns expressed in the book Silent Spring started changing the tide around environmental pollutants. The United States still has very poor regulations around the number of industrial chemicals present in the water system. There might be traces of antibiotics, antidepressants, and other drugs in our drinking water. Lara explains why she purposefully does not promote any specific water filtration systems. Problems that exist in the American water infrastructure. Even though utilities in the United States are legally required to produce water quality reports (or consumer confidence reports) every year, they do not always do that. Why is it vital for you to obtain your water quality report, regardless of where you live? Lara explains the difference between groundwater and surface water. The pros and cons of disinfecting water. Why should you avoid drinking untreated spring water? The government and industry in America have not been good stewards of the country’s water supply. Lara talks about the intentional campaign run by the American government and industry to push the environmental responsibility onto the consumer. Why is chlorine added to our water supply? What does it do, and how does it impact our health? Lara shares her thoughts on fluoride. What are micro-plastics, and how do they impact our health? Some advice for re-mineralizing water purified by reverse osmosis. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Lara Adler On her website On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Resources: Ecojarz Books mentioned: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson Slow Death By Rubber Duck by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith Documentary mentioned: Seaspiracy
Mar 05, 2022
Ep. 196 Alternative Tools to Optimize Your Health
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I am delighted to have Dr. Bret Scher joining me on the podcast today! Dr. Bret is a board-certified cardiologist and lipidologist in San Diego who is helping to change the narrative around health and prevention. He is the host of the Diet Doctor Podcast, and he also does telemedicine cardiology. Dr. Bret is a forward-thinking cardiologist who is very well-versed in the medical literature. I have the greatest respect for him and believe he is changing the future of medicine moving forward. I feel fortunate to have interacted with him on social media and to have had the opportunity to be a guest on his podcast.  In this episode, Dr. Bret shares his background and talks about how he started in preventative cardiology with a low-fat veganism approach and later evolved to focusing more on low-carb ketogenic diets and lifestyle medicine. We discuss the broken medical system, the contributors to it, and the outdated dogma that continues to be perpetuated. We dive into the cholesterol paradigm and what you need to be aware of that could help you figure out whether or not you need to be concerned about your lipid values. Dr. Bret shares his views on biohacking, and we also discuss metabolic flexibility and the future development of preventative cardiology and metabolic flexibility. I hope you enjoy listening to this helpful and informative podcast. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Bret talks about his evolution as a cardiologist, and how his practice was initially influenced by the perspective of Dr. Dean Ornish. Why is it so hard for health care professionals in the U.S. to shift their focus and change the dogma around metabolic health?  The perspectives of hospital-based physicians are slowly starting to shift towards lifestyle and prevention. Dr. Bret talks about the valuable pieces of technology he utilizes with his patients. There is a benefit to using tech devices, but it is easy to take things too far and assign too much importance to them. Why is it helpful to count net carbs with whole foods and total carbs with packaged and processed foods? Dr. Bret shares his take on seed oils. Dr. Bret unpacks cholesterol and the different types of LDL. Looking at Coronary CT angiograms for those who want to quantify whether or not they have any plaque in their arteries. Dr. Bret unpacks the issue with saturated fat. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Bret Scher On the Low Carb Cardiologist and DietDoctor websites The Diet Doctor Podcast The Diet Doctor YouTube channel Book mentioned: The Unhealthy Truth, by Robyn O’Brien
Feb 26, 2022
Bonus Episode 195 How to Incorporate Reverse Dieting for Sustainable Results
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I am delighted to have Amanda Nighbert with me on the podcast today! Amanda is a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition. She was on the show once before, in episode 23, when the podcast was still relatively new. I asked her to join me again today to talk about weight-loss resistance and reverse dieting.  As a dietician, Amanda is aligned fully with my perspectives, ideas, and dogmas. Before branching out into the online space, she spent about sixteen years as a weight-loss dietician, working with morbidly obese patients, including renal patients and diabetics who needed to lose more than a hundred pounds.  Amanda’s education taught her about calories in versus calories out and led her to believe that fat is bad for you. Her years of experience eventually made her realize that was wrong, and people were doing the opposite of what they needed to do to lose weight and maintain the loss over the long term.  In this episode, she explains why reverse dieting is so important and shares strategies for doing it. We go into metabolic adaptation, the diet industry, nutrition apps, and scale management. We also dive into why protein is the most vital macronutrient and how and why so many women are under-eating, over-exercising, and protein-deficient.  I hope you learn a lot from today’s conversation! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Amanda explains what it took to realize that the nutrition model had to change. Some of the strategies Amanda uses for women who have hit a plateau. The importance of getting enough sleep- especially as you age. Why does the quality of the food you eat still matter- even if you are getting enough macros? Amanda unpacks reverse dieting and explains when she would implement it as a strategy for her clients. Amanda explains how she helps women trust the process and work through their emotional issues around food.  Why is reverse dieting the missing piece for maintenance? How the app built into Amanda’s Lean Program helps people find their way back to a healthy metabolism.  Amanda explains why the nutritionix app is her favorite external app. Why should you avoid taking macro and caloric advice from tracking apps? It is all about finding the right balance. (Amanda feels that protein is the most important macronutrient for weight loss, and not all carbs are bad.) Why does it get harder for women to build and maintain muscle as they age?  Bio: Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition. Her passion and purpose are to empower others to break the all-or-nothing mindset and find sustainable change for long-term weight loss success. She presented this powerful message on the Ted X stage in March of 2021. With 20 years of knowledge and experience under her belt, she provides upper-level nutrition education and support to everyone she works with. With her custom LEAN Program, range of coaching services, and multiple shop offerings, she has cultivated a brand that focuses on giving participants the leading tools and resources to help them reach the best versions of themselves. Amanda’s goal is to provide the most current, cutting-edge nutritional techniques that not only provide results but are also sustainable for life. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Amanda Nighbert On her Website  Follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, & Tedtalk 
Feb 23, 2022
Ep. 194 The Toxic Truth about GMOs
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I am excited to have Jeffrey Smith joining me on the show today! Jeffrey is a bestselling author and filmmaker. He is also the founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology. He has spoken in 45 countries as a consumer advocate for healthier non-GMO options. For the last twenty years, his research has been bringing to light how biotech companies mislead policymakers and the public and jeopardize the health of our society and the environment.   Hardly any regulations exist anywhere in the world today to stop anyone from creating and introducing a GMO microbe with inexpensive and easily-available gene editing. Yet the microbiome is critical and central to life. That motivated Jeffrey to start the Protect Nature Now campaign to protect the microbiome. The process of genetic engineering creates collateral damage to the DNA. That could lead to allergins, toxins, carcinogens, and nutritional problems. In this episode, Jeffrey shares some vital information about GMOs that everyone needs to know. He dives into problems that could result from eating GMO crops, the consumer protection failure of the FDA, and how Monsanto rigged its research. He talks about why no GMO in the world has ever been tested properly and the time-bombs that exist in our food supply. He also discusses how glyphosate impacts our bodies, the impact glyphosate will have on future generations, and how to support healthy life with organic food alternatives. I hope you enjoy our eye-opening conversation! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Jeffrey explains what GMOs are and how they have changed over the years. Why do genetically engineered crops not die when sprayed with herbicide? Problems that could result from consuming genetically engineered crops. Jeffrey discusses the devastating levels of toxicity in glyphosate and Roundup. The role the FDA, the EPA, and other governmental regulatory agencies have played in failing to protect consumers. How and why Monsanto rigged its research. Why has no GMO in the world been properly tested? The health issues that independent studies on GMOs revealed. The correlation between glyphosate and GMOs, and autism and disorders. Jeffrey talks about his award-winning documentary, Secret Ingredients. How does glyphosate cause mineral deficiency? The connection between glyphosate and infertility and birth defects. You can find a list of healthy organic and non-GMO foods at responsibletechnology.org. How you can support a healthy life affordably with organic foods. Jeffrey created the Protect Nature Now campaign to protect the microbiome. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Jeffrey Smith Jeffrey’s documentary Your Milk on Drugs- Just Say No Institute for Responsible Technology Protect Nature Now Live Healthy Be Well Podcast
Feb 19, 2022
Ep. 193 A Deep Dive into the Role of Uric Acid and Metabolic Dysfunction
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Today I have the honor of reconnecting with Dr. David Perlmutter. Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He joined me once before on episode 141: Reclaim your Brain, and we spoke about his book, Brainwash. He is with me today to talk about his newest book, Drop Acid, which focuses on the role of uric acid, fructose, metabolism, and metabolic health.  In the wonderful work he does, Dr. Perlmutter brings to light how our diets profoundly impact our metabolic health and metabolic markers and talks about the many changes we can make regarding our food choices and the supplements we use. In this episode, we have a mind-blowing conversation! Dr. Perlmutter dives into how our bodies process uric acid, the impact of alcohol and fructose consumption, and how our metabolic health is worsening due to our current dietary choices. We talk about how high fructose corn syrup impairs insulin and leptin production signaling which translates into no satiety. We discuss the impact of metabolic health on brain function, resulting in one in every ten people older than sixty-five having Alzheimer’s. We also explain how obesity impacts cognitive and behavioral health and talk about how we can prevent all of those problems. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Perlmutter gives examples of illnesses in the group of chronic degenerative diseases that the World Health Organization tells us are the number one cause of death on our planet. He highlights the importance of identifying their causes. The role of uric acid in human survival. Dr. Perlmutter shares some frightening statistics regarding the health of American adults and children and explains how bad lifestyle choices are threatening our ability to live a long and healthy life.  What is uric acid, where does it come from, and how are we getting it into our diets?  When we gain control of uric acid and combine it with healthy lifestyle choices, it can become a powerful tool, influence us positively, and help us regain and maintain our health. The difference between high fructose corn syrup and fructose in fruit. What does uric acid do in the body? The impact of fructose and uric acid on the brain. Why do high levels of salt consumption relate to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension? What does uric acid do that is threatening to our physical health? The fundamental importance of following a plant-based diet. Doctors can use a tape measure to measure people’s risk of developing dementia. Why do c-section babies have an increased risk of developing metabolic issues? Dr. Perlmutter talks about his LUV (Lower Uric Values) program, designed to help people reduce their uric acid levels.  Bio: Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. In addition, he is also a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University, and serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He also serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. David Perlmutter On his website     Get a copy of Dr. Perlmutter’s book, Drop Acid   
Feb 12, 2022
Ep. 192 How to Get All of Your Essential Nutrients from Animal Protein with Ashleigh VanHouten and Beth Lipton
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Today, I am excited to have Ashleigh VanHouten and Beth Lipton joining me on the show to talk about their new book, Carnivore-ish! Ashleigh and Beth are both powerful women who are helping to rewrite the narrative around the carnivore-ish diet.  Ashleigh is a health coach, speaker, podcast host, and author of the only nose-to-tail, organ-meat-centric cookbook It Takes Guts. She is also the host of the Muscle Maven Radio podcast. Beth is a recipe developer, food and wellness writer, and cookbook author. She is an incredibly talented woman, and I was honored to have her working with me on my book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation.   Some problems exist within the weight-loss and weight-management industry, especially with how food, fitness plans, and ideologies get marketed to women. When it comes to making money, Beth and Ashleigh prefer to empower people and teach them what food does for them and how to eat it, rather than asking them to keep on signing up for workout plans and diets. In this episode, Ashleigh and Beth discuss their book and dive into the weight-loss and weight-management industry. They explain how mindset impacts food choices- particularly with women, and the need for more nutrient density and protein. We unpack plant-based versus animal-based diets, discuss the benefits of a carnivore-ish diet, and Beth and Ashleigh explain how to eat nose-to-tail and create a strategy to integrate more organ meat into your lifestyle. We also debunk some common myths around protein consumption and talk about spices and ways to jazz up your meals. Carnivore-ish is an inspiring book! It will have a huge impact on anyone considering following a more animal-based diet, particularly those who would like to learn more about organ meats. You are sure to learn a lot from listening to this episode, so stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Ashleigh discusses the red flags within the weight-loss and weight-management industry and explains what she and Ashleigh are doing differently. Ashleigh and Beth debunk the myth that fun, delicious food cannot be healthy. Things that work best for your health are usually not sexy. They are often things your Grandma taught you. Some sustainable first steps that will help you to improve your health. Beth and Ashleigh want to help women understand that eating   nutrient-dense animal protein is excellent for their health, particularly pregnant women. The benefits of following a varied omnivorous diet. How you will benefit nutritionally from eating a lot of animal protein, particularly organ meats. Why should plant-based protein not be your primary source of protein? Beth explains why she encourages people to try a carnivore diet to cleanse and reset after eating a lot of sugar or drinking more alcohol than they usually do. Ashleigh talks about the value of eating organ meats. Ashley and Beth share some tips for getting into eating organ meats and making them taste delicious. Beth talks about her favorite spices and seasoning blends. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn    Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Ashleigh VanHouten On Instagram On her website Connect with Beth Lipton On Instagram
Feb 05, 2022
Ep. 191 Benefits of an Animal-Based Diet vs a Plant-Based Diet with Vinnie Tortorich
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I am delighted to welcome Vinnie Tortorich back onto the show! Vinnie was with me once before, in episode 133. Today, he is joining me to talk about his impressive new documentary, Beyond Impossible, coming out soon. I was fortunate to be the first person outside of Vinnie’s team to see his new documentary. It homes in on plant versus animal-based protein and takes a deep dive into methodologies, what marginal land represents, and the net impact of methane and cows.  Vinnie Tortorich is a truth-teller and disrupter. He encourages people to think outside of their comfort zones in an informational yet non-confrontational way. He has connections with individuals like Nina Teicholz, who can easily articulate scientific ideas and research. Ten years ago, Vinnie launched his Fitness Confidential Podcast. It amasses more than a million downloads per month. The following year, he published his book, Fitness Confidential, which became an instant bestseller. In 2019, Vinnie wrote, produced, and starred in Fat, a documentary that rose to number one in several categories across iTunes and ranked well on Amazon and Amazon Prime. A sequel, titled Fat: A Documentary 2, was released earlier this year. Vinnie was one of the first people ever to talk about the benefits of low carb and ketogenic diets on the internet. In this episode, he and I talk about non-meat products, how our health and wellness have changed since the 1980s, and how much metabolic inflexibility we are currently seeing. We also discuss how some plant-based vegan scientists have influenced public policy and how common misnomers regarding health and wellness can affect our advancement, both as individuals and as a country. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Why Vinnie decided to create his new documentary, Beyond Impossible. Why do we need to consume animal-sourced proteins? The issues with fake meat. Are cows truly an invasive species on earth? Why is veganism a social construct of wealthy countries? Why Vinnie describes the liver as a gangster. Some very wealthy corporate benefactors and investors do not take good care of themselves, yet they drive the public policies that impact everyone else. What happened in the 1980s that changed the narrative around fats? Why the EAT-Lancet Planetary Health Diet will not improve your health. What is driving the concept of the EAT-Lancet Planetary Health Diet, and what will happen as a result of the policies that have ensued from it? You can watch Vinnie’s new documentary, Beyond Impossible, on Amazon or iTunes, or you can pre-order it. It will be out in early January 2022. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Vinnie Tortorich On his website On Twitter and Facebook  Book mentioned: Eat to Win by Dr. Robert Haas
Jan 29, 2022
Ep. 190 Uncovering the Ugly Truth about Processed Foods with Autumn Smith
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I am delighted to have Autumn Smith joining me on the show today! Autumn is a co-founder of Paleovalley, one of my favorite socially-conscious companies. Paleovalley has a mission to create products that live up to their strict standards, and they always prioritize health over profit.  From the age of ten, Autumn suffered from intermittent, painful digestive issues. When she got to high school, her digestive issues became even more challenging, and she also started to experience mental health problems. At the time, she was unaware of the intimate connection between the brain and the gut, so she began to abuse substances, and her life spiraled out of control.  Years later, when her husband moved in with her, he saw how much she was suffering and researched chronic digestive issues. That led them to change their diet. Within thirty days, Autumn’s digestive issues disappeared, and over the next year, her mental health returned. Autumn and I are in full alignment about the quality of fats, saturated fats, avoiding seed oils, and getting enough high-quality omega 3’s and omega 6’s. In this episode, Autumn shares her backstory. We look at animal-based protein diets from an ancestral health perspective and discuss the importance of eating for satiety. We talk about regenerative farming practices, agriculture, the value of pasture-raised animals, and discuss the impact of pesticides and toxins like glyphosate on our health. We also dive into greenwashing strategies and bringing high-quality, pasture-raised animal products to the general public at more affordable prices. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Autumn tells her story explains what led her to start her company. The foods that caused Autumn to suffer from IBS and skin problems. Exercise and movement contribute to Autumn’s mental and physical health. Tracy Anderson developed a life-changing system that wakes up all the muscles in the body. Why are highly processed and refined seed oils unhealthy? The quality of the animal products we consume does matter. Small changes can have a big impact! How can you make better choices when buying animal products? Eating for satiety is very important. What is the problem with conventional feed-lot meats? We need to be more aware of the cruelty and greenwashing practices that happen with the production of animal products. What is regenerative agriculture, and why is it so important? Autumn’s bio: Autumn Smith suffered from debilitating digestive issues and crippling anxiety for most of her life. Specialist after specialist told her nothing could be done, and she was ready to give up. But as one final attempt at a life free of health issues, Autumn decided to harness the power of whole foods. She cleaned up her diet and in just 30 days, her IBS was cured. But that was just the beginning. She also had less anxiety, was mentally sharper, and a bubbly side of her that she forgot existed came back. Since then, Autumn has dedicated her life to helping others harness the power of whole foods to live vibrant lives. In 2013, she and her husband Chas launched Paleovalley, a company dedicated to helping people get the essential nutrients they need, without added sugars, grains, and other harmful ingredients. But they didn’t stop there. After learning about the healing powers of grass fed, pasture raised meat - both for our bodies and the planet - Autumn and Chas started their next venture. In 2018, they launched Wild Pastures, a regenerative meat delivery service that sends 100% grass fed pasture raised meat directly to your doorstep. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Autumn Smith The Paleovalley website Email Autumn at autumn@paleovalley.com  The Wild Pastures Burger Company website
Jan 22, 2022
Ep. 189 The Wisdom Behind Womanhood with Dr. Sonya Jensen
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I am delighted to have Dr. Sonya Jensen joining me on the show today! Dr. Sonya is a Naturopathic Physician with a mission to change the way women understand their bodies and themselves. She believes that women are the center of their families and communities, and by supporting them, they create a ripple effect that supports the whole. Dr. Jensen is a mother of two boys, an author, a yoga teacher, a podcaster, and a workshop and retreat leader. She runs her practice with her husband, and they help their community move into a state of thriving from surviving. Her background in cell biology and her lived experience with Ayurvedic Medicine in her home have given her insights into the human body that help her serve the women and families she works with from multiple different lenses. She is the co-founder of Divine Elements Health Center, The Longevity Lab, and The Health Ignited Academy, alongside her husband, Dr. Nicholas Jensen. Dr. Sonya believes it is everyone’s birthright to live a happy, healthy, joyful, and abundant life. Younger women often tend to pressure themselves to be perfect, both personally and in their professional lives. That sometimes occurs unknowingly. It usually happens because of peer pressure and the expectation, influence, and conditioning they get from their families. In this episode, Dr. Sonya talks about her new book, Woman Unleashed: Release Your Story. She discusses the effects of stress, talks about contraception, and explains how synthetic hormones like oral contraceptives can influence women's lives. She also shares some tips for coping with the changes that occur as women approach menopause. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Sonya explains what motivated her to write her book, Woman Unleashed: Release Your Story. The conditioning we get from our families starts in the womb, and it affects many of the choices we make in our lives. Most children experience traumas, micro-traumas, and stresses that impact them in profound ways. What happens in a woman’s body when she is under stress and in survival mode? Dr. Sonya shares strategies for bringing women out of the fight, flight, freeze, or please mode and back to the calm parasympathetic reproductive physical state. The effect that synthetic hormones like oral contraceptives have on women’s bodies. Dr. Sonya talks about various contraceptive options that will allow you to honor your body and stay connected with it. The physical and emotional changes women can expect to experience as they approach menopause. Dr. Sonya shares some tips for dealing with the changes that occur as women transition into perimenopause. Dr. Sonya explains how fasting is a strategy for supporting your hormones, becoming more aligned, and honoring your life. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Sonya Jensen On her website  On Instagram  Buy a copy of her book (The book is also available from Amazon and other booksellers) Books mentioned: The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing by Bessel van der Kolk Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor  The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit by Mel Robbins This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences by Sarah Chapman Hill
Jan 15, 2022
Ep. 188 Troubleshooting Your Fasting Method with Megan Ramos
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The amazing Megan Ramos was on the show with me in Episode 116, and I am delighted to have her join me again today! Megan is a Canadian clinical educator and expert on therapeutic fasting and low carbohydrate diets, having guided more than 14,000 people worldwide. She is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Life in the Fasting Lane and co-founded The Fasting Method with her colleague, Dr. Jason Fung. Modern agriculture and the processed food industry have led to the mass production of hyper-palatable, highly salted, and sugared foods designed to be addictive. That has resulted in millions of people becoming obese and developing inflammatory and metabolic disorders. Fasting is an effective method for overcoming those problems. Megan and I both feel that it is vital for women to know that and to understand that fasting is a sustainable lifelong strategy for maintaining optimum health. In this episode, we debunk the myths and misconceptions around women and intermittent fasting. We talk about the evolution of the agricultural processed food industry and the impact it has had on people’s health. We also discuss leptin resistance, how stress impacts hormones, different types of body fat, fasting in women who are still cycling versus those in menopause, PCOS, the impact of fasting on thyroid health, weight loss plateaus, and troubleshooting while fasting. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Megan unpacks and busts the myths and misconceptions around women and intermittent fasting and explains how fasting enhanced every aspect of her health and the health of thousands of other women. How modern processed food was designed to be addictive. Why do we need to cut out snacking and start eating less? What   leptin resistance is, and how to overcome it with fasting. Megan explains why the fear-mongering around fasting is unfounded. The body is a whole system. So if there is one hormonal imbalance, that will probably trigger others. Megan talks about the success she has seen in women with PCOS who fast. The body composition of a tophi individual and the difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Why should healthy women fast? Megan explains why postmenopausal women find fasting easier than other women do. What are the benefits of using the DUTCH dried urine hormone test? What can women do to deal with weight-loss plateaus? Megan shares some tips for avoiding having diarrhea when breaking your fast. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Megan Ramos The Fasting Method website The Fasting Method Podcast@ the fasting method on all social media Books mentioned: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
Jan 08, 2022
Ep. 187 Strategies for Biohacking Metabolic Health with Dr. Alexandra Sowa
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Today, I am thrilled and honored to be talking to Dr. Alexandra Sowa. Dr. Sowa is a dual board-certified physician of internal medicine, specializing in metabolic health, and clinical instructor of medicine at NYU Langone. She has served as a health expert for national media outlets and print publications like SiriusXM, CBS News, NPR, the New York Times, U.S. News, World Report, and more. In addition to her private practice in NYC, she is the founder of SoWell Health, a consumer metabolic health company.  Over the years, people kept complaining to Dr. Sowa about weight gain, decreased endurance, brain fog, and irregular periods, even when their doctors had told them they were healthy and their labs looked fine. When Dr. Sowa checked their labs, however, she would immediately see that they had metabolic syndrome, an underactive thyroid, a vitamin deficiency, and in 90% of the cases, insulin resistance too. During the turbulent period of the pandemic, Dr. Sowa finally had the time to sit and think about how she could help those patients. She came up with a unique solution and developed a home-testing kit to assess and address the symptoms of people’s metabolic health issues. In this episode, we discuss the scope of metabolic health in the U.S., and Dr. Sowa explains how she came up with her Weight Biology Kit. We talk about the importance of making the right nutritional choices and improving your health by making better lifestyle decisions. We dive into the role of using technology to monitor health, the influence of alcohol, and using Naltrexone to overcome alcohol cravings. We also unpack the notions of cheat days and biohacking in the wellness space. Remember to check out Dr. Sowa’s Weight Biology Kit, a point-of-care testing kit for insulin resistance. Stay tuned for more!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How Dr. Sowa came up with her home-testing kit to address people’s metabolic issues. Insulin is often the first biomarker to become dysregulated as people move towards insulin resistance. Dr. Sowa explains why insulin is a better predictor than blood sugar of where people are in terms of their metabolic health. Why do people with high insulin levels gain weight even if they are calorie-restricting and eating very little? How does nutrition impact metabolic health? The two most important things you can do to improve your health if you have elevated insulin, and you show signs of insulin resistance. Three lifestyle changes that, in addition to better nutrition, can be instrumental in helping improve fasting insulin and blood sugar levels. The disruptive role alcohol can play in your metabolic health. Some tips for overcoming alcohol cravings. Why is it best to avoid having cheat days? The benefits of journaling, as a motivator for changing behavior. The roles technology and biohacking can play in metabolic health. The eight areas that get tested in Dr. Sowa’s core point-of-care home testing products. Dr. Sowa explains what the HOMA-IR score is. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Alexandra Sowa On her website On Instagram (@getsowell) On Instagram (@alexandrasowamd)
Jan 01, 2022
Ep. 186 Greenwashing: The Unfortunate Truth about Personal Care Products with Gin Stephens
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Today, I am super excited to welcome Gin Stephens back onto the podcast for the third time! She was with me before in episodes 81 and 104, where she spoke about strategies for intermittent fasting.  Gin is an intermittent fasting expert who has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. She’s the New York Times and the USA Today bestselling author of Fast. Feast. Repeat, and author of the Amazon number one bestseller in the weight-loss category, Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle. Gin has just written a new book, Clean(ish): Eat (Mostly) Clean, Live (Mainly) Clean, and Unlock Your Body’s Natural Ability to Self-Clean, that will be coming out in early 2022.  Gin’s lifestyle shift in 2014 led her to lose more than 80 pounds, launch her intermittent fasting website, self-publish four books, and start three top-ranked podcasts. (Intermittent Fasting Stories, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with her co-host, Melanie Avalon, and the Life Lessons podcast with her co-host, Sheri Bullock.) In this episode, we talk about Gin’s new book, Clean(ish). We discuss how to navigate the selection of cleaner personal care products, the greenwashing endeavors of the personal-care products industry, subsidies, GMOs, the lack of clarity in labeling, and the dangers of hyper-palatable processed foods. We also touch on the gut microbiome and how to improve your health by cleaning up your nutrition, the environment, and the personal-care products you use. Stay tuned for this informative and enjoyable episode! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What motivated Gin to write her new book, Clean(ish)? A scary statistic about the diet of the average American adult. The negative effect that ultra-processed foods have on children’s health and behavior. How many ingredients in ultra-processed foods impact the gut microbiome and the brain. How kids changed between 1990 and 2018. What Gin learned about toxic chemicals in personal care products while researching her book. The cumulative effects toxic ingredients can have on your body. Having a balanced approach to changing the self-care products you use. What is greenwashing? Finding the cleanest and safest options for cleaning products. Gin unpacks the concept of GMOs. How to view food subsidies in the right context. Why do you need to avoid seed oils? Bio: Gin Stephens is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Fast. Feast. Repeat., published by St. Martin’s Press, and Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, an Amazon #1 best seller in the weight loss category. Gin has a new book coming out in early 2022, and it’s available for preorder now: Clean(ish): Eat (Mostly) Clean, Live (Mainly) Clean, and Unlock Your Body’s Natural Ability to Self-Clean.   Gin has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. This lifestyle shift allowed her to lose over 80 pounds and launch her intermittent fasting website, Facebook support groups, four self-published books, and three top-ranked podcasts—Intermittent Fasting Stories, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with cohost Melanie Avalon, and the Life Lessons podcast with cohost Sheri Bullock. Gin splits her time between Augusta, Georgia, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she lives with her husband and their three cats. Gin is also a mother to two adult sons (and she is thankful every day for the intermittent fasting lifestyle that makes her life easier). Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Gin Stephens On her website Join Gin’s community  On Instagram and Twitter Gin’s new book, Clean(ish), will be available from Amazon and all good book stores from January the 4th, 2022. If you buy a digital copy, download all the documents from Gin’s website. Books mentioned:  Brain Allergies by Dwight K. Kalita and William Philpott The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O’Brien The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker
Dec 25, 2021
Ep. 185 Heal your Gut and Hormonal Imbalances with Bone Broth with Melissa Boloña
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I am excited to have Melissa Boloña joining me today! Melissa used to be an actress and a model. She is now the founder and CEO of a Bone Broth concentrate company called Beauty & the Broth.  As an actress, people were constantly judging Melissa for how she looked. She tried everything, including Botox and laser treatments, to keep looking young and beautiful on camera. When she tried bone broth for some digestive issues, she could not believe how much her looks improved! The bone broth made the lines on her skin disappear, and her hair became super thick!  Bone broth has amazing properties and is very easy to incorporate into your lifestyle. It is great for improving your immune system, and it can be profoundly healing. In this episode, Melissa explains what bone broth is, and what you need to look out for when buying it as a pre-made product. She talks about how she discovered the benefits of bone broth, how her career as an actress prepared her for marketing her brand of bone broth, and the importance of gut health. She also explains how much our gut health affects our bodies and minds, and talks about some new fun products she and her team are creating, including a pea vegan bone broth option. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Melissa’s acting career prepared her for creating her brand of bone broth. Melissa describes what high-quality bone broth is, what it contains, and what you need to look for in a pre-made product. Bone broths bought from supermarkets are often diluted, so you will not benefit much from them. The potency of a bone broth depends on the number of solid components it has in it. Melissa explains why the quality of her bone broth is far superior to the bone broth you would find in a store or supermarket. There are components of bone broth, other than bone, that are intrinsically beneficial to our health. Why should you only buy reputably-sourced bone broth? Why is bone broth not your average drink? Fecal implants with mice have shown us how gut health impacts personality. How bone broth supports the immune system Melissa talks about the health issues she struggled with when she was in high school. Melissa discusses her exciting new product lines. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Melissa Boloña On her website (This is where you can purchase her products) Purchase Melissa’s products on this Instagram, or connect with her personally on this Instagram.
Dec 22, 2021
Ep. 184 Hormonal Symptoms Don't Have to be a Result of Aging with Dr. Mindy Pelz
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I am thrilled to have Dr. Mindy Pelz back on the show today! She was with me once before in 2020, on Episode 113. Dr. Mindy is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, nutrition, and functional health expert who has spent over two decades helping thousands of people successfully reclaim their health. She is a recognized leader in the alternative health field and a pioneer in the fasting movement, teaching the principles of a fasting lifestyle, diet variation, detox, hormones, and more. Her popular YouTube channel (which just celebrated 18 million lifetime views) regularly updates followers on the latest science-backed tools and techniques to help them reset their health. She is the host of one of the leading science podcasts, The Resetter Podcast, and the author of three best-selling books: The Menopause Reset, The Reset Factor, and The Reset Kitchen. Both Dr. Mindy and I have reached a point in our lives where we feel inclined towards women who are energetically on the same page as we are in terms of mindset and methodology. We would both like to help the women who follow us thrive as they approach middle age, and we want to inspire them with a sense of optimism rather than despair as they head into menopause.   Dr. Mindy offers hope for women and helps them navigate middle age authentically while staying true to themselves. In this episode, we discuss an article in the New England Journal of Medicine about how ill-equipped the new generation of primary health care providers is to manage the symptoms of menopause. We dive into the importance of gut health and escaping the mindset of the rushing women syndrome (a term coined by Libby Weaver), and explain what the estrobolome is. We discuss various gadgets, including the V-Fit, the Apollo Neuro, and the Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Tap, and talk about ways to navigate middle age as proactively as possible. Dr. Mindy also shares her best strategies for navigating middle age. Be sure to stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How to support women emotionally and encourage them to talk about their   feelings as they approach menopause. Dr. Mindy sheds some light on the changes in middle age that could cause anxiety and depression and impact sleep quality. Some tips for navigating early menopause and bringing sanity back into your life. Dr. Mindy talks about the conversation that permitted her to find her own journey. It is vital to work on the inner you rather than grasping for things outside yourself. What happens to your body as your progesterone starts to wane? Dr. Mindy shares what she encourages her patients to focus on when they are in an estrogen-dominant state. Dr. Mindy goes through five lifestyle changes that middle-aged women need to implement. Dr. Mindy explains how the V-Fit can help women balance their hormones. The estrobolome helps the body break down, detoxify, and rid itself of estrogen. Why is it vital to add diverse foods to your diet? Dr. Mindy talks about her favorite biohacking tools to strengthen the parasympathetic nervous system. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Mindy Pelz On her website    On Instagram On YouTube Book Mentioned: Rushing Woman's Syndrome: The Impact of a Never-ending To-do List and How to Stay Healthy in Today's Busy World by Libby Weaver
Dec 18, 2021
Ep. 183 Uncontrolled Blood Sugar Imbalance Complications with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
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I am excited to have Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, an internationally recognized expert in nutritional endocrinology, joining me on the podcast today! Dr. Ritamarie is a doctor of chiropractic with a master’s degree in nutrition and certifications in herbal medicine, acupuncture, and Heart Math. She is deeply committed to transforming our broken disease-management system into a health care system in which practitioners are skilled at finding the root causes of health challenges and using the wisdom of nature combined with modern science to restore balance to the body. Dr. Ritamarie burned out in her early twenties and experienced many health problems. She wondered if her diet might be causing her problems, so she turned to the sphere of holistic natural medicine for solutions. She learned a lot and was able to heal. So she became passionate about using nutrition to help others make choices for better health. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to train doctors, nurses, nutritionists, health coaches, and other practitioners in the science of rebalancing hormones and restoring energy with nutrition and lifestyle approaches.   In this episode, she shares her story and we unpack insulin resistance, explain how to manage it, and talk about how intermittent fasting impacts blood sugar and helps overcome pre insulin resistance, insulin resistance, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. We also dive into successfully navigating perimenopause, menopause, and a plant-based keto diet and discuss the benefits of lifestyle medicine. Be sure to stay tuned for today’s educational and information-packed podcast! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Ritamarie talks about how she developed a passion for using nutrition as lifestyle medicine and became interested in managing blood sugar. The link between blood sugar imbalance and sudden heart attacks. The value of lifestyle medicine. What are the signs and symptoms of pre-insulin resistance? How do you maintain ketosis while following a plant-based diet? What is the problem with most of the fats on supermarket shelves? Find the carb-macro ratio that works for you. Why are whole food fats better for you than oil? Intermittent fasting is vital for optimizing your health and positively impacting the pre insulin and insulin resistance phases. How a woman’s diet and metabolic health impact how she experiences perimenopause and menopause. What happens to the brain that makes women more susceptible to type-3 diabetes as they enter menopause? Why is it critically important to get enough sleep? How does exposure to endocrine-disrupters in your home and personal care products negatively impact your hormonal health? Reference: Reinvent Healthcare Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo On her website On Facebook – Dr. Ritamarie or Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology (INE) Practitioners On Instagram On YouTube
Dec 11, 2021
Ep. 182 Uncovering the Impact of Emotions on Hunger, Cravings, and Weight with Dr. Adrienne Youdim
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Today, I am honored and delighted to have Dr. Adrienne Youdim joining me! Dr. Youdim is an internist specializing in medical weight loss and nutrition. She is the author of Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out.    Before doing her fellowship, Dr. Youdim was a perfectionist who wanted to excel, exceed, operate, and fix people. Then, she became pregnant. This changed everything for her and thus, began her introduction into the space of obesity medicine. Dr. Youdim points out that exploring our relationship with food is an opportunity to explore our relationship with ourselves. When we answer the call to address our hunger with self-awareness and radical introspection, we can engage in the life-changing work of managing our hunger from within. In this episode, we take a deep dive into different types of hunger. We discuss the pendulum bias, beliefs about weight gain, and why Dr. Youdim feels that there should be compassion at every size. We unpack the normalization of body dissatisfaction and shame and discuss the importance of understanding the epigenetic changes associated with weight loss and weight gain. We also talk about the role of hormones in weight gain and weight loss, how to differentiate between needing and craving, how traumas and beliefs play into obesity, and the importance of lifestyle medicine. Be sure to stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Youdim discusses weight-related beliefs and bias and explains why health at every size is a fallacy. Dr. Youdim explains how she fell into the obesity medicine space. What prompted Dr. Youdim to focus predominantly on different kinds of hunger in her book? Navigating away from shame and inadvertently projecting our traumas onto our children. Overcoming epigenetics and the generational patterns that impact our health and lifestyle choices. How sleep deprivation can negatively impact our mood, set us up for metabolic disease, and even change our hunger hormones. What does alcohol do to our brains that negatively impacts the quality of our sleep? How abuse, trauma, stress, and emotions are linked to illness, emotional eating, and obesity. What causes us to regain weight after dieting, and how can we combat it? Adopting a balanced approach to weight maintenance and changing body composition. The impact menopause and perimenopause have on body composition. Using the emotional hunger brought on by menopause and perimenopause as an opportunity for growth. Learning how to differentiate between needing and craving food. Learning how to approach food from a place of mindfulness BIOGRAPHY  Adrienne Youdim, MD, FACP, is an internist who specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition. Her mission is to transform the weight loss narrative into one that is both empowering and compassionate, inspiring people to live more physically and emotionally fulfilling lives. Dr. Youdim draws on best medical practices in the field of obesity medicine and on her patients’ value system, trusting that we all inherently know what we need.  Dr. Youdim believes that navigating our hunger is a process that requires, introspection, self-acceptance, and a sense of agency. One of the principles of her practice is to provide both inspiration and information. Dr. Youdim encourages her patients not only to consider the tools and logistics of a weight loss plan but also to consider the motivating values that inspire them. She gives her patients information relevant to their weight-loss journey, including resources to promote self-awareness, journaling exercises, and mindfulness practices.  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Adrienne Youdim On her website On Instagram You can buy a copy of Dr. Adrienne Youdim’s book, Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out, from Amazon.
Dec 04, 2021
Ep. 181 Insulin Resistance, Explained with Dr. Morgan Nolte
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I am delighted to have Dr. Morgan Nolte joining me today! Dr. Morgan is a passionate board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy. She is the founder of Weight Loss for Health, an online course, community, and coaching program to help women in c and postmenopause reduce insulin resistance for sustainable weight loss and disease prevention. Dr. Morgan is dedicated to helping women feel empowered, confident, and in control of their health. She teaches women how food, fasting, stress, sleep, exercise, and mindset all play a role in reducing insulin resistance.  The key to maintaining long-term weight loss and health is living a low insulin lifestyle. That requires unlearning old weight loss beliefs and overcoming self-limiting thoughts. Thoughts determine emotions. Emotions determine actions. Actions determine results. In this episode, we dive into maintaining weight loss, the role of insulin in the body, understanding macros, overcoming insulin resistance, and keeping your brain healthy after mid-life. Dr. Morgan also shares some actionable tips for overcoming limiting beliefs and maintaining weight loss. Stay tuned to learn what Dr. Morgan has to share in our interesting and informative conversation today! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Morgan unpacks the false dogmatic dieting principles with which many women struggle. Why do we need to change from the caloric model of obesity to the insulin model? What we need to understand about macros. Which macros are the most satiating? Why do you need to forget about the food groups? Lifestyle changes can help reverse insulin resistance. Some key roles insulin plays in the body. What happens in the body when cells cannot communicate with the insulin hormone? The benefits of a low-carb diet and intermittent fasting. Why it is vital to get enough sleep. How stress causes weight gain. What will happen to you if you fail to manage your blood sugar dysregulation? What women in their forties and fifties need to do to maintain their brain health. Understanding the limiting beliefs that could impact weight loss and some tips for overcoming those beliefs. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Morgan Nolte On her website On Instagram and YouTube Reshape Your Health Podcast Books mentioned: The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz The Obesity Code by Jason Fung Why We Get Sick by Benjamin Bikman The XX Brain by Dr. Lisa Mosconi
Nov 27, 2021
Ep. 180 Fascinating Link Between Nutrition, Metabolism & Cancer with Sam Apple
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I am delighted to have Sam Apple joining me today! Sam is on the faculty at Johns Hopkins. Before he arrived at Johns Hopkins, he taught creative writing and journalism at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Non-fiction from Columbia University.  Sam has written many books. His most recent is called Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection. It is about the German biochemist Otto Warburg and his new developments in cancer science. Warburg was a unique individual. He was a Jewish man who managed to keep doing his biochemical research despite living in the extremely challenging time of Nazi Germany. In this episode, Sam talks about Otto Warburg’s incredible discovery regarding cancer cells and the research done by Nazi scientists. He also discusses the shift in the focus on cancer research in the post-war period, how insulin drives cancer and metabolic diseases, and how to make better dietary choices. Stay tuned to hear what Sam has to share about his book, Ravenous, and the connections between diet and cancer.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What motivated Sam to write about Otto Warburg? Otto Warburg’s fascinating discovery about what makes cancer cells unique. Nazi researchers were way ahead of their time in discovering the link between environmental toxins and people developing metabolic diseases and cancer. What happened to much of the advanced research done by German scientists during the war years? What happened in the 1950s that entirely changed the direction of medical research on cancer? The accidental and surprising discovery that was made about the benefits of mustard gas. Insulin drives metabolic disease and causes cancer cells to grow. Why most Americans could develop cancer. Why do you need to get your fasting insulin checked? What does fructose do in the body that differs from what is done by other sugars? Some of the changes that Sam made in his life after researching his book, Ravenous. The cancers that you will be more likely to develop if you eat too often. Bio: Sam Apple is on the faculty of the MA in Science Writing and MA in Writing programs at Johns Hopkins. Before he arrived at Johns Hopkins, Apple taught creative writing and journalism at the University of Pennsylvania for ten years. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. Apple is the author of Schlepping Through the Alps and American Parent. His most recent book, Ravenous (Norton/Liveright, 2021), is about the German biochemist Otto Warburg and new developments in cancer science. Apple has published short stories, personal essays, satires, and journalistic features on a wide range of topics. In recent years, he has primarily written about science and health. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, The MIT Technology Review, and McSweeney’s, among many other publications. Schlepping Through the Alps was a finalist for the PEN America Award for a first work of non-fiction. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Sam Apple On his website Follow on Twitter and Instagram Books mentioned: The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert Proctor
Nov 24, 2021
Ep. 179 Shocking Facts About Metabolic Health: How to Lower Your Risk of Chronic Illness with Dr. Philip C. Ovadia
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Today, I am delighted and honored to be talking to Dr. Philip Ovadia. He is a board-certified Cardiac Thoracic Surgeon and Founder of Ovadia Heart Health. His mission is to help people stay off his operating table by optimizing their metabolic health to lower the risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses.   In this episode, we take a deep dive into clinical medicine. We explain how it is possible to reverse conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes and become healthy without taking any medications. Dr. Ovadia defines metabolic health, talks about his journey from being morbidly obese to losing more than 100 pounds, discusses Gary Taubes’s influence on his health journey, and his seven principles for health and wellness. We also get into metabolic health markers, the hyper-palatability of processed food, metabolic syndrome, and the metabolic inflexibility of most Americans.  Dr. Ovadia’s approach to nutrition is all about bio-individuality and having enough protein in your diet to ensure satiety. I really enjoy connecting with other western medicine-trained health care professionals who have pivoted towards optimizing metabolic health and flexibility! Stay tuned for more!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Problems that exist within the medical system. Dr. Ovadia shares his health journey and talks about his mission. Why much of Dr. Ovadia’s current education is coming from non-physicians. Dr. Ovadia talks about metabolic health. The physical effects of eating hyper-palatable processed foods versus eating nutrient-dense whole foods. Take control of what you eat rather than letting food control you. What metabolic syndrome is all about. The benefits of using a continuous glucose monitor. Why no one diet will serve everyone. Using metabolic health as a system to guide you to good health. The benefits of pushing for nutrient density to feel satiated. Bio: Dr. Philip Ovadia is a board-certified Cardiac Surgeon and founder of Ovadia Heart Health. His mission is to optimize the public’s metabolic health and help people stay off his operating table. As a heart surgeon who used to be morbidly obese, Dr. Ovadia has seen firsthand the failures of mainstream diets and medicine. He realized that what helped him lose over 100 pounds was the same solution that could have prevented most of the thousands of open-heart surgeries he has performed—metabolic health. In Stay off My Operating Table: A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide to Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Your Best Every Day, Dr. Ovadia shares the complete metabolic health system to prevent disease. Dr. Ovadia grew up in New York and graduated from the accelerated Pre-Med/Med program at the Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College. This was followed by a residency in General Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical School. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Philip Ovadia On his website  At The Stronger Heart Society  On Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn,   and Twitter A simple calculator for metabolic syndrome  Dr. Ovadio’s book, Stay Off My Operating Table Books mentioned: The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O’Brien     The Case for Keto by Gary Taubes Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
Nov 20, 2021
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Nov 19, 2021
Ep. 178 Techniques To Optimize Men's Health: Navigating Lifestyle and Nutritional Factors with Dr. Tracy Gapin
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I am delighted to have Dr. Tracy Gapin joining me today! Dr. Gapin is a board-certified urologist, world-renowned men’s health expert, best-selling author, and professional speaker.  Almost every day during his twenty years as a urologist, Dr. Gapin saw men grappling with issues of brain fog, difficulty in focusing, problems with physical performance, and remaining engaged and present as fathers. That inspired him to help men become the best husbands, fathers, and leaders they can be. Now, Dr. Gapin considers himself a recovering urologist because earlier this year, he formally exited traditional Western medicine to focus on men’s health.   In this episode, Dr. Gapin discusses his background and talks about what sparked his interest in integrative approaches to urologic problems and men’s health issues, the contributing factors to low testosterone, and why there is a growing low testosterone pandemic with men. We also discuss hormone replacement therapy that goes beyond just testosterone, the role of peptides, SARMs (Selected Androgen Receptor Modulators), biohacking, libido, erectile dysfunction, and more. You won’t want to miss this conversation, so be sure to tune in!   IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How Dr. Gapin developed a passionate interest in male hormones. The story of Dr. Gapin's vasectomy. Contributing factors to the escalating issues with low levels of testosterone. The factors that could hamper a detoxification process. How insulin resistance can drive testosterone levels down. Why it is vital to approach your health systematically. The optimal range for testosterone. Non-prescription treatments to improve testosterone levels versus prescription treatments. Lifestyle and nutritional factors that could negatively impact testosterone levels. Optimizing growth hormone levels. Some possible causes of erectile dysfunction. Are there benefits to using red light therapy for low testosterone? Common reasons for using peptide therapy. Dr. Gapin shares his thoughts about SARMs. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Tracy Gapin On his website Get your free copy of Dr. Gapin’s book, Male 2.0, here
Nov 13, 2021
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Nov 12, 2021
Ep. 177 Addressing Underregulated Ingredients On Personal Care Products! The Truth About Skincare with Trina Felber
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I am thrilled to have Trina Felber back on the show today! Trina was with me in episode 153, where she spoke about the mouth microbiome and reversing tooth decay naturally. She is joining me today to tell us the truth about skincare.  Trina is the Founder and Creator of Primal Life Organics. She is a wife, mother of three, dental health and natural skincare expert, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Yogi, Paleo advocate, and educator. Trina loves creating products that heal, soothe, mend and repair the body and soul. The personal care product industry is worth seventy-one billion dollars, and it is severely under-regulated. The media has been telling us so many things about skincare for so long that most of us don’t know who and what to believe anymore. There are also many aspects of skincare that many women tend to take for granted. The first episode with Trina was extremely popular, and this one is just as illuminating, helpful, and mindblowing! You will learn about the physiology of the skin, how the unhealthy ingredients in skincare products affect your body, and what you can do to protect your skin. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How under-regulated the personal care industry is. The hidden toxins and synthetic hormones in tap water. The negative ways in which unhealthy chemicals and other ingredients in skin care products can affect women. Why the skin is such a vital organ, and how our skin speaks to us. The permanent imprint that some chemicals in skincare products and Botox injections leave in your body. How to protect your skin. How the skin changes when women go through the hormonal changes of perimenopause and menopause. Trina discusses the plant-based ingredients that stimulate collagen and elastin production to keep your skin firm. How to put together a routine to keep your skin healthy and looking great. How to avoid getting skin problems from wearing a mask. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Trina Felber On her website On Instagram and Facebook
Nov 06, 2021
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Nov 05, 2021
Ep. 176 Hormonal Imbalances, Testosterone Deficiency In Women! The Role of Testosterone in Women with Dr. Kyrin Dunston
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I am happy to have Dr. Kyrin Dunston back on the show today! Dr. Kyrin was with me before in Episode 119: Master Midlife and Stop the Menopause Madness. I invited her to join me once again today to take a deeper dive into the topic of testosterone in women. Dr. Kyrin Dunston is a leading OBGYN & Functional Medicine Expert. She has been featured on numerous podcasts and summits on NBC, Fox, Great Day Washington, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, Best Self, and more. She is the host of Her Brilliant Health Revolution Podcast and Her Brilliant Health Secrets YouTube channel, which gives women the knowledge, tools, and support they need to take control of their health and not only heal but to thrive in life. In this episode, we discuss the role of testosterone in women. Dr. Kyrin explains why there is so much ambiguity around testosterone and why it is a controlled substance. She talks about where testosterone is produced in the body, how we test for it, the signs of low testosterone, and how to treat it. She also talks about hormonal illiteracy in traditional allopathically-trained providers, explains how to advocate for your hormonal health, and shares some information about women who have had their ovaries removed in conjunction with a hysterectomy.  Testosterone is a misunderstood sex hormone that is intricately related to almost every system in the body. Tune in today to learn all you need to know about testosterone in women and find out why it is vital for you to advocate for your health when navigating midlife.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What does testosterone do in the body? How medical gaslighting happens with women. Why you can no longer allow your health care provider to have all the control of your hormonal health. Why is there so much ambiguity and misinformation around testosterone for women? Some of the more common signs of low testosterone levels. Why a good sex life is vital for a woman’s health. The function of the ovaries. What happens to women who have had their ovaries removed in conjunction with their uterus? Why there is no shame in women taking hormone replacement therapy. Is there any benefit to women ten years into menopause taking hormone replacement therapy? The pros and cons of various forms of testosterone supplement administration. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Kyrin Dunston On her website On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Book mentioned: The XX Brain by Dr. Lisa Mosconi 
Oct 30, 2021
Ep. 175 Myths About Intermittent Fasting & Ketosis! Moving Towards Better Metabolic Health with Chris Irvin
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I am delighted to have Chris Irvin joining me today! Chris is a health researcher, writer, and coach. He has his Master’s degree in exercise and nutrition science, where he studied the effects of low carb diets on human performance and therapeutics. Chris is the education manager at Perfect Keto and is the author of Keto Answers.  When finishing his Master’s degree at the University of Tampa four or five years ago, Chris was unsure whether he wanted to pursue a Ph.D. or go out and become an entrepreneur in the exercise and nutrition industry. While doing an internship at the University of Southern Florida, however, he realized that following the Ph.D. route was not for him. He had also started studying keto in grad school, and it frustrated him that all the research information was locked away in journals that were either inaccessible or hard-to-interpret. So he decided to make all the information about the ketogenic diet more accessible to the general population.  In this episode, Chris goes into the history of the ketogenic diet and explains how it evolved. He also talks about carbohydrates, reducing food cravings, and moving towards better metabolic health. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How Chris pivoted into becoming the Ketologist. The history and evolution of the ketogenic diet. Much has changed, and there has been a lot of misinformation about keto products over the last few years. Why a poor keto diet could be better than the standard American diet. Navigating the correct threshold for carbohydrates. Chris unpacks net carbs versus total carbs. Some of the contributors to obesity and metabolic inflexibility. Two things you can do to move towards better metabolic health. Things that happen in your body when you eat less frequently. How a low-carb or ketogenic diet help to reduce food cravings. Some common mistakes people tend to make with a ketogenic diet. Chris has written a book called Keto Answers. What you need to look for to find a good quality MCT oil. Products and supplements that can boost autophagy and ketosis. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Chris Irvin On his website On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Recommended books: Why We Get Sick by Dr. Benjamin Bikman Keto Answers by Chris Irvin and Anthony Gustin
Oct 23, 2021
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Oct 22, 2021
Ep. 174 Identifying and Treating Your Children's Mental Health: How We Can Be Their Greatest Support with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge
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I am happy to have a good friend and an incredible pediatric advocate joining me today! Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a mental health trailblazer! She is the founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health, and a media expert, who is changing how we view and treat children’s mental health. Her work has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, Lyme Disease, and PANS/PANDAS, using proven holistic therapies. Dr. Roseann has often been featured on dozens of media outlets.  The impact of the pandemic is undeniable. It has brought about a lot of change globally and has created many new challenges for everyone. Parents are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, and the landscape for children has altered considerably over the last fifteen or sixteen months. Children have been impacted from an academic, social, and even a psychological perspective. As a result, we are experiencing a surge in mental health problems across America in children of all ages.  In this episode, Dr. Roseann talks about how stress is affecting us as parents and explains what we can do to support our children. She also shares some stats and explains what parents need to look out for regarding anxiety, depression, and suicide in young people. Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Some signs of chronic stress or anxiety in our children that we, as parents, need to look out for. Things you can do to benefit your children’s mental health. Maternal mental health is the number one predictor of children’s mental health. Dr. Roseann explains how to help your kids create the inner confidence and resilience they need to succeed in life. Using stress to develop resilience. Teaching your kids coping skills and stress tolerance. There are benefits to experiencing failure. Dr. Roseann talks about neurofeedback and biofeedback and explains what they do for our brains. How to limit your kids’ screen-time during the pandemic. Some signs and symptoms of long-term effects of COVID. Dr. Roseann's Bio: Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a trailblazing Psychologist, Pediatric Mental Health Expert, and the founder and director of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann and Associates. Her Connecticut-based center has helped thousands of children and adults reverse the most challenging conditions such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, concussion, learning disability, Lyme Disease, and PANS/PANDAS.  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge Dr. Roseann’s website  Dr. Roseann on YouTube Dr. Roseann on Tiktok Get Dr. Roseann’s book here
Oct 16, 2021
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Oct 15, 2021
Ep. 173 How The Food You Eat Boosts Your Mood & Mental Health (and the Connection Your Gut Health Plays) with Dr. Uma Naidoo
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I am delighted to have Dr. Uma Naidoo joining me on the podcast today! Dr. Naidoo is an awarded board-certified psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, professional chef, nutrition specialist, and author of the recently released This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More. She was featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Harvard Health Press, Goop, and many others. Dr. Naidoo has a special interest in the impact of food on mood and other mental health conditions.  There were several strong influences in Dr. Naidoo’s early life. She grew up in a loving, nurturing home with a large extended South Asian family. Rather than going to pre-school, she decided to stay at home with her maternal grandmother, who was a wonderful cook. Dr. Naidoo used to help her grandmother pick fresh vegetables from the garden and prepare meals, and her grandparents taught her meditation and yoga. Her mother was a medical student, and she had many aunts and uncles who were physicians, so there was a lot of talk about science and nutrition in their home.  In this episode, Dr. Naidoo talks about food and lifestyle choices that can boost your mood and improve mental and emotional health. Tune in today to hear our fascinating conversation!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Naidoo’s background and her journey from medical school to becoming a chef and a nutrition-focused psychiatrist. What caused Dr. Naidoo to have an “aha” moment. The connection between gut health and mental health. Foods that tend to create the most problems with mental health. Why do you need to read food labels and pay close attention to your food choices? The clinical differences between men and women as our brains and bodies get older. Trauma can happen in many different ways. Foods that can impact libido. Foods that can positively impact brain health. What fiber does in the gut? Some lifestyle changes could positively impact your mental and emotional health. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Uma Naidoo Follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn,   and Twitter Check out Dr. Naidoo’s website Books mentioned: Brain Wash by David Perlmutter
Oct 09, 2021
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Oct 08, 2021
Ep. 172 Are We Eating From A Toxic Food System? Tackling Issues within the American Food Industry with Robyn O'Brien
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I am honored to be interviewing Robyn O’Brien today! Robyn is a globally recognized voice in the food industry and has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times. Her TEDx talk (based on her book, The Unhealthy Truth) exposes the shortcomings of our food system and has been viewed millions of times. It has influenced policy, legislation, and product formulation. For the last fifteen years, Robyn has advised CEOs and executives at multinational CPG companies, startups, and farm organizations. Robyn is the co-founder and managing director at rePlant Capital, a financial services firm ambitiously determined to reverse climate change through the deployment of a series of proprietary funds focused on U.S. farmers and their transition to regenerative and organic agriculture. It can be hard for those who want to make real change in our broken systems to initiate change or know where to begin. Robyn O’Brien doesn’t just make noise about problems. She builds solutions and encourages her audiences to participate by identifying their skills and experiences to leverage them as entry points for systems change. In Robyn’s story, capital is an entry point for catalytic change. If biodiversity is resiliency on the farm, Robyn deeply believes that diversity is resiliency in governance.  In this episode, Robyn explains how rePlant Capital is pioneering climate solutions by tackling soil health through a model of agricultural financing that no one else is providing. She also speaks to the importance of diverse governance and leadership in addressing these existential food, health, and climate issues.   I am very grateful to Robyn for writing her book because it has profoundly impacted the trajectory of everything I am doing right now! Stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Robyn shares her background. Robyn's motivation for investigating how our food gets produced. The additives in our food that drive allergies and food sensitivities. Some of the shocking facts that Robyn discovered about food allergies and American children. How Robyn realized that she had to use love and gratitude rather than fear when sharing her knowledge. The issues with the American food industry. Robyn talks about rePlant Capital. The difference between the conventional farm-debt industry and regenerative farming practices. Why we should never be afraid of starting small. The differences between various types of soil composition. Why water security is as critical as food security and national security. The importance of diversity. What you need to be concerned about regarding GMOs. Why we are seeing an escalated rate of allergies in our children. The importance of transparency in the food industry. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Robyn O’Brien On her website On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,   and LinkedIn Kiss the Ground website The documentary, Kiss the Ground (On Netflix)
Oct 02, 2021
Ep. 171 How Was Jimmy Moore Able To Make The Biggest Transformation? The Pivots That Helped Him Reach His Goals with Jimmy Moore
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I am delighted to welcome the notorious Jimmy Moore as my guest for today’s show! Jimmy is a bestselling author, a writer, and the host of the Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb (LLVLC) Show.  Jimmy has had an impact on the trajectory of my learning journey. I initially connected with him around intermittent fasting when I read a book he co-authored with Dr. Jason Fung called The Complete Guide to Fasting. I later read his books, Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity, both of which I highly recommend!  Jimmy has been around for quite some time. He was very productive with creating podcasts at a time when there were very few people doing that in the keto space. In this episode, Jimmy and I have a frank and transparent conversation about childhood influences, how he pivoted from being an English Poly/Psy major to learning about the ketogenic lifestyle and the Atkins Diet, and later becoming an author. Stay tuned to hear our thought-provoking discussion! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How trauma molded Jimmy into who he is today. Jimmy shares his education and career journey. What prompted Jimmy to start learning about nutrition? How Jimmy got to the point of writing books and how he got onto the publisher’s radar after writing them. Finding a balance between sharing ‘nerdy’ information and making things easy for everyone to understand. The truth about LDL and some of the more common misconceptions about cholesterol. Some of the common keto mistakes people tend to make. Why some of the narratives on social media are changing. The benefits of using a CGM. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Jimmy Moore On his website On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok
Sep 25, 2021
Ep. 170 Thinking Beyond Medication with Nourishment: Giving Your Body the Chance to Heal with Courtney Contos
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I am excited to have Courtney Contos joining me today! After years of working in restaurants, cooking, and sixteen years of teaching cooking, Courtney realized that she could probably cook most anything - even without a recipe. But, what she did not know until recently was how to nourish herself. Food is information. After suffering for 12 years with chronic debilitating rheumatoid arthritis and being told she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair, Courtney reversed her symptoms. She now helps people as a board-certified health coach specializing in functional medicine. Autoimmune diseases and disorders happen when our immune system mistakenly attacks our bodies, and the onset is usually triggered by childhood trauma, a stressful event, or antibiotic therapy. Autoimmune conditions can be systemic, localized, or both, and they tend to impact women twice as often as they do men. Some other common autoimmune disorders include psoriasis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.  In this episode, Courtney shares her story and talks about healing autoimmunity with nutrition. Stay tuned to find out more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Courtney’s traumatic childhood led to her developing chronic and debilitating rheumatoid arthritis. Traditional, western medicine does not do a great job with the prevention and management of chronic diseases. The point at which Courtney started thinking outside of the box about her condition. The changes Courtney made with her nutrition, that allowed her to heal. The benefits of starting your day with a bowl of bone broth. The various tests that you should have done to determine your nutrient deficiencies and autoimmune triggers. Some of the foods Courtney finds the most healing. The importance of pattern interrupting and trying new things. Some tips to make bitter vegetables taste more delicious. Planning your meals will help you make your cooking more interesting. Courtney talks about herbs and spices. Some tips for controlling the variables when you’re eating out. Some lifestyle choices can help you on your healing journey. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Courtney Contos On her website On Instagram  Book mentioned: When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate
Sep 22, 2021
Ep. 169 Why Should You Care About Your Metabolic Health? Empowering a Deep Understanding of Our Bodies with Dr. Casey Means
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I am delighted today to be interviewing Dr. Casey Means! She is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of the metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can help facilitate a deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means was recently featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more.  Dr. Means has an interesting story to tell. She trained as a surgeon and an ear, nose, and throat doctor. Her interest in the impact of diet, lifestyle, and nutrition on people’s foundational health started at a relatively young age. She began focusing on nutrigenomics when she was still an undergraduate student at Stanford. It was an exciting time at Stanford because the human genome project was happening, and 23andMe was going online. She enjoyed learning about the correlation between nutritional compounds and gene expression and finding out that our genes are a blueprint and not our destiny. Dr. Means is joining me today to talk about metabolic dysfunction and using continuous glucose monitors for facilitating your personalized diet. Stay tuned to find out more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Means talks about how her journey started and how she became interested in the impact of diet, lifestyle, and nutrition on people’s foundational health. The shocking amount of refined sugar that gets consumed by the average American each year and the impact that has on their metabolic health. What chronic inflammation is, what it does in the body at the cellular level, and why that is so detrimental. What happens in your body when you are overfed, when your blood sugar stays elevated over time, and when your insulin is kept high. What you should, and should not eat to maintain your metabolic flexibility. The benefits of fasting. Some practical ways of pairing proteins to help reduce blood sugar fluctuations. The impact of sex hormones on blood sugar control. What a continuous glucose monitor is and how it works. Why you need to know what’s going on in your gut microbiome. Why long-term adherence to a low carb or keto diet can cause reverse metabolic inflexibility. The correlation between blood sugar instability and debilitating hot flashes in women in perimenopause or menopause. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn    Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Casey Means On her website    Dr. Casey’s blog On Instagram @drcaseyskitchen and @levels On Twitter @drcaseyskitchen and @levels
Sep 18, 2021
Ep. 168 What To Do About Insulin Resistance Disorders (and the Role that Digestion Plays) with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
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I am delighted to have Dr. Benjamin Bikman back on the podcast today! He was with us once before in Episode 114, where he spoke about the role of insulin resistance, metabolic health, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ben is the author of a book I frequently recommend, called Why We Get Sick.  It can be quite challenging for many women to maintain a healthy weight and good metabolic health after about forty years of age. Just about all of our fat cells are made during childhood and puberty, and when we reach our sixties or seventies, the number of our fat cells starts to decline. Insulin plays a vital role in how fat cells can change and respond to sex hormones. In this episode, Dr. Ben talks about insulin, fat cells, and sex hormones in women. Stay tuned for more! Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and associate professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand the role of elevated insulin in regulating obesity and diabetes, including the relevance of ketones in mitochondrial function. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Ben explains why insulin is such an important topic for women, especially as they get older. The role of insulin in terms of how fat cells can change and respond to sex hormones. How estrogens protect women against too much fat. Why you need to be mindful about certain plant-based foods and the plastics, detergents, and chemicals we use. Why animal protein is undeniably superior to plant protein. Why your diet does not require carbohydrates even though some cells need glucose. The effects of seed oils and carbohydrates on insulin resistance. How digestion relates to insulin resistance and insulin instability. Vitamin D deficiency will contribute to insulin resistance. Why you need to know what your fasting insulin number is. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Dr. Benjamin Bikman On his Insulin IQ website On the getHLTH website On Instagram
Sep 11, 2021
Ep. 167 Let's Talk About Human Optimization: It Starts with Improving Your Metabolic Health with Dr. Jaime Seeman
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I am excited to have the total badass, Dr. Jaime Seeman, joining me as my guest for today’s show! In addition to being an integrative medicine OB-GYN, a wife, and a mom, Dr. Seeman is on the Titan Games and was crowned Mrs. Nebraska in 2020!   Dr. Seeman was infatuated with the human body while growing up, so her mom, who was her role model, encouraged her to become a doctor. After getting a degree in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences, Dr. Seeman went on to graduate medical school, where she completed her OB-GYN residency. Dr. Seeman is challenging some of the more common notions about women’s health issues. In this episode, she talks about PCOS, overcoming insulin resistance, improving your metabolic health, hormone replacement therapy, postmenopausal bone health, and gaining control of your life with good nutrition. Stay tuned for more! Dr. Jaime Seeman is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, practicing in Omaha, Nebraska. Born and raised in the state, she played collegiate softball for the Cornhuskers. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences. After that, she went to graduate medical school and completed her OB-GYN residency at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. She currently has a private practice at Mid City OB-GYN. She offers a full range of services in obstetrics, gynecology, robotic surgery, and primary care. She completed her fellowship in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona School of Medicine. She is a board-certified ketogenic nutrition specialist through The American Nutrition Association. She has a passion for fitness, preventative medicine, and ketogenic therapy not only in her medical practice but in her own life. She is married to her husband, Ben, a police Sergeant, and has three young daughters. Dr. Seeman was also Mrs. Nebraska 2020, finished Top 15 at Mrs. America 2021, and appeared on NBC Titan games with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Seeman talks about her eating habits after she transitioned from being a collegiate athlete to becoming a medical student. What PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is, how it affects women, and some common misconceptions about it. How PCOS can be treated nutritionally. How and when the nutritional piece started coming together for Dr. Seeman. Overcoming insulin resistance. How women are doing things differently now compared with twenty or thirty years ago, as they transition into perimenopause. The benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Seeman talks about different vaginal rejuvenation therapies. How low-carb and keto diets impact thyroid health. How to maintain bone health after menopause. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Jaime Seeman Her website Follow Dr. Seeman on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter
Sep 04, 2021
Ep. 166 How to Maintain a Healthier Thyroid: Interesting Thyroid Physiology Health & Preventative Care with Dr. Eric Balcavage
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I am delighted to have Dr. Eric Balcavage back on the show with us today! He appeared on the podcast once before, in Episode 105, where he spoke about thyroid physiology and chronic illness. Due to the enormous demand, we invited him to join us on the podcast once again to talk about thyroid function. Dr. Eric is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional medicine clinic in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He is also the co-host of Thyroid Answers Podcast, where he focuses on answering the pressing questions of those suffering from chronic hypothyroidism symptoms. He recently co-authored a book called Thyroid Debacle. In this episode, Dr. Eric and I take a deeper dive into thyroid physiology, bile physiology, detoxification, and chronic illnesses. We talk about the signs and symptoms of subclinical hypothyroidism, fat malabsorption, and the use of synthetic versus non-synthetic thyroid medications. We also discuss why people can have lab values suggestive of them being persistently hypothyroid despite their use of escalating doses of medications. Stay tuned today to learn what stops the thyroid from functioning optimally and find out what you can do to maintain a healthier thyroid. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: The physiology of the thyroid. Some things that could impact the conversion from inactive to active thyroid hormone. Seed oils, and the association between thyroid physiology, thyroid glands, and cells. Why is it possible to have hypothyroid or hyperthyroid signs and symptoms when there is nothing wrong with the thyroid gland? Why forcing extra thyroid hormone into the bloodstream does not mean that you will optimize the cell function. Why does lab work have to be properly evaluated and interpreted? The last point at which hypothyroidism could be reversed. The use of synthetic thyroid medications versus non-synthetic medications. Is it normal to have insomnia after changing your thyroid medication? The connection between HDL and fat malabsorption. Thyroiditis and Hashimoto’s. Dr. Eric shares his take on how iodine relates to thyroid function. Why do people tend to feel cold when they have an underactive thyroid? Intermittent fasting for perimenopausal and menopausal women with an underactive thyroid. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Eric Balcavage On his website The Thyroid Answers Podcast    Follow on Instagram and Twitter  
Aug 28, 2021
Ep. 165 A Fresh Perspective On Menopause & Fitness: The Importance of Listening to Your Body with Debra Atkinson
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I am thrilled to have the Menopause Fitness Expert, Debra Atkinson, joining me today! Debra is the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl and Hot, Not Bothered. She is also the host of the Flipping 50 podcast with over 1 million downloads and the TEDx talk Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie. Debra is a 37-year fitness expert, prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology, and founder of Flipping 50, the first and only online fitness membership dedicated exclusively to women in menopause.  There is a common misconception that everyone should exercise in the same way. People tend to believe that because many authorities in the fitness industry are still operating on guidelines and position statements that view men and women of all ages as a collective. In reality, no one fits the norm. Women in menopause might not even be in the same place right now as they were six months ago, or where they will be, three to six months from now. Stay tuned today to get Debra’s insightful recommendations for navigating where you are and selecting a diet and exercise strategy to suit you as an individual. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Why do women approaching menopause need to exercise differently? Some of the physical changes that happen as women mature. The kind of exercise that helps with muscle development and the kind that helps with bone density. The importance of getting the right nutrition and enough sleep as you approach menopause. Why you need to tune into the feedback that your body is giving you. Reversing the effects of aging with strength training. How to gauge the right intensity for stimulating muscle growth. The best exercises for middle-aged women looking to lose body fat. The supplements that Debra most often recommends for her clients. How the loss of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone manifests in women approaching menopause. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Debra Atkinson Follow Debra on Facebook and Instagram Debra’s website Flipping50 HNB 10 DAY Challenge  The challenge offers a daily workout (or recovery) video PLUS an audio recording telling them exactly how what they'll do positively influences hormones. Those who get in early get access to mobility videos and "how-to" videos so they'll feel good even before it starts and complete with greater success.  Check it out here:   Hot, Not Bothered! Challenge 
Aug 21, 2021
Ep. 164 Digest Some Of The Scientific Findings Between Nutrient Deficiency And Mental Health: It’s Time to Upgrade Your Diet with Junaid Kalmadi
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Today, I am excited to welcome Junaid Kalmadi as my guest! Junaid is the founder & CEO of Farmers Juice, which delivers organic cold-pressed juices and wellness shots, including keto-friendly options, at nearly half the cost of a juice shop. The juice stays fresh for thirty days, using an innovative technology called HPP.  Farmers Juice has developed the world’s first keto-friendly and functional green juice line that includes adaptogens, antioxidants, and mushrooms to boost focus, calm, and athletic performance. Their mission is to make the highest quality cold-pressed juicing affordable, support the human rights of 2.4 million farmers in the US, and champion the next generation of farming with regenerative agriculture. Stay tuned today to hear about Junaid’s journey, and learn how to upgrade your diet by incorporating cold-pressed juices into your lifestyle. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What motivated Junaid to jump into the entrepreneurial space and get to where he is today. How the Standard American Diet (“SAD”) impacted Junaid’s mental, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing. How Junaid managed to overcome his unhealthy lifestyle habits and improve his mental health when he was in college. Why you should care about soil. Why Junaid focuses on supporting the farmers. What you need to be looking for when purchasing a good quality cold-pressed juice. What cold-pressing does to fruit and vegetables. How you can prevent food waste in your home. The daily rituals that Junaid recommends for grounding yourself and helping you to evolve as an individual. What prompted Junaid to create a line specifically for carb and keto-conscious individuals. How to home-blend a delicious and nutritious smoothie.  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Junaid Kalmadi On his website On Facebook, and Instagram Get five dollars off your juice here. Use the coupon code CYNTHIA at checkout
Aug 18, 2021
Ep. 163 Meet the Internationally-Recognized, Anti-Aging Researcher with a Passion for Detecting and Preventing Age-Related Conditions with Dr. Gil Blander
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I am delighted to have Dr. Gil Blander, an internationally recognized anti-aging researcher, joining me on the show today! Gil has a background in the basic biology of aging and translating his discoveries into new ways of detecting and preventing age-related conditions. He received a Ph.D. in biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. He has been featured In CNN Money, The New York Times, Forbes, The Financial Times, and The Boston Globe. There are many connections between Gil’s childhood in Israel and his quest for longevity. One of his relatives passed away when he was twelve years old. When that happened, Gil realized that he would not live forever. It worried him, and that concern stimulated his interest in longevity and aging and prompted him to study biology, do a Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science, spend five years at MIT in the best lab to study aging, and found InsideTracker. Listen in today to find out all you need to know about the lifestyle choices that will promote anti-aging and longevity. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Gil shares his background. What prompted Gil to leave the lab at MIT to go into the private sector. How and why caloric restriction extends our lifespan. How Gil transitioned from academia into the private sector. Gil explains what happens in the body when calories are restricted. How Gil managed to find the best blood biomarkers for longevity,   performance, and wellness. How Gil found the interventions to optimize anti-aging blood biomarkers. How nutrition and lifestyle changes can aid longevity. How the InsideTracker process works, and why it utilizes blood rather than saliva or urine for the testing. Gill talks about bio-individuality and clarifies some of the confusion often associated with epigenetic testing. Foods that promote or prevent longevity. The lifestyle choices that are essential for anti-aging and longevity. Gil talks about supplements. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Gil Blander (InsideTracker) On the website – Save 25% on Inside Tracker by using this referral link! On Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn,   and Twitter Book mentioned: Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To  by Dr. David Sinclair
Aug 14, 2021
Ep. 162 Learn More About Blood Sugar And Intermittent Fasting: A Look at the Science of Dieting With Melanie Avalon
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Today, the amazing, smart, and talented Melanie Avalon joins me once again! Melanie is a SAG-AFTRA actress, author of What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine, host of the top iTunes podcasts The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast, and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with Gin Stephens, and she has appeared on this podcast twice before. Melanie is certified as a wine specialist by the WSET and as a holistic nutritionist by the AFPA. She is also a member of MENSA. Melanie developed the top iTunes app, “Food Sense Guide", to help those with food sensitivities, and she currently runs three rapidly growing Facebook groups. A few months ago, Melanie and I had a long conversation and decided to do two episodes at the same time. The first was Episode 143, which aired in April. In that episode, we focused on biohacking, for which Melanie is well-known. For today’s episode, we pivot and focus on blood sugar dysregulation. Melanie and I will bring you up to speed with everything you need to know about managing your blood sugar, tapping into the intrinsic hormonal regulation in your body, and ensuring that your blood sugar is well supported. Stay tuned for more!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How Melanie first became interested in the science of dieting. Melanie talks about metabolic flexibility, the amount of energy stored in our body fat, and the purpose of insulin. Why your bio-individuality needs to be taken into account when figuring out the best diet. What a continuous glucose monitor is, what it does, and the benefits of using it. Why Melanie decided to bring carbs back into her diet. Why Melanie feels that the definitions of low fat, high carb versus a high fat, low carb are so important. Dairy is a hormonal food designed for growth. Melanie talks about the Lumen, which is one of the easiest biohacking devices to use. Melanie discusses the Biosense ketone meter. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Melanie Avalon On Facebook or PaleoOMAD, or Clean Beauty and Safe Skin Care  On Twitter  On her website The Intermittent Fasting Podcast The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast Books mentioned:  The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
Aug 07, 2021
Ep. 161 The Nutritional Battlefield & Debunking Chronic Diseases: How Most Food Has Become Poison with Dr. Robert Lustig
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I am happy to have Dr. Robert Lustig joining me today! He is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He is one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976 and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and the recently-released book Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine. Many people assume that any food sold in the grocery store is healthy. But the truth is that most of the food-like substances that people are consuming today are far from real, and they do not metabolically support either a healthy body or a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Lustig lived in the ecosystem of modern medicine for forty years. Then, after doing some research, he saw that the data he was generating did not conform to the party line. So, in 2007, he started speaking out about what he thought to be the biggest problem in nutrition- sugar. Stay tuned to find out how Dr. Lustig is debunking modern medicine and chronic disease, and learn what you can do to navigate the modern-day nutritional battlefield. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What Dr. Lustig discovered when he started doing research. Why Dr. Lustig wrote his first book, Fat Chance. The difference between nutrition and food science. How most food has become poison. Why the concept of calories should be disregarded. Dr. Lustig talks about leptin resistance and explains what you can do to overcome it. Why eighty-eight percent of Americans have metabolic dysfunction. Dr. Lustig explains what we need to eat to have a healthy diet. Dr. Lustig shares his proposed definition of healthy. The importance of fiber. The problem with Big Pharma. Dr. Lustig explains why food subsidies do not make sense. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Lustig On his website  Get his new book here!  On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 
Jul 31, 2021
Ep. 160 The Power Of Behavior-Centric Health & Wellness: Trade-Offs for a Long and Happy Life with Jon Levy
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The pandemic has changed so much for so many of us. Our children are growing up facing unforeseen challenges, and many of us feel uncertain and fearful about what lies ahead. Human beings were never meant to be alone. Yet today, people are suffering from social isolation, a lack of contact, and not touching or connecting physically with anyone. I am happy to have Jon Levy joining me as my guest for today! Jon is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influencing, human connection, and decision making. More than a decade ago, Jon founded The Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for industry leaders ranging from Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities, and executives, to artists, musicians, and even the occasional princess. With thousands of members, Influencers is the largest community of its type worldwide.  In Levy’s latest book, You’re Invited, readers are guided through the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone, regardless of their stature or celebrity. The book demonstrates how we develop influence, gain trust, and build community so that we can impact our communities and achieve that which is important to us. In this episode, Jon talks about the impact that the pandemic has had on our society, and discusses the effect it has had on people's wellbeing, happiness, and longevity. Be sure to stay tuned today to find out what you can do to improve your current situation, create more connectedness in your life, adapt to this ever-changing world, and help your children to thrive going forward into the future. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Jon discusses the impact of the loneliness and lack of physical connection that so many of us are experiencing now due to the pandemic. Jon shares some of the foremost predictors of human longevity. Anti-fragility is a critical characteristic of humans. Jon explains why building and retaining a social muscle is vital. What happens to people when they spend several hours per day on social media. Jon discusses the trade-offs that we have to make to live long and happy lives. Experience post-traumatic growth rather than post-traumatic stress. Jon explains how to foster a sense of connection with others as things start to open up again after fifteen months of isolation. Jon explains what bonds us as humans. Vulnerability builds trust and strengthens relationships. Knowing where to draw the line when giving to others is vital. Jon discusses the big issue with behavioral change. Creating more connectedness in your life. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Jon Levy On his website     On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Additional Social Handles: @JonLevyTLB on Clubhouse    Jon’s new book: You're Invited: The Art & Science of Cultivating Influence Book mentioned: The Rabbit Effect by Kelli Harding
Jul 24, 2021
Ep. 159 Lara Adler Explains The Link Between Chemical Exposure And Weight Gain & Other Health Issues
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I’m excited to have Lara Adler as my guest for today’s show! Lara is an Environmental Toxins Expert and Educator. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, who teaches health coaches, nutritionists, and other holistic health practitioners how to eliminate the number one thing holding their clients back from the results they are seeking- the unaddressed link between chemicals and chronic health problems. Lara trains practitioners to become experts in everyday toxic exposures so they can improve client outcomes without spending hundreds of hours researching on their own. The information about environmental toxins that Lara will be sharing today is vital for you, the listeners, on many different levels. People are often surprised to learn that there is not much protection in the US, even though we have federal agencies designed to protect consumers. Even from my perspective, as a savvy, allopathic, western medicine, functionally-trained nurse practitioner, I learned a lot from Lara that I did not know before, so stay tuned today to hear about the nasty truth behind environmental toxins. This episode is important, so be sure to listen to it several times, take actionable steps, and share it with your loved ones!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Lara discusses the scope of the issue of environmental toxins. Why the products in the marketplace are not guaranteed to be safe. Our skin is our largest organ, yet most people don’t even think of skin as an organ. We absorb many of the chemicals and compounds that we put on our skin. How the levels of chemicals, and the associations between chemical exposures and certain illnesses or outcomes, are determined. Lara talks about what sparked her interest in the area of environmental toxins. Lara talks about endocrine-disrupting chemicals. She explains what they are and why we need to be concerned about them. Lara talks about phthalates and some of the other more common obesogens. We need to be a voice for others and protect those who have no access to workable solutions or organic food. How to make meaningful changes, starting with things that are free and easy. The problem with non-stick cookware. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Lara shares some healthy resources. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Lara Adler On her website On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Resources: Watch “The Devil We Know” and “Dark Waters” on Netflix. Lara has curated several shopping guides on her website.
Jul 17, 2021
Ep. 158 Root Cause & Treatment For SIBO, A Digestive System Condition: Addressing the Misconceptions With Phoebe Lapine
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I am delighted to have Phoebe Lapine joining me as my guest for today’s show! Phoebe is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary instructor, award-winning blogger, recipe developer, Hashimoto’s advocate, prior podcast host, and speaker. She was born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat.  Many people suffer from the symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) for years without ever getting the right treatment or knowing that their symptoms might be caused by something much deeper. Sixty percent of IBS is caused by SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), which is Phoebe’s area of expertise. There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings around SIBO because it is so nuanced. Phoebe is joining me today to shed some light on the topic. She will explain how to uncover the root causes of SIBO and discuss the connection between SIBO and thyroid issues. She will also talk about finding the best diet for healing IBS and tell us which ones work best. Be sure to stay tuned for more!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Where Phoebe’s passionate interest in SIBO first started. What SIBO is. The physical symptoms that could result from SIBO. Phoebe explains what happens when the gut does not move things along as it should. Phoebe talks about the correlation between old injuries, abdominal surgery, and developing SIBO. Although food poisoning might seem innocuous, it could cause problems down the line. Why thyroid replacement therapy puts people at risk for SIBO. The vicious cycle between hormone levels and gut health. Phoebe talks about testing for SIBO. The different types of SIBO. How lifestyle choices can impact recovery from SIBO. The power of the mind-gut connection. Some suggestions for relieving the pain, gas, and bloating associated with SIBO. Phoebe talks about the benefits of the Low FODMAP Diet for SIBO. Ways to use your diet as a tool for overcoming leaky gut. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Phoebe Lapine Follow Phoebe on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Phoebe’s website Order Phoebe’s books, SIBO Made Simple, or The Wellness Project
Jul 10, 2021
Ep. 157 Biochemistry Secrets To Burn Fat Faster: Navigating the Science of Fat With Dr. Sylvia Tara
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I am excited to welcome Dr. Sylvia Tara today as my guest for the show! Dr. Tara was driven to research fat, science, and lifestyle after she finally got fed up with eating less and exercising more than her slimmer friends throughout her life. Her experiences told her there was more to weight loss than just “calories in, calories out.” As a biochemist, she was driven to get to the bottom of fat’s mysteries and the reasons it vexes us. In her best-selling book, The Secret Life of Fat, she reveals the complex biology of fat, how it resists loss, and what to do to remove stubborn fat.  Dr. Tara holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After trying dozens of different diets and failing with all of them, she started using every tool at her disposal, talking to researchers, and reading as many research papers as possible to learn the truth about fat and find out why she had so much difficulty losing weight. What she learned was surprising, and it answered all of her questions. Be sure to listen in today to find out what Dr. Tara discovered about fat and the way it functions. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Tara talks about her book, The Secret Life of Fat, and discusses her motivation for writing it. The most surprising aspect of fat. Dr. Tara talks about leptin and the communication between fat tissue and the brain. Why it is so hard for some people to lose weight, and what you need to be mindful of to be a successful dieter. Dr. Tara shares some strategies for maintaining weight loss. Dr. Tara has recently launched a course to help people navigate through the science of fat. There are reproductive differences that women experience as they age that impact their ability to lose weight. The many benefits of exercise for women as they age. The importance of maintaining a healthy layer of fat as you age. Certain viruses can be correlated to fat and can cause a higher risk of obesity. Navigating your way around the endocrine-mimicking chemicals that we are often exposed to environmentally or through food. Some of the genetic propensities that make some people more susceptible to gaining weight. Dr. Tara talks about the bacteria in the gut biome that can impact the ability to gain or lose weight and what you can do to control it. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Sylvia Tara The Secret Life of Fat Website On Facebook      The Secret Life of Fat on Amazon
Jul 03, 2021
Ep. 156 Mysterious Effects On Hormones & Intermittent Fasting: Tips for Optimizing Estrogen Metabolism with Dr. Stephanie Gray
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I am excited to welcome a fellow nurse practitioner, Dr. Stephanie Gray, as my guest for today’s show!  Stephanie Gray, DNP, MS, ARNP, AGNP-C, ABAAHP, FAARFM, is a functional medicine provider who helps men and women build sustainable and optimal health and longevity so that they can focus on what matters most to them!   Stephanie helps women in mid-life, who feel like their bodies have betrayed them, step back into their bodies by restoring optimal hormone levels so they can regain their sleep, figure, mood, and feel amazing once again. She is known for keeping hormone replacement therapy sexy, safe, and effective. Stephanie saw a lot of incontinence while doing her graduate training in nursing homes. She realized that urinary incontinence was the primary reason for people being admitted to long-term care facilities. So she learned the art of pessary fitting, and through that, discovered that there were non-surgical and non-pharmacological options for urinary incontinence. Those options helped people regain some dignity and allowed them to stay in their own homes. Stephanie decided that there had to be a similar approach for every other condition, so she sought out the necessary training, became a nurse practitioner, and started a practice of her own. Be sure to listen in today, to hear Stephanie’s story, and learn all you need to know about hormones and hormone therapy. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Stephanie discusses what motivated her to focus on hormone therapy. Stephanie’s health journey led her along the route of learning functional medicine, which involved optimizing her hormones. The first signs of hormonal imbalance in the body, which could tip people off that there is something wrong. Stephanie discusses pellets, BiEst, and TriEst and talks about the age at which people can start using hormone therapy safely, and the length of time that hormone therapy can continue being used. Some of the reasons for women getting hot flashes. Stephanie discusses the tests that she prefers for her patients. Stephanie explains why it is vital to find someone who can test your hormone levels effectively. Stephanie talks about hormones, bone density, osteoporosis, and osteopenia. The difference between bioidentical and synthetic hormone medications. Stephanie explains what having a hysterectomy represents for a woman. Some tips to help middle-aged women to optimize their estrogen metabolism. Stephanie owns Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Stephanie Gray The website for her book podcast/blog/supplements The Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic Website On Social media: stephaniegraydnp Resources: Thanks10 will provide 10% off purchases at www.yourlongevityblueprint.com (including Stephanie’s book, Your Longevity Blueprint.) If you purchase Stephanie’s book, she has 2 free pdfs, a quick start guide, and a pdf of questionnaires to help you determine where you need to start. Go to https://yourlongevityblueprint.com/ylb-bonus/ 
Jun 26, 2021
Ep. 155 Stages For Healing From Post Betrayal Syndrome: Surviving To Thriving with Dr. Debi Silber
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Today, I am delighted to have Dr. Debi Silber joining me as my guest! Debi is a holistic psychologist and an expert in health, mindset, and personal development. She is the author of the #1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind, and Life After a Life Crisis. Her recent Ph.D. study on how women experience betrayal made three ground-breaking discoveries that change how long it takes to heal. In addition to being on FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz Show, TEDx, and more, Debi is an award-winning speaker, coach, and author dedicated to helping women move past their betrayals, once and for all. Almost everyone has experienced an issue of betrayal at some point in their life. Every relationship, whether with a partner, parent, friend, or co-worker, has rules that are either spoken or unspoken. Betrayal involves breaking one of those rules, and the more we trust someone and depend on them, the deeper the betrayal, so when someone you trust shatters your sense of safety and security, it is traumatizing, and lots of cleaning up become necessary. Be sure to listen in today to find out how unhealed betrayal can impact your health, work, and relationships, and learn what you can do about it. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Debi unpacks what betrayal is, why it hurts, what it impacts, and what it creates. There is a physical component to a betrayal that could be even stronger than the emotional component. Debi talks about two ways that people tend to go about dealing with betrayal. You can use your experience of betrayal to help the next generation. Debi shares some statistics related to physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of a betrayal. Some of the findings from the study Debi did on betrayal for her Ph.D. Debi explains why you need to find the right person to speak to about your traumatic experience. Debi discusses the five stages, from betrayal to breakthrough, talks about where people tend to get stuck, and explains how to move from one stage to the next. Debi explains how she determines whether or not people are ready to move forward in their process. Debi unpacks Post Betrayal Syndrome and Post Betrayal Transformation. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Debi Silber On her website
Jun 23, 2021
Ep. 154 How to Normalize Your Thyroid Function: What You Can Do To Help Support Your Body with Dr. Alan Christianson
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I am delighted to have Dr. Alan Christianson joining me as my guest for today’s show! Dr. Christianson is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid care. He is also a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset Diet. Dr. Christianson is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College of Thyroidology. He has featured in countless media appearances, including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. Although tons of information about thyroid conditions is available out there, it can be confusing because so much of it is conflicting. Recent findings have shown that much of what we believed to be true in the past has changed. Thyroid disease has also changed. Thyroid cancers, the prevalence of thyroid treatment, and diagnoses for chronic disease have all tripled over the last couple of decades. Fortunately, Dr. Christianson is an incredible resource! He is joining us today to dive into some of the recent discoveries about the causes of thyroid disease and share some encouraging findings. Stay tuned to learn more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Christianson talks about the changes that have been happening regarding thyroid disease over the last twenty years. Dr. Christianson talks about the most important factor for the increase in thyroid disease over the last couple of decades. Understanding it can offer a solution for many people. How the thyroid works, its physiology, and how iodine interacts with it. Why there is so much iodine in dairy products. Dr. Christianson talks about the shift that took place around the mid-1980s that is relevant to thyroid disease. Everything related to iodine in our body gets filtered through the thyroid function. What you need to be aware of and understand to make educated decisions about the products you use. What almost everyone with thyroid problems can do to normalize their thyroid function in a very short time. Dr. Christianson shares some encouraging findings regarding over and underactive thyroid function. Dr. Christianson talks about thyroid medicines. Things you should take into account when having a thyroid test. What you can do to help support your body. The various factors that work together to exacerbate thyroid function. Lifestyle factors that impact thyroid function. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Dr. Alan Christianson On Facebook On Instagram On Pinterest On YouTube On his website
Jun 19, 2021
Ep. 153 Fix Your Mouth/Fix Your Health: Reversing Tooth Decay Naturally with Trina Felber
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I am delighted to have the opportunity to connect with Trina Felber today! Trina is the Creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, a premier, all-natural dental care company that focuses on oral health as the gateway to internal health. She is a long-standing nurse anesthetist, a mom, and a wife.  Trina believes that the antiseptic products we use in our mouths are doing us more harm than good. She pivoted to become an oral health expert after more than 25 years as a registered nurse. She created natural products to biohack your dental health for stronger, cleaner, whiter teeth and improved overall health. There is so much value in what Trina has to share today! This episode will blow your mind and completely change your perspective on dental health and dental care, so be sure to listen in!  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Trina explains how she transitioned from being a nurse anesthetist to becoming an oral health care guru. Trina discusses Weston A. Price and his theories on the relationship between nutrition, dental health, and physical health. Trina talks about dental health, the anatomy of teeth, how cavities happen, and why we become prone to staining, decay, and plaque. Some tips to help you protect your teeth. The effects that wearing a mask can have on your oral health. The impact that the ingredients in commercially made toothpaste and mouthwashes have on the mouth and gut biomes. The three things that any dental product that you use needs to do. Why you should not use toothpaste that contains glycerine. How various types of light therapy can whiten your teeth and prevent inflammation. Why you should not use peroxide to whiten your teeth. Trina talks about skincare products. Some tips to set yourself up for success after eating acidic foods. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Trina Felber On her website On Facebook On Instagram Links: Facelift Kit Dental Detox Kit LED Teeth Whitener
Jun 12, 2021
Ep. 152 Metabolic and Hormonal Spark: The Value of Lifestyle Shifts with Dr. Jade Teta
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I am delighted today to have Dr. Jade Teta as my guest! He is an integrative physician, author, and expert in natural health, fitness, metabolism, and self-development. He spent the last 25 years immersed in the study of strength and conditioning, hormonal metabolism, and the psychology of change and success. He recently started a new company, Next Level Human. It combines his medical and fitness knowledge with his expertise in self-development and mindset change. He writes and lectures extensively to healthcare professionals and the public about lifestyle medicine, natural health, and mindset change.  Hormonal health and metabolic issues are an enormous pain point for many of my followers and the women in my program. Making lifestyle shifts can be very valuable in helping us develop healthy metabolic habits and easing us through the changes that both men and women tend to go through in middle age. Join us on the show today to hear Dr. Teta’s story and learn about some lifestyle changes that you can make to improve your metabolic processes and better your hormonal health.    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Teta talks about his journey that began at fifteen and his pivot into the hormonal health and metabolism space. How females were under-represented in the research community before 2001. Dr. Teta discusses some of the changes that occur in women who are older than thirty-five, which made him start second-guessing his original methodology and philosophies around weight loss and nutrition. How estrogen and progesterone affect what Dr. Teta refers to as SHMEC (Sleep, Hunger, Mood, Energy, and Cravings). A simple analogy to help you understand estrogen and progesterone. How biofeedback signals can help you to understand your metabolism. Dr. Teta shares what he has found to work best for most women as a different approach to exercise. Why calories matter. Dr. Teta shares his take on eating for satiety versus eating for calories and marrying macros. Most people only focus on diet and exercise without accounting for stress and movement. Dr. Teta talks about buffer foods and trigger foods. Dr. Teta discusses his strategy for helping women find the diet that works best for them. Dr. Teta talks about intermittent fasting. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Teta Teta On his website On Instagram        The Next Level Human Podcast
Jun 05, 2021
Ep. 151 Key Factors To Boost Everyday Wellness: A Data-Driven Approach to Good Health with Marty Kendall
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I am excited today to be joined by Marty Kendall. Marty is an engineer who seeks to optimize nutrition using a data-driven approach. His interest in nutrition began eighteen years ago to help his wife Monica gain better control of her Type 1 Diabetes. Since then, he has worked to develop a systematized approach to nutrition tailored for a wide range of goals. Marty has been sharing his learnings at OptimisingNutrition.com and has developed Nutrient Optimiser and Data-Driven Fasting to guide people on their journey of nutritional optimization.  Monica was only ten years old when she was diagnosed with diabetes. She suffered decreasing control of her health until she and Marty met about fifteen years later. When they got married, neither Monica nor Marty knew anything about managing diabetes. Marty had no idea what he was getting into, but he learned quickly and found a doctor who taught them both a lot by turning their situation into a maths game. That intrigued Marty and motivated him to strive towards having healthy pregnancies by managing the numbers. Be sure to stay tuned today to hear Marty’s story and learn about his data-driven approach to good health.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Marty shares the story of how he and Monica learned to control her diabetes by managing the numbers. Marty talks about the first step he took in helping to support his wife before she started riding the keto wave. Different people process macronutrients differently. Marty discusses the problems he had when he tried to optimize food choices for people with diabetes. Marty talks about the nutritional dogma that contributed to many metabolic diseases that we see currently in westernized countries. What energy toxicity represents. Marty provides an overview of the carb insulin index. Why you should check your blood sugar when you feel hungry, and not after you have already eaten. Whether or not you should avoid eating when your blood sugar rises more than thirty. Marty gives his take on biohacking devices like CGMs and glucometers. Using your blood sugar as a fuel gauge. Marty talks about how insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance influence people’s fat threshold. Marty describes some of the more common nutrient deficiencies. How Marty’s Nutrient Optimiser app blows away dogma and helps people select the right foods for their nutritional requirements. Navigating eating out. Marty reveals his recommendations for overcoming emotional eating, weight loss and insulin sensitivity, protein intake while on a maintenance diet, and gaining more muscle mass. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Marty Kendall On websites: Optimising Nutrition, Data-Driven Fasting, Nutrient Optimiser, or Big Fat Keto Lies On social media: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest Marty’s Offers: Data-Driven Fasting Challenge High Protein: Energy Recipe Book Fat Loss Recipe Book Book mentioned: Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
May 29, 2021
Ep. 150 TikTok Star On His High-Performance Perspective & Fasting: Becoming Better Versions of Ourselves with Jeremy Abramson
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I am super excited to welcome Jeremy Abramson as my guest for today! Jeremy is a health coach, wellness entrepreneur, and corporate culture creator. After working one-on-one with elite athletes and CEOs for several years, he started pursuing a more ambitious path to impact a wider audience: Corporate America. He’s making a massive impact through his live events and online presence, where he empowers people to take ownership of their lives through movement, gratitude, and joy.  Jeremy is known as the High Energy Coach because he helps top-level executives and entrepreneurs unleash their fullest potential. He is known worldwide for his expertise, mindful movement, mindset, nutrition, and neuroscience. He has built a community of over 600,000 on TikTok and continues to expand his impact globally. He is the host of the Thrive University Podcast with the mission to inspire and empower you with the knowledge and wisdom to transform your thoughts, habits, relationships, intention, vitality, and enthusiasm so that you can stop settling for mediocrity and live your dream life. Join us today and learn how to overcome your self-limiting beliefs and take ownership of your life. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Jeremy talks about things that determine the quality of your life. Travel is a way to magnify our consciousness and awareness and become better versions of who we are. Jeremy talks about his journey of discovery as he transitioned to become a mindset guru. Jeremy helps people embody what they want to communicate to others. The work you do for yourself will reflect in the work you do for others. Jeremy talks about what it was like to spend time learning from Joe Dispenza. Money and what it means to be wealthy. Some of the changes that Jeremy has seen in how people keep physically active since Covid. Moving your body increases your intuition and helps you grow and stay sharper. Jeremy talks about psychedelics and the benefits of micro-dosing. Jeremy discusses the foods and supplements that are most beneficial and best support his physical and mental health. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Jeremy Abramson On his website On TikTok On Instagram Thrive University Podcast Recommended book: How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan  
May 22, 2021
Ep. 149 Keto Flex, Feasting and Fasting: Bringing the Body Back to Normal Function with Ben Azadi
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I am excited to talk to Ben Azadi today! Ben is the author of four best-selling books, Keto Flex, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. He has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. In 2008, Ben went through a personal health transformation of shredding 80 pounds of pure fat. Ever since he has been on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle. Ben is also the host of a top 15 podcast, The Keto Kamp Podcast, and the fast-growing Keto Kamp YouTube channel with over 122,000 subscribers. Ben is known as 'The Health Detective' because he investigates dysfunction, and he educates, not medicates, to bring the body back to normal function. He is the founder of Keto Kamp, a global brand bringing awareness to ancient healing strategies such as the keto diet and fasting. Ben’s latest book, Keto Flex: The 4 Secrets to Reduce Inflammation, Burn Fat, and Reboot Your Metabolism, was a labor of love that took him a little over two years to complete. Be sure to tune in today to find out about his latest book, and hear what he has to say about keto and fasting.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Ben gives a general overview of his latest book, Keto Flex. Ben talks about ketosis. He explains what it is, why we would want to aim for it, and why we should not get fixated on devices. Ben discusses the benefits of teaching your body to burn fat as the primary fuel source. It is easy to overdo certain fatty foods, like cheese or nuts. Ben explains how to burn extra body fat with keto. Ben shares his thought on using devices to measure ketones. In his book, Ben shares fifteen bio-hacks for getting better sleep. Optimizing sleep is vital. Sleep can impact our ability to become fat-adapted and have success with intermittent fasting. Ben shares two great sleep tips. Ben shares some fasting strategies. Taking responsibility for your health. Ben discusses how he helps women feel better about themselves and what he does to stay positive. Ben shares a valuable takeaway from his book, Keto Flex. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Ben Azadi On his website On Instagram, Facebook, YouTube On Clubhouse: @thebenazadi Get your copy of Ben’s new book Keto Flex The Keto Kamp Podcast Books mentioned: The Unhealthy Truth by Rachel Kranz and Robyn O'Brien Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Ultimate Library Collection (On Audible) Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz The Secret Life of Fat by Sylvia Tara The Art of Living by Bob Proctor The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
May 15, 2021
Ep. 148 How Much Difference Does Salt Intake Make? Real Salt Nutrition & Fasting with Darryl Bosshardt
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I am excited to connect with Darryl Bosshardt today! Darryl is passionate about healthily living, healthy eating, and life-long learning. He grew up working for the family mineral business in Redmond, Utah. Then he earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Utah University, followed by an MBA at Western Governors University. Darryl oversees the salt company, Redmond. Salt is one of the most misunderstood minerals on Earth. For thousands of years, it has sustained life and provided a source of trade. It even got used as currency. However, over the last century, salt has become known to many as a dangerous chemical that should be avoided at all costs. Things are changing, though. Currently, research is returning salt to its place of necessity for human health because without salt, everything dies. Be sure to join us today, to hear Darryl’s story, discover the misconceptions around sea salt, and find out about the vital role that salt plays in our lives. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Darryl explains where salt comes from. How Darryl and his family got into the salt business. Darryl explains why salt is not bad for us and unpacks its benefits. How sea salt differs chemically from the iodized salt used in processed foods. Darryl discusses the unique flavors of various natural salts and explains how to know if you’re buying a high-quality product. The truth about salt substitutes. Darryl shares his thoughts on magnesium supplementation. We need to remain connected to how we respond to dehydration. Adding electrolytes to your water can make a big difference to how you feel. The importance of getting enough salt when fasting intermittently. The role salt plays in our bodies.Redmond Salt is now producing Relyte, a flavored electrolyte product.  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Darryl Bosshardt On Facebook  On Instagram For salt products On his website 
May 08, 2021
Ep. 147 Women, Keto & Weight Loss Plateaus: From Fertility through Menopause with Maria Emmerich
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Today, I am delighted to have Maria Emmerich joining me. Maria is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood. That led her to become such a passionate nutrition expert. “My goal is to help transform people’s lives and start living again!” Maria specializes in brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. Her expertise has sent her around the world speaking about ketogenic diets. She has also cooked with Halle Berry and writes for Halle’s website. Twenty-three years ago, Maria was twice her size, and she had some serious issues going on. The doctor told her she had PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), which is type-2 diabetes that affects female fertility. She also had acid reflux, depression, and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). The doctor told her she was doing nothing wrong. Those were just the cards she was dealt.  She took her dog to the vet the same week because it was losing its hair, and the first question he asked her was what she was feeding it. When she changed the dog’s diet, its hair grew back. That got her thinking, so she started doing some research. She discovered that PCOS was caused by too much caffeine, sugar, and carbohydrates, which was what she was living on. She was only sixteen at the time, but she started making some dietary changes. Be sure to join us today to hear Maria’s inspiring story and find what she has to say about healing yourself with the food you eat. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Maria shares her background story. The journey towards health and wellness does not happen overnight. Some aspects evolve and shift over a lifetime. Maria discusses how she discovered the benefits of the ketogenic diet and what motivated her to stick to it. Why you should avoid processed foods even if they claim to be ketogenic. What makes women different. Some of the mistakes Maria sees women making when they come to keto that cause them to assume that keto is not working. Maria has a free macro calculator on her website. Maria talks about what alcohol does to our bodies and sleep patterns. Maria shares her thoughts on bioidenticals versus supplementation, as women make the transition from being fertile to perimenopause to menopause. Maria talks about the protein-sparing fast and shares some strategies for fasting successfully. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Maria Emmerich On her ketomaria.com On her Keto-adapted website On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Maria’s free e-book
May 01, 2021
Ep. 146 Fasting Strategies & Troubleshooting: How to Revolutionize Your Life with Dr. David Jockers
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I am delighted and excited today to welcome Dr. David Jockers as my guest! Dr. Jockers is a doctor of natural medicine. He runs one of the most popular natural health websites, which has gotten over 1 million monthly visitors. His work has been seen on popular media such as the Dr. Oz show and Hallmark Home and Family. Dr. Jockers is the author of the best-selling books The Keto Metabolic Breakthrough and The Fasting Transformation. He is a world-renowned expert in the area of ketosis, fasting, inflammation, and functional nutrition. He is also the host of the popular “Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition” podcast. Dr. Jockers was a personal trainer in his early twenties. At the time, he was taking in about 5,500 calories a day from six meals, which he thought he had to do to maintain his muscle mass. Then he developed irritable bowel and he lost about 30 pounds over two years.  After reading the book, The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin, he felt inspired to make some changes to his diet. He ended up on a grain-free, low-carb diet with lots of fermented foods and grass-fed meats and got a lot better. He noticed that when he skipped breakfast and drank a lot of water, he felt significantly better, and he started re-gaining muscle mass quickly.  Dr. Jockers has been practicing intermittent fasting for sixteen years now, and it has revolutionized his life! Be sure to stay tuned today to learn more about intermittent fasting, some common fasting mistakes, and some of the lesser-known things you can do with fasting to benefit your health. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Jockers shares his background and explains what brought him to his fasting journey. There are several key mechanisms of intermittent fasting that can help you build muscle. The benefits of exercising while in a fasted state. The amount of protein you need to consume to build lean muscle. Dr. Jockers explains what he does to amplify the amount of autophagy taking place in his body. Why doing a 24-hour fast every week is realistic. Autophagy is a by-product of fasting. Dr. Jockers shares some strategies to boost autophagy. Dr. Jockers discusses the benefits of different kinds of exercise and getting enough proper sleep. The benefits you can add to fasting with coffee and various herbal teas. Dr. Jockers unpacks what detoxing is all about, and emphasizes why it is so important. Some common fasting mistakes that people tend to make. And some things you can do to make fasting easier. Dr. Jockers shares his thoughts on fasting variations, especially for women.   Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. David Jockers On his website On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube Books mentioned: The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin
Apr 24, 2021
Ep. 145 Stress, Hormesis, Recovery & Resilience: The Biological Impact They Have On Our Cells with Siim Land
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I am delighted to have Siim Land joining me once again as my guest for the show. Siim lives in the countryside of Estonia. He is a bestselling author, public speaker, high-performance coach, and professional biohacker. He is the author of Metabolic Autophagy, Stronger By Stress, and he is the co-author of The Immunity Fix. There is so much value in the lessons that Siim teaches and a lot of what he talks about in his books are things that people can do that don't cost too much money. Having the right amount of stress can actually make us stronger on many levels. In this episode, Siim talks to us about stress. He discusses how our bodies adapt to stress and how we can deal with it and recover from it, recognizing that stress biologically impacts our cells in very beneficial ways. Be sure to listen in today, to hear what Siim has to say about finding the appropriate balance around stress and eating right for your optimum health.  In Episode 73, Kelly and I interviewed Siim Lands about biohacking and human bio-optimization. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Simm talks about how Covid has been affecting him in Estonia over the last ten months. Different stressors cause a slightly different effect on the body. However, a general stress response does tend to happen, regardless of the source of it. Siim describes the physical effects of stress. Siim talks about hormesis and stress adaptation. Stress can be a positive factor in our lives. Siim explains what will happen if you constantly try to avoid stress. Siim discusses the benefits of minor stressors on the mitochondria. There is a tipping point where physical activities like resistance training and cardio workouts are beneficial to us versus when they cause us damage. Siim shares some recommendations for fine-tuning your fasting regimen. Learn how to get sufficient protein in your diet, particularly when you are fasting. Siim talks about what you can do to build a healthy immune system and foods that are harmful to your health. You can protect yourself against the lipid peroxidation of oxidized fats by consuming vegetables that contain antioxidants. Vitamin E and algae, like spirulina, also have lipid peroxidation protective effects. Siim explains what traditional and infrared saunas do for the body in terms of immune function and other health benefits. Siim discusses the benefits of using cryotherapy in conjunction with infrared saunas versus doing them separately. Getting enough quality sleep is the foundation for good health and longevity. Siim shares some sleep-supporting hacks. Siim talks about the key nutrients that we need in our diet to support our immune function. Siim explains what impacts immune function negatively. Siim defines what wellness means to him. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Siim Land On his website On Facebook
Apr 17, 2021
Ep. 144 Metabolic Flexibility with Lumen: What It Can Tell You About Your Fuel Sources with Daniel Tal Mor
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For April, we are doing a biohacking month on the Everyday Wellness Podcast, and today, I am delighted to have Daniel Tal Mor joining me as my guest.  Daniel is a seasoned entrepreneur, co-founder, and CEO of Lumen, a company developing consumer nutrition management platforms based on a small device that measures metabolism in a single breath and provides personalized food, lifestyle, and health recommendations.  The Lumen is a tool that can help prevent serious illnesses. Up until now, measuring how we expend the fats and carbohydrates in our bodies and finding out how metabolically flexible we are (or are not) has been left largely to labs and those working in a scientific environment. Having a device in our home that can do all of that has been an exciting new development.  In this episode, Daniel shares how he and his spouse came up with the idea of creating the Lumen device, and he talks about what the Lumen measures, who it was designed for, fuel management, and the importance of tracking your nutrition to maintain your metabolic health. Be sure to stay tuned today to find out what Daniel has to say about the Lumen device and how it can help us to maintain our metabolic health and flexibility.  Show highlights: Daniel discusses how he, his spouse, and her sister came up with the idea of creating a device to give consumers a sense of how metabolically flexible they are. Daniel explains what the Lumen measures. Daniel talks about the different fuels and the different motivations that they represent. Daniel talks about metabolic flexibility and explains some of the benefits of using fat as a primary fuel source versus carbohydrates. Avoid being rigid in your diet. If you are following a ketogenic diet, it could be necessary to bump yourself out of ketosis sometimes to maintain your metabolic flexibility. Daniel discusses fuel management. Daniel explains how carbon dioxide plays in with our breath and how the Lumen device differentiates when we are burning more carbs from burning more fats. Daniel looks at how it is possible to see the changes caused by some dietary indiscretions almost in real-time. Some of the changes that Daniel and his team have seen in women’s metabolisms when they get close to their menstrual period and how that impacts their nutritional requirements. Daniel talks about how lack of sleep and stress impact people’s metabolic measurements. Daniel discusses the impact that traveling can have on your metabolism and how using the Lumen has helped him to find new habits that work for him. The impact that exercise has on your metabolism. Daniel talks about the effect that prolonged fasting has on people’s metabolic values. Daniel shares some food priorities and some strategies and hacks for improving your metabolic flexibility.   Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Daniel Tal Mor On his website On Facebook On Instagram Discount code: cynthia30 for $30 off on Lumen
Apr 10, 2021
Ep. 143 Biohacking 101: The Benefits of Biohacking Devices, Supplements, and Hormetic Stressors
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I am excited to welcome Melanie Avalon as my guest for today! Melanie is a SAG-AFTRA actress, author of What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine, host of the top iTunes podcasts The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast, and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with Gin Stephens, who has appeared on this podcast twice before. Melanie is certified as a wine specialist by the WSET and as a holistic nutritionist by the AFPA. She is a member of MENSA. Melanie developed the top iTunes app, “Food Sense Guide", to help those with food sensitivities, and she currently runs three rapidly growing Facebook groups. Melanie and I became friends when I appeared on her podcast last year, and we have stayed in touch since then. We are doing a biohacking block in April. Throughout April, we will be featuring on the podcast many of the people who I consider to be cutting edge in the biohacking space. Melanie is a powerhouse woman in the intermittent fasting space. She is one of the people helping to change the face of the health and wellness industry. She has no medical training. Yet, she is able to grasp some pretty heavy-duty concepts, and she fully understands the technology behind the various biohacking devices. Melanie is joining us today to talk about some of the biohacking devices and modalities and the benefits you can expect to experience from each of them. So be sure to listen in to find out what she has to say about the benefits of biohacking, supplements, and hormetic stressors. Show highlights: Melanie talks about what biohacking means to her, and she explains where you can start with that. Melanie walks us through the spectrum of biohacking devices, from those she considers milder or more benign to the more intricate ones, and explains what they do. Blue light-blocking glasses were the first biohacking thing that Melanie did. She has never stopped using them. Melanie explains the physical benefits of Near-Infrared Light Therapy and Near-Infrared Light saunas. Cold can do some amazing things for our bodies. We talk about challenging ourselves with hormetic stress and cold therapies. Melanie talks about the benefits of using the Apollo Neuro device for sound wave therapy. Melanie is a reformed insomniac. She discusses what has been the most helpful for her in terms of the quality of her sleep. Melanie talks about supplements that can be helpful for biohacking. The role that NAD+ plays in supporting our energy levels. Melanie talks about Vitamin D and explains why getting enough of it is vital for your health. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Melanie Avalon Follow Melanie on her personal Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter, join her Facebook Group.            Recommended books: The Wim Hof Method by Wim Hof Lifespan by David A. Sinclair, Ph.D. and Matthew D. LaPlante  Breath by James Nestor The Switch by James W. Clement Recommended app: dminder
Apr 03, 2021
Ep. 142 Optimizing Stress, Cortisol, and Immunity To Reverse Challenging Health Situations With Dr. Doni Wilson
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I am delighted and excited to talk to Dr. Doni Wilson today. She is a naturopathic doctor, certified professional midwife, and certified nutrition specialist.  Dr. Doni graduated from Bastyr University in 2000. She believes it is possible to be healthy, even when we are stressed. She helps patients reverse challenging health conditions, including fatigue, anxiety, autoimmunity, fertility, insomnia, as well as HPV, and abnormal pap smears. Dr. Doni is frequently called upon to discuss her approach in the media, as well as at both public and professional events. She writes a blog you can find at DoctorDoni.com, and her podcast is called “How Humans Heal”. After completing her pre-med degree, Dr. Doni was very interested in nutrition, so she decided to take a nutrition course. She fell so much in love with it that she ended up getting a nutrition degree. Then, a friend told her about naturopathic medical school, which she had never heard of before. There, she was able to study food as medicine. That provided her with a perfect solution because she knew that healing with food and nutrients is possible, and she wanted to be able to support people in that way. Be sure to stay tuned to find out what Dr. Doni has to share about how to stay healthy during times of stress. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Doni explains what inspired her to choose the natural medicine route, as opposed to a more traditional allopathic medicine route. Dr. Doni defines stress. Dr. Doni discusses the impact of stress on our bodies and explains how we can mitigate the stress we deal with, acutely versus chronically. The stress response is unique to every individual. We can help our body and our brain recover from stress. Some of the practices that Dr. Doni suggests, for helping her patients get out of fight or flight mode and managing their stress in the long term. Do some things in your day to prevent yourself from going full-steam ahead from the time that you get out of bed. You will experience many benefits from meditating regularly. Dr. Doni has developed an assessment to help people understand their stress type. Your stress levels can be measured using your urine or saliva. Dr. Doni explains what adaptogens are, and how they can help in managing stress. Spending time in nature is very helpful for managing stress levels. Dr. Doni explains how circadian rhythms impact our bodies. Dr. Doni explains how cortisol affects all the different body systems. Dr. Doni discusses what she has learned about HPV, which can also get activated by stress. Dr. Doni talks about the HPV vaccine, its efficacy, and the possible side-effects. There are ways to protect yourself from the HPV virus, whether or not you get the vaccine. Dr. Doni talks about her latest book, Master Your Stress, Reset Your Health, which is coming out soon. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Doni On her website 
Mar 27, 2021
Ep. 141 Reclaim Your Brain: Outsmarting Your Hardwiring with Dr. David Perlmutter
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Dr. Perlmutter has written several books to educate people on the importance of the physiological connection between the gut and the brain. In this episode, he talks to us about his most recent book, Brain Wash, which he co-authored with his son, Austin Perlmutter, also a physician. The release of Brain Wash was very timely, given the current state of affairs with the growing pandemic, both in the United States and the rest of the world. Find out what motivated Dr. Perlmutter and his son to write Brain Wash and what you can expect to learn from reading it.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Dr. Perlmutter talks about what inspired him and his son, Austin, to write the book, Brain Wash. We need to recognize that there is hard-wiring in the brain, which relates to how we make our decisions. Dr. Perlmutter describes the two fairly distinct areas of the brain that deal with each type of decision-making. Dr. Perlmutter explains the interesting fact that was discovered about the pre-frontal cortex area of the brain. Dr. Perlmutter explains the detrimental effect that electronics and some other factors have on the evolution of the pre-frontal cortex of the brains of children and teenagers. Dr. Perlmutter talks about how we can go about reconnecting and bringing the pre-frontal cortex back online. That information forms the heart and soul of the book, Brain Wash. As a global community, we need to cultivate the ability to remain open-minded and have cognitive empathy. We need to accept and embrace the notion that people will change their views and their position on things over time. Dr. Perlmutter explains how the quality of our sleep impacts our decision-making. The impact that social media has on our notion of connectedness as humans. Dr. Perlmutter explains how the stress of the pandemic has impacted our brains and the outcome of the pandemic. Our biological age can differ from our chronological age. Dr. Perlmutter explains how that could impact our immune system and our risk for the outcome of Covid. Dr. Perlmutter talks about the powerful benefits of exposing ourselves to nature and the profoundly positive impact it has on our brains. Dr. Perlmutter talks about the importance of getting enough exercise, and why a bit of stress is good for the body. He also shares a way to calculate your ideal heart rate. The three foods that Dr. Perlmutter feels are most beneficial for the brain, to keep the amygdala at bay and serve the executive function of the pre-frontal cortex. Dr. Perlmutter talks about the book that he is working on currently, due for release in 2022. Bio:  Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. Also, he is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Perlmutter’s books include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash,.  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Perlmutter On Facebook       On Instagram On his website  
Mar 20, 2021
Ep. 140 The Nature of Bingeing: How to Break Out of the Food-Prison with Dr. Glenn Livingston
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We are excited to have Dr. Glenn Livingston joining us on the show today. Dr. Glenn Livingston is a veteran psychologist and was the long-time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm that has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. You may have seen his or his company’s work, theories, and research in major periodicals, like the New York Times, the LA Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Daily News, American Demographics, or any other media outlets. You may have also heard of him on ABC, WGN, and our CBS Radio or UPN TV.  Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food-obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via his work with his patients and a self-funded research program. Most importantly, his personal journey led him out of obesity and a food-prison to a normal healthy weight and a much more light-hearted relationship with food. Be sure to stay tuned today to hear his story and find out how to stop overeating, stress eating, or binge eating and how to stick to any diet. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Glenn shares his story and explains how his journey influenced where he is today. How Dr. Glenn’s book, Never Binge Again, came about. Dr. Glenn dives into the concept of binge-eating and cravings-cycles and explains why some people are more susceptible to those types of behaviors than others. Dr. Glenn believes that decision-making wears down your will-power. Dr. Glenn talks about why people have different types of cravings related to different kinds of stress. Dr. Glenn looks at the idea of moderation versus abstinence. Dr. Glenn unpacks the societal pressures around sugar and alcohol. Dr. Glenn talks about why some people tend to binge-eat when breaking an intermittent fast and how they can overcome it. Dr. Glenn explains why you need to watch out for asking why certain things are the way they are. Why flour is so intoxicating. Dr. Glenn explains what the phenomenon of down-regulation is and how it works. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Dr. Glenn On his website - Click the big red button On Facebook On Twitter His blog On LinkedIn Books mentioned: Never Binge Again by Dr. Glenn Livingston Sugar Fat Salt by Michael Moss
Mar 13, 2021
Ep. 139 Hyperinsulinemia: What You Should Know About This National Health Crisis with Dr. Ken Berry
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We are delighted and excited to welcome Dr. Ken Berry back as our guest. He is a board-certified family medicine physician based in Tennessee, and he has dedicated his practice to fighting to end the epidemics of chronic disease caused by hyperinsulinemia. Dr. Berry was one of our favorite guests from 2020, and we brought him back on the show because it is the start of a new year, and we would like to get a fresh perspective on how to get back on track. Today, he will be speaking to us about the recent USDA dietary guidelines, weight-loss stalls, and sugar addiction. Ken Berry is a certified physician, an Amazon Best Selling Author, and a passionate advocate of health on his YouTube channel where he has over one million subscribers. Along with his online presence, he is active in his community of Camden Tennessee where he has been practicing at The Berry Clinic since 2003. Dr. Berry is known for his direct, no-nonsense approach to health and wellness. After signing with Victory Belt Publishing House this year, Dr. Berry just released the second edition of his best-selling book Lies My Doctor Told Me. He is also writing his second book called Common Sense Keto for Type II Diabetes. He looks forward to working with the real people of the world in continuing his mission to bring an end to the obesity and Type II diabetes epidemics, along with bringing awareness to such issues as thyroid health and hormone optimization. Be sure to listen in today to find out what Dr. Ken has to share about fighting hyperinsulinemia with a proper diet. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Berry talks about the influence of the major food and beverage companies on the USDA dietary guidelines. How the big food corporations are taking advantage of our evolutionarily passed-on craving for sweetness. Why people are struggling with losing weight. Reclaiming control over your diet is a powerful step that can open many doors for you. Some people become more easily addicted than others to various things, including sweetness. That’s why you need to be honest with yourself if you think you have a problem. A national health crisis is evident due to the vast number of adults in the US who have at least one metabolic syndrome marker. There is a lot of value in using a CGM to monitor your blood sugar, to see your response to specific macronutrients. The kind of damage you cause to your body when your blood sugar spikes above 140. Dr. Berry shares his thoughts about various supplements, like Berberine and Chromium. Dr. Berry defines a proper human diet. A nutritional suggestion for those who don’t have much access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Dr. Berry discusses his position on sleep and stress. What Dr. Berry will be focusing on in 2021.  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s Website  Connect with Ken On YouTube      On Facebook On Twitter Follow Dr. Berry on his rediscovery of the proper human diet. He goes live on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, every Monday at 7 pm central standard time.  Books mentioned: Sugar Fat Salt by Michael Moss Sacred Cow by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf
Mar 06, 2021
Ep. 138 Our Authentic Intuition: What It Can Teach Us About Fasting with Dr. Will Cole
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We are excited to have Dr. Will Cole joining us as our guest for today. He is a leading functional-medicine expert who consults people around the world. Named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is very well-known as the bestselling author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and his newly-released book, Intuitive Fasting, where he explains how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace. He is also hosting the new podcast, The Art of Being Well. Dr. Cole has always been interested in health and wellness, even as a young kid. His parents were ahead of their time in terms of their approach to health and wellness. In the sixth or seventh grade, he was inspired by the book Patient Heal Thyself, where the author, Jordan Rubin, spoke about reversing his autoimmune condition with food. Dr. Cole’s interest in health eventually evolved into a desire to be formally trained. Be sure to listen in today to hear about his new book, Intuitive Fasting, and learn about how fasting will benefit your health beyond just losing weight. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dr. Cole discusses his background and how he created his powerful platform for his patients. Dr. Cole discusses what the impetus was for writing his book about intermittent fasting. Dr. Cole believes that wellness should come from our authentic intuition. Dr. Cole unpacks what metabolic flexibility means, and he explains why we should be concerned about it. Dr. Cole explains how much the mentality of fasting differs from that of counting calories. Dr. Cole explains why it is critical to eat for satiety and to align yourself with the intuitive eating approach. Ways to avoid eating too much fat when following the ketogenic diet. Dr. Cole talks about the anti-aging benefits of fasting. Why you need to find a sustainable way of eating where you can leverage all the benefits without doing too much too soon. How effective fasting differs for men and women. Dr. Cole discusses his personal dietary preferences. Dr. Cole shares his take on using bio-hacking tools. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Will Cole On his website On Instagram
Feb 27, 2021
Ep. 137 High Blood Sugar Levels And Its Long Term Damage with Gary Taubes
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We are delighted to have Gary Taubes joining us today. Gary is an award-winning science and health journalist, and a co-founder and director of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat, Good Calories, Bad Calories, and most recently, The Case For Keto. Gary is a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for Science. He has written three cover articles on nutrition and health for The New York Times Magazine. His writing got featured in The Atlantic, Esquire, and numerous "best of" anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010).  As a science writer for Discover Magazine, Gary became obsessed with “bad science” and how hard it is to do science writing. After he had written his second book, a physicist friend suggested that since he was interested in “bad science”, he should look into public health because it was terrible. Gary then moved into public health, writing mostly for the Science journal in the early 1990s. By the late 90s, he had stumbled onto the world of nutrition and did a series of investigative articles. Gary found that the evidence supporting certain basic notions, like salt causing high blood pressure, and dietary fat being the cause of heart disease, did not pan out. That got him interested in obesity and what causes it, and ever since then has not stopped writing about nutrition. Be sure to listen in today to hear what Gary has to say about why the established rules about eating healthy might be the wrong approach to weight loss, and how low-carbohydrate, high-fat/ketogenic diets can help many of us achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Gary explains how after starting as an engineer, he ended up writing about science and health. Gary explains why calories are irrelevant. Gary discusses the roles of insulin in the body, and how it impacts your ability to utilize and store fat for energy. Looking at what leads to fat-shaming. Fat accumulation is caused by hormones. Gary gives his perspective on Ancel Keys’ policies. Gary talks about satiety and hunger. The health benefits of the ketogenic diet. The eating of carbohydrates after being on a ketogenic diet. Why certain carb-rich foods will cause cravings and spike your insulin significantly after you have been on a ketogenic diet for some time. Gary discusses the possibility of having long-term physical damage from your blood sugar levels going above 140. Gary explains the difficulties that surround writing a book about advances in nutrition. Gary discusses the reality of carbohydrate addiction. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Gary's Links: Visit his website, like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn, and purchase his book, The Case for Keto! Books mentioned:  What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon Calories Don’t Count by Herman Taller The Atkins Diet by Robert Atkins Protein Power by Mike and Mary Eades Sugar Busters by Leighton Steward, Morrison Bethea M.D., Sam Andrews M.D., and Luis Balart M.D.
Feb 20, 2021
Ep. 136 Misunderstandings and Myths About Female Sexuality: Enjoying Better Sex as You Age with Susan Bratton
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We are excited to welcome Susan Bratton back to the podcast today. (Her first podcast was Episode 64, from September of 2019.) Susan is our go-to expert on intimate wellness, sexual regeneration protocols, and ageless sexuality. She loves talking about all the misunderstandings and myths about our female sexuality and aging because, at the age of fifty-nine, she is having the best sex of her life! Susan Bratton is an expert in intimate wellness, sexual regenerative protocols, and ageless sexuality. She is a best-selling author and publisher of lovemaking techniques, bedroom communication skills, and sexual vitality advice that include Sexual Soulmates, Relationship Magic, Revive Her Drive, Ravish Him, The Steamy Sex Ed™ Video Collection, Hormone Balancing,  The Pump Guide, and Thrust-In-Time serve as examples of the exciting variety of her 34 books and programs. Be sure to listen in today to find out what Susan has to share about intimate wellness and having better sex as you age. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Susan talks about the benefits of douching with nascent iodine. Taking care of your vaginal microbiome. Susan talks about some of the things that can happen to the vagina that people might assume are unrelated. Women from different ethnic backgrounds have different cultures in their vaginal systems, and there are lead bacterias for each of those ethnic categories. Most women don’t realize that semen is full of serotonin, testosterone, and all kinds of luteinizing hormones that help to regulate menstrual cycles. You do have some control over how your aging process goes. Susan discusses what she learned from the journey of vaginal restoration treatments and protocols that she started on when she was about fifty-five. Susan shares a trick she learned about overcoming vaginal atrophy and having better orgasms. How the vFit device works, and how women can benefit from using it. Some products and therapies will aid holistic vaginal rejuvenation and help you have great sex for your whole life. Susan talks about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. The benefits of having an O-Shot. What you need to have good, exciting sex for your whole life. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Susan: On her website     CEO, The20, LLC. LinkedIn @Do.The.20 @SusanBratton Better Lover The Sexual Soulmate Pact Relationship Magic  Links to the free gifts, products, and sites Susan mentioned on the show: FLOW organic nitric oxide supplement Hormone Balancing Hot To Trot (great pic on page 12 of women’s erectile tissue system)    Pump Guide for Men and Their Partners vSculpt At-Home Vaginal Rejuvenation Device (Canada)    vFit At-Home Vaginal Rejuvenation Device  Fun Factory Susan Recommended Pleasure Tools for Solo and Couples (USA) Susan’s videos and articles: Better Lover Videos Personal Life Media - Be A Better Lover Articles
Feb 13, 2021
Ep. 135 Fasting for Optimum Health: Three Hacks to Improve Your Fasting Skills with Dave Asprey
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We are thrilled to have Dave Asprey joining us as our guest for today’s podcast! Dave is the Founder and Chairman of Bulletproof. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling science author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and was featured on the Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Dr. Oz, and more. Dave is very well-known in the biohacking sphere. His first big book was The Bulletproof Diet, which has been out for about seven years. (The diet has been out for about the last ten years.) The book includes the things you should not eat, when to eat, intermittent fasting, and hacks to intermittent fasting. It has helped people to lose more than a million pounds.  In this episode, Dave shares the truth about keto and explains how to fast for optimum health. Be sure to tune in today to hear Dave’s story and find out what made him decide to write his latest book. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Dave explains what made him decide to write his latest book. Dave explains what return on means in terms of fasting. Optimal health starts with what you eat and when you eat it. Dave talks about the vegan trap in which he found himself. Dave shares some excellent advice about fasting, for women in particular. How fasting helps you to become more plugged into the world around you. Fasting is about a whole lot more than just losing weight. Dave shares three hacks to help you to improve your fasting skills. How to make MCT oil easier to tolerate. Dave talks about Inner Fuel, the prebiotic fiber he makes for Bulletproof. Dave explains why he likes to use raw honey. Learning to be kind to yourself around exercise. Learning to be peaceful with your hunger. Dave discusses what is coming up next for him. The benefits of using a continuous glucose monitor. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Dave Levels Metabolic Fitness Program Sign up for Dave’s Bulletproof Program Dave’s New Book: Fast This Way
Feb 06, 2021
Ep. 134 The Science (and Politics!) of Saturated Fats: How We Came to Believe That Fat Is Bad for Our Health with Nina Teicholz
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We are excited today to have Nina Teicholz joining us as our guest. Nina is a science journalist and the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise, which upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat, especially saturated fat, and spurred a new conversation about whether these fats cause heart disease.  Named a “Best Book” of the year by the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and Mother Jones, among others, it continues to be called a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the amazing story of how we came to believe fat is bad for health and what a better diet might look like. Nina is also the founder of the Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit that works to ensure that government nutrition policy is transparent and evidence-based. It is work for which she has been asked to testify before the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Senate.  Nina is a graduate of Stanford and Oxford Universities and previously served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Nina lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. As a journalist in the early 2000s, while Nina was doing a series of investigative pieces for Gourmet Magazine, they assigned her a magazine story to look into trans-fats. Although she had no idea what trans-fats were at the time, she took the piece on, and interviewed people about trans-fats. What surprised her was that when she started talking to research scientists, she discovered that as early as the 1970s, people had already started talking about the potential dangers of trans-fats. Nina was told about the researcher’s experiences of attempts to get their research suppressed or of people yelling at them and trying to intimidate them off the stage when they spoke about their findings at meetings.  Be sure to stay tuned today to hear Nina’s story and learn about the science and politics of saturated fats, the dangers of vegetable oils, and the history of how we came to believe that fat is bad for health. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Nina explains how she became interested in determining how the paradigm shifted in the 1950s regarding the quality of fats recommended to the nation. Nina talks about the politics of science. The theme that inspired Nina to write her New York Times bestselling book, The Big Fat Surprise. The profound and tragic influence that Ancel Keys had on our nation, the food industry, and people’s health. The tipping point that occurred when the food giants and the processed food industry started getting involved in some of the private organizations, like the American Heart Association, who before that time, used to be far more objective. The conflict of interest that exists with institutions like the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. The challenges related to the shifting diet paradigm. Why nutrition has become so politicized over time. Nina talks about the struggles she has had as a journalist, and with the group that she founded, in trying to have some influence over the dietary guidelines. The cognitive dissonance around people not being willing to entertain the possibility that they should question dogma. The criticism and hostility leveled at Nina for her alternative viewpoint in the work she does. The importance of the US Dietary Guidelines, and what went wrong with them. How Nina’s research has impacted what she eats. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Nina Teicholz Nina’s website On Twitter       The Nutrition Guidelines Website
Jan 30, 2021
Ep. 133 Falling in Love with the Human Body During the Journey to Health and Fitness with Vinnie Tortorich
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Today, we have a treat for all of you, our listeners! Vinnie Tortorich, one of the very first people to ever talk about the benefits of low carb and ketogenic diets on the internet, is joining us as our guest.  Vinnie started his Fitness Confidential Podcast nearly ten years ago. The show has produced well over 1,700 episodes, and it amasses more than a million downloads per month. Vinnie published his book, Fitness Confidential, in the year following the launch of his podcast. It instantly became a bestseller and continues to sell well on Amazon and Audible.  In 2019, he wrote, produced, and starred in Fat, a documentary that rose to number one in several categories across iTunes and ranked incredibly well on Amazon and Amazon Prime. It is currently the best selling movie ever released by Gravitas Ventures and is teamed with a sequel titled Fat: A Documentary 2, which is now available for resale on iTunes and was released worldwide in the first week of January 2021.  Vinnie has had a fascinating journey! Sometimes, we may not understand why our life takes a particular direction at the time, but looking back, it all makes sense.  In this episode, Vinnie talks to us about his journey into health and fitness, exercise physiology, and nutrition. Be sure to listen in today to find out what made Vinnie fall in love with the human body and how he eventually ended up working with the Hollywood elite. Show highlights: Vinnie discusses how he went from being an exercise physiology student in New Orleans to ending up in California and becoming a major influencer in the low carb/keto zone of genius. Vinnie talks about the point at which he started changing his philosophy and thinking beyond conventional wisdom. Vinnie describes the nutritional environment in which he grew up. The dietary changes that Vinnie made when he began putting on too much weight. Vinnie discusses what led to him moving from New Orleans to LA in 1991. The resistance that Vinnie encountered in LA when he suggested that kids should stop eating sugar and how that eventually led to him working with the Hollywood elite. Why most people fail to understand how much of a chemical processed sugar is. Vinnie talks about how and when he realized that being in ketosis is an important tool for maintaining physical health. Vinnie explains what keto is and what it is not. What happens when you eat too much fake food. What it took for Vinnie to get UltraFat, his real, vegan, keto-friendly, on-the-go product on the market. What you can expect to see in Vinnie’s new move, Fat: A Documentary 2. Vinnie shares his feelings about censorship in the health and wellness space. Vinnie talks about what he will be working on next.   Connect with Vinnie Ultrafat is available from NSNG Foods On Instagram  On Twitter On The Fitness Confidential Podcast  Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website 
Jan 23, 2021
Ep. 132 Continuous Glucose Monitors: Why They’re Not Just for Diabetics Anymore with Kara Collier
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We are excited today to have Kara Collier joining us as our guest. Kara is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a background in clinical nutrition, nutrition technology, and entrepreneurship. After becoming frustrated with the traditional healthcare system, Kara helped start the company NutriSense, where she is now the Director of Nutrition. She is the leading authority on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, particularly in non-diabetics for health optimization, disease prevention, and reversing metabolic dysfunction. Kara oversees the health team and product development and has personally interpreted thousands of complex glucose datasets. Part of Kara’s frustration with the Western medical mindset is that in a hospital or clinical setting, the priority is usually to medicate and treat people as quickly as possible and then get them out. People are in and out of the hospital all the time, and they are suffering because the root cause of their problem, which is usually their lifestyle, is not getting addressed. In this episode, Kara talks about blood sugar levels and explains why CGMs (continuous glucose monitors) are useful for everyone and not just diabetics. Be sure to stay tuned to learn how food influences your blood sugar and how you can make the best nutritional choices for your health and wellness.  Show highlights: Kara explains what it was about the traditional Western medicine mindset related to food and nutrition that prompted her to second guess what she was doing. Kara defines normal in terms of what we would ideally like to see for a fasting glucose level. What people need to be concerned about regarding their hemoglobin A1C. Kara discusses where she prefers to see the ranges for fasting insulin. Some of the things that can influence someone's postprandial reading. Kara explains what happens in our bodies when our blood sugar values are not where they should be. Kara discusses what she is seeing in terms of the impact on glucose from certain types of diets, like keto and vegan. The differences between men and women. What a CGM is. Why should everyone wear a CGM, not just diabetics. How different types of exercise impact your blood sugar values. The benefits of fasting and the impact of fasting on your blood sugar. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Kara On the NutriSense website
Jan 16, 2021
Ep. 131 Bucking the Biggest Medical Lie: How the Foundation for Your Good Health Starts with the Foods You Eat with Dr. Cate Shanahan
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Today, we are excited to have Dr. Cate Shanahan joining us as our guest. Dr. Cate is a board-certified family medicine physician and a globally recognized metabolic health expert who has changed the nutrition conversation. If you have heard that vegetable oils are unhealthy and that bone broth is part of a healthy diet, that was thanks to Dr. Cate’s books, blogs, and her work with the LA Lakers and other legendary sports franchises.  Dr. Cate started her career with a traditional, Western medicine mindset which does not focus on food as an integral part of health and wellness. She went through all her medical training, hoping to find the underlying cause of her sports injuries, but unfortunately never got there. Then she got sick with a knee infection, and when nothing else worked, she started to question everything she had ever learned about nutrition.  In this episode, Dr. Cate shares her journey to wellness, tells the story of the biggest medical lie, and explains the trap people get sucked into with certain aspects of the medical system. She also explains how the foundation for your good health starts with the food you eat. Stay tuned today to hear those stories, and learn how to best support the complex physiology of your body so that it can function at its normal and fullest level. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Dr. Cate explains what fueled her desire to learn more about health and wellness. How biochemistry gave Dr. Cate the confidence to go against what she had been taught. Why seed and vegetable oils are your number one health enemy. The “hateful eight” oils that you should always avoid eating. The story behind the biggest medical lie.  The story of the origin of the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is the source of the current nutritional dogma. What the profits over health mindset has led to. The shift that Dr. Cate experienced while living in Hawaii. The effects that seed and vegetable oils have on the body over time. The truth about cholesterol. Why seed oils are a driving factor for the pandemic. Some critical steps you can take towards changing to a healthier diet. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn    Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Dr. Cate Shanahan On her website   Books by Catherine Shanahan MD: Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food The Fatburn Fix: Boost Energy, End Hunger, and Lose Weight by Using Body Fat for Fuel Food Rules: A Doctor's Guide to Healthy Eating Book mentioned: Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil
Jan 09, 2021
Ep. 130 The Paleolithic Way of Eating: Optimum Nutrition for Optimum Health with Robb Wolf
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We are thrilled and excited today to have Robb Wolf as our guest. Robb is a former research biochemist, a two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat, and co-author of Sacred Cow. He has helped transform lots of lives and thousands of people across the world with his podcasts, books, and seminars. He has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, and is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency Program, and serves on multiple boards. Robb was once a state power-lifting champion, and he has always been interested in human performance. Both his parents were quite sick, and observing their downward health slide, Robb suspected that there could be a better way to live, for better outcomes. His lifestyle eventually led him to a health crisis, which brought him to an ancestral way of living and eating and then to the paleolithic diet. In this episode, Robb shares his journey and talks about his books. Be sure to listen in today to find out what Robb has to share about the paleo diet and the importance of optimum nutrition for optimum health.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Robb shares his background. Robb shares how he started developing an ancestral health model. About Robb’s first book, The Paleo Solution. It sold nearly a million copies. Some of the dogma that has been disproven about eating a nutrient-dense, whole foods diet. The importance of getting enough protein in your diet. Robb shares some strategies to get people to boost their protein intake. Robb explains the importance of having enough stomach acid. Why and how the book Sacred Cow that Robb co-authored with Diana Rodgers came about. Robb talks about his surprising discovery that there is very little nutritional difference between meat from grass-fed animals and those raised conventionally. Animals could get treated better before they get slaughtered. The electrolytes in Robb’s LMNT powder have been assisting first responders and boosting women’s breast milk. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Robb Wolf Join the Healthy Rebellion Robb’s website The Healthy Rebellion Podcast On Instagram     On Twitter    LMNT
Jan 02, 2021
Ep. 129 Middle Age, Menopause, and Mindset: How These Components Affect Your Thyroid Health with Elle Russ
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We are delighted to have Elle Russ joining us today! Elle is the author of the book Confident as Fu*k, and the best-selling book, The Paleo Thyroid Solution, which has helped thousands of people around the world reclaim their health. Elle is also a TV and film writer, and she hosts two podcasts, The Primal Blueprint Podcast and Kickass Life Podcast.  Elle’s story is a powerful one. It pushed her into being an advocate for helping people to understand what goes on with their thyroid because, in many ways, most people are not treating their thyroid problems as proactively as they could be doing.  In this episode, Elle shares her background and discusses the importance of the thyroid gland, its physiology, negative and positive feedback loops, hormones, the lifestyle piece, and the effects of fasting on your thyroid health. Be sure to tune in today to gain a deeper understanding of your thyroid gland, and become empowered to advocate for yourself.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Elle shares her story. About the physiology of the thyroid gland. The six main tests that you need to get if you suspect you might have a problem with your thyroid. How the feedback loops work with your thyroid hormones. The lifestyle piece is critical to maintaining a healthy thyroid. The best combination of pills to take for your thyroid hormones. Some of the things that could impact the conversion of synthetic T4 to the active form of thyroid hormone, T3. The impact of middle age, perimenopause, menopause, and fasting on your thyroid health. The mindset component of hypothyroidism. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s Website Connect with Elle Russ Elle’s Website   Confident As Fu*k  The Paleo Thyroid Solution  Books mentioned:  Stop the Thyroid Madness by Janie A. Bowthorpe Recovering With T3 by Paul Robinson
Dec 26, 2020
Ep. 128 Cholesterol Obsession: Why It's the Intellectual Property of the Animal Kingdom with Dave Feldman
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We are excited to have Dave Feldman joining us as our guest for today’s show. Dave is a Senior Software Engineer who became obsessed with cholesterol after seeing his levels rise on a ketogenic diet. That led to his observation of the “Lipid Energy Model” to help explain these changes, and he has since conducted over fifty experiments that demonstrate rapid changes of lipid levels using this new understanding.  Dave has done some very interesting work. He admits to being a bit obsessed with cholesterol, which is a synthesized organic molecule that binds every single cell in our bodies. He describes it as “the intellectual property of the animal kingdom”. In this episode, he talks to us about what opened up his interest in cholesterol, what cholesterol represents, and how it works in the body. He also discusses how the cholesterol paradigm has shifted, the effects of a ketogenic diet on cholesterol levels, and he explains his Lipid Energy Model. Dave can dilute the very complicated information about cholesterol and makes it accessible, so stay tuned to find out all you need to know about cholesterol, lipids, and triglycerides. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: What cholesterol represents, why you should be concerned about it, and how that paradigm has shifted. Why cholesterol would go up on a low carb diet. The risk associated with the changes in lipids for low carb. What surprised Dave when he looked at his lab results before, and then after starting keto. Dave’s fascinating Lipid Energy Model. What and who the lean-mass hyper-responders are. How you can hack your labs. How rapidly your blood work numbers can change, and the importance of being transparent with your health-care provider. Why some people remain insulin resistant when they are ketogenic, and whether or not that is acceptable. Whether or not Dave thinks that whole carbs will oxidize. How can we truly answer the question of risk in this uncharted territory? Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Dave Feldman Dave’s website Dave on Instagram Dave on Twitter    Dave on Facebook
Dec 19, 2020
Ep. 127 Sleep Hygiene: What Happens to Your Body While You Sleep, with Doc Parsley
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We have Doc Parsley (Dr. Kirk Parsley) joining us as our guest for today. He served as the Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from 2009 to 2013. There, he led the development and supervised the group’s first Sports Medicine Rehab center. He is a former SEAL, and he received his medical training in Bethesda, at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He interned in OBGYN at Balboa Naval Hospital and subsequently completed a Navy residency in Hyperbarics and Diving Medicine in 2006. Doctor Parsley is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine.  His philosophy for wellness is simple: to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals. Sleep is a pain point for so many of us. Doc Parsley is the sleep guru, and in this episode, he talks about his journey from being a Navy SEAL to becoming the sleep guru, the purpose of sleep, sleep hygiene, what happens to you when you sleep, and how sleep impacts your cognitive function. Be sure to stay tuned to find out why a good night’s sleep is foundational to your good health. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How Doc Parsley went from being a Navy SEAL to be the sleep guru. The purpose of sleep. What happens to your body when you are asleep. Why deep sleep is the exact opposite of fight or flight. How dreams are a rehearsal mechanism that is fundamental to learning. How a lack of sleep affects PTSD. What aligning your body’s normal rhythm with the circadian rhythm means. The function of cortisol. What happens to your brain and the quality of your sleep when you take certain types of sleep medications.  The purpose of melatonin. How changing your behavior impacts your sleep. What sleep hygiene is. Doc Parsley’s thoughts on EMF radiation. Sleep deprivation and ADD. The sleep products that Doc Parsley developed. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Dr. Kirk Parsley Doc Parsley’s sleep ritualization      Doc Parsley’s website 
Dec 12, 2020
Ep. 126 Plant Medicine: Bio-Hacking Your Way to Optimum Health
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We are delighted to have Shawn Wells joining us on the show today. Shawn is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist and expert on Health Optimization. He is also a biohacker, and he has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals. He has patented ten novel ingredients and, as such, has become known as the Ingredientologist - the scientist of ingredients.  Shawn became a biohacker and a formulator because he had health issues. He has managed to overcome various autoimmune problems, including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hashimoto’s disease, and Fibromyalgia, which all hit him at once because he was going so hard. Those issues shut him down for six months, and in all of that time, he could not even get out of bed.  This year, Shawn stopped what he was doing, went inward, and started working with various therapies and doing plant medicine. As a result, everything changed for him. Be sure to listen in today to find out from Shawn how to make your way back to optimum health.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: Shawn’s journey to good health. Byron Katie’s tenets, what she embraces, and the transformative work she does. Where Shawn’s health issues stemmed from. How Shawn’s life-path changed and how he got to where he is now. Why Shawn feels so blessed as a result of all the health issues that have happened to him. What bio-hacking is, and how it can help you live a fuller life. Why you need to get enough sleep and have regular sleep patterns. How keto can help to prevent metabolic dysfunction. What you can do proactively to support your mitochondrial health. How micro-dosing can help you heal. How adaptogens help you to normalize. What Shawn recommends in terms of quality supplements. More about Shawn Wells Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, Shawn has counseled thousands of people on natural health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements. He has also personally overcome various health issues, including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor. As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have featured prominently in documentaries, nationally syndicated radio programs, and regularly on morning television. His expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience higher performance and more energy through utilizing his practical, holistic solutions. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Shawn Website Facebook Instagram        Twitter LinkedIn
Dec 05, 2020
Ep. 125 The Infradian Rhythm: What Women Need to Know to Optimize Their Health During Their Reproductive Years with Alisa Vitti
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We’re thrilled to have Alisa Vitti joining us on the show today! Alisa is a women’s hormone and functional nutrition expert, and a pioneer in female biohacking and femtech. Her company is called FLO Living, and it is helping to change the narrative for women's hormonal and menstrual healthcare. Through FLO Living’s digital programs, telehealth coaching, and supplements, women everywhere can naturally treat their hormonal issues like PCOS, PMS, Infertility, and Perimenopause.  Many women struggle with their health and managing all that they have to do in their busy lives. Alisa is a wealth of knowledge, and she believes that it is long overdue for an end to women’s unnecessary hormonal suffering. Diet, fitness, and medical research has historically been done on men and postmenopausal women, but there is a lack of research being done on women's health. As a result, women are eating, working out, and living in a way that does not work for their female biochemistry. In this episode, Alisa discusses the infradian rhythm and explains what women need to know to optimize their health during their reproductive years. Be sure to stay tuned today to find out what Alisa has to share about optimizing women’s hormonal health. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: The origin story of Alisa and her company, FLO Living. Alisa explains what femtech is. What the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists decreed about women’s cycles, in 2015. Why women need to ovulate in every menstrual cycle. The kind of information that is vital for women from early on in life. About women’s INFRADIAN biological rhythm, and how changing a few things can set women up for a completely different experience of their health and hormonal issues. The methodology that Alisa created to help women in synching with the infradian rhythm in their bodies. A biohack to help women modulate their food and fitness with what is happening to them metabolically, across their cycle. The toxic mythology that keeps women ill. Taking care of yourself like the champion that you are. How Alisa suggests that women should look at perimenopause. About the MyFLO app that Alisa created. Alisa has graciously offered a free month of FLO 28 to you, the listener. More about Alisa Vitti Alisa Vitti is also the creator of the MyFLO period app - helping you have a better period the more you use it. It is ranked consistently in the top 10 of paid apps in the highly competitive health and fitness category on iTunes. She has written two bestselling books: WomanCode and the newly released, In the FLO - the first book to discuss the female infradian rhythm. It describes her IG-loved Cycle Syncing Method(TM)— the first and only diet, fitness, and lifestyle program that is based on female hormonal patterns. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Vitti and her company have been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and more. She is a course instructor for Mind Body Green and on the council for Well + Good. She is passionate about ending the long-standing gender bias that excludes women from medical, fitness, and nutrition research. She is also dedicated to improving workplace equality for women by increasing biological rhythm sensitivity and awareness. Vitti gets invited regularly to train teams on how to use her Cycle Syncing Method(TM) for greater creativity, productivity, and wellbeing at work. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Alisa You can find Alisa on social media @ FLO Living and @ alisa.vitti FLO Living FLO Tracker In The FLO Book Cycle Syncing Membership Get a free month of FLO 28 here.  Recommended movie – Hysteria with Maggie Gyllenhaal
Nov 28, 2020
Ep. 124 Using Breathing Techniques, Meditation, and Cold Therapy To Stimulate Your Immune System
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We are delighted and very excited to have Wim Hof joining us today! Wim is known as The Iceman because he is an extreme athlete who can withstand unbelievably cold temperatures. He has a new book that has recently come out, called The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential, which has just hit the New York Times Bestseller List. The Wim Hof Method is a combination of cold water exposure, breathing techniques, and meditation.  Many of us are feeling overwhelmed with stress right now. Wim explains that we are built to be connected with our stress mechanisms at will to defy any kind of stress. If we don’t go into the stress mechanisms of our brain in the way that nature intended, we leave them unstimulated. Those underdeveloped mechanisms will eventually be unable to work in connection with our will when something truly stressful happens to us. Wim has a lot of wisdom to share, so be sure to stay tuned today to learn about his unique method for coping with stress naturally.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: How we are built to connect with our stress mechanisms at will, to be able to defy any stress. How the cold quickly connects us with our adaptive powers, thermogenesis, and the deeper parts of our brain. Connecting with the deeper parts of the brain through the power of your intention. Why you need to work hard and change your mindset to gain control of your deeper biological processes. How breathing techniques, meditation, and cold therapy can stimulate your immune system, change your biochemistry, and heal you. How to get high on your own supply. What a typical day looks like for Wim. Using hormetic stressful exercises to access the RNA. Using mitochondrial influence to create more energy than you will ever need. Wim’s new book is The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Wim Wim’s website
Nov 21, 2020
Ep. 123 Menstruation, Muscle, Maternity, & Metabolism: What Every Woman Should Know with Dr. Stephanie Estima
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We’re excited to have Dr. Stephanie Estima joining us today! Dr. Stephanie is an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She has a passion for intermittent fasting and functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. She also likes to focus on distilling strategies and nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset-actualized human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement. Many women are asking about what goes on in their bodies during their fertile years. And they also want to learn more about their menstrual cycles. That is an area where Dr. Stephanie shines, so in today’s episode, she talks to us about what happens each month during your menstrual cycle, why you need more muscle, the best time to try to get pregnant, and when it’s the right time to do a fast or a keto diet. Be sure to tune in today to find out about eating, fasting, and training in accordance with your menstrual cycle. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: What goes on with your body each month when you have a menstrual cycle. Keto for women. How to do it right and why women are not meant to be in ketosis forever. How to eat in line with your menstrual cycle How to fast in line with your menstrual cycle What happens in the menstrual cycle when you ovulate. The best time for you to try to fall pregnant. How Dr. Stephanie guides women with weight issues or insulin resistance through their menstrual cycle. Why you need to keep on building muscle throughout your lifetime. The influence that oral contraceptives have on a woman’s body. Some tell-tale signs that show that a woman is pushing herself too hard. The book, The Betty Body, that Dr. Stephanie is very close to completing. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Stephanie On her website On Instagram  The Better Podcast
Nov 14, 2020
Ep. 122 The Impact of 5G and EMF Radiation on Your Body with Dr. Kedar Prasad
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We are excited to have Dr. Kedar Prasad on the show with us today! He is a youthful and very knowledgeable eighty-five-year-old gentleman who attained the world’s first Radiation Biology Ph.D. in 1963.  Dr. Prasad holds patents on the radiation defense benefits of micronutrients. He has published 29 books and over 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers on micronutrition, including papers on radiation defense with micronutrition.  Dr. Prasad has been a professor at the University of Colorado Medical School for more than thirty years and is the Director of Vitamin and Cancer Research. He is also a member of the British Royal Society of Medicine, an invited member of the Nobel Nominating Committee for Candidates in Medicine, and former President of the International Society of Cancer and Nutrition.  He is joined today by his colleague, Dave Nemelka, who is a Wharton MBA, a Proctor and Gamble Health-Care Brand Manager, a Founder of McKinley Capital, and the Founder and CEO of Engage Global. He is also Dr. Prasad’s partner in bringing wellness to the world with micronutrition. Misinformation about radiation and EMF is abounding at the moment. Dr. Prasad has invested his life in coming up with answers, and he is with us to give us a message of hope and positivity.  Dr. Prasad and Dave are joining us on the show today to educate us and to help us understand what electromagnetic frequency fields are. They explain why EMF radiation is a concern with the growing technology of 5G, what electromagnetic frequency fields do to our bodies, how to protect ourselves proactively against EMF radiation, and how micronutrients work to protect us from the inside out against damage from 5G EMF radiation. Stay tuned to find out more! The Story Behind the Micro Daily EMF Product Dr. Prasad has formulated a micronutrient product that has a rich history of science behind it. In 2001, he was approached by the US Department of Defence while they were getting ready for the Afghan war. The US military was collaborating with the Russian Federation at the time because of their experiences in Afghanistan. The Russians had had positive experiences with antioxidants with their troops in Afghanistan. Those troops were healing and performing better than troops without antioxidants, so the US military also wanted to have a supplement for the US soldiers. They picked Dr. Prasad as their expert, and in 2001, they began an almost six-year process with Dr. Prasad conducting fourteen clinical studies to validate the foundational formula that is in the patent-pending Micro Daily EMF product. The product is safe to use, and none of the ingredients in it interact adversely with either prescription or non-prescription drugs. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: What EMF radiation is and why we need to be concerned about it. Credible research that indicates that 5G EMF radiation causes cellular damage and is a threat to our health. The impact of EMF on the developing brain. Using micronutrition as an effective defense against 5G EMF radiation damage. Dr. Prasad developed a supplement that has all the necessary micronutrients that are critical for the health of our bodies.  Why Dr. Prasad recommends taking a micronutrient supplement twice, rather than once a day. Why Dr. Prasad does not add any iron, copper, or manganese to his micronutrient preparation. Some simple changes you can make that will reduce your exposure to radiation from the EMF devices in your home. Our bodies are designed to deal with threats from our environment if we give them the proper nutrition at the foundational, cellular level. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Prasad Dr. Prasad’s website You can purchase Micro Daily EMF product here using the code 12229 You can purchase the Micro Daily product directly from here
Nov 07, 2020
Ep. 121 The Truth About Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Jason Fung
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We’re delighted to have Dr. Jason Fung joining us today! Dr. Jason is a well-known, leading expert in intermittent fasting and low carbohydrate diets. He is a Canadian-trained nephrologist, and he has written many best-selling health books, including The Complete Guide to Fasting, The Obesity Code, and Life in the Fasting Lane. He has a new book coming out soon called The Cancer Code.  Dr. Jason has a real desire to help and serve his patients. Although he was trained in traditional western medicine, he came to realize that many of the strategies he was using with his patients were not working from a preventative standpoint. He is with us today to share his story, explain the truth about diabetes, kidney disease, and insulin, talk about his new book, and discuss the healthiest and easiest way to lose weight and improve your overall health. Be sure to stay tuned for more! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: The truth about diabetes and kidney disease. How fasting can cure diabetes. The changing paradigms of medicine. The hormonal effects of insulin. Why counting calories will not help you to lose weight. The healthiest way to lose weight. Some of the reasons that people reach plateaus with intermittent fasting and what they can do about it. Why no one diet works for everybody. Extended fasting as an option. Dr. Jason’s new book The Cancer Code. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Jason Fung Dr. Jason Fung’s website The Fasting Method Dr. Jason Fung on Twitter Dr. Jason Fung on Instagram Dr. Jason Fung on YouTube  
Oct 31, 2020
Ep. 120 Confronting Our Addiction to Processed Food with Dr. Joan Ifland
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We are delighted to have Dr. Joan Ifland joining us today. She is an expert in the processed food addiction space, and she has written the textbook on foundations, assessment, and recovery from processed food addiction. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, she has earned her Ph.D., she has an MBA from Stanford Business School, and she also has a BA in Economics and Political Science. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network on the Book of John Gray, and she founded online services for food-addicted people. Dr. Ifland is spearheading a movement to educate individuals and clinicians about processed food addiction, and she has some helpful resources available for people who feel helpless in their struggles with their food addiction. In today’s episode, Dr. Ifland shares her story and talks to us about why people become addicted to processed foods. Be sure to tune in today to get Dr. Ifland’s expert advice and find out why weight-loss programs are not powerful enough to overcome severe food addiction.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:   The scope of the problem with processed food and when, where, and how it all started. The role of the tobacco industry in creating addictions to processed foods. Why, after 30 years of tobacco involvement, many people have addictions to food. How the five As in the corporate business model lead to people becoming addicted to processed food. They are Advertising, Availability, Affordability, (young) Age of onset, Addictive properties in the product. How the ‘Bliss Point’ affects people. How the pleasure centers in the brain make processed foods irresistible. Some other factors that lower people’s ability to resist compulsively eating processed foods. Why weight loss programs are not strong enough to overcome severe food addiction. Where you can get more information about overcoming food addiction. The similarities between alcoholism and food addiction. How the online global Addiction Reset Community (ARC) trains people to manage their food addictions. Integrating healthier food choices. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Joan Ifland Dr. Ifland’s food addiction reset website  Dr. Ifland’s speaker website  About Everyday Wellness Podcast Everyday Wellness is not just another health podcast. Your host, Cynthia Thurlow (nurse practitioner and nutrition/IF expert) has over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine and wellness. Her mission is to bring you the best, science-backed yet practical information to improve your physical and mental wellness every day. She is a busy mompreneur and knows how important your time is. She has designed this podcast to be short in time and big on impact. She interviews a variety of guests in the field of health and wellness, and discusses important issues, and provide practical strategies that you can use in your real life.
Oct 24, 2020
Ep. 119 Master Midlife and Stop Menopause Madness with Dr. Kyrin Dunston
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Today, we are excited to have Dr. Kyrin Dunston joining us! She is a leading by example OBGYN and Functional Medicine expert who lost a life-changing 100 pounds and healed herself from chronic disease by addressing the root causes of her health issues naturally.  Dr. Kyrin has featured on many different podcasts and summits, and on NBC, Fox, Great Day Washington, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, First for Women, Best Self, and more. She is the host of the Stop the Menopause Madness Summit, where top experts share their top strategies for attendees to lose weight, regain energy, balance mood, feel sexy, look great, and master midlife. Dr. Kyrin is the author of Cracking the Bikini Code. She hosts her Brilliant Health Revolution Podcasts and her Brilliant Health Secrets YouTube channel, which gives women the knowledge, tools, and support they need to take control of their health, heal, and thrive in life.  Dr. Kyrin is with us today to talk about how women can master midlife and stop the menopause madness. She talks about her transition from mainstream medicine to a root-cause resolution approach to women’s health and why so many women are suffering as they make the shift from perimenopause into menopause. Be sure to stay tuned today to benefit from Dr. Kyrin’s expert advice! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: Why millions of women are suffering as they make the transition from perimenopause to menopause. Why traditional medical views of menopause and treatments miss the mark. The difference between mainstream medicine and a root-cause resolution approach to women’s health and wellbeing. The truth about hot flashes. Some of the tests and methodologies that Dr. Kyrin uses to address women’s symptoms. How cortisol, other hormone and ANS dysfunction, toxicity, nutritional deficiency, and energy body balance exacerbate symptoms at menopause. Identifying the root causes of symptoms of weight gain, fatigue, and low libido. Using natural treatments for symptoms of menopause. Using the Dutch Test for hormone testing. How inflammation and toxicity disrupt the hormones. The issues that surround bioidentical hormones. Estrogen dominance can play a role in women’s health problems. About the Stop the Menopause Madness Summit. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Kyrin Dunston Stop the Menopause Madness Summit  Dr. Kyrin’s website Dr. Kyrin on Youtube  Dr. Kyrin on Facebook Dr. Kyrin on Instagram Dr. Kyrin on Twitter   About Everyday Wellness Podcast Everyday Wellness is not just another health podcast. Your host, Cynthia Thurlow (nurse practitioner and nutrition/IF expert) has over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine and wellness. Her mission is to bring you the best, science-backed yet practical information to improve your physical and mental wellness every day. She is a busy mompreneur and knows how important your time is. She has designed this podcast to be short in time and big on impact. She interviews a variety of guests in the field of health and wellness, and discusses important issues, and provide practical strategies that you can use in your real life.
Oct 17, 2020
Ep. 118 Removing Toxicity to Reduce Inflammation and Finally Heal with Dr. Daniel Pompa
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We are thrilled to have Dr. Daniel Pompa joining us today! Dr. Pompa is a respected researcher, author, podcast host, and teacher. He specializes in root cause, inflammation-driven disease, the therapeutic application of the ketogenic diet, fasting, ancestral-based health approaches, cellular healing, and detoxification. Stay tuned for more!
Oct 10, 2020
Ep. 117 A Humbling Health Setback and Embracing Intermittent Fasting with Abel James
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We are excited to welcome Abel James as our guest for today’s podcast! Abel is a New York Times bestselling author, musician, and creator of the hit podcast, Fat-Burning Man. His new book and audiobook, entitled Designer Babies Still Get Scabies is a number one international bestseller in humor, and it is available now. Stay tuned for more!
Oct 03, 2020
Ep. 116 Using Intermittent Fasting to Reverse Chronic Illnesses - with Megan Ramos
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Do you have metabolic problems? Did you know you can turn them around with intermittent fasting? We are delighted to have Megan Ramos on the show with us today. Megan is a Canadian Clinical Educator and an expert on therapeutic fasting and low carb diets. She used to suffer from type two diabetes and metabolic problems. She tried fasting to overcome her physical problems and within six months, she reversed her diabetes, PCOS, fatty liver, and she lost over sixty pounds.
Sep 26, 2020
Ep. 115 How Sugar Impacts Children Mentally, Physically & Academically - with Dr. Emily Ventura and Dr. Michael Goran
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Is your child overweight? Would you like to know what you can do about it? Sugar has shifted the health trajectory of our entire nation. Understanding some of the issues with sugary foods and making some simple dietary changes can have a tremendous impact on your health and the health of your children.
Sep 19, 2020
Ep. 114 Why Obesity Matters When It Comes to Coronavirus - with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
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Are you overweight? Did you know that there is an undeniable connection between obesity and susceptibility to COVID 19 infection? Today, we are happy to welcome Dr. Benjamin Bikman as our guest. Dr. Bikman is interested in understanding more about chronic, modern-day diseases, the origins and consequences of obesity and diabetes, and the pathogenicity of insulin and insulin resistance. He is joining us today to talk about fat cells, insulin resistance, why obesity matters with COVID 19.
Sep 12, 2020
Ep. 113 How to Survive the Ups & Downs of Perimenopause - with Dr. Mindy Pelz
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In today’s episode, we have an in-depth conversation about supporting women who are navigating the physical changes that occur during perimenopause, and we discuss various ways to create a lifestyle where your body can ride the hormonal ups and downs effortlessly. Stay tuned to find out more!
Sep 05, 2020
Ep. 112 Your Body Is Not A Bank Account - with JJ Virgin
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with JJ Virgin, the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Additionally, she is a prominent TV and media personality, has launched over 10 businesses, and her current endeavors include Founder of The Mindshare Collaborative, the most influential community in health. JJ also hosts two popular podcasts, Mindcast for health experts and entrepreneurs and the JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show with health tips for consumers.
Aug 29, 2020
Ep. 111 Is The Keto Diet The Proper Human Diet? - with Dr. Ken Berry
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Ken Berry, a practicing board certified physician, an amazon Best Selling author, and a passionate advocate of health on his YouTube channel where he has over one million subscribers. Along with his online presence, he is active in his own community of Camden Tennessee where he has been practicing at The Berry Clinic since 2003. Dr. Berry is known for his direct, no nonsense approach to health and wellness.
Aug 22, 2020
Ep. 110 What You Need To Know About PCOS - with Dr. Nadia Pateguana
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In this episode Cynthia is joined by Dr. Nadia Pateguana to tell you everything you need to know about PCOS. Dr. Nadia is a Naturopathic Doctor and Dietary Coach for The Fasting Method with Megan Ramos and Dr. Jason Fung. Dr. Nadia has over 15 years of clinical experience with using Real Food and Intermittent Fasting for Metabolic and Reproductive Health. In this episode you'll learn about: - PCOS and how it affects the body - Diagnostic criteria for PCOS - What you can do to address PCOS issues
Aug 15, 2020
Ep. 109 How To Transform Your Health with Diet and Exercise - with Dr. Ted Naiman
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Joining Cynthia for this episode is Dr. Ted Naiman! He is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in the department of Primary Care at a leading major medical center in Seattle. His personal research and medical practice are focused on the practical implementation of diet and exercise for health optimization. In this episode you'll learn about: - Ways to reverse diabetes and obesity - An easy way to evaluate your food to see what’s best for your health - The best sources of protein
Aug 08, 2020
Ep. 108 How To Keep Keto Simple - with Amy Berger
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Are you caught up in all of the extraneous details of keto? Are you completely overwhelmed by unnecessary and conflicting information and fearmongering about food and health? In this episode, Cynthia and Amy Berger get back to the basics of keto to help you yield better results. In this episode you'll learn about: - Why a ketogenic diet might be helpful for cognitive function - How to keep keto SIMPLE - The truth about ketones and if higher ketone levels increase weight loss
Aug 01, 2020
Ep. 107 How To Tackle Difficult Topics & Agree to Disagree with Zuby
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In this episode, Cynthia sat down with Zuby. Zuby is an independent rapper, podcast host, author, public speaker and creative entrepreneur, with over 300,000 followers online. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: - How to tackle difficult topics - How to politely agree to disagree - How to respect and listen to other's opinions
Jul 25, 2020
Ep. 106 Hormones, Menopause, and Perimenopause with Dr. Carrie Jones
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In this episode, Cynthia sat down with Dr. Carrie Jones. Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones. In this episode you'll learn: - What is perimenopause and is it real? - What is important for women to know about menopause? - What parts of the body does menopause affect?
Jul 18, 2020
Ep. 105 Thyroid Physiology and Chronic Illness with Dr. Eric Balcavage
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Dr. Eric Balcavage. He is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional medicine clinic in Chadds Ford, PA. He is a nationally recognized speaker and educator on thyroid physiology, bile physiology, detoxification, and chronic illness.
Jul 11, 2020
Ep. 104 Intermittent Fasting and the “Clean Fast” - with Gin Stephens
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Cynthia spoke with her longtime friend and intermittent faster Gin Stephens! Gin is the author of “Delay, Don’t Deny: Living and Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle,” an Amazon #1 best seller in the weight loss category and the #1 new release “Fast. Feast. Repeat.” Gin has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. This lifestyle shift allowed her to lose over 80 pounds and keep it off for good.
Jul 04, 2020
Ep. 103 Find Your Identity to Reach Your Goals - with Andrew Horn!
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Andrew Horn, an entrepreneur, speaker, and writer. He is the founder of Tribute, an online collaborative video montage website, as well as Dreams for Kids DC, an award-winning non-profit. After stepping down from Dreams for Kids DC, he went on to find another non-profit venture called AbilityList, the Craigslist for people with disabilities. Delivering a TEDx talk at 21, he went on to speak at conferences like the United Nations and Colleges.
Jun 27, 2020
Ep. 102 Change Your Health Through Diet and All About Oxalates! - with Monique Attinger
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Monique Attinger, a certified Holistic Nutritionist. As a Low Ox Coach, she consults her clients in reaching their health goals by limiting Oxalate intake. If you’ve been doing everything right and still don’t feel well, you could have oxalate-related inflammation!
Jun 20, 2020
Ep. 101 Keto and Fasting the RIGHT Way – with Ben Azadi
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Ben Azadi. Ben is the founder of Keto Kamp, a program designed to help people learn about Keto, Fasting, and more. He is also a 3x best-selling author of “The Perfect Health Booklet,” “The intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet,” and “The Power of Sleep.” Known as “The Health Detective,” he helps his clients investigate their dysfunctions and educates them to a healthier lifestyle.
Jun 13, 2020
Ep. 100 Financial Wellness is Everyday Wellness - with Mike Young
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Mike Young. Mike is the founder of the Makeover Master, host of “Made Over Podcast,” author of “Made Over: How to Create A Powerful Brand that Will Transform Your Business & Save Your Life," and a seasoned entrepreneur.
Jun 05, 2020
Ep. 99 How To Change Bad Habits - with Dr. Jud Brewer
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Dr. Jud Brewer. Dr. Jud Brewer based on his work in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, combining over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training and a career in scientific research. He is passionate about understanding how our brains work, and how to use that knowledge to help people make deep, permanent change in their lives — with the goal of reducing suffering in the world at large.
May 30, 2020
Ep. 98 Understanding the Carnivore Diet with Dr. Paul Saladino
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Dr. Paul Saladino. Dr. Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable.
May 23, 2020
Ep. 97 Living Life In The Fasting Lane! - with Eve Mayer
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with author and consultant Eve Meyer. Eve is the co-author of the book Life In The Fasting Lane along with Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos. She is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur recognized by Forbes and CNN. After decades of struggling with obesity and reaching 300 pounds, she discovered fasting and changed her life.
May 18, 2020
Ep. 96 Unlock Your Vitality and Rejuvenation with the Science of Beauty! - with Rachel Varga
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Rachel Varga. She is a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, an international clinical trainer, speaker and academically published award-winning author in the field of plastic and aesthetic nursing. Through education on skin care, skin and laser rejuvenation, non-surgical solutions, and healing lifestyle practices, Rachel helps inspire others with her unique toolkit to navigate and strategize aging impossibly well – using the SCIENCE of BEAUTY.
May 09, 2020
Ep. 95 Why Muscle Is The Organ Of Longevity! - with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon. She is a Washington University fellowship-trained physician in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics and is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition, Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism at the University of Illinois. Dr. Lyon works closely with the Special Operations Military and has a private practice in NYC.
May 02, 2020
EP. 94 Reclaim Your Vibrancy, Sexuality, Health and Happiness! - with Dr. Anna Cabeca
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Dr. Anna Cabeca. She is a triple board certified, Emory University trained physician and hormone expert. She counsels women one-on-one to help them understand and improve their health and manage their hormones, ultimately changing the lives of thousands of women across the globe. Her new book “The Hormone Fix” and other empowering transformation programs have helped women of all ages become their best selves again.
Apr 25, 2020
Ep. 93 At-Home Exercise Routines For Improved Health and Longevity! - with Jerry Teixeira
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with minimalist fitness and health specialist Jerry Teixeira. He has have spent the last 4+ years studying progressive bodyweight training, and is now sharing what he learned through a clear, easy to navigate series of videos designed to take anyone form absolute beginner to a strong, functional physique with minimal equipment.
Apr 18, 2020
Ep. 92 Heal Your Hunger: How to End Emotional Eating Now! - with Tricia Nelson
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In this episode, Cynthia spoke with Tricia Nelson, who lost fifty pounds by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating. Tricia has spent nearly thirty years researching the hidden causes of the addictive personality. Tricia is also the author of bestselling book, Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now. She also certifies health coaches so they can get better results, referrals and revenue by helping their clients overcome emotional eating.
Apr 11, 2020
Ep. 91 How To Listen To Your Body and DE-STRESS During COVID-19 - with Dr. David Rabin
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In this episode, Cynthia sat down with board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Dr. David Rabin! He is the chief innovation officer, co-founder and co-inventor at Apollo Neuroscience Inc. He has always been fascinated by consciousness and our inherent ability to heal ourselves from injury and illness. Dr. Rabin has been studying resilience and the impact of chronic stress in humans for more than 15 years.
Apr 04, 2020
Ep. 90 Be Consistent In Your Nutrition And Training Decisions - with Dr. Steven Horwitz
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with Dr. Steven Horwitz. He is a world-class chiropractic doctor, wellness and performance consultant, and served as a member of the United States Olympic Team Medical Staff! Connect With Steven * Check out his website (https://www.dallassportsacademy.com/) * Connect on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dallassportsacademy) * Visit his Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrHorwitz)
Mar 31, 2020
Ep. 89 Balancing Motherhood and Modern Entrepreneurship - with Kareen Mills
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with mother, mentor and entrepreneur Kareen Mills. She is the host of the Motherhustler podcast, is part of a group of entrepreneurs focused on female business owners, and stands out as an accomplished business strategist. Her main focus is on enhancing, inspiring, and educating women.
Mar 28, 2020
Ep. 88 Practical Holistic Solutions to Fight Anxiety and Depression - with Dr. Teralyn Sell
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with Dr. Teralyn Sell. For the past 20 years, she has been helping career-driven women overwhelmed by anxiety and panic attacks get off and stay off medication. She helps put an end to their symptoms using a natural approach that balances their brain chemistry and permanently changes their behavior so they can rediscover their motivations, build their confidence, and get their life back on track.
Mar 25, 2020
Ep. 87 How Can COVID-19 Affect People With Chronic Autoimmune Issues? - with Dr. Terry Wahls
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In this episode, Cynthia sat down with Dr. Terry Wahls to discuss COVID-19. She 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.
Mar 24, 2020
Ep. 86 The Five Crucial Elements of Digestion - with Sachin Patel
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In this episode Cynthia and Kelly spoke with Sachin Patel, a father, husband, philanthropist, functional medicine practice success coach, international speaker, and author. His philosophy is that “The doctor of the future is the patient” and he is actively doing whatever it takes to keep people out of the medical system and empower them through education, self-care, and remapping their mindset.
Mar 21, 2020
Ep. 85 Everything You Need To Know About The Coronavirus (COVID-19)! - with Dr. Tom Moorcroft
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In this episode, Cynthia sat down with Dr. Tom Moorcroft, a global leader in solving complex medical mysteries. His goal is to operate as a “medical detective” and deduce what’s really keeping someone sick and help them get better. Concerning the Coronavirus, he contends there’s no need to be panicked when you have the most up to date information shared with you by an expert in complex medical illnesses. Connect With Dr. Tom * Check out his website (https://www.originsofhealth.com/)
Mar 16, 2020
Ep. 84 Functional Medicine and the 4 Quadrants of Function! - with Dr. Jeff Bland
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with Dr. Jeff Bland. He has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years and is known as the father of functional medicine for his ability to synthesize complex scientific concepts in a manner that is both personable and accessible. Connect With Dr. Jeff Bland Check out his website (https://jeffreybland.com/) Check out his website (http://plminstitute.org/)
Mar 14, 2020
Ep. 83 Avoid Sugar Addiction - Learn How To Go SUGAR-FREE! with Michael Collins
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with Michael Collins. He is a father, author, and chairman. He has been completely sugar-free for over 30 years. He is Chairman of the Board of a Food Addiction Institute, a 501(c) non-profit, that helps raise awareness about processed food and sugar worldwide and is the founder of SugarAddiction.com, which has been helping thousands successfully quit sugar for over nine years.
Mar 07, 2020
Ep. 82 Identifying Root Causes Of Beauty Blockers, Energy Drainers, And Vitality Shorteners With Diane Kazer
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly talked Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Courage Coach and Holistic Beauty Expert, Diane Kazer. She is the author of 'Killer Breasts, A Step by Step Guide to Overcoming Breast Implant Illness', producer of the Non-Toxic Beauty Summit and creator of Cleanse, Heal, Ignite.
Feb 29, 2020
Ep. 81 Benefits Of The Fasting Lifestyle And Listening To Your Body! With Gin Stephens
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Ep. 81 Benefits of the Fasting Lifestyle and Listening to your Body! – with Gin Stephens In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with Gin Stephens. She's the author of the Amazon Best Seller Delay Don't Deny Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle. Gin has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014 which has allowed her to lose over 80 pounds. She has multiple facebook support groups books, and podcasts. With her latest book, Fast Feast Repeat in Spring 2020. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: The Benefits of the Fasting Lifestyle  Listening to your body Experimenting with your body along your fasting journey Optimizing your feeding window Practical tips to help improve your health and well-being every day Connect With Gin Stephens Check out her website (http://www.ginstephens.com/) Connect on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Ginstephens) Visit her Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ginstephens/) Get Started With Sunbasket Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Dr. Kelly Donahue Follow on Twitter Check out Kelly’s website About Everyday Wellness Podcast Everyday Wellness is not just another health podcast. Your co-hosts, Cynthia Thurlow (nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist) and Dr. Kelly Donahue (clinical health psychologist and nutritional therapy consultant) have over 25 years of combined experience in medicine, psychology, and wellness. Our mission is to bring you the best, science-backed yet practical information to improve your physical and mental wellness every day. We are busy mompreneurs and know how important your time is. We have designed this podcast to be short in time and big on impact. We interview a variety of guests in the field of health and wellness, and we discuss important issues and provide practical strategies that you can use in your real life.
Feb 22, 2020
Ep. 80 Three Steps To Unlock The Power Of Mindset! - With Michael Moody
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with Michael Moody. He is a personal trainer, author, researcher, motivational speaker, and a lifelong student of the mind and body. His fitness and life-structure programs have helped his clients lose more than 3,000 pounds and transform their lives since 2005. With over 17,500 hours of one-on-one personal training sessions, Michael has truly refined the approach to fitness.
Feb 15, 2020
Ep. 79 How To Get In The Best Shape of Your Life and Stay That Way With Bobbi Parker-Hall
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with Bobbi Parker-Hall. Bobbi is a personal trainer, public speaker, author and founder and CEO of Modern Bodies. For over 20 years she’s been helping women get in the best shape of their lives and stay that way! She believes that no matter your age or current fitness level, you can start building your best version of yourself NOW.
Feb 08, 2020
Ep. 78 Finding The Diet That Works For Your Body With Dr. Brian Lenzkes
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly sat down with Dr. Brian Lenzkes. He is an internal medicine doctor in San Diego who has been focusing on clinical nutrition. Dr. Lenzkes has been voted one of the “Top Doctors” in San Diego for 11 years. He is currently down nearly 50 lbs after making some “evidence-based” lifestyle changes.
Feb 01, 2020
Ep. 77 Holiday Special - Top Tips From 2019
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Happy Holidays! As a listener of Everyday Wellness, you know that at the end of every episode, we ask each guest to give us their top two tips for improving your health and wellness every day. In this special episode, Cynthia and Kelly look back on the tips most frequently given by the expert guests in 2019. Can you guess the most commonly given tip? Here's a hint...the top tip is completely FREE! Listen to find out this tip and all of the valuable top tips given by the 2019 guests.
Dec 28, 2019
Ep. 76 With Jeremy Fox - Understanding Trauma & How To Recover
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In this educational episode, Kelly & Cynthia welcome Jeremy Fox, a Licenced Professional Counsellor, EMDR Consultant, Mental Health Therapist specializing in Trauma Recovery. You will hear him talk about how EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Therapy has helped people relieve many types of psychological trauma. Jeremy speaks about how the amygdala, which is an important part of the limbic system, can sometimes become overactivated due to traumatic anxiety. 
Dec 21, 2019
Ep. 75 With Fitasamamabear - The Importance of Staying Active & Eating Well
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Join us in this fun episode with Shelby from Fitasamamabear. Shelby was once a self-proclaimed fast food junkie & led an unhealthy lifestyle. Now she is a certified strength and nutrition coach! Listen to how she decided enough was enough and turned her health around one small change at a time. 
Dec 14, 2019
Ep. 74 With Kimmye Bohannon - The Power & Importance of Juicing
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In this fresh episode, we are joined by one of the founders of “The Weekly Juicery,” Kimmye Bohannon. Kimmye explores and unravels her juicing journey and shares her top tips for chasing good health & aging in reverse. She also states how she began turning her hobby into her career, being able to provide a nutritious and organic beverage to over 200 Weekly Juice Customers. We discuss the important health benefits of juicing and discover what makes Cold Pressed Juice different than the rest.  
Dec 07, 2019
Ep. 73 Biohacking and Human Body Optimization
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In this episode, we are joined by Siim Land. Siim Land is a best-selling author, public speaker, high-performance coach, content creator, and professional biohacker. In this interview, he explains the definition of biohacking and shared some proven techniques that can make our body function optimally and promote health, performance, longevity, and wellbeing.
Nov 30, 2019
Ep. 72 Applying Cellular Detoxification To Health
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Nick Greiner. Dr. Nick Greiner has been in practice for 12 years and is the owner and operator of Greiner Health Solutions in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania together with his wife, Dr. Erin Greiner. Through his clinic, Dr. Greiner has been helping people all over the world with lifestyle, chiropractic, oxidative and regenerative therapy.
Nov 23, 2019
Ep. 71 Aging in Reverse with an Active and Healthy Lifestyle Change
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We are joined by Fat Loss Expert turned high performance coach, Natalie Jill. Natalie works to help women “Age In Reverse” and level up their lives! At 48 years old, she has rebuilt herself three times over. Being gifted at what she does, she helps women uncover what is holding them back from results and guides them to uncover their true passion. Natalie has created a globally recognized brand with well over 2.5 million social media followers worldwide, two best selling books, and recognition from Forbe
Nov 16, 2019
Ep. 70 Healing Anxiety and Other Mental Illnesses through Nutrition
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In this episode, we are joined by Trudy Scott. Trudy Scott is a Food Mood Expert, and a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. She serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes.
Nov 09, 2019
Ep. 69 Living the Life with Impact and Purpose
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In this episode, we are joined by Lance W Essihos. Lance Essihos is the creator of the increasingly popular and innovative series, “University of Adversity,” as well as providing VIP quality podcast production that allows people with or without a podcast the freedom to have their own voice and success without all of the work.
Nov 02, 2019
Ep. 68 The Impossible Burger, and Other Alternatives to Meat
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In this episode, Cynthia Thurlow and Kelly Donahue, PhD talk about one of the most controversial, trending food substances that has been circulating in the nutrition space. They dove into what makes a food healthy or unhealthy, better and worse alternatives to meat and the general role and impact of food and nutrition to our overall health. 
Oct 26, 2019
Ep. 67 The Carnivore Diet, Health Benefits and Lifestyle
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Shawn Baker. Dr. Shawn Baker is a doctor, an athlete, a father and a proponent of a carnivorous lifestyle. His achievements are as heavy as the weight he can lift and include serving as a chief of orthopedics and as an orthopedic surgeon for several high establishments. He has a past history as a nuclear weapons Combat Commander, is a Gold Medal holder of the Texas Strong Man, and was in the top 5 of the USA Strongest Man Contest.
Oct 19, 2019
Ep. 66 Lifestyle Medicine, Prevention and Cure to Illnesses
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In this episode, Cynthia Thurlow and Kelly Donahue, PhD talked about Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, its definition, benefits and implementation. They talked about the common misconceptions of traditional medicine, benefits of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine and its impact on an individual's health that goes way beyond just prescribing medicine. They also touched on trending diets, nutrition and the importance of lifestyle change for illness and disease prevention.  
Oct 12, 2019
Ep. 65 Redesigning Lifestyle and Nutrition to Treat Chronic Autoimmune Diseases
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Terry Wahls. Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years.
Oct 05, 2019
Ep. 64 Healthy Libido, Science in Sex & Intimacy
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In this episode, we are joined by Susan Bratton. Susan Bratton is a champion and advocate for all who desire passionate relationships. Considered the “Dear Abby of Sex,” Susan’s fresh approach and original ideas have helped millions of people of all ages and across the gender spectrum transform sex into passion.
Sep 28, 2019
Ep. 63 Hormonal Imbalance and How to Correct It
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Beth Westie. After having her 3rd pregnancy, she suffered shooting pains due to ovarian cysts. These pains got so bad that she was taking 35 supplements and was even rushed to the Emergency Room. This is when she started looking into eastern medicine and healthier lifestyles to balance her hormones.
Sep 21, 2019
Ep. 62 Entrepreneurship, Grit and Success
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In this episode, we are joined by Tony Whatley. He finished college while working full-time as a pipefitter and welder. He later began working his way through engineering design roles, and then into Project Management. Alongside his oil career, he became an expert at creating part-time “side-hustle” businesses. He managed to create both 6-figure and 7-figure online businesses and became a millionaire at the age of 34 when he sold one of his online companies. 
Sep 14, 2019
Ep. 61 Perimenopause, Symptoms and Solutions
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In this episode, we are joined by Katarina Wilk. Katarina Wilk is a health and medicine journalist and the author of the book Perimenopower - the ultimate guide for women who started to experience strange symptoms with sleep, mood and body that are linked to perimenopause.
Sep 07, 2019
Ep. 60 Silver Solutions (News & Research)
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Gordon Pedersen. His list of accomplishments is long: He has a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. He has a Ph.D. from the Toxicology program and a Ph.D in Immunology and Biology from Utah State University. He is Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and also holds a Master’s degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness. He has formulated over 150 products, was a Bronze medalist in the 2003 Utah Winter Games, and is a Best Selling Author. 
Aug 31, 2019
Ep. 59 Epstein-Barr Virus and other Autoimmune Diseases
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Kasia Kines. Dr. Kasia Kines is an Amazon best-selling author of Epstein-Barr Virus Solution, a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition from MUIH (Maryland University of Integrative Health), and a graduate of the first doctoral functional nutrition program created by Dr. Liz Lipski, PhD and CEO of Holistic Nutrition Naturally LLC and EBV Educational Institute.
Aug 24, 2019
Ep. 58 Curing Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Tom Incledon. Dr. Tom Incledon is a world-renowned expert in human health and performance. He is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Causenta Wellness, where he is bringing a unique approach to health care and cancer treatment.
Aug 17, 2019
Ep. 57 Battling Diseases through Natural Modalities
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In this episode, we are joined by Michelle Sutphin. Michelle Sutphin is a lyme disease survivor who healed through natural means. Her goal is to spread the word about natural holistic modalities with her story and expertise.
Aug 11, 2019
Ep. 56 The Cochrane Method and Bioindividuality
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In this episode, we are joined by Teri Cochrane. Teri Cochrane is an internationally known health expert specializing in complex and chronic conditions as well as optimizing elite performers. She recently authored Amazon #1 newly released book titled The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended.
Aug 03, 2019
Ep. 55 Cannabidiol (CBD) Therapeutic Benefits
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In this episode, we are joined by DeBritt Ealey. DeBritt Ealey is a licensed acupuncturist, a CBD coach and herbalist practicing for almost 20 years. She teaches us about different methods of therapy including: Traditional Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Detox Therapy, Supplements, and Rejuvenation treatments. And an overview of the therapists you used and what types of health issues commonly seen in her clinic.
Jul 27, 2019
Ep. 54 Losing Weight The Healthy Way
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In episode 54, we are joined by Dr. Tro Kalayjian. He grew up obese in an obese family with multiple complications brought by their condition. He went through college, medical school, and residency; and consistently gained pounds every year. His life changed when one day, he accepted his wife’s challenge to finally lose the weight so that he can better help his patients to get off medication and start their weight loss journey the healthy way.
Jul 20, 2019
Ep. 53 The Keto Lifestyle and Diet Mindfulness
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In this episode, we are joined by Anthony Giordano. Anthony, a.k.a “Italian Goes Keto” was obese and pushing 200 pounds 2 years ago. He decided to turn things around when his wife was expecting and realized he needed to make changes to his health in order to live longer for his family. Anthony did what most Italians wouldn't do, he gave up carbs - pasta, pizza, and bread! He lost 50 pounds with the low-carb ketogenic diet. 
Jul 13, 2019
Ep. 52 When Comedy and Yoga Combine
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Dena Jackson is a stand-up comedian and speaker who teaches hatha yoga and meditation. She has performed at various comedy festivals across Canada and the United States. She recently delivered a TEDx talk and has a podcast called the Ego Podcast. She talks to us today about how yoga changed her life and how it helps her with her comedy. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. Find us at www.chtwellness.com and www.kellydonahuephd.com.
Jun 30, 2019
Ep. 51 Quality Information for Better Quality of Health
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ernesto Gutierrez (Dr. E). Dr. E. has made it his mission to be a guide for as many people as possible through his website, social media channels and –most recently– with his podcast, the Highway to Health Show. Dr. E talks to us about taking responsibility for your health and stem cells as a component of health. You can find our more about Dr. E at http://drernestomd.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Jun 23, 2019
Ep. 50 The Whole Female Health Approach
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Courtney Hasseman joins us to talk about a whole female health approach to wellness. She provides integrative healthcare for women and nutritional therapy specializing in hormonal and reproductive health. Courtney is passionate about providing unhurried, highly personalized, comprehensive care for women. We cover many women's health topics to include non-hormonal contraception and pelvic floor exercises. You can find out more about Courtney here: https://courtneyhasseman.com/
Jun 16, 2019
Ep. 49 Kids, Schedules, Work and Summer. HELP!
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly talk about the challenges that come with all of the fun of balancing work and kids in the summer. We share our best strategies for staying cool when summer stress heats up!
Jun 13, 2019
Ep. 48 Championing Better Brain Health for All
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In this episode, we talk to Ash Niknia. Ash is a bio-hacker, producer of natural health products, and a Bulletproof human development potential coach. Ash shares his weight loss journey with us and the tools that he used to lose 65 pounds. He tells us how that experience prompted him to change careers to create a life about which he is passionate. Ash advocates for mental health and shares tips for improving mental health. You can learn more about Ash here: http://Dariaimports.com
Jun 09, 2019
Ep. 47 Healthy Habits for High Performance
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In this episode, we talk to Kylie Larson. Kylie describes her journey that started with yoga and how to find internal happiness beyond exercise, food, and your job. She talks to us about her passion -- coaching high performers. Kylie talks about what it means to be a high performer whether you are a stay-at-home mom or an executive. You can find out more about Kylie at http://www.kyliefityoga.com/ Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
May 26, 2019
Ep. 46 Gut Health Tips from the Guru
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In this episode, we are joined by functional medicine expert, Dr. Jill Carnahan. Dr. Jill gets personal and shares her own health journey and how she combined the best of traditional and functional medicine to heal herself. She uses that knowledge in the amazing work she does with her patients at Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado. She uses personalized medicine to uncover the root cause of disease. Find out more about Dr. Jill here: https://www.jillcarnahan.com/
May 07, 2019
Ep. 45 Quit This. Start Winning
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In this episode, we are joined by Lynn Marie Morski. Lynn Marie is a physician, attorney, law professor, and lifelong quitter. She has carved out a successful path by not only knowing when to persevere and when to quit, but more importantly, how to learn from the situations in which quitting was the best option. She shares why quitting strategically is so important and gives us tips for how to quit for a better life. You can find out more about Lynn here: https://quittingbydesign.com/
Apr 28, 2019
Ep. 44 Food for Balanced Hormones and a Healthy Gut
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In this episode, Magdalena Wszelaki shares her top strategies for natrually balancing hormones with food. She provides two key strategies for optimizing health: an elimination diet and not eating dessert for breakfast. You can find out more about Magdalena and her work here: Hormonesbalance.com and check out her book Cooking for Hormone Balance here: HERE Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. Cynthia: www.chtwellness.com Kelly: www.kellydonahuephd.com
Apr 14, 2019
Ep. 43 The Other Side of the Hospital Bed
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In this episode, Cynthia talks about her long hospital stay and how her gut health helped her to have a positive outcome. We also talk about the things she'll be doing (that we can all learn from!) to restore the health of her gut after taking very strong antibiotics. We're so glad she's back! Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. Find out more about Cynthia at www.chtwellness.com and find out more about Kelly at www.kellydonahuephd.com.
Apr 07, 2019
Ep. 42 Clean Eating Dirty Sex
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In this episode, Lisa Davis gives us the down and dirty on her book and all of its delicious recipes for improving sexual health. Learn why she loves healthy fats and the key non-food component that needs to be resolved for ultimate intimacy and overall well-being. You can learn more about Lisa and her book here: http://cleaneatingdirtysex.com/ Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Mar 31, 2019
Ep. 41 The Latest and Greatest from Us!
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In this episode, we share details about our programs. Cynthia's newest offering is Wholistic Abundance which is a membership community that offers a monthly blueprint for hormonal health. Learn more here: https://chtwellness.com/product/wholistic-abundance. Kelly's current offering is the Health Gains Weight Loss Program. It is a 6-week online educational and coaching program designed to help participants improve their health and lose weight. Learn more here: https://www.kellydonahuephd.com/healthgains
Mar 28, 2019
Ep. 40 Powerhouse Strategies for Optimizing Gut Health
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In this Episode, Breanne Kallonen talks about the importance of gut health and how to test for problems in the gut that could be at the root of health issues. We all know how important gut health is to our overall mental and physical well-being. Breanne breaks it down and gives us her powerhouse strategies for keeping the gut healthy while traveling. Find out more about Breanne here: https://www.breannekallonen.com/
Mar 17, 2019
Ep. 39 Practical Biohacks for Peak Performance
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In this episode, we are joined by Ben Angel.  Ben is a bestselling author of Unstoppable, CLICK, Sleeping Your Way to The Top in Business, and Flee 9-5. Ben helps us to discover the key to better health, more energy, and a better mood. He teaches us all about biohacks and how you can use them to improve your health and your life! Learn more about Ben at benagnel.co Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Mar 10, 2019
Ep. 38 True Connection: Taking Time to Truly Listen
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In this Episode Daniel Levin talks to us about the power and experience of connection and deep, present listening in our lives. His book, The Mosaic, is a beautiful story about his experience in true connection. Check out his website here: http://danielbrucelevin.com/ and his book here: https://amzn.to/2T439Dl
Mar 02, 2019
Ep. 37 Finding Balance in Acupuncture and Infertility
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In this episode, we are joined by Ali Damron who talks about using acupuncture to optimize fertility and reproductive health. Ali's goal as a health consultation specialist and acupuncturist is to help women navigate their health in a natural way. You can find more information about Ali at her website: http://www.alidamron.com/
Feb 24, 2019
Ep. 36 Weight Loss and Aging in Reverse with the Ketogenic Diet
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In this episode, Mitzi Champion talks about her own personal health journey. She shares how she found the ketogenic lifestyle which allows her to age in reverse. You can find out more about Mitzi at https://ketovangelistcoaching.com/mitzi-champion/ Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Feb 17, 2019
Ep. 35 The Need for Sleep Part 2
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly talk about supplements that are helpful for sleep and overall relaxation. We can't emphasize the power of sleep to get your healthy, keep you healthy, help you lose weight, normalize hormone function, regulate mood, and the list goes on. Books to check out: Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival by TS Wiley Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success by Shawn Stevenson
Feb 14, 2019
Ep. 34 Radical Self-Care and Self-Love with Lydia Joy
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In this Episode, Lydia talks about how she finds balance in her life with her important roles as healer and supermom. Lydia empowers women to radically transform their lives by offering seasonal detox, hair tissue mineral analysis, and 1:1 mind body coaching and nutritional therapy. You can find out more about Lydia and the services she offers here: lydiajoy.mykajabi.com or contact her via email at lydiajoyme@gmail.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review.
Feb 10, 2019
Ep. 33 The Need for Sleep Part 1
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In this bite-sized episode, Cynthia and I discuss one our favorite topics…sleep! We focus on the behavioral strategies to improve your sleep (called sleep hygiene). Join us to learn why sleep is so foundational to health and to weight loss. We'll teach you how to make simple changes to improve your sleep. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. Find out more about Cynthia at www.chtwellness.com and more about Kelly at www.everydaytherapist.com.
Feb 07, 2019
Ep. 32 Integrative Approaches for Mental Tranquility
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In this episode, integrative practitioner Leyla Dim shares her talents and wisdom integrating cutting-edge mind-body techniques to heal and calm their nervous system. She talks about empowering clients who are frustrated with not getting results from more traditional treatments. You can learn more about Leyla here: https://www.leyladim.com/ Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Feb 03, 2019
Ep. 31 Mompreneurs - When Life (and Snow) Happen
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly share the current status of their lives which is a little messy. We talk about our tips for staying sane through single-parenting, snow days and delays, and the beautiful unpredictability of life. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Jan 31, 2019
Ep. 30 Healing Magic to Gain Results in Life
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Jaime Pallotolo uses a mind-body-spirit approach to helping her clients take the next step in their careers and personal life to reach their potential. She helps clients give voice to their experience and remove blocks to change their maladaptive beliefs and improve their self-worth. She teaches clients how to be aware of their emotions, change their beliefs, and engage in new behaviors. Jaime also shares her personal self-care tips! Learn more about Jaime at https://www.jaimepallotolo.com/
Jan 27, 2019
Ep. 29 How to Beat the Winter Blues
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This is the time of year when many of us start to feel a little down and sad. This can be called the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD - if the symptoms meet a certain criteria and have been present for at least 2 years). In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly talk about causal factors and the lifestyle and dietary changes that you can make to feel better before spring arrives. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review.
Jan 13, 2019
Ep. 28 Supercharged Strategies for a Better Brain
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As founder of Redeeming Wellness, Leslie Bumpas helps women identify the underlying causes blocking their well-being and teaches them how to nourish their body. In this podcast, we talk all about one of Leslie's specialites, brain health. It's easy to overlook brain health until you notice a problem. Leslie gives us practical tools and strategies for improving brain health. Visit www.redeemingwellness.com for more information.
Jan 13, 2019
Ep. 27 The TedX Experience
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TedX speakers bring wisdom and perspective to a variety of topics in life. Cynthia's talk on TedX is no exception. Cynthia's TedX talk covers perimenopause in a whole new light. In this episode, Cynthia talks about her process for preparing for her talk, what happened during the talk and how she stayed calm, and how she recovered and practiced self-care. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Jan 06, 2019
Ep. 26 How to Lose Weight When You've Tried Everything with Gordon Light
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Gordon tells us about his journey from exercise-hater to movement and wellness enthusiast. Gordon loves to work with individuals who have tried all the diet and exercise programs without any real progress. Gordon's practical and fun approach to health and fitness is refreshing in a world of rigid diets and strict exercise protocols. Learn more about Gordon HERE: https://www.facebook.com/gordon.a.light Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Dec 23, 2018
Ep.25 Are you SAD: Lifestyle Medicine Strategies for Healing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
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Seasonal Affective Disorder is common this time or year, but that doesn't mean that you have to live with it. If you suffer from low mood, irritability, weight gain, carb cravings, lack of motivation, and difficulty sleeping during the fall and winter months, this episode is for you. In addition to the information that we provide in the podcast, check out the article I wrote on Beating the Winter Blues. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Dec 16, 2018
Ep. 24 Considering CrossFit and Keto with Liam McElwee
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Liam McElwee is a trainer and coach who is passionate about CrossFit and the ketogenic diet. Liam has used his own experience to fuel his work as on online health and wellness coach. Join us to learn more about Liam's journey and his passion for health! https://www.facebook.com/liam.mcelwee Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. Find out more about Cynthia at www.chtwellness.com and more about Kelly at www.everydaytherapist.com
Dec 16, 2018
Ep. 23 Festive Holiday Strategies for Food, Fun, and Balance
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Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian specializing in Bariatric and weight loss nutrition, a fitness enthusiast, and a working mom of two. She is passionate about motivating, supporting and educating people to meet their wellness goals. Amanda's enthusiasm about life and helping other to become healthier is infectious! Listen to feel it for yourself. Find out more about Amanda at www.amandanighbert.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating!
Dec 16, 2018
Ep. 22 Improve your Health with Accelerated Resolution Therapy
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Dr. Diego Hernandez joins us to talk about accelerated resolution therapy (ART). Dr. Diego explains what ART is, how it works, and who it can help. He draws on his years of experience working with military professionals on retreat and with a variety of clients in his private practice to show us how we can benefit from ART. www.balancedlivingpsychology.com and https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/ Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Dec 16, 2018
Ep. 21 Talk Back to Anxiety with Lynn Dutrow
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Lynn Dutrow is not your average counselor. Her approach to healing anxiety involves a lot of backtalk and a good dose of swearing. Find out why this unique approach works so well for reducing anxiety and get practical tips to reduce anxiety in your life. www.auntieanxiety.com and www.thecompassionateasskicker.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 20 Diet Dilemma: Keto, Paleo, Primal, HGH…which is right for you?
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With so many popular diets out there, how do you know which to choose and what is the most important component across all ways of eating? Cynthia and Kelly define the differences and similarities among these diets and the importance of self-care and processing emotions to your success on a diet. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 19 Behind the Scenes with Predominantly Paleo
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Jennifer Robins, founder of Predominantly Paleo and Legit Bread, shares her personal health journey. She began developing nutrient-rich, delicious, and practical recipes beyond salmon and kale. Jennifer shares her creative process in developing recipes and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a series of successful cookbooks and a healthy bread company. www.predominantlypaleo.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 18 Cosmetic Acupuncture for Healthy Skin
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Dr. Constance Bradley teaches us about the power of cosmetic acupuncture. She provides us with the details about what it is, why it works, how often you could get a treatment, and what results you can expect. constancebradley.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 17 Healthy Travel Updates
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We follow-up on Cynthia's travel adventures and discuss how she overcame the unexpected (food poisoning) in a very short period of time. We also talk about the non-food parts of a meal that make it so enjoyable. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 16 Mold Awareness and Strategies for Remediation
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In the age of growing awareness of toxins, mold is a huge issue. In this episode, Bryan Carroll walks us through ways to recognize signs/symptoms and strategies to deal with mold in our homes, environment and how to proactively heal our bodies. www.summitforwellness.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 15 Embracing the Pivots and Staying Healthy as a Female Entrepreneur
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In this episode, Sam empowers us to embrace the pivots in life. She describes her own journey starting as a corporate attorney pivoting to health and wellness and then pivoting again to her current business helping women to Legally Legit in their online businesses. We dive into healthy use of social media, shifting our mindset to optimize our health and our business, and the importance of JOMO. www.samvanderwielen.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 14 Healthy Travel Tips
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In this episode, we talk about our favorite tips for preparing for healthy travel. Cynthia prepares for her upcoming trip and shares what she takes on the plane and her plans for staying healthy while abroad. Whether you are traveling around the world or heading out on a day trip, the tips we provide can help you thrive! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 13 Ancestral Living - Healing Your Body and Brain
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In this episode, you'll hear information on the impact of EMF, radiation and Wifi on your health, including your gut and brain. Key strategies to protect your healh and hormones with Brian Hoyer. www.shieldedhealing.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 12 There's No Shame in Healthy Aging
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Learn all the tips for healthy aging from a fellow hormone whisper, how to redesign your lifestyle and.hear all about her inspirational menopause journey with Maria Claps. https://mariaclaps.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 06, 2018
Ep. 11 Immune Boosters
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Learn about our favorite immune boosting tips to help get you and your family through this season as healthy as possible! Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Nov 05, 2018
Ep. 10 Diet Detox - Change Your Behavior for Real, Sustained Weight Loss with Dr. Robyn Pashby
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Learn why diets don't work, the barriers to successful behavioral changes and how to make changes effectively that positively impact your weight loss efforts with health psychologist, Dr. Robyn Pashby. You can find out more about Dr. Pashby at www.dchealthpsychology.com. Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com 
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 9 Become a Fat Burning Goddess with Intermittent Fasting
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Everywhere you look in fitness and health, you are likely to see something about Intermittent Fasting (IF). We define intermittent fasting and discuss the variations in the timing of fasting and eating windows. We talk about the health benefits from weight loss to better digestion and sleep. We share the best method for easing into this lifestyle and discuss who should NOT use this strategy. Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. We appreciate it.
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 8 Simple Roots to Taking Control of Your Health with Alexa Schirm
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In this episode, by another dietitian and wellness warrior Alexa Schirm who believes that our health and food should be simple and uncomplicated. You'll hear about Alexa's refreshing perspective on how best to support your body and challenge conventional dogma. Find out more about Alexa at https://simplerootswellness.com. Please subscribe and leave us a review/rating. We appreciate it! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 7 Let's Get Real - What Balance in Our Life Really Looks Like
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In the age of social media, it's easy to think that others are living a "perfect" life full of beautiful meals, cute workout gear, awesome jobs, and well-behaved kids. Ha! We get REAL about what it means to balance work, family, and everything else in this episode. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com. Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a rating. We appreciate it!
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 6 The Gut Whisperer - Changing Your Gut Microbiome Changes Everything with Tina Johnson
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We are joined by the dynamic nurse, nutritional therapist and gut guru Tina Johnson who shares perspectives and strategies to help support your health through your gut and microbiome. Please subscribe and leave us a rating/review. If you have questions you'd like us to answer on the podcast, send them to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 5 Mindset Matters - 6 Ways to Shift Your Mindset to be Happier and Healthier
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In this episode, Cynthia and Kelly dive in to the science of the power of mindset and the practical techniques for shifting a negative mindset and maintaining a positive one. We've realized that having a proper mindset is an essential component for making and maintaining healthy behaviors such as losing weight, healing depression and anxiety, lowering blood pressure, etc. We give you practical strategies you can start using now. Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a rating. We appreciate it!
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 4 Reboot Your Hormones Naturally with Dr. Tassone
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We are joined today by Dr. Shawn Tassone a dual trained functional and Western med OB/GYN who discusses how to support female hormonal health. You will learn key strategies to help support your body and stay attuned to changes you may see as you age gracefully. Learn more about Dr. Tassone here: http://tassonemd.com/ Send questions you'd like us to answer to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com. Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a rating and review. We appreciate it!
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 3 Back to School Survival 101 - Tips to Keep You Sane
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The kids are back in school!! Cynthia and Kelly talk about their experiences of getting their kids ready to head back to school and strategies to stay sane with busy work and school schedules. Listen in for tips to include packing lunches, self-care, delegating tasks to kids and spouses, setting realistic expectations, and getting help from others. There is strength in your tribe. Please subscribe and leave us a review or rating. We appreciate it. Email questions to everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 2 Fertility Lessons from a True Renaissance Woman with Sara Russell, NTP
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In this episode, we are joined by a true renaissance woman, Sara Russell NTP, who believes that the healing arts of nutrition are an expression of a love of food and a passion for sharing food and health with others. She shares insights into how her dynamic background has helped shape her perspective on health and wellness and how that impacts her work with her clients and community. https://buildnurturerestore.com/sara-russell-ntp/ Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a rating. We appreciate it!
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 1 Welcome to Everyday Wellness - Who We Are and How We Got Here
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In this very first episode, Cynthia and Kelly talk about how they became interested in wellness. They discuss their educational background and their roundabout paths to teaching, coaching, and empowering others to take care of their health. Send questions you'd like us to answer everydaywellnesspodcast@gmail.com. Please subscribe and leave us a rating. We appreciate it!
Sep 04, 2018