Be Well By Kelly

By Kelly Leveque

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 May 14, 2020
Best poscast for learning how to heal the body through food. Love it and keep up the good work 👌👍


Be Well By Kelly is on a mission to simplify the science of nutrition. I want to make choices, not cheats. I want to live in balance, quiet my inner perfectionist, and never feel like my goals are out of reach. I want to love the way I look AND feel. I want to be proactive about my long-term health and wellness. I want to have a positive relationship with food for the rest of my life. And I want the same for all of you! Join me and some of my favorite people every Wednesday as we give you all the good stuff (and none of the bad) about nutrition: the positive takeaways, the tools and tips that will help you feel and be well, and a dose of motivation to keep you going.

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95. Getting to the Root of Oral Health with Dr. Staci Whitman #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Staci Whitman is changing the world, one tooth at a time with her holistic, whole-body approach to dentistry.  As a pediatric dentist, she’s dedicated to eliminating toxins and problematic practices from our children’s mouths, lifestyles, and diets. Unlike traditional dentistry, she likes to connect the dots beyond the tooth and examine the root cause of children’s dental issues, from their sleep patterns to brushing/flossing rituals, as well as diet.  We discuss the world of the mouth: from the microbiome, trace minerals, and fluoride concerns to how to get rid of pacifiers and snoring in the home – something I’m working on right now! You will learn about... Holistic dentistry versus traditional dentistry  Mouth health, oral microbiome, and vitamin deficiencies  Supporting oral health with trace minerals Airway and sleep health Getting rid of pacifiers! The effects of fluoride on the mouth and body  Processed foods and sugar  Flossing, brushing, and visiting the dentist  Resources: Website: ( Instagram: (@doctor_staci) Sustainable floss: ( Use the code BEWELL for 25% off consults from now until May 21st at ( Pacifier elimination resource: ( Thank you to Butcher Box for sponsoring this episode! For a limited time, new members can get a free Essentials Bundle in their first box. That’s 3 lbs of chicken breast, 2 lbs of pork chops and 2 lbs of ground beef all for FREE in your first box by going to ( Dr. Staci’s Recommendations: (LMNT electrolytes ) (Cell Core CT Minerals) (Risewell rinse ) Oil-pulling with coconut oil (Elementa Silver )- best for acute issues Recent Studies on Fluoride Shared by Dr. Staci: ( ( ( ( ( ( ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 21, 2021
94. The Power of the Exhale with Ashley Neese #FabulousFriends
Breathwork expert Ashley Neese makes breathing a conscious and purposeful opportunity to check in with our body’s ecosystem.  Today she lays down the foundations of breathwork, defining the different modalities, and gives practical, grounded advice for anyone wanting to cultivate a more mindful approach to breathing. She also treats us to a powerful breathing body scan exercise to help localize where you hold tension and calm your nervous system.  We kick the show off with a beautiful 10 minute breathwork session which I hope you keep coming back to!  You will learn about... What is breathwork?  Understanding the different types of breathwork  Reflections on my life-changing sessions with Ashley  Creating time for your practice  Resources: Read: ( How to Breathe: 25 Simple Practices for Calm, Joy, and Resilience) by Ashley Neese  Website: ( Instagram: (@ashley_neese) Thank you to our sponsor, (Beekeeper’s Naturals)! For a limited time, Beekeeper’s Naturals is offering my listeners an exclusive deal: They will ship you a FREE two-week supply of B.Immune Propolis Throat Spray—you just pay $5 dollars for shipping. Simply visit (​KELLY) to claim offer.  Thank you to our show sponsor, (Just Thrive)! Visit ( and use  the code bewellbykelly for 15% off their award-winning Probiotic.  Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 16, 2021
93. Creating a Beautiful Birth with Dr. Lisa Karamardian #WellnessWednesdays
We’ve reached an incredible milestone! We’re celebrating 3 million podcast downloads in less than 15 months. I wanted to celebrate with a guest that helped me reach a personal milestone: a beautiful birth story. Dr. Lisa Karamardian is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Newport Center Surgical, California, and was the guiding force in the healing birth of my second boy, Taschen.  I tackle the subject of birth with an expert in the field who truly empowers a woman’s labor while taking charge and providing guidance and tools to provide a safe delivery. The truth is, there is no such thing as a “right” birth, and birthing plans can go out the window when push comes to shove.  Dr. Lisa Karamardian brings her years of experience to the table and talks about all of the treatments available to create a beautiful birth. She demystifies “old-wives tales” around epidurals, breaking water, Pitocin, and Cytotec, and we both reflect on my second birthing experience.  You will learn about... Her OB-GYN education and professional backstory  Birth plans vs birth  Healing from the trauma from my first birth The purpose of NST (non-stress testing) Advanced maternal age pregnancies Misconceptions around the birth process  Understanding Pitocin and Cytotec  Postpartum needs and resources  Resources: Website: ( Instagram: (@drlisakaramardian) Thank you to our show sponsor, Kettle & Fire! Go to ( and use the code: BEWELL for 20% off your order. Thank you to our show sponsor, Public Goods! Go to ( or use the code: KELLY for 15% off your first order.  Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 14, 2021
92. Setting Boundaries & Finding Freedom with Nedra Glover Tawwab #FabulousFriends
Boundaries expert and licensed therapist, Nedra Glover Tawwab, has helped thousands of people reclaim their sovereignty by setting boundaries and prioritizing self-care to feel safe, seen, and secure by those closest to them.   It’s harder said than done. Often our default setting is centered around a destructive cycle of fulfilling obligations, making assumptions, and people-pleasing. Although cutting the cord and learning how to say no can inflict a sense of shame or guilt, boundaries are a crucial expression of self-worth, happiness, and fulfilling relationships.  We chat about the different ways you can vocalize your needs and expectations in everyday life and how her brand new NYT best-seller, (Set Boundaries, Find Peace), offers a step-by-step roadmap to creating boundaries and finding personal freedom.  You will learn about... What boundaries are and implementing them  The danger of assumptions Why we fear setting boundaries  Communicating clearly Setting boundaries for ourselves Creating a routine that works for you Destructive patterns (codependency and enmeshment) Allowing children to set boundaries Assessing where we need to place boundaries Preventing burnout Takeaways from her book, (Set Boundaries, Find Peace) Resources: Read: (Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself ) Website: ( Instagram: (@nedratawwab) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 09, 2021
91. Heal and Support Your Gut with Sarah Greenfield #WellnessWednesdays
Sarah Greenfield is a functional medicine dietician and “poo aficionado,” eliminating the societal stigma around stools with Fearless Fig: a holistic health service that diagnoses the root cause of digestion issues.  This TMI chat covers all things BM, with a scientific snapshot of your body’s ecosystem from your “mouth to butt.” Learn how to analyze your bowel movements in relation to the lifestyle triggers causing tummy upsets. Plus, Sarah shares her expert tips on supporting the gut and shifting your microbiome with the right diet, exercise, and supplements.  You will learn about... What a regular bowel movement looks like Symptoms of an unhappy gut  Healing your microbiome Culprits of constipation  Using diet to regulate stools  Rebuilding the gut  Decreasing stress levels to supporting your digestive system  Getting the right supplements  Resources: Take the (Fearless Gut Course) Website: ( Instagram: (@fearlessfig) Thank you to our sponsor, ( Use the code: kelly15 to save 15% on any purchase, and be sure to check out my (Be Well nut butter blends) while you shop! Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 07, 2021
90. Own your Morning, Own your Day with Todd McCullough #FabulousFriends
After years playing professional football and a successful stint as a financial advisor, Todd McCullough found himself at a dead-end professionally after being laid off in 2008. He began working as a personal trainer, posting free online content on the side and building what would become TMAC Fitness: a subscription-based 20-minute workout program with a short meditation practice to close.  His formula is a fantastic way for everyone, from amateurs to athletes, to carve time for their bodies, minds, and overall well-being.  Today he shares his morning routine, life hacks, and spiritual principles that have shaped his body and mindset to be present and grateful for life's beautiful gifts.  Todd treats us to a great meditation (from 27:22-29:57) which I invite you to go back to listen to whenever you need to return to yourself. You will learn about... Playing football, working in finance, and building a fitness brand Making your side hustle your full-time job  Creating structure in your day Moving your body to help your mind  The importance of gratitude and presence  A live meditation to bring you back to yourself The science behind sleeping and power naps  Resources: Website: ( Instagram: (@tmacfitness) Sleep Studies: ( Thank you to (Public Goods) for sponsoring this episode! Get $15 off your first purchase with the code: bewell at ( Listeners can get 10 free days of The TMAC 20 Workouts and the MIND RIGHT Meditation at (TMACFITNESS.COM) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 02, 2021
89. Boost Your Body’s Immunity with Dr. James DiNicolantonio #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. James DiNicolantonio is a leading cardiovascular research scientist dedicated to fighting disease through streamlined lifestyle habits. His work on salt intake (check out (“The Salt Fix”)) was revolutionary in debunking the accepted belief that high-salt intake was bad for your health.  Today we deep dive into nutrient deficiencies and the practical ways you can amp up your immune system to combat illness, increase energy levels and improve cardiovascular function. You’ll get the lowdown on intermittent fasting, diet, exercise, boosting vitamin levels to fight viruses, and increasing body temperature through sun, sauna, & exercise. You will learn about... Explaining the sodium/potassium pump  How we should be salting our food Increasing immunity and supplements Upping your Vitamin D levels to fight viruses  Intermittent fasting and fueling workouts  Practical diet tips  Why you need to up your Vitamin A, D, and Copper levels Resources: Read: (“The Immunity Fix: Strengthen Your Immune System, Fight Off Infections, Reverse Chronic Disease and Live a Healthier Life.”) Website: ( Instagram: (@drjamesdinic) Twitter: (@drjamesdinic) Get your meat blends: (White Oaks Pasture,) (Force of Nature), (Northstar Bison)  Thank you to our sponsor, IIN! Access a free sample class and learn how you can save 30% on tuition, visit ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 31, 2021
88. Living Life Without a Filter with Jeannette Ogden #FabulousFriends
I love Jeanette Odgen’s raw and authentic take on life and motherhood on her Instagram account, (@shutthekaleup). With over 350k followers, it’s clear I’m not the only one who relates to her filter-free approach! It hasn’t always been so “easy,” and Jeanette generously opens up about the backstory behind her self-made brand. From her history with disordered eating, loneliness, and financial hardships, to handling social media backlash and the everyday challenges – and miracles – of motherhood, business, and family life, her story and presence are as beautiful as the gorgeous recipes she posts on her blog. She’s such a beacon of light for all women out there! You will learn about... Disordered eating and how Jeanette healed herself Sharing her life on social media  Memorable moments of motherhood Her homebirth experience Fitness, alternative medicine, and biohacks Creating a healthy work/life balance  Resources: Instagram: ( @shutthekaleup) Website: ( Save 15% off (Just Thrive) probiotics by going to ( and using the code bewellbykelly at checkout.  Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 26, 2021
87. Clean Your “Dirty Genes” with Dr. Ben Lynch #WellnessWednesdays
I came across Ben's groundbreaking work a couple of years ago after suffering from a miscarriage. By analyzing my genetic disposition, lifestyle, and diet triggers, I overcame my genetic shortcomings to birth my wonderful son without any complications.   Today we discuss how genetic analysis can help beat pregnancy symptoms (from morning sickness to nose bleeds), and the different ways you can heal your "dirty gene" pathways to function at your very best.  You will learn about... How he started working with genetics “Dirty genes” and epigenetics  A deep dive into my genetic variations How to balance histamine pathways through diet  Get to know your “Super Seven” genes Resources: Website: ( Website: ( Podcast: ( “Dirty Genes”) Read: (“Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health.”) Instagram: (@drbenlynch) Use the code bewell for 20% off (Kettle & Fire )bone broth at checkout. Or simply head to: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 24, 2021
86. Squeezing the Best Out of Your Day with Lauryn Evarts Bosstick #FabulousFriends
In 2010, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick began the blog-now-mega-media-brand, “The Skinny Confidential,“ and hasn’t looked back since.  Her non-stop, go-get-it attitude is truly admirable. She’s currently setting up a new home base, being a mom, and delivering incredible content to her fanbase daily — and she still finds the time for breathwork!  She reveals her tips for streamlining your workflow and gives us a peek into her daily life as a businesswoman, mother, and life-long learner. Lauryn makes sure every day counts, especially now she’s a mother to her gorgeous one-year-old daughter, Zaza. She also candidly shares how she dealt with the growing pains of becoming an entrepreneur, her daily battle with mom guilt, and adjusting her habits for motherhood.  Her attitude is a blast of fresh air and is sure to inspire you to uplevel your routine and make every day special and unique.  You will learn about... Going from solopreneur to entrepreneur  Time management, creating lifestyle habits, and dealing with mom guilt Life in the media, cancel-culture and dealing with negativity Moving from LA to Texas in search of sanctuary  Protecting mental health during a pandemic Growing her brand and future products Resources: Website: ( Podcast: ( ( Use the code: bewell15 to receive 15% off your order! Lauryn’s Favourite Things (Pique tea Macha) (Elmhurst almond milk) (Tolerant lentil pasta) Fresh arugula (Sunlife Organic’s) bone broth (Belcampo bone broth and burgers) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 19, 2021
85. Light up your Mitochondria with Dr. Lisa Koche #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Lisa Koche has been on a lifelong mission to dissect the root cause of physical ailments and mental dis-ease. Her clinic, Spectra Wellness, offers a broad spectrum of healing modalities that transform cardiovascular health and performance.  Today we delve into how her adolescent healing trajectory informed her holistic methodology and the practical baby steps you can adopt for your body and mind to “get lit” and break free from fatigue and exhaustion. You will learn about... How a teenage diagnosis changed her life forever   Protecting our children from toxins and disease Demystifying muscle testing  Everything about mitochondria and how it’s linked to fatigue  How a Ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, and light therapy can help you heal Resources: Thank you to (Just Thrive) for sponsoring this episode! Save 15% sitewide with code: bewellbykelly Thanks to (Kettle & Fire )for sponsoring this episode! Head to ( to save 20% off your next order with the code:bewell.  Resources: Read “ (Get Lit: Simple Answers to Overcome Exhaustion, Escape Stress, Harness Limitless Energy, and Ignite Your Inner Athlete”) Website: ( Instagram: (@dr.lisakoche) - Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 17, 2021
84. Why You Should Build Now and Think Later with Angie Lee #FabulousFriends
Angie Lee is a marketing powerhouse with go-getter genes to boot. She teaches women how to find their niche, sharpen their brand message, and show up authentically in public. Her Midas touch has created savvy online courses for budding entrepreneurs, a hilarious podcast called “The Angie Show - Ready is a Lie,” and the CBD line Soul. Not bad for a self-confessed “college and corporate dropout!” We bond over business building, juggling side-hustles, and overcoming perfectionism and share the bio hacks which get us through our action-packed days. You will learn about... Finding your niche and using the right platform(s) Her entrepreneurial roots and how the brand has evolved  Time management and crafting the perfect schedule  Getting real with your audience and showing up authenticity  Cheap biohacking tips to start right now! Branching out and investing in new opportunities Resources: Thank you to (Just Thrive) for sponsoring this episode! Save 15% sitewide with code: bewellbykelly Resources: Instagram: ( @angieleeshow) Website: ( Podcast: (“The Angie Show - Ready is a Lie”) (Soul CBD) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 12, 2021
83. How to Fight Chronic Illness at its Source with Dr. Ben Bikman #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Ben Bikman is a researcher and professor specializing in metabolic function, insulin resistance, and the drivers of metabolic disorders. He has a PhD in bioenergetics, he did a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders, and he’s currently exploring the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function. Today, we talk about the rise of insulin resistance and the key drivers behind it, which is the hidden epidemic at the root of his book, (“Why We Get Sick.”) You will learn about... What insulin is and why it’s produced The healthy ranges of insulin Why leptin is essential for fertility and the cause of PCOS When people become insulin resistant and what happens when you cross that line How your body uses ketones as fuel The role of cholesterol when it comes to insulin resistance Resources: ( ( Instagram: (@benbikmanphd) Twitter: (@BenBikmanPhD) Read: ("Why We Get Sick") Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 10, 2021
82. Build a Personal Regenerative Farming Practice with Chia-Ming Ro #FabulousFriends
Chia-Ming Ro is a garden consultant and creator driven to help clients foster an appreciation for growing their own food and increasing their families food security, with a focus on regenerative farming practices. What started as a childhood hobby has blossomed into a career and a movement. She’s transformed her own home into a developing urban homestead by trading concrete and lawn for raised beds housing edible and pollinator gardens. She’s also working with her city's environmental committee to legalize beekeeping to save the honeybee population and increase pollination for homegrown crops. She gives us a primer on gardening no matter where you are, how to get started, and how to grow effectively. You will learn about... The easiest plants to start growing Where to get started with at-home gardening How much sun your food needs The difference between perennials and annuals Keeping away pests (or living with them) Managing your soil and composting Bees role in the ecosystem Space-saving tips for gardening Resources: ( Instagram: (@coastal_homestead) Thank you to our sponsor, (Public Goods). Go to ( for $15 off your first order!  Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 05, 2021
81. Supporting Your Immune System through Gut Health with Tina Anderson and Kiran Krishnan #WellnessWednesdays
Tina is passionate about promoting gut health and spreading her knowledge of the far-reaching benefits of probiotics, while Kiran has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 20 years. He spent several years with hands-on R&D in the field of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa, conducting over 50 human trials and publishing a dozen himself. This dynamic duo has so much wisdom to share, and your gut is sure to thank you. You will learn about... What a spore-based probiotic is The processes our body outsources to microbes How antioxidants work with probiotics The nutrients that microbes can create within our gut How probiotics can help chronic illnesses What IgG is and how it’s produced in our body The consistency of probiotics The importance of a diverse diet Resources: Thank you to (Just Thrive) for sponsoring this episode! Save 15% sitewide with code: bewellbykelly Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 03, 2021
80. Setting Your Kids Up for Sleep Success with Melissa Brown #FabulousFriends
Melissa Brown is a sleep consultant who’s developed a sleep training approach through her company Sleep Shop, which is tailored to each individual family’s unique goals and parenting style. Having worked with hundreds of families both locally and internationally, Melissa has become a go-to resource for new parents and seasoned veterans alike. Whether helping a family welcome a newborn or implementing a sleep schedule tuneup for a toddler, Melissa is always there. As a mother of multiples, she is particularly ready to ensure sanity for parents who are welcoming multiples themselves. You will learn about... How Melissa got started as a sleep consultant When to get started working with a sleep consultant The things that get in the way of good sleep for babies Managing your child’s temperature for good sleep hygiene Sleep product recommendations Uncovering sleep trauma studies How to set wakeup and bedtime Resources: ( Instagram: (@sleepshopconsulting) Get 22% off (chiliPAD: Temperature Controlled Mattress System) (HoMedics Deep Sleep Mini Portable Sleep Sound Machine) (Kickee Pants) (Woolino Sleep Sack ) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Thank you to our sponsor, Forager Project! Visit ( to receive a coupon for a free cup of their dairy-free yogurt. Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 26, 2021
79. Solo Q&A: Postpartum Journey, Self Care, & Eating Well on a Budget #WellnessWednesdays
Welcome to a special solo Q&A episode! Kelly answers your questions about blood sugar, how to get out of a food rut, how to stop snacking, and tips for eating well on a budget. Plus, she opens up about her own postpartum journey. You will learn about... Kelly’s postpartum journey Food shopping on a tight budget The books on Kelly’s reading list Quitting a snacking habit Making time for self-care and mindfulness Resources: Read: ("Dirty Genes") Read: ("The Power of Showing Up") (‎Be Well By Kelly: The Tiny Changes That Lead to Massive Results - with James Clear #WellnessWednesdays) Online Yoga: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 24, 2021
78. Finding the Advantage in Adversity - with Doug Bopst #FabulousFriends
Formerly incarcerated and addicted to drugs, Doug Bopst turned his life around in prison with the help of fitness. Now, he’s using his platform as a trainer, author, speaker, and podcaster to empower others and inspire them to elevate their own lives. He’s found a way to alchemize the hardest times in your life into inspiration and motivation, and that is so what we need right now. You will learn about... How Doug found himself in jail Discovering fitness and health Finding the why behind drug addiction Changing the way you talk to yourself Making decisions to live a healthier lifestyle Using your mistakes to become better Resources: ( Instagram: (@dougbopst) Listen: (The Adversity Advantage) Visit ( to receive a coupon for a free cup of their dairy-free yogurt Visit ( and save an additional 15% off with code KELLY Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 19, 2021
77. Never Be the One to Say No to Yourself - with Liz Moody #FabulousFriends
Liz Moody is an author, editor, and podcaster who believes that healthy foods should be a tool to enhance our lives, rather than restrict them. She’s written two cookbooks, ("Healthier Together") and ("Glow Pops.") She used to serve as the food director for mindbodygreen, the health and wellness powerhouse website, but she’s stepping out on her own and completely transforming the ownership she has over her life, her health, and her career. She makes it all look so easy — though she admits it’s not — and tries to make it feel just as easy to her readers. You will learn about... Liz’s relationship with health How she got started at mindbodygreen Finding and following the health advice that works for you Getting into meditation A day in the life of Liz Living during the pandemic Not being the one to say no to yourself Resources: ( Instagram: (@lizmoody) Read: ("Healthier Together") Read: ("Glow Pops") Visit ( and save an additional 15% off with code KELLY Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 12, 2021
76. Optimize Your Life through Human Design with Erin Claire Jones #FabulousFriends
Erin Claire Jones is a Human Design Guide & Leadership Coach, and she has worked with thousands of individuals and companies to help them reach their highest potential using Human Design. She recently walked me through my results, and it was incredibly eye-opening. We talk about what Human Design is, what the results mean, how to apply it to real life, and how to change your behaviors based on your type to optimize your life. You will learn about... What Human Design is The different types of Human Design and what they each mean Your Human Design authorities and using them to make decisions The twelve profiles of Human Design Kelly’s Human Design chart Resources: ( Find your Design: ( Get 10% off Your Blueprint by using code KELLY: ( Instagram: (@erinclairejones) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 05, 2021
75. Intuitive Fasting & Metabolic Flexibility with Dr. Will Cole #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Will Cole returns to talk all about his newest book, ("Intuitive Fasting.") You’ve likely heard of intuitive eating before, but taking that same philosophy and applying it to fasting is truly game-changing. Dr. Cole is not a one-diet-fits-all practitioner, and he gives a range of advice that anyone can find what works for them and incorporate it into their lives. You will learn about... What intuitive fasting is How ketosis and fasting relate The benefits of metabolic flexibility Balancing your MTOR protein A day in the life of an intuitive faster How to train while fasting Resources: ( Read: ("Intuitive Fasting") Listen: (The Art of Being Well) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 03, 2021
74. Supporting Children’s Neural Development - with Dr. Marion Van Horn #FabulousFriends
Dr. Marion Van Horn is a Research Associate at the Montreal Neurological Institute whose work focuses on brain development, developmental plasticity, and synaptic pruning. She is also a mom of three, and as a mom, she has some amazing techniques for supporting your kids’ brain development. We also dive into how we can protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19. You will learn about... What Dr. Marion researches in her lab What neuroplasticity is and how to support it within children The importance of play for kids The benefits of lowering expectations How much time we need to spend outside Getting enough sleep and sticking to a routine Improving synaptic pruning The role of nutrition in cognitive development How we can support ourselves against COVID-19 during pregnancy Resources: LinkedIn: ( Twitter: (@marionvanhorn) Read: ("Why We Sleep") Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 29, 2021
73. The Link Between Digestive Wellness & Fertility - with Brooke Boskovich #WellnessWednesdays
Brooke Boskovich is a licensed and registered dietitian who goes by (@the.fertility.dietitian) on Instagram. She dives deep into the impact of nutrition on fertility, preconception health, egg and sperm quality, and the role that gut health plays in all of it. She is also just off maternity leave herself, and we talk about the challenges of adapting to that new role. You will learn about... The barriers to optimal fertility Bringing the gut back into balance How to impact and increase sperm quality Improving your egg quality Toxins and supplements to avoid to help fertility How Brooke healed her gut health Resources: ( Instagram: (@the.fertility.dietitian) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 27, 2021
72. Taking Care of Your Pelvic Floor - with Allison Oswald #FabulousFriends
Allison Oswald is a PT in women’s health, and she helps so many women make sure their pelvic floor is ready to go pre-, during, and post-labor. She went to Loyola Marymount University for her undergrad and Mount Saint Mary’s for PT school, ran a Plumb Line Pilates Studio for a number of years, and has helped some of Hollywood’s A-listers. She delves into and debunks some of the false beliefs women have around birth. You will learn about... What you should be thinking about regarding alignment and pelvic floor during pregnancy Making sure your pelvic systems are working correctly What working with a pelvic floor therapist looks like What to be aware of with your alignment Tips to set yourself up for success Behaviors to avoid Resources: ( Instagram: (@allisonoswald) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 15, 2021
71. Master Your Menstrual Cycle & Optimize Your Fertility - with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack #WellnessWednesdays
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified fertility awareness educator, a holistic reproductive health practitioner, and the author of (“The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility.”) She helps health-conscious women discover the connection between their menstrual cycles and their overall health so they can ditch hormonal birth control forever. Unfortunately, our education system has failed to teach us about this stuff, so she’s here to educate us on how to take control of our fertility. This is the kind of information we all should have been taught, and Lisa is not going to wait around for the school system to decide it’s important. Let’s take control of our own education and our bodies so that we can make informed decisions for ourselves. You will learn about... How prevalent infertility and subfertility are The challenges associated with fertility as we age How hormonal birth control affects our body and ovulation cycle Managing pain around your menstruation The supplements we can take to clear our system after transitioning off the pill Supplements men should take to increase sperm quality Tracking your ovulation Some of the major causes of infertility Resources: Learn more: ( Read: (“The Fifth Vital Sign”) Listen: (Fertility Friday Podcast) Instagram: (@fertilityfriday) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 13, 2021
70. Women’s Hormones, PCOS, & Menopause - with Dr. Felice Gersh #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Felice Gersh is a board-certified OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine practitioner. She taught as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years, and she is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. She dives deep into PCOS, menopause, and how the two have quite a lot in common. Every woman should understand how their bodies work so they can take ownership and control of the direction their health and their life goes. You will learn about... What PCOS is and the symptoms of it Where your testosterone levels should be under normal circumstance What causes the adrenal effects of PCOS Supporting natural puberty When menopause starts in women and what it means Optimal ranges for estrogen and progesterone Resources: ( Instagram: (@dr.felicegersh) Twitter: (@DrFeliceGersh) Read: ("PCOS SOS") Read: ("PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track") Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Dec 16, 2020
69. Conquering Self-Doubt & Achieving Your Dreams - with Lewis Howes #FabulousFriends
Lewis Howes is a bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach, keynote speaker, former professional football player, a two-sport All-American, and the host of the top 100 podcast The School of Greatness. He’s taken his struggles and trauma to become a phenomenal business success and a motivational resource to so many other entrepreneurs trying to break out and cut a new road for themselves. You will learn about... Turning the hardest time in his life into opportunity Retaining motivation after hitting rock bottom Finding role models and being coachable Focusing on wins and enjoying the process The common traits of the greatest people in the world The habits that create a millionaire mindset Donating your time and money Building multiple streams of income Resources: ( Instagram: (@lewishowes) Twitter: (@lewishowes) Facebook: ( LinkedIn: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Dec 11, 2020
68. Trimester Zero: Helping Couples Have Healthy Children - with Dr. Afrouz Demeri #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Afrouz Demeri is a naturopathic doctor focused on women’s health. The more women she saw, she started to realize that the root cause of most women’s health struggles was in their childhood, whether it was how physical they were, how they ate, their medical treatment, emotional status, or any other number of issues. She started to focus on pediatrics, but there were still issues, so she started to look at pregnancy and the parents to help prevent many of the issues she was seeing. During her own pregnancy, she became aware of all the personal health issues she had that nobody was testing for, and she became passionate about helping couples have healthy children — starting before they try getting pregnant. You will learn about... How we can impact the future health of children before birth Giving children the best chance for success What you can and can’t control—and being okay with that How who you are impacts what you should eat Getting a full hormone assessment to see where you stand Increasing sperm quality Making one change at a time Simplifying and minimizing your life Resources: ( ( Instagram: (@drdemeri) ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Dec 09, 2020
67. From Hormone Imbalance to Hormones in Balance - with Candace Burch #FabulousFriends
Candace Burch is a hormone health educator and founder of Your Hormone Balance, a hormone testing and consulting practice that helps people of all ages correct hormone imbalances that negatively impact health and longevity. She’s also a co-founder of the educational non-profit Women In Balance, and her mission as a wellness advocate is to educate, inspire, and guide women towards safe, natural approaches to hormone balance and breast cancer prevention. You will learn about... The signs of a hormone imbalance Getting a sense of your hormone levels Preventing estrogen dominance Rebalancing your cortisol levels to get balanced energy Getting a balanced diet Adaptogens and other supplements to support balance Resources: ( Get $100 off a hormone test kit using code BEWELLBYKELLY Instagram: (@yourhormonebalance) Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Dec 04, 2020
66. PCOS and Fighting for the Unheard - with Melissa Groves Azzaro #WellnessWednesdays
There is such a lack of awareness and understanding around women’s health issues and diagnoses, and it’s important to be our own advocates. To that end, Melissa Groves Azzaro is going to help us all understand women’s health better. She’s an integrative and functional medicine dietitian specializing in women’s health and hormones, PCOS, fertility, and hormone testing. Melissa launched her first book, ("A Balanced Approach to PCOS,") earlier this year, and she has so much valuable information to share about this silent disease. You will learn about... Melissa’s personal story and how she got into the life of a hormone dietitian How hormone imbalance is so often at the root of health issues Hormone production in the body Recommendations for sleep and stressors to get your hormones on track Things to avoid for your hormone health Resources: Learn more: ( Instagram: (@the.hormone.dietitian) Read: ("A Balanced Approach to PCOS") Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Dec 02, 2020
65. Bonus Episode: Kelly LeVeque on Whiskey & Work
In celebration of Be Well By Kelly hitting the massive milestone of 2 million downloads, we’re releasing two bonus episodes this week, sharing interviews I did on two other podcasts. This interview first broadcast on the Whiskey & Work podcast, where my friend Kelsey Murphy and I both open up about emotional experiences we’ve had in 2020 and give a sneak peek into our personal lives. This is a conversation about what’s truly important in life. You will learn about... The events that started 2020 for us Making difficult decisions Shifting your priorities and making space for the things that matter Giving people the shortcuts instead of the science The difference between writing a book and making a course The importance on editing and narrowing down Resources: Listen: (Whiskey & Work) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Nov 27, 2020
64. Bonus Episode: Kelly LeVeque on Off The Record
In celebration of Be Well By Kelly hitting the massive milestone of 2 million downloads, we’re releasing two bonus episodes this week, sharing interviews I did on two other podcasts. This interview first broadcast on the (Off The Record) podcast, where host Annie Tevelin, founder of the beauty and skincare line SkinOwl, dug in deep into my birth story with Sebastian, which went far differently from how I ever expected. You will learn about... A day in my life as a newborn mom Telling the story of Bash’s birth The takeaway from that experience The factors that contributed to my success Silencing the negativity Being forgiving and gentle with yourself My fab four Resources: Listen: (Off The Record) Instagram: (@offtherecordwithyou) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Nov 25, 2020
63. Breastfeeding 101: How to Breastfeed & Prepare for the Mommy Transition - with Morgan Jackson #FabulousFriends
Morgan Jackson is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who founded (Prepared Beginnings) because she is passionate about women and infant health, growth in motherhood, and seeing families thrive. I’m a month away from giving birth(!) and I don’t remember how to breastfeed, so I’ve been paying close attention to Morgan’s Instagram and all of the practical breastfeeding advice that she shares. Morgan’s also the mother of a beautiful boy and currently pregnant with baby number two, and I’m so excited to not just have this conversation but be going through this process alongside Morgan! You will learn about... Breastfeeding isn’t as intuitive as a lot of people think It’s okay to ask for support! How to get ready for breastfeeding while you’re pregnant What all potential parents should know about the physiological benefits of breastfeeding for the parent How breastfeeding helps reduce your chances to get cancer and other diseases Local breastfeeding support: (La Leche League International) What to expect in the first few days after giving birth The different breastfeeding holds Oral anomalies like tongue ties What you need to know about pumping What to expect from a newborn’s poop How do you know if your baby is getting enough milk? Newborn weight fluctuation Breastfeeding red flags Storing breast milk Paced bottle feeding The best bottles available Resources: (Prepared Beginnings) Instagram: (@preparedbeginningslactation) Find breastfeeding support at (La Leche League International) Read: (“The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding”) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Nov 20, 2020
62. Sugarproof & The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child's Health at Risk - with Michael Goran & Emily Ventura #WellnessWednesdays
What we feed our children will affect not only how they feel, how they learn, and how they behave today but how they function in the future. So, it’s our job as parents to look out for them and make sure they’re nourishing their bodies — unfortunately, it’s really easy to end up with a lot of sugar in your diet in today’s world, with sugar-loaded processed foods conveniently and cheaply available everywhere. And the unfortunate reality is that sugar is insidiously bad for you, and today, you’re going to learn exactly how and why. Our guests are Michael Goran, PhD, and Emily Ventura, PhD, MPH, co-authors of (“Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar that are Putting Your Child's Health at Risk and What You Can Do.”) Both Michael and Emily are also parents, so they understand what each of us are going through and how much effort it takes to take care of our children and protect them from the hidden sugars that creep into our lives at every opportunity. You will learn about... The different types of sugar Why some types of sugar are more damaging to kids than others Why our evolutionary biology makes kids more vulnerable to the damaging effects of sugar What sugar does to our bodies and brain The importance of what you eat when you break your fast (i.e. the first meal of the day) The metabolic impact of sugar intake The impact of sugar on academic performance Why you might want to try one week off sugar in your family It’s not necessarily about cutting sugar out of your  life altogether, but being intentional about when you’re eating sugar and being aware what it does to your body Why you can’t rely on sugar substitutes Natural sweeteners that can be used instead of processed white sugar Making food fun Some of Michael and Emily’s favorite recipes Why you should aim to not buy anything with more than 3 grams of added sugar Michael and Emily’s sugar-free self-care The effects of eating added sugars while pregnant Resources: ( Instagram: (@sugarproofkids) Facebook: ( Twitter: (@michaelgoran) (“Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar that are Putting Your Child's Health at Risk and What You Can Do”) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Nov 18, 2020
61. Finding Alignment in Your Body - with Lauren Roxburgh #FabulousFriends
Lauren Roxburgh is an international bestselling author, speaker, and wellness educator who’s often dubbed “the body whisperer.” She’s the founder of the Aligned Life Studio, the Aligned Tribe community, and the Aligned Healing Tools. As we start to put our bodies back into alignment, we start making better choices. She shares all about the fascia and the importance of listening to it, why some call it our sensory organ, and how many aspects of our lives it flows into. You will learn about... Listening to our fascia The way trauma gets stuck in our bodies Identifying your own misalignments The biggest problem areas for women’s alignment and how to correct them How to use foam rollers effectively Lo’s daily routine Resources: ( ( Instagram: (@loroxburgh) Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Nov 13, 2020
60. Make Your Movement Aligned - with Aaron Alexander #WellnessWednesdays
Aaron Alexander is a manual therapist, movement coach, podcast host, author, and founder of The Align Method. He believes there is a direct connection between how we perform physically and how we feel mentally and emotionally. So, by aligning our mind, body, and movement, we can completely upgrade the quality of our lives. He shares the ways we can incorporate simple movements into our lives throughout the day that will drastically change the way we think, feel, and move. You will learn about... Getting into movement coaching Advice for young kids for how their body looks How comfort leads to atrophy The benefits of spending time on the floor The Align Method The magic of being weird Using your vision to affect your nervous system Getting away from our phone and out in nature Resources: ( Instagram: (@alignpodcast) Facebook: ( Read: ("The Align Method") Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Nov 11, 2020
59. Being a Food Detective to Find Out What’s in What We Eat - with Vani Hari #FabulousFriends
Vani Hari is basically the food version of Carmen Sandiego. She’s like a detective, going after all the big food businesses and pulling back the curtain to show people what’s actually going into their food and informing them in order to rally around making change. We need more people like her in the world, because if we don’t start fighting back on what’s in our food, nobody else is going to do it for us. We talk about what inspired her to start her blog (Food Babe), what you need to know about your foods, and how you can get your kids eating healthy. You will learn about... How Vani’s childhood inspired her to start Food Babe Asking questions about the food that you’re eating Standing up against the big food companies Why the government is not going to save us The three ingredients you should ask about every food you eat How our children pick up our food habits Voting with your wallet Tips for parents to get their kids eating healthy Resources: ( Instagram: (@thefoodbabe) Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Nov 06, 2020
58. Finding the Perfect Protein - with Dr. David Minkoff #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. David Minkoff founded the Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997, which is now one of the largest alternative medical clinics in the United States, and BodyHealth in 2000, a nutrition company offering a unique range of dietary supplements for the public and practitioners. He has a diverse background as a board certified pediatrician, a fellow in infectious disease, an ER physician, and as the co-director of the neonatal intensive care unit. He’s an expert in hormone replacement, functional medicine, allergy elimination, european biological medicine, neural therapy, ozone therapy, and more. He’s passionate about fitness, and completed his 43rd full ironman triathlon at 71 years of age. He recently wrote the bestselling book (“The Search for the Perfect Protein,”) and he’s going to debunk a lot of the misconceptions we have around protein. You will learn about... How protein played a role in Dr. Minkoff’s health What protein builds in our body and how diseases manifest from protein deficiency The importance of stomach acid and digestive enzymes Getting your essential amino acids Breaking the myths pushed by marketing Managing your thyroid Resources: ( ( ( Instagram: (@thrivinginatoxicworld) ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Nov 04, 2020
57. Finding Fairness, Balance, & Intimacy in Your Relationship - with Dr. Morgan Cutlip #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Morgan Cutlip has a passion for helping couples develop and maintain healthy relationships at Love Thinks. She coaches couples on how to find balance, have a healthy sexual and romantic relationship, and survive through the turbulence of having kids. The key to a successful marriage is having a plan, and she shares how you can develop a plan together and stay consistently on the same page with your significant other. You will learn about... Imbalances in relationships after kids How often we should be talking about our relationship Touching base consistently Prioritizing our partners Finding intimacy through connection Avoiding resentment Resources: Save $50 on (The Mother Load course) or (Morgan’s other courses) with code BEWELL ( ( (@mylovethinks) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Oct 28, 2020
56. Cleaning Up the Pharmaceutical Industry - with David Johnson #FabulousFriends
David Johnson is the co-founder of Genexa, a clean medicine company. When he and his co-founder had kids, they began to look at the medicine world and wondered why nearly all of the ingredients used out there weren’t necessary. They set out to find out if there was a way to make the pharmaceutical industry and medicine cleaner. David shares the story that led to the founding of the company, where they got started, and some of the difficulties that come with cleaning up certain products. You will learn about... The unnecessary ingredients in medicine Cleaning up homeopathy Fixing the over-the-counter medicine industry The problem with most preservatives Putting people over everything else Making products for adults Resources: ( ( ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Oct 23, 2020
55. The Tiny Changes That Lead to Massive Results - with James Clear #WellnessWednesdays
Building foundational habits is the secret sauce to consistent change. James Clear has become synonymous with habit formation with the breakout success of his book (“Atomic Habits.”) He makes the process of building habits more accessible than ever before, and with that, people can set out to make positive changes in their lives immediately. We’ve been told again and again about the importance of good habits—and avoiding bad habits—and James is quickly becoming the authority in making it simple to understand how you can take advantage of this life-changing power. You will learn about... How James became a writer and started his business How long to it takes to form a habit The arc of creating new habits Making bad habits unattractive Determining what is a good habit and what’s a bad habit Using habits to make change How to use habit stacking Changing your environment to change your habits The two-minute rule How to avoid planning as procrastination Making habits last Resources: ( ( ( Instagram: (@jamesclear) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Oct 21, 2020
54. Intentionally Building the Life You Love - with Kelsey Murphy #FabulousFriends
Being an entrepreneur, it can sometimes feel like you’re all alone until you start networking and putting yourself out there and then you realize that entrepreneurs are everywhere. Even within that world, though, there are so many personalities. Kelsey Murphy knew that she wanted to be surrounded by like-minded people and that doing so would help everyone grow. So she started a mastermind where she hand-picked participants, and now her specialty is bringing people together to grow their businesses successfully. Today, she’s going to walk us through turning your passion—and your zone of genius—into a business you love and that perfectly matches your lifestyle goals. You will learn about... Imagining your perfect day Hacks for getting your business on track Finding the combo of what people want and what you like to do Advice for sharing your life Figuring out your zone of genius Turning your genius into a stable career The magic of consistency Recognizing the work you’re doing Where to start when you hate your job Making your three year plan Resources: ( Instagram: (@kelseymurphy) Facebook: ( Twitter: (@kelseyemurphy) (Free Morning Routine Planner) (Free Business Starter Kit) (Free 30-Day Passion Planner) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Oct 09, 2020
53. Understanding & Honoring Your Hormone Health - with Dr. Jolene Brighten #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Jolene Brighten is the perfect person to take us back to the basics of sex ed and explain what is happening in our 28-day cycle (if we’re lucky). She believes that you shouldn’t have to go to medical school to understand the body you live in, and she wants to help people understand how to work with their body and end the rhetoric that the only way to be successful as a woman is to suppress what makes you femininely badass. We talk about some of the issues we see in hormonal imbalances and how to correct them. You will learn about... Leveraging the strengths of your body Breaking the stigma about the female body How the menstrual cycle works The most common hormone imbalances, how to identify them, and how to fix them Getting restful sleep Supplements and lifestyle changes to support your hormones Bringing your period back Supporting fertility Prenatal supplements Resources: ( Instagram: (@drjolenebrighten) Facebook: ( Twitter: (@drbrighten) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Oct 07, 2020
52. How Bee Products Play a Role in Our Health + How to Protect Them - with Carly Stein #FabulousFriends
Carly Stein is the founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals. She shares the story of how propolis helped her and her immune system when antibiotics weren’t working and her body was inflamed and under attack. It’s a beautiful story of finding healing and taking action, ultimately using that knowledge to build a company that also helps others. She takes us back to bee school by teaching us all about the byproducts of bees, how to produce them, and the role they play in bettering our health. You will learn about... How Carly used propolis to help treat her tonsillitis Why it’s so hard to find or make organic bee products Bee 101: the different byproducts of bees and what they do Honey Propolis Royal jelly Bee pollen How to take a role in saving the bees Resources: ( Instagram: (@beekeepers_naturals) Facebook: ( Join: (Fab 4 Fundamentals) Join: (Fab 4 Pregnancy) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Oct 02, 2020
51. The Difference Between Preventing Disease and Creating Health - with Brigid Titgemeier #WellnessWednesdays
Brigid Titgemeier is a functional nutrition dietitian, graduate school instructor, and functional medicine patient. Her passion for helping others use food as medicine comes from her 15 years of experience battling her own personal health issues. When she realized that traditional medicine only cared about treating illness and disease instead of preventing it, she learned to heal herself through an integrative approach to food. Today, she’s on a mission to help others transform their lives and their health through a personalized approach to nutrition, and she’s an incredible advocate for finding a healthy lifestyle that works for you. You will learn about... How traditional medicine prioritizes reactive over proactive measures Creating health instead of fear Intermittent fasting and metabolic flexibility Restricting and reincorporating foods into your diet The most common underlying issues that lead to leaky gut Creating your own individualized diets The biggest deficiencies most people face Resources: ( Instagram: (@beingbrigid) Twitter: (@beingbrigid) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Sep 30, 2020
50. Take Responsibility as the Creator of Your LIfe - with Jessie De Lowe #FabulousFriends
Jessie De Lowe is manifestation coach, an art therapist, a certified yoga instructor, and the co-founder of the wellness platform How You Glow. He gets into manifestation on today’s podcast, and the way he talks about it is surprising. It’s not about materialism or aspirational goals in life. It’s about getting out of your own way, living in the present moment, and harnessing joy—perfectly timely for 2020 but applicable at any time. You will learn about... How Jessie got started in her business Taking the power back in your life The energy of excitement Getting support through your relationship and home life How to create the life you want one day at a time Finding the gifty in every experience The tools to shift your life Cultivating presence daily Resources: ( (@jessiedelowe) ( Listen: (Madly Forever) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Sep 25, 2020
49. Gaining Clarity on Your Breast Milk Nutrition - with Dr. Stephanie Canale #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Stephanie Canale specializes in family medicine at UCLA and is the CEO and founder of Lactation Lab, which was founded with the mission to bring scientific advancement to the field of breast milk research and, for the first time ever, offers a comprehensive, personalized analysis of the mother’s breast milk. I’m halfway through my third trimester, so breastfeeding has been on my mind. Dr. Canale and Lactation Lab were so important to me during my first pregnancy. They helped me to identify what my breast milk was made up of and whether my baby was getting all the nutrients he needed for brain development. It gives you all the knowledge you need to take charge of your nutrition throughout postpartum and to make sure you’re preventing deficiencies. Knowledge is power, and this interview is sure to give you an abundance of both. You will learn about... Unpacking the myths around breast milk The top 5 nutrients for breastfeeding How information about your milk helps you make informed decisions Unpacking DHA Resources: ( Instagram: (@lactationlab) Buy the kits: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Sep 23, 2020
48. Measuring Success in Happiness - with Stevie and Sazan Hendrix #FabulousFriends
Stevie and Sazan Hendrix are the cutest couple! Right out of college, Sazan ran a blog for fun and started putting all of her energy into it without even knowing you could make money off of a blog. When she realized all the success others were having with their blog, she knew that she could make a living off of it too. They started reaching out to small businesses and created partnerships that quickly made more than they were making at their day jobs. They share how you really can have it all by prioritizing your success and your family, and the importance of knowing what your true goal is! You will learn about... How Stevie and Sazan started their business and blog How they invested in their business and brand Having financial success and happiness How to prioritize your family The importance of a wellness-based routine Looking forward to baby #2 Resources: ( ( ( ( Listen: (The Good Life Podcast) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Sep 04, 2020
47. How Muscles Drive Metabolism - with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon #WellnessWednesdays
I love Dr. Gabrielle Lyon because she has a unique practice that focuses on muscle-centric medicine. She fights protein food shaming with research-backed science on how protein intake supports fat loss and prevents sarcopenia, and she explains how muscles and proteins play a role in decreasing inflammation and how protein deficiency can manifest in disease. Dr. Lyon received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in family medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in human nutrition from the University of Illinois, where she studied vitamin and mineral metabolism, chronic disease prevention and management, and the physiological effects of diet composition. You will learn about... What protein is and why we need it The benefits of muscle mass How to optimize muscle tissue Muscle as a disposal place for glucose A day in the life of Dr. Lyon Signs of protein deficiency Optimal times for workout or protein intake Resources: ( (@drgabriellelyon) ( - Use code GLYON for 25% off Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Sep 02, 2020
46. 5 Steps to Rewire Your Neurology - with Dr. Caroline Leaf #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist who has spent the last 30 years researching the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with directed input, or neuroplasticity. Throughout her years of clinical practice, she’s helped hundreds of thousands of people learn how to use their mind to detox and grow their brain to succeed in every area of their life, including school, university, and the workplace. Now more than ever, we could all use some help supporting our mental health, and Dr. Leaf is the perfect person to help us with that. You will learn about... (02:40) Understanding the five steps for reducing depression and anxiety (12:28) What happens in the brain when you experience trauma and how to manage it (30:38) Being proactive and strategic with what you allow into your life (44:15) The amount of time it takes to form a new habit (56:49) How to use the five steps during your day Resources: ( Instagram: (@drcarolineleaf) Switch App: ( Read: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Aug 12, 2020
45. Taking Care of Yourself with Clean Body Products - with Melissa Christenson #FabulousFriends
Melissa Christenson is a cosmetic chemist with degrees in both chemistry and marketing, plus over two decades of experience in product development and brand management. She partners with both emerging and established brands to lead the research and development of clean and effective health, beauty, and lifestyle innovations. Leveraging the duality of her experience, she bridges the gap between R&D and marketing by crafting clean and sustainable formulations and translating technical language into consumer-friendly and value-driven benefits. She’s also the founding partner in the new natural deodorant brand, Hume Supernatural. She has all the knowledge you need to know about how to take care of yourself using clean, healthy products. You will learn about... (02:27) How Melissa got started in clean beauty (08:51) How harsh ingredients are being replaced with plant-based products (17:04) The processed ingredients that we do need for performance and feel (27:42) Inside the regulation process for clean ingredients (36:03) The potential risks of holistic, food-grade ingredients (41:26) How Hume natural deodorant was developed (53:47) Developing fragrances with synthetic and natural ingredients Resources: ( Instagram: (@humesupernatural) Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jul 31, 2020
44. Your Brain on Food: How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health - with Dr. Uma Naidoo #WellnessWednesdays
I am fascinated by how food and our diet affects our mood. Dr. Uma Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based nutritional psychiatry service in the United States. She’s the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy. While serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, she was considered Harvard’s food-mood expert and has been featured in The Wallstreet Journal—in other words, she’s curious about which foods impact our moods and how. In her new book, (“This Is Your Brain On Food,”) she explores the fascinating science behind the food-mood link and offers actionable nutrition recommendations and recipes to optimize your mental health. You will learn about... (02:29) Getting interested in pairing psychiatry and nutrition (09:16) The link between physical and mental symptoms (16:08) The role of flavor in satisfaction and mood (23:00) How gut health influences mood and mental state (28:50) The science behind chocolate and controversial foods (34:16) How carbohydrates affect your mood Resources: Learn more: ( Read: (“This Is Your Brain On Food”) Instagram: (@drumanaidoo) Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jul 29, 2020
43. Managing Your Diet During Pregnancy - with Lily Nichols, RDN #WellnessWednesdays
Lily Nichols is a registered dietician and nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She’s devoted her entire career to researching real food nutrition for pregnancy and gestational diabetes—and she’s uncovered a wide gap between current prenatal guidelines and what’s actually optimal for both mother and baby. She found out that, in mothers with uncontrolled blood sugar, the child is up to six times more likely to be diabetic or obese by the time they’re a teenager, and she realized that she could help break the cycle of childhood obesity. Her goal is to put better, more up-to-date information into the hands of moms and healthcare providers—because we can do a lot better than we are now! You will learn about... (00:55) The risk of childhood obesity based on the mother’s diet (05:32) Recommendations for carbohydrates and balancing blood pressure (11:58) What babies really need from their mother’s diet (17:58) Dealing with food aversion or cravings in the first trimester (33:30) Eating dairy during pregnancy (40:06) Hero foods for pregnant women (58:12) Why prenatal medicine contains folic acid (01:05:44) Important micronutrients and how to get them in your diet (01:16:02) Dealing with fear-mongering while pregnant Resources: ( Read: (“Real Food for Pregnancy”) Read: (“Real Food for Gestational Diabetes”) Instagram: (@lilynicholsrdn) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jul 22, 2020
42. Building a Value-Driven Healthy Marketplace - with Nick Green, Co-Founder & CEO at Thrive Market #FabulousFriends
Nick Green is a man with a big brain and an even bigger heart. He’s the CEO and founder of Thrive Market, and he’s donated his entire salary to COVID-19 relief! He’s working so hard to ensure that everyone across the country has access to clean, healthy, and affordable food, and we should all be thankful for that. Thrive Market is a value-driven company, and it shows in everything they do—from how they source their products, to being able to shop by the values that matter most to you. Eating healthy is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be, and Nick is doing his part to make it easier. You will learn about... (02:58) Bringing healthy foods to the masses (08:00) Getting Thrive Market off the ground without funding (14:40) How they chose the products to bring into Thrive Market (21:16) The values that drive Thrive Market (28:32) Sourcing quality products (38:28) Breaking down barriers to eating healthy (43:59) What’s next for Thrive Market Resources: Visit ( and get $20 in shopping credit when you join today! LinkedIn: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jul 17, 2020
41. Preparing Children’s Immune System for School - with Dr. Taz Bhatia #WellnessWednesdays
With her East-meets-West approach to medicine, Dr. Taz Bhatia does it all. She’s certified in integrative medicine, holistic medicine, and pediatrics, she’s a champion for women’s health, and she believes we all can uncover our innate superpowers. She is also the founder and CEO of CentreSpring MD in Atlanta, was previously a professor in integrative medicine at Emory University, and is a licensed acupuncturist and certified nutrition specialist. Wow! We discuss considerations for parents as we look at going back to school in the future, and how they can prepare their health and immune systems for whatever happens next. You will learn about... (04:47) Tips and tools to increase our kids’ immunity (08:52) Normal bowel movements for children and supplementing their diet (14:20) Probiotic strains and the best mechanism for delivery (18:00) How to avoid loading your kids with sugar (24:58) The non-negotiables when protecting your children’s health (28:45) What to look for in blood testing and how often to have it done Resources: ( Instagram: (@drtazmd) (Health Coach Training Webinar) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jul 15, 2020
40. Finding the End of Mental Illness - with Dr. Daniel Amen #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, teacher, and twelve-time New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Amen runs the Amen Clinics, and he’s widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. He recently published a new book, (“The End of Mental Illness,”) and I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Amen speak at a wellness conference in 2012. I was absolutely blown away by his practice, his diagnostic capabilities, and the positive lifestyle changes that can produce incredibly positive results in our brain health — and I think you will be too! You will learn about... (03:25) Dr. Amen’s background and how he uses brain imaging (06:55) Ways of eating that are detrimental or healing to your brain (11:36) How brain imaging works with mental health (14:50) Building a healthy brain (18:49) A day in the life of Dr. Amen (25:48) Dealing with depression or anxiety (33:31) Finding your meaning or purpose (34:52) How hormones play a role in your mental health (43:03) The role of dopamine and addiction on the brain Thank you to our sponsor (Birch Benders)! Birch Benders now offers six varieties of toaster waffles that your family is sure to love. Use the code BEWELL for 20% off your purchase! Resources: ( ( ( Read: (“The End of Mental Illness”) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jul 08, 2020
39. How to Burn Bright Without Burning Out - with Kelsey Patel #FabulousFriends
Kelsey Patel is a wellness expert, reiki master, and author of the book (“Burning Bright.”) She is such an inspiration, but despite her larger-than-life appearance, she is quick to be very open, honest, and real about how she got to where she is today... and the times where things weren’t great or hadn’t fallen into place yet. We talk all about burnout, setting boundaries for yourself, your work, your clients, and how Kelsey was introduced to reiki in the first place. We also get the privilege of opening the podcast with a reiki session led by Kelsey. You are going to love it! You will learn about... (05:40) Experiencing a reiki session (11:35) Not being too rigid with your wellness practice (13:41) How Kelsey’s journey started (22:18) Setting boundaries and balancing your energy (29:30) Kelsey’s wellness non-negotiables (35:43) What reiki is and what inspired Kelsey to write her book (41:41) Reiki for nonbelievers (44:39) Tips you can incorporate now to take care of burnout Resources: ( Instagram: (@kelseyjpatel) Facebook: ( Read (“Burning Bright”) (Fab Four Fundamentals) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jul 03, 2020
38. Your Brain on Birth Control - with Dr. Sarah Hill #WellnessWednesdays
Today’s topic is a divisive one — birth control. So let’s be clear upfront: I am not discouraging anyone from using birth control. It’s something I’ve used and needed at certain times in my life. I just feel called to educate you on the potential side effects so you can make the most informed decisions for you or your children. Dr. Sarah Hill is a research psychologist and professor who studies health, relationships, and other forms of social behavior. Her new book, (“This Is Your Brain On Birth Control,”) is going to open your mind to some of the unintended consequences your gynecologist may not have discussed with you when it comes to taking birth control. She’s also a writer and speaker with a passion for helping people learn about science and the ways they can help them feel happier, healthier, and more connected. You will learn about... (02:17) How your sex hormones change during your menstrual cycle. (08:19) What’s happening when we take the birth control pill to our hormones and ovulation (14:58) How birth control affects stress hormones (26:23) The unintended side effects and the lack of education of those consequences (36:41) How birth control affects who you are attracted to (46:40) How men’s sex hormones change (53:23) The sex hormones women experience when they’re breastfeeding (01:02:11) Our relationship with food and cravings (01:11:03) How overeating can start as kids (01:23:13) The effect of non-caloric sweeteners on the body and brain Resources: Learn more: ( Read: (“This Is Your Brain On Birth Control”) Instagram: (@sarahehillphd) Facebook: ( (Fab Four Fundamentals) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jul 01, 2020
37. Finding the Joy in Movement - with Megan Roup #FabulousFriends
Megan Roup is a celebrity trainer and the founder of The Sculpt Society, a dance party and sculpting workout that’s available online and through an app. Today, she’s going to share her story and get you motivated to work out during quarantine. We dive into her love of dance, the work that goes into creating her content and routines, and the fundamental habits for success. She is all about finding the movements that bring you joy, and you can hear the joy come out of her when she speaks about it! You will learn about... (02:10) How Megan fell in love with movement (07:43) Developing an obsession with food (10:27) Changing the conversation you have with yourself (17:04) Finding movement that brings you joy (20:45) A day in Megan’s life (31:57) Habits that lead to transformation Resources: ( Instagram: (@meganroup) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jun 26, 2020
36. The Nutritional, Ethical, & Environmental Case for Red Meat - with Diana Rodgers & Robb Wolf #WellnessWednesdays
Today’s guests are two friends and people I have looked up to for a long time, Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf. Diana Rodgers is a registered dietitian with a clinical practice helping people recover their health through real food. Her blog, (Sustainable Dish), started as a healthy, locally-sourced recipe site, but has grown into a much deeper dive into food systems. She has also spent the last 18 years living and working on an organic farm that grows vegetables and raises pasture-raised meat. She met Robb Wolf in 2011 after reading his book, (“The Paleo Solution,”) which has sold nearly a million copies. Robb trained as a research biochemist, and he discovered that the optimal human diet is one that most closely mimics our ancestral ways of eating before the invention of ultra-processed foods.  Both of them have dealt with severe digestive issues, have minds that question everything, and are always looking to find the truth behind commonly held beliefs. In addition to their firsthand production and deep backgrounds in science, they have read many books, interviewed experts, and attended a remarkable number of conferences around agriculture. Their new book and film (“Sacred Cow”) is going to debunk, using real science, the lies you’ve been told about red meat. I truly believe that our bodies — and the world — will be healthier because of them. You will learn about... (04:01) Talking about the health risks and nutrition of red meat (13:39) The protein leverage hypothesis (16:37) Body composition or blood test changes after increasing protein intake (22:44) Lowering carb intake while breastfeeding (28:05) Debunking some of the myths causing guilt around red meat (45:33) The social justice benefits of meat (52:45) About Diana’s farm (56:52) Sourcing the right protein and feeling better about it (01:01:54) Eating like a nutrivore (01:06:14) The case against TMAO and MTOR Resources: Learn more: ( Read: (“Sacred Cow”) ( ( ( ( ( ( ( Read: (“The Paleo Solution”) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jun 24, 2020
35. Building a Keto Food Empire - with Mark Sisson & Morgan Buehler #FabulousFriends
Today’s guests are two of my favorite people in the health space, Mark Sisson and Morgan Buehler. Mark is an American author, a food blogger at (Mark’s Daily Apple), a former distance triathlete, and an Iron Man competitor. He’s obsessed with health and nutrition, was one of the first to popularize the paleo diet, and has written several books on the topic, including the recently released (“The Keto Reset Diet.”) He is an encyclopedia of knowledge. And Morgan is a surfer, a soccer player, and a mother who is so down to earth and knows how to get business done. These two, together, were able to get Primal Kitchen out on the scene, grow it like a rocket ship, and sell it to Kraft-Heinz, and there’s just so much to learn from them as business leaders, wellness innovators, and people. You will learn about... (03:43) When Mark became passionate about nutrition (09:11) How we can manipulate our epigenetics (13:43) Explaining metabolic flexibility (21:41) How to transition from a sugar burner to a fat burner (25:19) Going paleo or keto (29:10) The story of starting Primal Kitchen (41:34) The ups and downs in starting a food business (49:12) Exiting as a food entrepreneur (59:09) Creating a good relationship after being acquired Resources: ( Read (“The Keto Reset Diet”) (Fab Four Fundamentals) Mark’s Instagram: (@marksdailyapple) Morgan’s Instagram: (@morganzanotti) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jun 19, 2020
34. Elevate Your Cooking & Eat What You Want - with Gaby Dalkin #WellnessWednesdays
Today’s guest is Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking. She’s a trained chef, recipe developer, cookbook author, and entrepreneur, and her latest cookbook — (“Eat What You Want”) — will have you drooling. She’s really down to earth, really fun, and someone I’ve personally learned from over the years. She has helped me elevate my cooking skills in the kitchen, and I know she will do the same for you. You will learn about... (03:15) When Gaby fell in love with cooking (09:04) Jumping into blogging full-time (14:40) Investing in professional photography (18:51) Getting a book deal (24:59) The inspiration behind (“Eat What You Want”) (29:12) Some of Gaby’s favorite recipes (32:06) Chef hacks and go-to ingredients (37:29) Sourcing proteins and vegetables Resources: Learn more: ( Instagram: (@whatsgabycookin) Read: (“Eat What You Want”) Podcast: ( County Line Harvest: ( Sitka Salmon Shares: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jun 17, 2020
33. The Primemester to your Superbaby - with Dr. Cleopatra Kamperveen #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Cleopatra Kamperveen is a scientist and university professor specializing in the intersection of reproductive health, human flourishing, and how health is transmitted from one generation to the next. She provides fertility and pregnancy consulting to women and families nationally and internationally through her signature In Bloom programs, inner circle, and personalized, comprehensive one-on-one consulting. She’s conducted research on tens of thousands of women of all colors, ages, shapes and sizes, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, language preferences, and professions to examine how they transmit physical health and emotional wellbeing to their children. I could go on and on with all the accolades she’s accomplished, but I am really excited for what she’s here to talk about — empowering yourself to take charge of your pregnancy and having the Superbaby you’ve always dreamed of! You will learn about... (07:05) What the “primemester” is and how to have a superbaby (13:08) Lowering the chances of genetic abnormalities (17:58) How feeling safer affects your reproductive system (26:18) Figuring out how to make our thoughts our best friend (29:09) The effects of stress hormones on your sex hormones (34:20) What a superbaby is (44:14) Avoiding the term “infertility” (53:05) The importance of sperm in the equation (59:33) Inflammation as the root cause of fertility challenges (01:01:40) Influencing your AMH levels Resources: Learn more: ( Free Fertility Checklist: ( Instagram: (@doctor_cleopatra) Instagram: (@fertilitypregnancy) The Primemester Protocol: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jun 10, 2020
32. Creating a Personalized & Holistic Approach to Wellness - with mindbodygreen's Jason & Colleen Wachob #FabulousFriends
Jason and Colleen Wachob founded mindbodygreen, the most trusted website in the health and wellness space, amidst a personal health crisis. Today, their site has articles written by some of the most trusted names in health and industry visionaries. They share the story of what inspired mindbodygreen, how everyone has been thinking about health and wellness so wrong, and what their vision represents for the future of health. You will learn about... (02:18) How mindbodygreen got started (10:50) Living the life you want to lead (12:19) The red flags around clotting (21:10) Lowering your homocysteine levels (24:58) The process of creating a supplement (33:58) Advice from the best holistic practitioners in the world (38:23) Cultivating holistic wellness (44:36) Protecting movement time during COVID-19 (55:12) Listening to your body needs Resources: ( (@jasonwachob) (@colleenwachob) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jun 01, 2020
31. Fuel Your Body with Fiber & Optimize Your Health - with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz #WellnessWednesdays
I am obsessed with fiber and leafy greens, so I’m in good company with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. He is a Vanderbilt undergrad. He went to Georgetown for medical school and completed his residency at Northwestern. He then followed that up with a fellowship at Chapel Hill. Now he’s a practicing gastro, he’s obsessed with plants and fiber, and he just published an awesome book, (“Fiber Fuel: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome.”) I finished reading in just one night! Your gut is so involved in every other part of your body, and we get into how you can start taking control of your diet and get on the right path. You will learn about... (01:46) Discovering the importance of diet on health (09:19) The difference between prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics (15:44) Finding the optimal amount of fiber to take for you (22:48) How fiber relates to hormone health and estrogen (30:26) The benefits of various prebiotic supplements (32:49) Getting more plant-based diversity into your diet (41:44) The relation between your gut and metabolism (48:50) Fat for your gut health (54:34) The three supplements every American should be taking (58:14) How your lifestyle affects your gut Resources: ( Instagram: (@theguthealthmd) Order (“Fiber Fuel) from a local bookstore Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
May 27, 2020
30. Changing the Baby Food Industry for the Better - with Joe & Serenity Carr from Serenity Kids #FabulousFriends
After healing their own health problems by eliminating sugars and processed foods from their diets, Serenity and Joe Carr set out to change the baby food industry — and they have. They found that there was a hole in the market and that the availability of healthy baby food was… well, they didn’t exist. This led to co-founding the family-owned and operated Serenity Kids. So many baby foods are deficient in protein while being packed with processed sugars and grains, plus lacking in brain-healthy fat, but Serenity Kids isn’t one of them. We explore their personal health stories, how they stumbled upon the formulation for their baby food, and the struggles that came along with bringing a brand new product to market. Their story is so inspiring and I can’t wait to see what’s to come from Serenity Kids! You will learn about... (01:52) How Joe & Serenity’s journey started (13:20) Starting a paleo diet (16:28) The nutritional factors of mothers milk (23:52) The importance of fat in baby food (35:50) Launching the brand (39:11) Production issues (52:51) The problems in our market and food sources (58:21) The Clean Label Project Resources: ( Use code FAB4 for 15% off your order ( ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
May 22, 2020
29. Taking Care of Your Body to Unlock Your Life - with Robin Berzin, MD from Parsley Health #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Robin Berzin is someone I look up to personally: she is a mom of two, a functional MD, and the founder and CEO of Parsley Health — a doctor’s office that is so much more than just a doctor’s office. They look at the whole body, offering health coaching and MDs to find the root of your problems. We’re all dealing with the crisis of COVID-19 right now and looking for ways to feel our best both mentally and physically, and Robin has plenty of advice on how you can achieve that. You will learn about... (01:31) What you can do to stay healthy at home (04:16) How to ditch the snacks and stop grazing (07:25) The side effects of starting your day with high cortisol and insulin (09:54) Thoughts about oat milk (12:23) How adaptogens can support people in high stress (16:41) The supplements everyone should be taking (21:04) Methylated b-vitamins (27:41) What it looks like to be a patient at Parsley Health (34:58) The inflammatory markers to look out for (38:14) How thyroid and adrenal hormones affect sex hormones (41:13) Advice for supporting fertility (45:42) The mixture of Western and holistic medicine Resources: ( Instagram: (@parsleyhealth) Instagram: (@robinberzinmd) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
May 20, 2020
28. Saturn Return, Stepping Into Your Power, & Showing Up - with Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik from Almost 30 #FabulousFriends
Today’s guests are two down-to-earth girls on a journey to make wellness, health, and spirituality accessible to all of us. Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik are the hosts of Almost 30, which was nominated by iHeartRadio as the best health podcast in 2019 and as the best spirituality podcast in 2020. Today, we’re going to chat about their journey — what it took to start their podcast, how their lives have changed in the process, and the wellness modalities they use personally to love and support their own bodies. You will learn about... (03:14) Starting their podcast + friendship (08:03) How this podcast has affected their lives (11:49) How to follow through (13:43) Podcasting as a living journal (18:15) The modalities that have made the biggest impact (25:13) Krista’s reiki practice (32:03) Explaining breathwork and EMDR (41:24) Advice for people in their late 20’s Resources: Learn more at Instagram: ( Krista: ( Lindsey: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
May 15, 2020
27. Healing Your Hormones, Mastering Oxytocin, & Moving Through Trauma - with Dr. Anna Cabeca #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Anna Cabeca is a triple board-certified OBGYN, mother of four girls, and the author of the best-selling books (The Hormone Fix) and (Keto-Green 16). She’s surround by estrogen and knows all about it! Her story — which starts off incredibly sad, but don’t worry, has a happy ending — is so inspiring. After a personal tragedy followed by early onset menopause, Dr. Anna embarked on a journey around the world looking for healing practices and healing foods and managed to reverse her early menopause and incorporate what she learned into her own medical practice, helping thousands of women. You will learn about... (04:23) The effects of stress hormones on the body (07:25) Starting a healthy detox (12:16) How your stress changes your acidity (18:07) How your PH value and ketosis affect fertility (25:46) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle (28:44) Mastering your oxytocin (37:40) Moving through trauma effectively (43:07) Heart-breathing exercise (45:51) Tips for dealing with endometriosis and ovarian cysts Resources: Learn more at ( Read: (Keto-Green 16) Read: (The Hormone Fix) Keto Calc: ( Facebook: ( Instagram: (@drannacabeca) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
May 13, 2020
26. All About Ketosis: Is It Right For You? - with Dr. Anthony Gustin DC, MS #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Anthony Gustin grew up thinking it was normal to be sick, overweight, and covered in acne — that was all he’d ever experienced. As he started learning about science, he became obsessed with altering his diet and exercise routine in order to completely transform himself. But that was just the beginning of his health journey because he realized that health and wellness go so much deeper than your outward appearances. Eventually, he developed a foundational system for health and exercise that made sense. Dr. Anthony’s mission is to help others achieve optimal health and wellbeing, too, through movement, nutrition, stress management, and sleep. This mission led to founding (Equip Foods), co-founding of (Perfect Keto), and writing the book (Keto Answers). You will learn about... (01:29) Protecting your weekends and shutting down (03:42) Lessons to learn during the quarantine (06:41) Working on high-end athletes and trickling that information down to everyone else (14:01) The launch of Equip Foods (22:18) How ketosis plays a role in Dr. Anthony’s life (27:39) Focusing on what’s important to you (29:50) What is nutritional ketosis? (38:45) You don’t need keto to lose fat (46:30) Where to start when building a holistic health lifestyle (53:05) Advice for better sleep Resources: Learn more at ( Instagram: ( Perfect Keto: ( Equip Foods: ( Read: (Keto Answers) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
May 06, 2020
25. Hashimoto’s: Healing Through Food or Full Remission on a Grain-Free Diet - with Laurel Gallucci #FabulousFriends
Laurel Gallucci is the founder of the very popular grain-free bakery Sweet Laurel Bakery (everything they make is delicious and worth every bite, by the way). She is also the author of the (Sweet Laurel cookbook) which shares all the recipes from her bakery, and she’s set to come out with a savory cookbook next.  Sweet Laurel isn’t just a name—she is truly one of the sweetest people I know! After going grain-free on an autoimmune protocol paleo diet, Laurel completely reversed her Hashimoto’s disease, is now in remission, and no longer has to take synthetic hormones. With the number of people out there being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, I really need more people to hear her story. You will learn about... (03:45) Being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (11:25) Working with a functional medicine doctor and going grain-free (18:41) Finding grain-free foods (20:54) The five core ingredients for grain-free cooking (26:48) Laurel’s two most popular recipes (33:01) Nourishing yourself for self-care Resources: Learn more at ( Read: (Sweet Laurel: Recipes for Whole Food, Grain-Free Desserts) Instagram: ( Instagram: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
May 01, 2020
24. Living in the FLO - with Alisa Vitti #WellnessWednesdays
Before meeting our guest, I had never seen the pairing of nutrition, understanding our menstrual cycle, and how our hormones change — and it completely transformed the way I approach holistic health!  Alisa Vitti is a functional nutrition and women’s hormone expert and the founder of the modern hormone healthcare company Flo Living. If that rings a bell, it’s probably because you’ve heard of her book (In The Flo). She also wrote the book (WomanCode) and is the creator of (MyFlo), the #1 paid period app on the app store. When she realized that — despite having more content around women’s hormones and more access to that information — women’s health was getting worse instead of better, she needed to get to the root of why that was, and that led her to the discoveries that she’s put in her books. You will learn about... (01:41) What inspired Alisa to start sharing her story (05:31) Why women are being left out of healthcare research (10:41) The phases of our hormonal shifts (17:36) Lining up your diet and workout routine with your cycle (21:56) Addressing menstrual disorders (27:49) Weight loss while working with your biological rhythm (32:44) The ways women have been misled (38:05) The intelligent design of your body (42:57) Your body and caffeine (47:56) Birth control and synthetic hormones (56:07) Optimizing our lives around these phases Resources: ( (In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life) (WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source) (MyFlo App) ( Instagram: ( Instagram: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 29, 2020
23. Cooking Tips That Anyone Needs to Know - with Pamela Salzman #FabulousFriends
I first heard of Pamela Salzman through her cooking class. Today she’s the author of (Kitchen Matters) and (Quicker Than Quick), but she used to teach a super-elite class where she has brought people from not knowing the first thing about cooking to being able to share elaborate healthy recipes online. She is the chef behind the chef. You will learn about... (02:19) What are the cooking techniques any new chef needs to know? (04:14) What is the most important thing for a home chef to learn how to do? (11:46) The convection oven setting (18:41) Which knife you should get (20:46) Techniques for cooking proteins (27:08) Making a meal plan (36:28) Some of Pamela’s favorite recipes (45:20) Tips for taking care of your family (52:33) Cleaning your greens (54:55) How quarantine is changing the way we’re cooking (58:01) A day in the life of Pamela Resources: Learn more at ( Instagram: ( (Kitchen Matters) by Pamela Salzman (Quicker Than Quick) by Pamela Salzman Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 24, 2020
22. Dr. Axe’s Top Tips & Tricks for Optimal Nutrition + Boosting Your Immune System - with Dr. Josh Axe #WellnessWednesdays
If you Google just about anything health-related, you are bound to find Dr. Josh Axe’s site — and it’s not just good SEO. Dr. Axe has a knack for communicating complex information in a way that anyone can understand and a passion for sharing this important information with the world, especially when it comes to helping people make healthier food choices. You will learn about... (01:10) How does eating collagen benefit the body? (08:10) What’s the difference between bone broth and collagen? What are the different types of collagen? (13:47) How did Dr. Axe’s practice start and how was he working with patients? (18:05) What is a day in the life of Dr. Axe? What are his favorite supplements? (21:15) The benefits of soil-based probiotics Vs. lab-made probiotics (24:28) Why you don’t have to eat chunks of dirt to get the benefits from dirt (27:40) The benefits of local honey Vs. local bee pollen (31:35) How to strengthen your immune system (34:38) Why raw isn’t better, it’s just different — and when you shouldn’t be eating as many raw vegetables (36:15) The best foods to eat during the Fall and Winter (37:40) Functional mushroom supplements and teas (40:00) Is drinking coffee bad? (43:43) Fermented vegetables and kombucha Resources: Learn more at ( Listen: (The Dr. Axe Show) Instagram: ( Facebook: ( Ancient Nutrition: ( (Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It) by Dr. Josh Axe Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 22, 2020
21. The Balanced Blonde’s Journey to a Chronic Lyme Diagnosis + Becoming a Lyme Warrior - with Jordan Younger #FabulousFriends
Jordan Younger, AKA The Balanced Blonde, started blogging full-time back in 2013 — and, since then, her blog has turned into a book, a podcast, a brand, and an incredible community of humans who love her and her message! In 2017, Jordan was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease, and she stepped up to be an absolute Lyme WARRIOR, sharing her disease openly with her community and advocating for others who are struggling to find treatment for this disease. Lyme is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States with 300,000 people diagnosed every year, but there are also thousands of misdiagnoses too and it’s still a very controversial disease. Our hope is that, by sharing her story, we may be able to help someone listening find the answers they need. You will learn about... (01:30) Transitioning from The Blonde Vegan to The Balanced blonde (02:55) Orthorexia, or obsessive behavior in pursuit of a healthy diet (03:55) Jordan’s Lyme diagnosis (08:20) What is it like to see parasites under your skin? (14:08) How did Jordan’s Ayurvedic doctor know she had parasites in her stomach? (16:07) What is Lyme, what are the symptoms like, and how do you get diagnosed? (29:18) Rectal ozone treatments (35:10) What you should know about the supplements that Jordan is taking (37:50) Jordan’s calling to write poetry (40:50) You have to be an advocate for your own health (47:30) The value of surrounding yourself with loving people Resources: ( Listen: (The Balanced Blonde // Soul On Fire) Instagram: (@thebalancedblonde) Dr. Erica Lehman: ( CDC’s Lyme guidelines: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 17, 2020
20. Welcome to WE: Creating Healthier Relationships for a Healthier You - with Brigit Ritchie #WellnessWednesdays
When I first heard about the impact that Brigit Ritchie was making within organizations like Google, I knew I had to learn more — and when I saw the empowering work she’s doing around the world, I knew I had to have her on the show! Brigit’s vision is to help people develop rational mindfulness so that they can thrive in and out of the workplace, so she co-founded WE, an experiential development group that creates space for women to support women in LA through a twelve-week curriculum program that combines mindfulness practices, emotional intelligence tools, and inclusive leadership so that everyone can feel connected and safe. But Brigit leads these sessions across the world to create cultures of inclusion at companies like Google, Instagram, Lululemon, and much more. You will learn about... (01:30) The origins of WE (06:25) The first steps to getting to know yourself (11:03) Finding what fills you up, no matter what you do (14:50) How do we start actively listening and create a safe space, in our communities and our workplaces? (20:27) Active listening circles (27:00) The profound impact that you can make when you make someone feel heard (32:50) How often should we be practicing these listening and mindset exercises? (35:15) 3 ways to implement the principles of active listening and presence in your life, even if you’re not in a situation to facilitate active listening circles in your workplace or home life (37:20) How to approach conflict resolution (49:15) The lack of manager training in this country (and the interpersonal skills that everyone needs to develop these days) (52:55) Where is the line for appropriate sharing in the workplace? Resources: ( ( Brigit on Instagram: ( WE on Instagram: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 15, 2020
19. Creating the Life You Crave - with Alli Webb #FabulousFriends
You may not know who Alli Webb is — yet — but there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed time at one of her two phenomenally successful businesses: Drybar and Squeeze. She’s been a guest judge on Shark Tank, sat on thousands of panels, and inspired women all around the world. In this episode, we discuss her physical transformation, her divorce, and starting a new business venture.  I’d also like to note that this was actually the first episode I ever recorded for the show. So, since recording this episode, a couple things have changed: Alli’s fallen in love with a new beau and Squeeze just celebrated a successful first year. But I still wanted to share this episode because there’s still a lot to learn and Alli gets so vulnerable and raw, which is exactly what she’s like with her friends and that’s exactly why I love her so much! You will learn about... (02:10) How to juggle multiple businesses, being a parent, and still having a life (04:30) Alli’s childhood and the relationship she formed with food (08:00) Alli’s body transformation (12:13) Going through a separation (19:14) Getting to know yourself again (28:50) Launching Squeeze and creating a better massage experience (36:35) Advice for prioritizing your health, getting out of a relationship (if you need to), and following your dreams. Resources: Instagram: ( ( ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 10, 2020
18. Healthy Inflammation Levels - with Dr. Will Cole #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine expert who specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormone dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole is also the co-host of (The Goopfellas Podcast) and the author of two phenomenal books, (Ketotarian) and (The Inflammation Spectrum).  But most importantly, Dr. Cole has a knack for teaching the principles of functional medicine in such a way that anyone can understand them, which makes this important work more accessible to people all around the world! You will learn about... (01:45) How does Dr. Cole work with clients and what disease states does he see most often? (05:20) What symptoms are indicators of autoimmune issues? (10:35) Let’s get into Hashimoto’s (16:35) What are antibodies and why are they a marker for autoimmunity? (24:42) The duality of functional medicine (25:50) Dr. Cole’s food and lifestyle recommendations + busting some food inflammation myths (33:37) Inflammation, CBD, and the endocannabinoid system + other lifestyle factors that cause inflammation (40:45) What you can do to lower inflammation (in addition to food) (44:05) A day in the life of Dr. Will Cole (50:18) You can’t heal a body you hate Resources: Learn more at ( Read: (The Inflammation Spectrum) Read: (Ketotarian) Listen: (The Goopfellas Podcast) Instagram: ( Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 08, 2020
17. The Grain-Free Road to Recovery from Autoimmune Symptoms + Supporting Women of Loss - with Danielle Walker #FabulousFriends
There are few people I look up to as much as Danielle Walker, personally and professionally. She is the new face of the grain-free and gluten-free cooking online, a New York Times Best Selling author with four cook books under her belt, a loving wife, and a mother to four beautiful babies. We discuss Danielle’s road to recovery after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 22 and how she became the blogger rockstar she is today. Towards the end of the episode, we celebrate the life of one of Danielle’s daughters, beautiful Aila Jane, who is now a sweet angel in Heaven. Things get pretty emotional, but Danielle has some beautiful advice for how we can support women of loss that everyone can benefit from hearing. You will learn about... (01:00) When Danielle was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (02:55) The stigma of talking about diseases like this (12:10) What an Ulcerative Colitis flare up is like (16:30) When Danielle started turning to food as medicine (33:55) Testing and learning how foods affects your body through elimination (38:10) The incredible results that Danielle experienced when she shifted to something that’s similar to a Paleo diet (41:45) Danielle’s Top 5 Tips for individuals who have an autoimmune disease (45:05) Danielle’s favorite supplements: liposomal curcumin, butyrate, fish oil, collagen, probiotics (49:40) Processing heartbreak, one day at a time, when you’re in the public eye (56:00) Aila’s legacy (01:00:18) Danielle’s advice for talking to people who have experienced a loss like this Resources: ( Danielle’s Cookbooks: ( Instagram: ( Twitter: ( Facebook: ( (PurePaleo Protein) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 03, 2020
16. Intermittent Fasting for Women - with Dr. Amy Shah #WellnessWednesdays
Dr. Amy Shah is a double board-certified MD with training from Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard. She was named one of MindBodyGreen’s Top 100 women in wellness to watch in 2015, and she’s been proving them right in the five years since! Dr. Shah focuses on gut health, inflammation, and intermittent fasting, and today she’s going to share how we can address each one of those categories. Intermittent fasting for women, in particular, is an issue I know people have a lot of questions about, so I am ecstatic to be able to share this episode and clear up some of the misinformation out there. You will learn about... (1:48) Dr. Shah’s advice for nurturing your health during the coronavirus pandemic (2:40) How can someone determine if they have a healthy gut microbiome and what can we do to cultivate gut health in the long-term? (5:35) How Dr. Shah helps patients who are experiencing issues with their bowel movements (6:40) Intermittent fasting for women: how do you know if it’s right for you? (13:40) Eating in the circadian window (16:50) How Dr. Shah takes care of herself and her family, even with a busy schedule (22:40) How to avoid snacking late at night (25:20) What is autophagy and how can we leverage it? (30:45) Why Dr. Shah doesn’t recommend being in ketosis all the time (35:30) Keto treats that are also good for you gut (39:30) Why Dr. Shah is a fan of (some) alcohol and caffeine (46:00) Fasting workouts Resources: Instagram: ( Learn more at ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Apr 01, 2020
15. The Best Friendpreneurs (& Moms) behind THE GREAT - with Emily Current + Meritt Elliott #FabulousFriends
Emily Current and Meritt Elliott are female founders, celebrity stylists, and dear friends of mine. These are the boss babes behind THE GREAT, a fully-realized and cozy women's wear collection, and their passion for inclusivity and collaboration carries through to the brand. These two have also dressed some of our favorites, like Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon. But best of all, Em and Meritt are health-conscious moms who are super down to earth — and who decided to take on the world together as best friends! You will learn about... (00:39) How Em + Meritt’s best friend love story started (02:18) How do you get a job in styling? (05:02) The moment Em + Meritt teamed up in business (07:55) Building a brand by women for women (11:15) Letting go of the Current/Elliott brand so that they could do more + what they learned in the process (15:20) Co-founding a business (16:00) Em + Meritt’s favorite founder-led brands (19:20) How the creative process changes day to day (20:30) Making time to take care of yourself when you have a ridiculous schedule + healthy lifestyle tips (34:30) Taking care of yourself when you are also a caretaker (36:45) What ‘body love’ means for Em + Meritt (38:55) How THE GREAT celebrates inclusion Resources: ( Instagram: ( Pinterest: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 27, 2020
14. The Smart Cookies Beginner’s Guide to Financial Wellness - with Sandra Grahame #WellnessWednesdays
Sandra Grahame is a money and lifestyle expert who has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, and so much more. She is an author, a keynote speaker, a brand spokesperson — but, most importantly, she’s a Smart Cookie! Smart Cookies Money Mentoring is a digital platform designed to help ambitious women achieve life changing financial goals. As co-founder and CEO, Sandra has helped hundreds of women achieve financial wellness — a topic we don’t talk about enough in the wellness space — and I am so excited to introduce her to all of you in a time when so many people are really thinking a lot about their finances and how they can make money from home. You will learn about... (00:40) What is financial wellness? (02:10) How working with friends to tackle their own debt inspired Sandra to create Smart Cookies (06:00) What everyone should be doing to support themselves financially in the future (14:05) Sandra’s advice for taking the “next step” in adulthood: buying a house, saving for your kid’s college tuition, etc. (17:40) The first steps you should take towards planning for retirement (28:45) Marie Kondo-ing your money (30:24) An exercise to help you connect your habits and actions to your Why, which will help you be more intentional about your purchases (36:20) Apps that will help you invest and save (42:50) How do we know if we’re using the right credit card? (48:50) Low-hanging fruit for cleaning up your spending Resources: ( Instagram: ( LinkedIn: ( Acorns app: ( Mint app: ( Tip Yourself app: ( Clarity Money app: ( Get a human on the phone: ( Figure out what credit card is right for you: ( + ( Spending Awareness Guide: ( Get the ($1,000 Jumpstart Guide) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 25, 2020
13. Getting NAKED - with Catt Sadler #FabulousFriends
If you enjoy seeing the beautiful outfits on the red carpet or have watched E! over the past decade, you’ve probably seen Catt Sadler before. But, after learning she was paid just half the salary of her male co-host, she left E! to became a prominent voice in the Equal Pay movement, start her own (podcast), and create the empowering (cattwalk) community. Catt’s an inspiration to all of the women out there who refuse to settle for anything less than what they deserve, but more than that, she’s just so much fun! You will learn about... (01:30) When did Catt know she wanted to be a journalist? (Plus, working as a backup singer in the all-girl band The Gypsies) (09:40) Learning what you don’t want to do by doing it (17:50) What makes Catt different? What gives her the confidence to just jump on a plane and go start a new life? (22:15) Living with gratitude (23:25) Fakin’ it ‘till you make it (on live TV) (25:45) Giving yourself a year with your kid + manifesting what you need (28:50) How life rewards you when you don’t hold onto things too tightly (31:45) The lifelong journey of learning self-care + teaching your children that self-care is okay (33:45) Catt’s big exit from E! + how she’s moving forward to do more (45:45) Catt’s advice for her younger self Resources: Instagram: ( Listen: (Naked with Catt Sadler) ( Read: ("I Walked Away from the Table, Left My Job, and Went Public”: My Battle with the Mom Tax") Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 20, 2020
12. How to Use Your Memory More Effectively + Maintain Cognitive Health Over Time - with Dr. Jesse Rissman
Dr. Jesse Rissman is a cognitive neuroscientist who runs the Rissman Memory Lab, a cognitive neuroscience research laboratory based in the (Department of Psychology) at the (University of California, Los Angeles). This is a fascinating episode exploring what anyone can do to optimize their memory and how we can use our memories more effectively, including how Dr. Rissman is using virtual reality in his lab. You will learn about... (01:05) Why Dr. Rissman decided to become a cognitive neuroscientist and how he’s able to study memory by measuring what’s going on in your brain (07:20) What he is currently studying in his lab using fMRI (15:15) How can we improve our memory around the experiences we want to remember? And can we lighten memories of trauma that we don’t want to be solidified in the brain? (20:30) The memory phenomenon “reconsolidation” (27:28) What Dr. Rissman learned about people who have diagnoses like ADD and people who are easily distractable in his post-doctoral work (30:00) How you can make sure you maintain a sharp memory and don’t become too easily distracted (34:13) How long can the average person pay attention to one thing? Is there any value to your mind wandering? (39:50) How the Rissman Memory lab is using virtual reality to research memory (47:18) Your “memory palace” (56:30) How physical exercise and a healthy diet help to prevent memory decline (59:30) Techniques for memory recall (01:01:30) The best ways for children to learn (01:05:50) New cognitive neuroscience research that Dr. Rissman is interested in Resources: (Rissman Memory Lab) Twitter: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 18, 2020
11. Empowering Women to Love Wellness - with Lauren Bosworth #FabulousFriends
Lauren “Lo” Bosworth is the founder and CEO of Love Wellness, a female-first wellness company focused on total body care. She has been a powerful force in arming women with wellness knowledge, and I am just so excited to share her story with all of you today! You will learn about... (01:10) Why did Lo choose to reinvent herself and start Love Wellness? (04:30) Cutting through the misinformation in the wellness space (06:20) The chronic illness that Lo used to experience (and how switching to natural products helped alleviate that) (13:40) Hero products that helped Lo deal with chronic yeast infections (16:45) Diet changes that promote vaginal health (20:05) Creating practices to manage stress (22:00) How Lo has grown Love Wellness so much in just a few years (26:55) Marketing on social media (30:25) What’s next for Love Wellness (32:25) Lo’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs Resources: ( Instagram: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 11, 2020
10. How to Protect Your Endocrine System from Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals - with Dr. Leonardo Trasande, author of “Sicker, Fatter, Poorer”
Dr. Leonardo Trasande is a professor at NYU, ( Director of the Division of Environmental Pediatrics) and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Leo is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health, his research focuses on the impacts of chemicals on hormones in our bodies, and he has led the way in documenting the economic costs for policymakers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin proactively. Dr. Leo is also the author of the phenomenal book (Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It) — and I loved every. single. Page! I’ve always been concerned about endocrine-disrupting chemicals, but this book armed me with the knowledge I need to better protect my child (and myself) in a world full of chemicals. You will learn about... (1:40) What is the endocrine system? (2:40) How many synthetic chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system are on the market? (3:30) How to clean fire retardants out of your house and car (9:10) Why you shouldn’t microwave plastic and what you can learn from the recycling number on the bottom of plastic items (12:13) How estrogen-mimicking chemicals can affect you (possibly even causing cancer) + how to avoid them (15:10) Why BPA-free isn’t as safe as you might think it might be (16:50) What you can remove from your life to cut BPA and related chemicals out entirely (27:15) Why ‘fragrance’ is such a deceptive word that’s hiding a lot of potential danger (27:50) The potential dangers of essential oils (29:30) How endocrine-disrupting chemicals are affecting children and fetuses + how you can protect them (34:00) Eating organic (40:46) What you can do to learn more about what chemicals are already in your body (43:54) Dr. Leo’s ongoing research Resources: ( Twitter: ( (Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It) by Leonardo Trasande Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Mar 04, 2020
9. Create Who You Want to Be: Functional Medicine 101 + Balancing the Mind, Body, and Spirit - with Dr. Apostolos Lekkos
When I was struggling with my health eight years ago, I was jumping around from doctor to chiropractor to acupuncturist — but nothing seemed to help. Then a good friend recommended Dr. Apostolos Lekkos, a functional medicine doctor located in Santa Monica. I didn’t even know what functional medicine was at the time, but my experience has been life-changing! I’m not being hyperbolic at all when I say that, either, and there is no one else I trust more with my clients. We discuss what functional medicine even is, what does and doesn’t work within the Western medical system, how he creates customized treatment plans for each individual, and how his practice has changed to look holistically at mind, body and spirit. You will learn about... (01:25) What is functional medicine? (6:20) The diagnostic tools that Dr. Lekkos uses + how his practice has changed over the past few years (13:30) Supplementing with glutathione: good or bad? (20:20) Other supplements that Dr. Lekkos uses to address common deficiencies (22:00) One thing that everyone and anyone can (and should) do to optimize their health (24:30) What’s up with CBD? How do you know which products are good? (29:45) How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue? (32:40) How does Dr. Lekkos support clients with adrenal fatigue? (33:05) Learning how to not stress + a breathing exercise you can use today (35:30) Why Dr. Lekkos has shifted his practice to focus on the mind, body, and spirit (as opposed to just the body) (40:45) Modalities for dealing with what you’re holding onto from childhood (48:45) Why Dr. Lekkos sees a lot of potential in peptide therapy (58:20) How to detoxify your environment (01:01:00) How to find a functional doctor and what you should be looking for Resources: Learn more at ( EWG’s Healthy Living App: ( Think Dirty App: ( Find a functional medicine doctor at ( American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 27, 2020
8. Radical Honesty, Radical Impact: The Value of Sharing Our Trauma - with Geri Hirsch #FabulousFriends
Geri Hirsch and I were both invited to speak at an event at LOOM — an awesome place where both of us took some classes to help prepare us for motherhood — and Geri shared a powerful story about her marriage that really made me stop and think. And as I listened to this story and pondered the nature of trauma, I knew I had to talk to her on the show! Geri is also the Creative Director of the clean makeup line Saie Beauty and owner of the Neighborhood Coffee Shop. She’s spent the last 15 years immersed in the beauty blogging world, and since her journey to motherhood, she’s tapped more specifically into clean beauty and become one of the foremost clean beauty connoisseurs! You will learn about... When Geri’s husband had a heart attack at the age of 37 while doing everything you’re supposed to do to stay healthy Why Geri’s husband had a sudden heart attack The most important thing that EVERYBODY should do in case of emergency: set up the Medical ID on your phone! Being made aware of our loved ones’ mortality Lifestyle changes to deal with Hashimoto’s disease How transcendental meditation has changed Geri’s life Nurturing the energy in your home 5 things you can do right now to create a non-toxic environment for your family What Geri’s life was like before founding her own company, LEAFtv (which was acquired) + what her life is like now Creating content for Instagram What’s going on at Neighborhood Coffee Shop How do you find the right people to follow when everyone has a platform? Do you put your child online or not? Resources: Instagram: ( Saie Beauty: ( Neighborhood Coffee Shop: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 21, 2020
7. How Belcampo is Creating a Sustainable Food System That Supports Good Health - with Anya Fernald
Today’s guest is a female entrepreneur who’s really inspired me on my own entrepreneurial journey, both because she is an incredible leader and for her devotion to transparency and decency in an industry marred by unhealthy and immoral practices.  Anya Fernald is a pioneering sustainable food expert and the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo, a wellness adjacent wellness meat brand that truly cares about the health of their animals and how it affects your health. They built their own supply chain founded in 25,000 acres of pristine farmland at the base of Mt Shasta, with full ownership of our own processing facility right through our own retail shops — a glimpse at what a better meat supply system for our country and the world can look like. You will learn about... (01:00) When Anya’s worldview shifted and she decided to start Belcampo (04:55) Regenerative farming practices (09:30) How beef is usually farmed in the USA Vs. How beef is farmed at Belcampo (12:05) Anya’s keto chicken cutlet (13:40) Doing everything with integrity to succeed (20:05) Animal wellness and human wellness are a single continuum (22:35) The life cycles of the animals at Belcampo farms (27:40) Why your health quickly starts to deteriorate when you eat low-quality meat (31:40) Why food guidelines ask us to cook meats to a higher internal temperature than should be necessary + why properly-grown raw meat isn’t dangerous (35:15) Non-negotiables at Belcampo (that you might not know about) (40:10) What is a heritage breed? (42:50) Entrepreneur tips: how to get everything done + take care of yourself (57:35) Creating systems for self-care — because that should be non-negotiable for all of us, even CEOs (01:06:55) What’s the future of Belcampo? Resources: ( Anya on Instagram: ( Belcampo on Instagram: ( (Home Cooked: 100 Essential Recipes) by Anya Fernald and Jessica Battilana (Belcampo Meat Camps) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 12, 2020
6. Total Mom Goals - with Wellness Mama Katie Wells
I have looked up to today’s guest for a VERY long time — because not only is Katie Wells the CEO of two companies ( (Wellness Mama) and (Wellnesse)) and the author of two books ( (The Wellness Mama Cookbook) and (The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox)), she’s a wife and a mom of six!  That’s so many hats I’m surprised she hasn’t tipped over! But Katie is living proof that you can do it all: raise happy and healthy kids, run a business (or two), live a balanced and healthy lifestyle, and still have time for yourself. You will learn about... (01:30) How Katie’s own health journey + becoming a mom led her to Wellness Mama (05:45) Being an advocate for your own health + having patience for yourself (12:05) The Autoimmune Protocol Diet (14:35) What it took for Katie to feel comfortable in her body for the first time in a long time (without any dieting or additional exercise) (26:05) A day in the life of Katie Wells, including the tools and practices she uses for herself and her family to minimize everybody’s stress + prepare her kids for the real world (31:50) Katie’s life skills-oriented take on homeschooling (39:00) The systems that Katie has put in place in her businesses (46:10) Launching Wellnesse Resources: ( ( Listen: (The Wellness Mama Podcast) Instagram: (@wellnessmama) Facebook: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Feb 05, 2020
5. Biodynamic Farming 101: What You Need to Know at the Grocery Store & Farmer’s Market + How to Start Your Farm - with Bubba Lamolinare
I had the pleasure of meeting Bubba Lamolinare while I was visiting Miraval Austin, where he works as the farm supervisor, and I immediately knew I had to bring him on the show. Bubba has been farming his entire life. He grew up on a farm, created A&M’s biodynamic farming program, and worked as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Yoakum County before coming to Miraval to supervise the Cypress Creek Farm. He offers so much insight into the differences between traditional, organic, and biodynamic farming, what we should all be looking for in the produce we buy, and how we can grow our own crops using biodynamic practices. You will learn about... What it was like growing up on a rural Mississippi farm Agriculture programs at universities What it takes to start a fish farm, the regulations around fish farming in the United States, and what you should look for when you’re buying fish Why Bubba decided to pursue biodynamic farming and what the program he started at A&M looks like Planting seasonally The differences between the various farming practices (and buzzwords) and what you should know when you’re looking at your food labels The biodynamic farming practices being used at Miraval What you can ask the farmers at your local farmer’s market to understand more about how the food they’re selling was grown Soil and soil health Starting your own biodynamic farm Crops that are hard to mess up Resources: Learn more about (Miraval’s Cypress Creek Farm) Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 30, 2020
4. The Genius Life: Nutrition for a Healthy Brain & Body (Without Counting Calories) - with Max Lugavere
Max Lugavere’s New York Times bestseller (Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life) is one of my absolute favorite books about nutrition, although it’s also more than that. Genius Foods combines research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry to offer a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. Not only is it all backed by science but the key takeaways feel approachable and immediately doable for anyone. Max is one of the bright lights in the health and nutrition space right now, and he’s definitely someone you should be following if you want to maximize what you get out of your life. Max also has a new book coming out very soon, (The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary), and I can’t wait to discover what’s in it! You will learn about... The deeply personal reasons that Max started writing (Genius Foods) (1:00) Researching the connection between our diet, our environment, and brain disease (8:00) Life-changing lessons that Max has learned while researching for (The Genius Life) (10:30) The non-deliberate exercise activities that are so important for our health (13:10) What you should be eating to prevent illness (18:50) Tips and tricks for working out when you’re busy (23:40) What you need to know about when you eat and when you -exercise (30:45) Tips for elevating your sleep hygiene, feeding times, and workouts (36:45) How to reduce the number of toxins and endocrine disruptors that you ingest and come into contact with (45:30) What you need to know about your dental floss (49:30) What you can do to eliminate toxins in your body (52:35) The value of being present with your food (58:30) Resources: ( Instagram: (@MaxLugavere) Podcast: (The Genius Life) Read: (Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life) Preorder: (The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary) (March 27, 2020) Caraway Cookware: ( GreenChef Cookware: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 22, 2020
3. Making Movement Accessible, Supporting Pregnant Mothers, & Building a Passion-Driven Business - with Simone De La Rue
When Simone De La Rue, the dancer-turned-fitness expert and entrepreneur extraordinaire, invited me to offer nutrition guidance as part of the Body by Simone app, it was the beginning of a wonderful partnership and friendship. It’s been an amazing journey, and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know so much about this special, motivating woman who is so passionate about supporting women who want to get active and healthy. I couldn’t be happier to be her partner in crime in a business, as friends, or as new mothers, and I’m excited to help you all get to know her the same way I have! You will learn about... Body by Simone: The origin story (1:30) Making dance approachable + fun, just like when we were kids (5:10) Taking care of yourself + staying active throughout pregnancy (8:00) Nutrition during and after pregnancy (20:00) What has made Simone a successful entrepreneur (27:30) What Simone is excited about in the future (40:00) Resources: Get the (Body By Simone app) Instagram: (@bodybysimone) (Body By Simone: Prenatal Workout) Follow Simone’s pregnancy journey + see her cute kid: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 15, 2020
2. The Joy of Movement | with Kelly McGonigal
If you’re in a workout rut, our guest today has the answer — and motivation — you need! Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist, author, and lecturer at Stanford University who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection — and her TED Talk, (“How to Make Stress Your Friend,”) has over 21 million views! As a pioneer in the field of "science-help," her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. Her bestselling books are based on classes at Stanford, all backed by research. (The Willpower Instinct) is based on her popular psychology course The Science of Willpower and (The Upside of Stress) began as Living Well With Stress. Her latest book, (The Joy of Movement), explores how physical exercise can be a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Kelly describes the book as “at once a love letter to movement and to human nature, including our remarkable abilities to persist, cooperate, and experience transcendence,” and you’re going to learn all about it in today’s episode. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of this inspirational read, and I can assure you that this is one book you will want in your collection. Not only is Kelly herself incredibly relatable but the science in her book and this episode is incredibly motivational! You will learn about... The gifts that movement give to us (1:30) How you can use exercise to prepare yourself for whatever it is you want to do (3:00) The power of music and its role in the psychology of exercise (6:00) The science behind group flow yoga experiences (9:00) How exercise can make us happier and more resilient (13:00) Why exercise is a powerful antidepressant (16:00) Hope molecules and how Kelly learned to love her muscles (21:30) How different forms of exercise mimic different kinds of mind-altering drugs + why you don’t need to run to get a runner’s high (24:45) What happens when you exercise outdoors (34:40) How physical activity helps you think differently about yourself and what you’re capable of doing (41:00) How writing (The Joy of Movement) changed how Kelly teaches (52:20) Two things you can do every day to nourish your body, nourish your brain, and increase your connection to others (57:00) Resources: ( Get your copy of (The Joy of Movement) Instagram: ( Facebook: ( Twitter: ( Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 08, 2020
1. How to Counter Anxiety + Sleep Like a Baby | with Andrew Huberman
Andrew Huberman is an American neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University, where he runs Huberman Lab, researching how the brain works (function), how it can change through experience (plasticity) and how to repair brain circuits damaged by injury or disease (regeneration). I’ve been following his work religiously since I first met him at mindbodygreen’s Revitalize event, where he shared his research on the profound effect that breathwork can have on the brain. Today, he shares some real, practical tips for reducing anxiety and improving sleep, including his favorite breathwork script. Not only are all of these practices grounded in science but they’re also accessible to just about everyone. You don’t need any expensive equipment or years of training — just a little time and structure. You will learn about... Real-Time Interventions to Counter Anxiety (16:45) 3 Foundational States (25:50) “Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Confront” (32:50) Neuroplasticity 101 (41:10) Sleep Support Tools (47:30) Deep Rest (1:00:25) Yoga Nidra & Breathwork tips (1:14:45) To learn more, visit: ( Resources: Learn more at ( Instagram: ( Read: (“Scientists find fear, courage switches in brain”) 10-Minute Yoga Nidra: ( 30-Minute Yoga Nidra: ( Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Jan 01, 2020
0. Simplifying the Science of Nutrition
Hello, new friends! My name is Kelly LeVeque. I’m a certified clinical nutritionist, celebrity health coach, and bestselling author. I am a surfer’s wife, a new mom, and a female entrepreneur trying to juggle it all. I created Be Well by Kelly in 2012 on a mission to help simplify the science of nutrition. I created the Fab Four to help my clients take ownership of their food choices, feel good in their bodies, and achieve their goals. Instead of eliminating, depriving, and restricting, we shift that energy and focus on adding to our plate, nourishing ourselves, and caring for ourselves instead. The Fab Four Lifestyle embodies a spirit of positivity around food and nutrition.  I want to make choices, not cheats. I want to live in balance, quiet my inner perfectionist, and never feel like my goals are out of reach. I want to love the way I look AND feel. I want to be proactive about my long-term health and wellness. I want to have a positive relationship with food for the rest of my life. On this show, I will interview my favorite people — doctor, researchers, farmers, entrepreneurs, moms, my best girlfriends, and family — with the goal of giving you the good stuff: the positive takeaways, the tools and tips that will help you feel and be well, and a dose of motivation to keep you going. Connect with Kelly: ( Instagram: (@bewellbykelly) Facebook: ( Twitter: (@bewellbykelly) Be Well By Kelly is a production of (Crate Media)
Dec 25, 2019