The Wellness Mama Podcast

By Katie Wells

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 Jul 10, 2020

Jessica D.
 Jan 13, 2020
A great podcast with a wide variety of topics. I consider every episode that I have listened to a great use of my time. I even recommend it to people who aren't mamas, it's that good. ❤ Love it!!!


The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of

Episode Date
Andrew Pudewa on Any Family Can Homeschool (& Why You Should Consider It)

Episode Highlights With Andrew

  • Why the pandemic led to an increase in homeschooling but why this is still happening even with schools open now
  • Homeschooling vs other alternative education options
  • Do homeschooled kids actually not get enough opportunities for socialization?
  • Why homeschooling can take much less time than regular school and still accomplish just as much
  • Why boredom can be a good thing and the downside of how much we’ve eliminated it
  • How to teach as a homeschool parent even if there are topics you don’t know yourself
  • The way high school kids can take college enrollment courses virtually and get credit
  • How to get started homeschooling if you’ve never tried it before, including how to know your state's requirements
  • What bedtime story culture is and why he feels it is so important
  • Can homeschool students still go to college? Yes, but is that the best option?
  • Why he shares my opinion that entrepreneurship is a great way to teach life skills
  • Reading out loud to children is the number one predictor of writing skills in adults and the number one predictor of adults who like to read
  • Shockingly, over 2/3 of high school age students have not read one book in the previous year
  • Parting advice: the least important part about growing up is academics
  • Key Point: When you look at great people, many of them didn’t even do great in school but they made huge contributions to the world because of their character

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Feb 06, 2023
Thomas Seyfried on Cancer Is a Metabolic Disease

Episode Highlights With Thomas Seyfried

  • What cancer actually is and why it isn’t just genetic
  • How mitochondria function is a big factor in the cancer equation
  • What the Warburg study is and what it shows us about how cancer happens
  • Why cyanide kills healthy cells but not tumor cells
  • Cancer cells don’t use oxygen for energy, and what they use instead
  • Warburg: cancer cells replace oxygen energy with fermentation energy
  • How cancer cells use oxygen, not for energy but to create reactive oxygen species
  • The only two fuels cancer cells use: glucose and the amino acid glutamine (both fermentable)
  • His opinion: target the glucose and the glutamine simultaneously while transitioning the body to ketones
  • The biggest cancer breakthrough in the last few decades? Reduction in smoking
  • What are the root causes of cancer as a metabolic disease
  • Provocative agents that increase the risk of cancer: chronic inflammation, age, carcinogenic chemicals, viruses, age, genes (like BRCA1)
  • How to keep your mitochondria healthy to reduce the risk of cancer “Our genes are supremely capable of preventing cancer”
  • Why he recommends periodic water fasting for mitochondria health
  • How exercise helps support mitochondria
  • What ketones are and why they are a super fuel for the body
  • How to address the glutamine side of cancer cells
  • What glutamine-targeting drugs are
  • Why his approach is getting rid of cancer without the toxicity
  • The reason that traditional cancer treatment like chemo and radiation can be more effective when used with metabolic therapies
  • What he would do if he had cancer
“We can reduce the death rate by 50% if you view the tumor as a metabolic problem rather than a genetic problem” – Thomas Seyfried

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Feb 01, 2023
Dr. Molly Maloof on Supercharge Your Batteries for Limitless Energy and a Fitter, Stronger, More Resilient Future

Episode Highlights With Dr. Molly

  • Why biohacking is different for women and how to be careful
  • How to use current technology to improve your mitochondria
  • The way stress changes metabolism and why weight gain or trouble losing weight can actually be a symptom of high stress and low mitochondria function
  • Why recovery is so important and how to avoid burnout
  • How to nourish your mitochondria
  • Things that damage your mitochondria: smoking, vaping, alcohol, pesticides, refined sugar
  • How chronic stress directly damages mitochondria
  • What mito-hormetic stressor are
  • The war over vegetables and what she thinks about vegan vs carnivore
  • Microbiome and mitochondria crosstalk and why this is important
  • What HRV can tell us about health and ways to improve it
  • How to use a glucose monitor at home to improve health and hormones
  • What to understand about the glycemic index and how this is the average response of 1000 people
  • How to look at the body from a first principles angle and improve hormones
  • The way synthetic hormones including birth control can change your hormones and your attraction to your partner
  • Her take on peptides and hormones

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Jan 30, 2023
The One About Morning Sunlight - Short Episode

Episode Highlights From Katie

  • Why morning sunlight is receiving so much attention lately and how light is a very important signaling mechanism for the body
  • Dr. Amy Shah's simple rule of “sky before screens” in the morning
  • How light impacts areas of health such as weight, sleep, mood, and hormone function
  • The science behind morning sunlight and how much to get
  • What to do if you wake up before the sun or do shift work
  • Other options if outdoor light is truly not an option in the morning
  • Tips: Must be outside, no sunglasses, and aim for at least five minutes

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Jan 25, 2023
Micah Lowe on How to Use Ozone Therapy at Home

Episode Highlights With Micah

  • What ozone is and the difference between oxygen and ozone
  • Ozone therapy - what it is and how it is available at home now
  • How Micah got into ozone therapy
  • Different types of ozone therapies and which ones can be done at home
  • What rectal and vaginal insufflation of ozone are and how can they be used
  • How to try these methods of ozone therapy
  • Local application of ozone vs. systemic use
  • Why vaginal and rectal insufflation are systemic methods of using ozone
  • What ear insufflation is and how it can help ear, sinus, and eye issues
  • How to use ozone to support oral health
  • Making ozone water at home
  • The reason to be careful about ozone in the lungs (no antioxidant buffer system in the lungs) but why it's so beneficial in other places
  • Ozone is a hormetic therapy
  • Ozone is a natural powerful anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
  • How to use ozonated oil for beauty care, wounds, oil pulling, etc.
  • His personal non-negotiables of health

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Jan 23, 2023
The One About Habits and Habit Stacking - Short Series

Episode Highlights From Katie

  • The ultimate question is, how do we form habits and get them to stick
  • As much as 40% of what we do in a day isn't the result of decisions, but of habits
  • What the research says about habit creation, including methods for starting new habits and making them stick
  • The average habit actually takes about 66 days (so over two months) to be created
  • Will missing one day of the new habit affect the creation of the new habit?
  • What the difference is between habits and routines
  • The process of creating a habit isn't just about learning to do something repeatedly - It's really about wiring and strengthening the brain
  • Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good when it comes to habit formation
  • The concept of habit stacking and the idea of stacking two habits together
  • Small habits are easier to implement and you can build on them - don't make them too big
  • The 3 S's - simple, short, and specific
  • It's easier to replace a habit than to remove it entirely (example: smoking)
  • Some of my practical examples that I personally use for habit stacking to give you some ideas to get started

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Jan 20, 2023
Kelly Rompel on ADHD, Anxiety, and Don’t Tell Me to Relax

Episode Highlights With Kelly

  • Why she transitioned from a pharmacist to a functional medicine specialist and why she now works with ADHD and anxiety patients
  • The common root causes she sees for these chronic issues
  • Dopamine connection and why ADHD is not just a dopamine deficiency
  • Common gut issues and how they present in problems in the body and the brain
  • Other factors that contribute to these issues that people don’t always realize
  • Why ADHD and anxiety often go hand in hand
  • The vitamin and mineral deficiencies that often play a role in why we see these issues together
  • Importance of asking why, when there is a chemical imbalance or diagnosis instead of just treating the symptom
  • Why ice baths help with dopamine production
  • The importance of protein consumption for producing neurotransmitters
  • What to understand about caffeine consumption, especially with ADHD and anxiety
  • Another reason to get protein in the morning before caffeine and why its so important for women
  • How underlying infections can be a huge source of stress on the body
  • The way certain exercises boost GABA and can help reduce some of these symptoms

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Jan 18, 2023
How to Become the Conscious Parent You Never Had With Bryana of Conscious Mommy

Episode Highlights With Bryana

  • What makes conscious parenting different from other approaches
  • How focusing on ourselves and our own emotional reactions and behaviors as parents is a more effective long term approach and is relationship first
  • Focusing on “how am I managing myself” as a marker of effective parenting
  • The magic of taking a pause during heated emotional encounters with our kids
  • How to understand what is getting in the way of being able to model these behaviors for our kids
  • What to do when “my kids will only listen to me if I am screaming”
  • Love withdrawal - what it is and why it is so painful to children, and how to break the pattern
  • The importance of saying sorry to our kids when we mess up without needing to defend our behavior
  • What a real apology and repair looks like
  • Why conscious parenting isn’t just permissive parenting or falsely happy parenting
  • No parent has an intention to hurt their child but the impact is outside our control and how to understand this dynamic
  • How our relationship with our kids sets the stage for how they will exist in relationship for the rest of their lives
  • What boundaries are and how to effectively communicate them
  • Why if boundaries don’t come from a place of kindness, they are actually about control
  • Phrases like “I can’t let you” and “show me another way” for boundaries with young children
  • Why children need to understand the alternative when we put limits on their behavior
  • When we withdraw love, children will default to loving and trusting the parent even at the expense of self love and self trust
  • Trust is the first psychosocial milestone in a baby or toddler
  • Parenting is the opportunity to re-parent and become the parent you never had
  • “I am not raising you to be the person I want or expect you to be… I am raising you to be who you are”
  • What it means to be a cycle breaker in our parenting
  • Specific tips for bedtime struggles and reframing what this experience is like for kids
  • Strategies for tantrums that actually work - and how to focus on actually being with the child so they learn this internal skill
  • Approaching parenting struggles with curiosity instead of being critical

Resources We Mention

Jan 16, 2023
The One About Magnesium - Short Series

Episode Highlights From Katie

  • What is magnesium and why is it important
  • Why are so many people deficient in this important mineral
  • What are the many benefits of magnesium
  • How magnesium plays a role in workouts, power, and recovery
  • Other benefits of optimal levels include: better mood, lower inflammation, better sleep, and stronger bones
  • Some easy sources of magnesium: Leafy green vegetables, sea vegetables, kelp, and nettle
  • How I am getting enough magnesium and what I am using

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Jan 13, 2023
Dr. Robert Waldinger on the Science of Happiness and What Makes a Good Life

Episode Highlights With Dr. Waldinger

  • How he became a zen master who teaches meditation around the world
  • The science of meditation and the science of why it is beneficial
  • What the Harvard study of adult development is- the longest study on the same group of people since 1938
  • Key takeaways from this extremely long study
  • The surprising key to happiness and why human connection and relationships are so important
  • Helpful questions for checking in on your own relationships
  • How childhood experiences shape mental health later in life and what children really need to feel safe and secure in life
  • What the data says about things that extend lifespan and things that shorten it
  • How human connection correlates to a longer lifespan
  • Strong relationships are natural stress reducers - the science of how this works
  • Why happiness is not something we can “achieve” past our basic human needs
  • How to build a safety net of well-being to help increase happiness and calm even in tough times
  • Ways to use our feelings as signals but exercise choice in how we act and respond
  • How to increase “social fitness” and nurture relationships in your life
  • A rule of thumb when it comes to relationships
  • Why kids need to see us model prioritizing relationships and taking care of ourselves
  • What empathetic accuracy is and how to get better at it
  • The W.I.S.E.R method for handling emotionally challenging situations
  • The best investment you can make in your own well-being (it might surprise you)
  • Health and lifestyle trends that stood out from the data in this study

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"If the path before you is clear, you're probably on somebody else's path." - Joseph Campbell
Jan 11, 2023
Morley Robbins on Thyroid Health, Retinol, Magnesium, and the Real Story of Aging

Episode Highlights With Morley Robbins

  • What might be going on if you are told you have low iron or low ferritin
  • Why what’s going on in the blood isn’t always indicative of whats going on in the tissue and what to know when looking at blood tests
  • The three things to understand when measuring iron: hemoglobin (70% of body’s iron), ferritin (storage protein inside cells- 10% of body’s iron), serum iron (less than a tenth of a percent which actually means copper isn’t doing its job)
  • What hepcidin is (peptide)
  • Katherine Philpott MD PhD paper on how ferritin is storing excess iron in the body
  • Why the amount of iron you need is lower than you think..
  • The important part of this equation that is almost never tested by doctors and that can be shut down by Vitamin D
  • Why low ferritin is not an indication of iron deficiency and actually shows low copper and affects hepcidin
  • Dietary iron vs. recycling iron and why copper is important
  • What to know about Vitamin D and its relationship to retinol
  • The thyroid connection and why it is just a symptom of what’s going on in the body
  • Why low thyroid function can just be a symptom of low retinol
  • The thyroid doesn't run the body - it responds to the body
  • What you don’t know about aging that is aging you much more rapidly
  • Why copper, magnesium, and retinol are the big players in the real story of aging
  • How hair testing shows us some things that blood tests don’t
  • 12 minerals and 8 metals that show up in hair tests (electrolytes, oxidation patterns, metals, etc)
  • Things we can take that mess up the way copper is used in the body (birth control, antibiotics, artificial vitamin C)

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Jan 09, 2023
Diana Rodgers on Meat Myths and Why Animal Products are Vital for Humans to Thrive

Episode Highlights With Diana Rodgers

  • How she got into nutrition through her own undiagnosed celiac
  • Why meat is the most vilified food and some reasons this is off base
  • The most common myths and misconceptions on meat: nutrition, environment and ethics
  • Why personal food decisions should stay personal and not be imposed on others
  • What the research says about meat being critical for childhood development
  • The elephant in the room: 60% of the US diet is ultra processed foods
  • Why it's possible to meet protein needs and still be deficient in amino acids
  • Protein consumption is especially important for women and children and specifically from animal products
  • What sarcopenia is and why it is such a big problem
  • Ways to help avoid sarocpenia
  • For every pound of plant based protein, there are four pounds of waste
  • The ways that cows are actually beneficial and important for the environment
  • Almonds vs cows for water consumption and why almonds waste much more water than cows

Resources We Mention

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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Jan 05, 2023
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon on Muscle-Cyntric Medicine, Eat Your Protein and How to Train Better

Episode Highlights With Dr. Lyon

  • What muscle-centric medicine is and how she developed this method
  • Why muscle is so important, especially for women
  • The connection between body composition and how we age
  • Her research on how body composition affects the brain and ability to do cognitive tasks
  • Why muscle is the organ of longevity
  • How muscle helps with disease prevention
  • Muscle is an endocrine organ and why exercise should be about building muscle not losing fat
  • The longevity connection to lean muscle mass
  • Why it's very difficult for a woman to get “bulky” or too muscular quickly
  • What reverse dieting is and how it can help us get stronger and leaner
  • Dietary protein as it relates to muscle health
  • Why we absolutely need dietary protein and what the bare minimum is vs. optimal for health and longevity
  • How much protein should we actually eat?
  • Her recommendation: 1g protein per pound ideal body weight
  • The minimum amount of protein required to stimulate protein synthesis
  • Her protocols for protein spacing and amounts
  • Do women and men need to train differently?
  • Lifestyle, diet, and supplementation factors that can help increase strength gain
  • How food and light regular our circadian clocks and our training ability
  • Recommended supplements: creatine, omega 3, urolithin A
  • Her advice: always be empowered by your choices and do the thing you are avoiding

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Jan 02, 2023
Vulnerable Yearly Recap, Looking Ahead to Next Year and Answering Questions

Episode Highlights With Katie

  • The beautiful lessons I've learned this year and how it was a year of rest and relationships
  • My focus for this past year: to be with my kids and focus on them, inner work and diving into house projects that required new skills (and lots of power tools!)
  • Why I now feel ready to step into new projects and new energy
  • An update on my Health and how it is better than it has ever been
  • What health goals I've been focusing on: healthy blood sugar numbers , eating to nourish my body, Hashimoto's remains in remission
  • The biggest factors impacting my health: dealing with stress, sleep first, recovery and nourishing body and then eventually adding in exercise
  • 2022 was the year of strength and 2023 will be a year of peace and joy
  • Hit my yearly reading benchmark and read 50 books
  • How art, meditation and journaling impacted me
  • Inner work that I did: faced some of my perfectionist, people pleasing tendencies, learned more about boundaries and showing up with kindness without compromising my own needs
  • Why I don't focus on New Years resolutions, but on challenges and experiments instead
  • How mindset plays such a big role in health, habits and more
  • Q&A from all the questions you submitted

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Dec 29, 2022
Dr. Matthew Dawson on Wild Health and Lessons From Precision Health

Episode Highlights With Matt

  • What wild health is and where this concept came from
  • How a return to nature is the root of good health
  • What separates precision medicine from traditional medicine
  • Why genetics are important but they are only about 20% of the whole picture
  • The importance of light, sleep, and stress for health
  • Factors we can optimize for our kids for lifelong health
  • Are diseases actually preventable
  • What their data says on reversing disease through lifestyle intervention
  • His core pillars of optimal health and how to optimize each one
  • What studies say about movement and how much we need
  • Why he is also on team sardines as a superfood
  • The reason to look at the calories vs nutrients equation
  • His personalized non-negotiables for health
  • Ways to improve sleep quality
  • Science backed reasons to focus more on relationships and connection for better health

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Dec 26, 2022
Dr. Jack Kruse on Junk Light, 5G, Optimizing Sunlight and Longevity

Episode Highlights With Dr. Kruse

  • What junk light is and why it can be so harmful
  • Why sunlight is so important and not dangerous... and why it is so important for kids
  • The problems with screens that you probably didn’t know of
  • Understanding light functionally
  • Why light is a medicine
  • Six meta analysis show that lack of sunlight is more dangerous to your health than smoking
  • The deeper problems with blue light beyond just sleep disturbances
  • How blue light cases break down in the retina and brain changes and destroys dopamine
  • Why he recommends avoiding melatonin supplementation in kids
  • Where melatonin is actually made (in the mitochondria) and how to optimize it
  • The reasons he recommends avoiding sunscreen and increasing sunlight exposure, especially in kids
  • Low Vitamin D levels correlate highly with melanoma and the sun helps increase Vitamin D levels… so why lack of sunlight is more correlated to melanoma than sun exposure and how blue light comes into play
  • Why sunglasses decrease melanin production in the skin and why he says to avoid them because you’ll be more sensitive to the sun
  • Ways to optimize your light exposure
  • Light exposure tips: open windows inside so it isn’t filtered through glass
  • More reasons to get morning sunlight
  • A reason kids don't need as much sunlight as their grandparents do
  • How to do grounding correctly
  • His water recommendations for optimizing this for our kids
  • How screens are dehydrating, especially to kids
  • The food and light connection and what to know about water
  • His top tips for longevity
  • Mitochondrial DNA is only inherited through the mom
  • What transgenerational epigenetics is and why we need to understand it as parents
  • The real deal on Vitamin D (a neurosteroid he says not to supplement) and Omega-3

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Dec 22, 2022
Dr. Steven Lin on the Collapsing Jaw of Our Next Generation and How We Can Fix It

Episode Highlights With Dr. Lin

  • A big misconception for parents when it comes to a child’s jaw growth
  • How we can help our kids grow a jaw that fits their adult teeth
  • The factors that come into play with tooth decay and collapse of the jaw that leads to crooked teeth
  • Dr. Weston A. Price’s work on nutrition and dental health
  • Factors that make a difference in jaw structure in utero
  • What to look for in your kids teeth and jaw development at different ages
  • A mistake many parents make in introducing foods
  • How cleaning the nose might be more important than cleaning the teeth early on
  • Problems with mouth breathing in kids and adults and what to do about it
  • What to do if you or your child can’t tolerate nasal breathing
  • How to reprogram your breathing and improve tongue posture for better sleep
  • Sleep connections between jaw development and nutrition
  • Why over consumption of sugar and lack of Vitamin D are such a big deal in kids
  • Foods to avoid for jaw health and oral health: sugars, vegetable/seed oils, processed grains, etc

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Dec 19, 2022
Marie Forleo on Everything Is Figureoutable, Improving Your Mindset and Becoming a Time Genius

Episode Highlights With Marie

  • Why she was an original member of the smurf fan club
  • Her own entrepreneurial journey
  • Why she doesn’t feel that our current educational model prepares us for how to best contribute to the world in a meaningful way
  • How to learn to listen to the small voice inside
  • Getting through imposter syndrome and learning to listen to our intuition even if we are scared
  • Failure = a faithful attempt in learning and how to reframe failure and learn from it
  • Clarity comes from engagement, not thought
  • Her time management tips from time genius
  • The most powerful words in the universe

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Dec 15, 2022
Kelly LeVeque on Blood Sugar Balance, the Fab Four, Protein and Demystifying Health

Episode Highlights With Kelly

  • Why over 100 million people in the US have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and why this is largely preventable
  • The reason we see a rise in these issues, even in children
  • Understanding macronutrients at a higher level to make health easier
  • Why amino acids and essential fatty acids are important, but we don’t have a dietary need for carbohydrates
  • How the body can take protein and create what it needs through gluconeogenesis even if we don't eat carbs
  • Why protein has a zero to minimal effect on blood sugar and why protein is the most satisfying macronutrient
  • The reason not eating enough protein leads to overeating and why this is an important survival response
  • Metabolic syndrome, elevated blood sugar, diabetes, and inflammatory markers link
  • Why carbohydrates in their whole food form are wrapped in fiber and interact with the body differently
  • The reason cellular carbohydrates (like apples) are much different in the body than acellular ones (apple juice)
  • How pregnancy and breastfeeding increase protein and nutrient demands in a big way
  • Why carbs aren't the enemy
  •  The reasoning that if low carb is good, no carb is not better and when glucose spikes are good
  • A reason to avoid “naked carbohydrates” or carbs on their own
  • How to use time-restricted eating to your advantage
  • Tips for fasting optimally as a woman and getting enough protein
  • How eating protein in the morning and stop eating by 6pm can make a huge difference

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Dec 12, 2022
Anya’s Reviews on the Benefits of Being Barefoot and Why to Choose Barefoot Shoes

Episode Highlights With Anya

  • How she studied four languages including Russian and Chinese!
  • Her personal story with foot health and foot problems that led her to research minimal footwear
  • How pregnancy made her foot problems worse and how this led her to research alternatives to overly supportive shoes
  • When her foot pain got super severe and started causing other joint pain as well
  • The book that opened her eyes to another way to heal her feet
  • What foot shaped footwear and barefoot shoes are and why they are important
  • How to rehab feet and transition to better footwear
  • The benefits of barefoot time when possible
  • What to look for in barefoot shoes and all the different types available
  • How sitting too much can also create foot issues even if kids aren’t wearing restrictive footwear
  • The main things to look for in foot friendly footwear: foot shaped (asymmetric), flat, zero drop, bendable
  • Exercises and movements for strengthening and mobilizing feet
  • What toe yoga is and how to do it
  • Her take on toe spreaders and when they can be beneficial
  • Tips for making the transition easier
  • Fascia release tools and how they can be helpful
  • Her parting advice: You don’t have to be a foot nerd and be only barefoot to benefit from the ideas of this and how to 80/20 it

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Dec 08, 2022
Dr. Michelle Sands on Myths and Truths About Hormone Replacement Therapy

Episode Highlights With Michelle Sands

  • The different types of hormone replacement available and which are appropriate for most people
  • Why hormone levels are shifting earlier for women and men and how to navigate it
  • How to navigate natural hormone decline with age
  • What makes bioidentical hormone replacement different and why dose matters
  • Where bioidentical hormones come from
  • The surprising practice in China years ago that was the first use of bioidentical hormones
  • Why hormone replacement therapy doesn’t raise cancer risk if done correctly and how it can actually be protective
  • The real story about estrogen and cancer
  • New information on hormones from a women's health initiative in 2019
  • How loss of hormones contributes to osteoporosis, heart issues, and brain decline
  • The reason hormones shouldn’t just be used to treat symptoms and why waiting until menopause isn’t necessarily the best
  • How hormone loss correlates to collagen loss and decline in skin health

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Dec 05, 2022
Benefits of PEMF, Red Light, and Heat Therapy With HigherDOSE

Episode Highlights With Lauren and Katie

  • How sauna and heat exposure can reduce all cause mortality by as much as 60% and how to get these benefits
  • Why heat/sauna is an exercise mimetic and why this is important
  • The way sauna use can improve mood and help us enter parasympathetic nervous system states
  • What PEMF is and how it benefits the body
  • Why they combined PEMF and infrared heat to increase the benefits
  • How PEMF can help improve circulation, cortisol levels and inflammation markers
  • The body is electric… and how PEMF can support the body's energetic potential
  • What the different levels of PEMF are and what they each do for focus, sleep, etc
  • How they have made technologies like PEMF, sauna and red light less expensive and more accessible
  • Why red light helps the skin and helps the body product ATP

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Dec 01, 2022
Esther Blum on See Ya Later, Ovulator - Navigating Menopause Naturally

Episode Highlights With Esther Blum

  • The average age of menopause and early signs to look for
  • Why menopause can start really early for some women in todays world
  • Hormones to look at to get a baseline for mitigating menopause symptoms
  • When supplements like chaste tree, DIM, and calcium d-glucarate can be helpful
  • How cruciferous vegetables help hormones
  • What to know about hormone replacement therapy and the forms she does and does not recommend
  • How cyclical progesterone in second half of cycle can be helpful pre-menopause, especially after birth control use
  • Why lifting weights has such a big impact on hormone levels for women
  • The supplements she recommends that are helpful for most women
  • How brightly colored foods help hormones and feed beneficial bacteria in the gut
  • The one beneficial bacteria in the gut that helps avoid weight gain and how to support it
  • More support for morning sunlight, strength training and eating protein
  • A reason to go for a ten minute walk after eating- it lowers glucose by 17%!
  • Her three “meno-laws” for avoiding fat gain during menopause (or anytime)
  • Why many women develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in menopause and how to avoid it
  • Things that are helpful for alleviating hot flashes
  • Hysterectomies are the new c-sections… are they necessary? Are they avoidable? What to try instead

Resources We Mention

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Nov 28, 2022
Jim Kwik on the Keys to Limitless Brain Health, Focus and Memory

Episode Highlights With Jim Kwik

  • His purpose in life and how his inspiration was his desperation through brain injuries and learning struggles
  • How he teaches the “software” of brain health: learning faster, adaptability
  • Things he recommends for having a limitless brain
  • 1/3 of our brain performance is determined by genetics but the other 2/3 are under our control to change
  • Tools for brain health: a good brain diet, neuro-nutrition, killing ants (automatic negative thoughts), movement, brain nutrients, positive peer group and social relationships, clean environment, sleep, brain protection, new learnings, stress management
  • Brain is only 2% of body mass but requires 20% of nutrients
  • Top brain foods: avocado, blueberries, choline from eggs, salmon, sardines, dark chocolate
  • To avoid for brain health: seed oils, sugar
  • What mirror neurons are and why they are important to understand for brain health
  • How chronic fear suppresses the immune system and how to reduce it and manage stress
  • The importance of meditation for stress and health
  • How morning sunlight and hydration directly help the brain
  • The thought experiment he does every morning for brain health and focus
  • Having a “to do list” and a “not to do list”
  • What you see, you take care of
  • The masters and experts never get bored of the basics
  • Never get bored of your brain

Resources We Mention

Nov 24, 2022
600th Episode: Advice Worth Repeating, Q&A and Life Updates

Episode Highlights From Katie

  • How I'm so grateful for each of you since I launched this podcast in 2014
  • What life changes I've experienced since starting this podcast
  • The importance of inner work and how emotions impact our health
  • Giving our children a better foundation for dealing with emotions and difficult situations
  • The emerging research on psychedelics and substances like MDMA in assisted psychotherapy
  • Most common health advice from past guests that is free: meditation and a gratitude practice
  • Most common supplement advice from past guests: magnesium
  • Mitochondrial health and how to see how yours is doing
  • How lifespan is affected by the timing of our meals, eating fewer calories and loneliness
  • The benefits of sauna use, increased protein in your diet, and getting enough good sleep
  • Some tips on how to improve your sleep
  • My first-principles parenting, alternative ways to teach kids and my update on the Uncurriculum Homeschool method
  • Q&A from messages you sent to me on Instagram

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Nov 21, 2022
Mara Labs on How to Hack Sleep, Glucose and Aging with Berberine

Episode Highlights

  • Their fascinating feats - swimming from Alcatraz and the fastest lacrosse shot in the state
  • What berberine is and how it can be used
  • The berberine/glucose connection
  • What ketosis is and how it can be used therapeutically
  • How melatonin affects the glucose cycle
  • Timing berberine for better sleep and appropriate cortisol response
  • Why berberine can drastically improve sleep
  • Many types of berberine don’t pass through the gut barrier
  • What makes this specific form of berberine different
  • C-myc gene connection to berberine
  • How berberine blocks gluconeogenesis
  • Why butyrate is beneficial and how berberine increases it
  • How berberine can be fasting mimicking
  • What myostatin is, how it inhibits muscle growth and how to use berberine to help muscle growth
  • Why berberine was superior to valium as a sleep aid in one study
  • How berberine increases dopamine and serotonin
  • Timing berberine and sulforaphane with workouts and food for brain and body health, plus muscle growth

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Nov 17, 2022
Steven Wright on 5 Common Immune Misfires & How to Make Your System Smarter

Episode Highlights With Steven Wright

  • What an immune misfire is
  • The two parts of the immune system: the innate and the adaptive side
  • 5 symptoms of immune misfire
  • What cytokine storms are
  • Why skin issues can often be immune related
  • What paraprobiotics are and how they interact with the immune system
  • How paraprobiotics might help with gut issues, histamine imbalance, and other things
  • Why sleep and melatonin are important to the immune conversation and how to optimize them

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Nov 14, 2022
Dr. Kelley-Chew on the Crisis of Metabolic Dysfunction & What to Do About It

Episode Highlights With Dr. Kelley-Chew

  • What metabolic dysfunction is and why this is so important to understand
  • The flip side - what metabolic health and regulation is
  • What role insulin plays in metabolic dysfunction
  • Personalization of insulin response and what we can learn from it
  • The shocking amount of added sugar most people are consuming
  • Walking as one of the most powerful tools for blood sugar regulation
  • How light impacts our circadian response and as a result, our glucose and metabolism
  • Women’s health - how women differ from men metabolically and what we need to understand to optimize hormones and health
  • How these things change during the cycle, during pregnancy, and through menopause
  • The four pillars we can follow to optimize metabolic health: diet, (food pairing, timing, etc) movement, sleep, stress management

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Nov 10, 2022
Morley Robbins on Magnesium, Stress, Mineral Balance and the Root Cause Protocol

Episode Highlights With Morley Robbins

  • His background and what led him on his own journey into researching these topics
  • What the “innate healer” is why this was a paradigm shifter for him
  • The importance of minerals and understanding mineral balance
  • Stress: the body’s inability to make energy for the mind to respond to its environment
  • Understanding oxidative stress and what happens to oxygen without the body
  • What ADP is and why it is important
  • Antioxidant enzymes and why they are important to understand
  • Why copper is so unique in its ability to regulate both iron and oxygen and how to use this to our advantage for health
  • The reason you likely aren’t iron deficient or anemic
  • Why we need to produce 2.5 million new red blood cells per second and why this is important
  • The difference between iron in the blood and iron in the tissue, and why this distinction is so important for understanding health
  • How iron ages us
  • Why most testing isn’t accurate and the testing that shows a more accurate picture of iron, copper and magnesium
  • 5 habits of daily living that are a good insight to health: sleep, hunger, elimination, energy, and mood
  • Why they started adding iron to wheat flour and why this can be a big problem
  • The nine different forms of iron being added to our food system and why they are carcinogenic
  • Why gluten sensitivity might actually be a reaction to glyphosate and added iron
  • The reason he firmly believes that there is no iron deficiency anemia and what is actually happening
  • How mental health and emotions have a measurable effect on physical issues and how to disrupt the process
  • Best forms of magnesium for restoring balance
  • A good rule of thumb - 5mg magnesium per pound of body weight plus more during stress
  • How to actually get bioavailable copper to help restore this balance

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Nov 07, 2022
Danielle Ryan Broida on How to Use Functional Mushrooms & Healing Adaptogens

Episode Highlights With Danielle

  • How she lives a very low waste, almost zero waste lifestyle and why she started
  • Tips for reducing our footprint and living lower waste
  • What she learned living in Thailand and teaching environmental classes there
  • Vitalism- the type of medicine she studied and uses
  • Functional mushrooms 101- fascinating facts about fungi
  • Why mushrooms are considered their own kingdom in the animal world and why we didn't figure this out until the 1970s
  • Things that separate fungi from plants, including the need for external nutrients
  • There are at least 6x more fungi species than any kingdom on earth
  • Why some fungi sprout into fruit (mushroom) and some don’t
  • Fun fact: we breathe in fungal spores every time we breathe
  • What functional mushrooms are and what separates them from other fungi
  • Understanding adaptogens and the unique properties they share
  • How to choose the best adaptogens for your body
  • The categories of adaptogens and what to look for to personalize to you
  • Performance adaptogens: lions mane and cordyceps
  • Immune supporting adaptogens: turkey tail, acerola cherry (for skin), goji
  • The two compounds in turkey tail mushrooms that have been studied and are the foundation for the first mushroom derived anti-cancer drug
  • Restoring adaptogens for mood, sleep and stress: ashwaghanda, reishi, tulsi
  • Cacao is the single most nutrient dense food that exists, moringa is another great choice

Resources We Mention

Nov 03, 2022
Susan Cain on Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

Episode Highlights With Susan Cain

  • What led her to write her book “Quiet” and why "Bittersweet" was an important follow up
  • The importance of joy and sorrow together for the fullness of life
  • Why the impermanence of life paradoxically leads to joy
  • Connection of melancholy and love and why certain sad music can touch us so deeply
  • What studies show about the relationship between a melancholic state of mind and creativity
  • The wounded healer archetype and why a very high percentage of people we consider “the greats” in art or music had a huge loss, often of a parent, at an early age
  • Strategies for learning to embrace the bittersweet
  • Ways we can help our kids learn to accept the bittersweet as part of life and support them through this
  • How we can inherit grief and trauma from past generations and how we can transform this into beauty and creativity

Resources We Mention

Oct 31, 2022
Dr. Jen Forristal on the Umbrella Effect for Raising Resilient Kids

Episode Highlights With Dr. Jen Forristal

  • What the umbrella effect is and how it relates to parenting
  • Steps we can take with our kids to help teach a growth mindset and coping skills for learning from challenges
  • Why to make a “sucks but normal” category in life
  • The importance of modeling in parenting
  • How to help teach your kids coping skills
  • What curious empathy is and why she considers it the most profound parenting shift for parents
  • How she approaches bedtime routine and sleep in her home
  • What to do about tantrums and why it starts at birth
  • Her “regulate or be regulated” approach

Resources We Mention

Oct 27, 2022
Dr. Rachel Yehuda on How Trauma and Healing Cross Generations

Episode Highlights With Dr. Rachel Yehuda

  • What intergenerational trauma is and how it impacts our families
  • Epigenetics - what this means and how it impacts our biology
  • How more than just genes are transmitted to us from our parents and relatives
  • What studies show about trauma being passed on and what happens in mouse models
  • How trauma can cause changes in genes that pass on to future generations
  • What she learned from studying children of holocaust survivors and the epigenetic changes they saw
  • How the science of epigenetics helps us understand enduring effects
  • Why trauma is, in some ways, the ultimate learning experience
  • How the body keeps the score and what the body might be trying to tell us in body symptoms that relate to trauma or stress
  • Ways to actually start to undo and heal the trauma, even generational
  • How helping others can help heal past pain
  • Things we can say to our kids to help foster inner strength and healing
  • Why, as parents, we should encourage negative emotions in our kids rather than suppress them
  • Her work related to psychedelics and trauma therapy

Resources We Mention

Oct 24, 2022
Danielle LaPorte on How to Be Loving, Forgive and Heal

Episode Highlights With Danielle LaPorte

  • The inspiration for her work… the question, “What do I want to feel?”
  • Our relationship to feelings and how to learn to get to choose how we want to feel
  • Why you aren’t your feelings (and why this is a great thing)
  • How to move into a space of more awareness and unconditional love with yourself and your children
  • The downside of positive affirmations if they aren’t done right
  • Characteristics of loving thoughts and how to create more of them in your life
  • The reason she says it is the end of the time of bucket lists and why
  • Why gentleness is countercultural
  • A practice she hasn’t recommended before but that she explains in this episode
  • Self healing and self acceptance practices we can do with ourselves

Resources We Mention

Oct 20, 2022
Dr. Andy Galpin on Fat loss, Hydration, Human Performance, and Raising Strong Kids

Episode Highlights With Andy Galpin

  • How he got into working with high level athletes all over the world and teaching at a graduate level about these topics
  • Why strength and performance is about much more than aesthetics or fat loss and why it should be a focus for all of us
  • Why on average, the people who die fastest are the weakest and have the least muscle mass
  • The reason strength outweighs even cardiovascular fitness, smoking, and other risk factors for predicting life span
  • Reasons it is important to build strength right now
  • How glucose regulation is controlled partially by muscle
  • Metrics for knowing if your skeletal muscle is in a good range as you age
  • How grip strength is correlated to strength and longevity
  • What a DEXA scan is and what the data means
  • FFMI calculations and what they can tell us
  • Why muscle matters potentially more than fat for health
  • Actual differences between men and women when it comes to training
  • Why women tend to recover better and handle more volume
  • What the 3-5 protocol is and how to use it for building strength most effectively
  • Protocol for strength, hypertrophy, and fat loss
  • What actually works for fat loss
  • Water is the only macronutrient that every single living being needs to consume
  • Hydration tests you can do on yourself to know if your hydration is good

Resources We Mention

Oct 17, 2022
Shawn Stevenson on 80/20 of Health, His Non-Negotiables and What He Will Compromise On

Episode Highlights With Shawn

  • His own amazing journey to overcome obstacles
  • How he decides what health information to follow
  • His own personal 80/20 of health
  • Why he takes a results driven approach to health and what this means
  • The reason for the disconnect between our health knowledge and our outcomes
  • Why so much of the stuff we are learning about health goes back to what our ancestors have known forever
  • His non-negotiables: sleep, exercise, movement (and specifics of each)
  • Why only a few nights of poor sleep contributes to fine lines and wrinkles and accelerated aging
  • A fascinating study on how even a couple nights of impaired sleep affects satiety, hormones and overeating
  • More benefits of walking
  • The advantages of certain types of exercise and why cardio isn’t necessarily a good option
  • His go-to supplements (there aren’t many)

Resources We Mention

Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Nick Bitz on Aging, Senescent Cells, Senolytics and Longevity

Episode Highlights With Dr. Nick Bitz

  • What to understand about aging and the multiple theories of what contributes
  • Why aging might be a slowed ability to adapt
  • The three main theories of aging and how understanding them can help you slow it
  • What to look at and test as a baseline to determine aging
  • What the nine hallmarks of aging are: telomeres, DNA mutations, epigenetic changes, senescent cells, etc
  • Cellular senescence: the process by which cells age
  • Compounds that can help improve the body's ability to deal with senescent cells
  • Healthspan vs lifespan
  • How fasting comes into play with aging and senescent cells
  • Why exercise battles all aspects of aging (especially strength training)
  • How early morning sunlight impacts hormones, sleep, and aging
  • Interesting research around chlorophyll and aging
  • The importance of leucine and how to get it
  • Things we are doing that are speeding aging (some might surprise you)
  • What senolytics are and how to dose them (Quercetin, Fisitin, etc)
  • Why senolytics in large doses every couple of months can be beneficial

Resources We Mention

Oct 10, 2022
Naomi Whittel on Malnourished Skin and Why the Body Holds the Answer

Episode Highlights With Naomi Whittel

  • How she got into beekeeping at age 12 (like I did)
  • What it was like growing up on a biodynamic farm in Switzerland
  • How early health challenges for her shaped her outlook on health and beauty
  • Our skin absorbs 60% of what we put on it and women put, on average, 500 chemicals on our skin per day
  • Why she is a huge fan of magnesium as well
  • What essential fats are and how much of which ones we need- olive, coconut, avocado, fish, etc
  • The thing dry skin tells us about our bodies
  • Why most of us have malnourished skin and why she isn’t afraid of fat
  • What the golden triangle of beauty is
  • Beauty proteins and how to use them (besides just collagen)
  • What powerphenols are and why she coined this term
  • Why sleep is the number one key to health and how to improve it
  • The ratio of lean muscle to body fat is more important than weight! Here’s what to understand about that
  • Why we want to increase brown fat and lean muscle

Resources We Mention

Oct 06, 2022
555: Cynthia Thurlow on Biohacking Your Hormones and Sleep for Women

Cynthia Thurlow is back to talk biohacking your hormones and your sleep, especially for women. And we get to go deep on some pretty fun science topics on this one. If you don’t remember her from the first episode, Cynthia is a nurse practitioner and the CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness project. She’s an …

Oct 04, 2022
Chloe Weber on Herbalism, Chinese Medicine and Getting Back to Our Radical Roots

Episode Highlights With Chloe Weber

  • How her own rare tropical disease and her son’s rare genetic disease have given her a unique perspective on life
  • How acupuncture fits into Chinese medicine
  • The difference in the Chinese medicine approach compared to western medicine and why it requires a different level of understanding of the body
  • Why acupuncture works
  • The three different types of herbs in Chinese medicine: tonic, acute, and the in-between
  • Specific herbs and how to use them as a mom
  • How herbs work synergistically with CBD
  • What terpenes are and how they work these products work better
  • Why the endocannabinoid system is our master regulator

Resources We Mention

Oct 03, 2022
Patrick McKeown on How to Breathe Better to Improve Focus, Sleep and Health

Episode Highlights With Patrick McKeown

  • Why he left school at 14 and what he learned by doing this
  • The importance of breath and how many of us are probably doing it wrong
  • How we can use our breathing to influence the mind and stress states
  • Why carbon dioxide drives our breathing patterns
  • The importance of nasal breathing
  • A simple breathing exercise to try to start paying attention to your breath
  • The importance of nasal breathing even during exercise
  • Can mouth taping at night (or even during exercise) improve breathing
  • Why oxygen uptake is actually higher with nasal breathing compared to mouth breathing
  • A reason to consider taping your mouth at night
  • How taping the mouth at night can benefit kids sleep
  • The connection between nose or mouth breathing and facial shape and oral health
  • Breathing exercises for mental health

Resources We Mention

Sep 29, 2022
Tucker Max on the Most Significant Finding for Processing Emotions, Trauma and PTSD

Episode Highlights With Tucker Max

  • How Tucker went from “fratire” and party boy to helping people through trauma
  • Why he credits psychedelics with helping him become a better husband and father
  • What MDMA assisted therapy is and how it helped him and many others
  • How certain substances can be a tool to drastically improve therapy outcomes
  • The clinical trials in PTSD and the dramatic results including an 80% total cure rate
  • Why this might be the most significant finding in psychology
  • The stigma around drugs and how/why these things were originally banned
  • What integration is and why it is so important with this type of therapy
  • Why guides are important and how to find a good one
  • The reason this works specifically on trauma so well
  • Ketamine, a legal option, that is used specifically for pain and suicidal thoughts
  • The differences between different types of psychedelics and how they work differently in the brain and body
  • Important cautions and preparation

Resources We Mention

Sep 26, 2022
Dr Robin Rose on the Gut Microbiome Link to Fertility with Staggering Results

Episode Highlights With Dr. Robin

  • Emerging research about how gut health is even more important than we thought
  • The things affecting our gut bacteria in a negative way
  • 95% of disease begins in the gut
  • The link between fertility and gut health
  • New advanced testing that looks at vaginal and gut microbiome for fertility that is helping 75%+ of women struggling with infertility to get pregnant
  • Important findings that they’re learning from this new testing that can help everyone, even those not trying to conceive
  • The dramatic health benefits of gratitude

Resources We Mention

Sep 22, 2022
Frank Elaridi on the Power of Emotions and Hidden Trauma (And How to Clear Them)

Episode Highlights With Frank Elaridi

  • How he went from nationally known journalist to what he does now
  • The way trauma stores in the body
  • How to clear trauma on a subconscious level
  • What the emotion code is
  • How emotional release works remotely and what’s going on
  • A live heart clearing example on me
  • What inherited trauma is and how to clear it
  • A study on mice that helps explain generational and inherited trauma
  • How movement and meditation help process emotions
  • Meditation and tapping for kids to help them process emotions
  • How with trauma, the body feels and responds to the memory as if it was happening in real time and how clearing the emotions allows the memory to remain without the negative physical response
  • His conference in September (I will be there)
  • How to work with Frank
  • Why the body knows what to do and how to learn from it
  • The reason pain is a good thing

Resources We Mention

Sep 19, 2022
Louie Schwartzberg on Gratitude, Fantastic Fungi and Childlike Wonder

Episode Highlights with Louie Schwartzberg

  • How gratitude was built in since he was little by his parents who were Holocaust survivors
  • The connection between nature and gratitude
  • How to increase wonder, gratitude, and creativity in your life
  • Simple exercises to increase gratitude in your own life
  • Why beauty is nature's tool for survival
  • How fungi might be the greatest natural solution for climate change
  • Amazing lessons he learned while filming fantastic fungi

Resources We Mention

Sep 15, 2022
Improving Health With Quantum Energy As the Basis for Biological Systems

Episode Highlights With Philipp and Ian

  • What quantum energy is and the science that helps us understand it
  • How they concentrate quantum energy using certain types of plates
  • The energy first vs matter first explanation of life
  • How things like wifi affect these types of energy in the body
  • A roots up approach to understanding energy
  • Ways to improve quantum energy
  • What the Hawkins scale is and how it relates to quantum energy
  • What the quantum bloc is and how to use it
  • Blocking vs harmonizing EMFs
  • How this technology can work at a distance and how to get the most benefit
  • What quantum entanglement is and how they use it to improve health at a distance
  • The science of why love and gratitude make such a big difference

Resources We Mention

Sep 12, 2022
My First Principles Parenting Approach and What Works for Me

Episode Highlights From Katie

  • Why and how our family created a family culture
  • The importance of having kids be proud of themselves (versus me being proud of them)
  • How my parenting style is unique and based on "first principles parenting"
  • What radical self-sufficiency is and how I don't do anything for my kids that they can do themselves
  • Ways we encourage them to eat healthy and provide nutrient dense meals for our kids, but we allow them to make their own food choices
  • Why I have very few rules and rarely use the word "No"
  • The verbal contract we have with our kids on having their own phone and/or car
  • The tools we give our kids to help them process, understand and feel their emotions
  • Why I highly encourage my kids to ask and answer questions and to always ask better questions
  • Why I never used "Because I said so" as an answer to my toddlers
  • Our family traditions and what we do now
  • How we value experiences instead of gifts
  • What Unstitute is and how I developed the school curriculum for our kids
  • How 10-20 minutes of one-on-one time with each child can make a difference
  • What I want my kids to remember about me and their childhood

Resources Mentioned

Sep 08, 2022
Michelle Aristizabal on Natural Birth and Choosing Your Birthing Experience

Episode Highlights With Michelle

  • The resistance she runs into as a doctor trying to support natural birth
  • Why doctors and patients often have trouble having a low intervention birth in some settings
  • The reason the c-section rate has risen so drastically in the last few decades
  • Some factors to consider when approaching birth
  • The real data about if low intervention birth is more dangerous
  • Ways women can advocate for themselves in labor
  • Interventions you actually have a choice about in labor and can refuse
  • The factors women can do to increase their chances of a natural birth
  • Stats on the real safety of home birth vs hospital birth and why home birth isn’t as safe in the US as it can be in other places

Resources We Mention

Sep 05, 2022
Sherry Walling on How to Use Movement to Ease Pain and Grief

Episode Highlights With Sherry Walling

  • How she got into flying trapeze as an adult and the reason why
  • Her personal story around grief and how it led to her work as a psychologist in helping others
  • Tips for navigating the experience of grief with kids and why this is so important
  • Words we can use with our kids to help them process emotions
  • The stages of grief and how understanding them can help your experience of them
  • Ways to use movement to ease grief and pain
  • What somatic trained therapists are and how they can help
  • How we can move our feelings through our body using movement
  • Different types of movement to try to process grief
  • Ways to encourage kids to talk (at different ages) and how to support them through it
  • One of the biggest factors in someone not becoming significantly depressed from grief
  • Strategies to protect the mental wellness of your family
  • One of the biggest threats to mental well being for kids especially and how to mitigate it
  • Her encouragement to dance every day!

Resources We Mention

Sep 01, 2022
Todd Kashdan on The Art of Insubordination: How (and Why) to Dissent and Defy Effectively

Episode Highlights With Todd Kashdan

  • Why he wrote a book on insubordination and all the connotations attached to that word
  • The reason we are seeing a higher percentage than we’ve ever seen of people questioning societal norms
  • What makes people want to cling to the status quo
  • How understanding this affects his parenting style and his relationships
  • Why disagreeing can be extremely beneficial to a group and why it can be the most caring thing to do
  • What minority influence is and why it is important to understand
  • Strategies we can use to have more effective groups, friendships and work environments
  • Stories of dissenters who have changed history
  • Ways to nurture our kids curiosity
  • Why play is a virtue and how curiosity and play are the antidote to many of our current problems
  • How to increase resilience and well being
  • His strategy for microtransitions that can help overwhelm

Resources We Mention

Aug 29, 2022
Shawn Wells on Supplements for Women + Easy Ways to Improve Health

Episode Highlights With Shawn Wells

  • The experience that drastically shifted his own life and helped him find self love
  • Important caveats for women when it comes to supplementation
  • Why most research on supplements is done on young males and what to understand if you aren’t in this group (age, gender or ethnicity)
  • The things women have a greater need for and can benefit from supplementing
  • How much protein he recommends for women
  • What it means for protein to be thermogenic
  • Why women need more muscle and what this doesn’t make women bulky
  • What leuine is and why it is important
  • Creatine for women - what to know and how it can slow aging
  • The surprising benefits of baking soda and how it enhances performance (and why it is the most disease fighting compound he has seen in research)
  • 75% of the population is deficient in magnesium and how to fix this
  • His take on how to support hormone health
  • What spermidine is and how it can be beneficial and correlates to longevity
  • How mortality is directly tied to mitochondrial health
  • Top ways to increase mitochondrial health
  • His take on niacin and how to use it to slow aging
  • Supplements that enhance NAD and what to be careful of
  • His stack: NMN, Fissitin, COQ10, and PQQ
  • What ergothianine is and why he’s excited about this supplement
  • Supplements he suggests that women avoid

Resources We Mention

Aug 25, 2022
Gabby Bernstein on Happy Days: From Trauma to Freedom and Inner Peace

Episode Highlights With Gabby Bernstein

  • How she learned how to ride a unicycle!
  • What inspired her current work and her most recent book
  • Why there is a tendency to minimize trauma or compare it to others
  • How to use things like somatic therapies and IFS to process and release trauma
  • Trauma is the inability to be present
  • What somatic experiencing therapy is and how it can help
  • Practices to help regulate your nervous system if you’ve experienced trauma
  • Her mental health first aid kit and how to use these tools
  • Maternal mental health tools and why as moms, it is so important to take care of our own mental health
  • Why she's trying to break the stigma of medication for mental health when needed
  • Her journey with postpartum depression and how she moved past it
  • What it means to reparent yourself and how this can benefit your children

Resources We Mention

Aug 22, 2022
Nadine Artemis on Natural Oral Health and the Power of Sunshine

Episode Highlights With Nadine Artemis

  • Her fascinating family history and a family member that inspired the James Bond series
  • What the oral microbiome is and the dentinal lymphatic system
  • Why blood sugar might matter more than sugar in the mouth
  • The fascinating way the oral ecosystem works
  • Acid theory of cavities and why this might be wrong
  • How diet and lifestyle affect oral health
  • Ways to keep the bacteria in the mouth in balance, without killing the beneficial bacteria
  • How to get white teeth naturally
  • Are cavities reversible?
  • What actually causes teeth to be white (it’s not what you think)
  • Enamel is like glass and clear, the whiteness of teeth comes from inside
  • What oil pulling is and how to use it
  • Why we need MORE sunshine… not less
  • 67% of wisdom teeth removals are not needed
  • What to keep an eye on if you have had teeth removed (including wisdom teeth), a root canal or other major mouth surgery

Resources We Mention

Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary on Sound Therapy and the Healing Power of Sound

Episode Highlights With Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

  • How she got into martial arts and Tai Chi
  • Her start in sound therapy when she was just nine years old
  • How sound healing works and how quantum biology is helping us understand it
  • Sound and light therapies to impact the vibrations of the body
  • What brain entrainment is and how sound affects it
  • Why we are wired to receive sound and how different sounds affect us
  • How ultrasound is one example of how sound is used in medicine but how there is a long way to go
  • The vibrational frequency of different organs and how sound can help impact them
  • What the chakra mantra is and how it can help our bodies
  • Sound therapies you can do yourself that help balance the body and mind
  • How we are impacted by the sounds of our silent minds every day
  • Ways to turn on your neuroendocrine balancing system with sound
  • How sound can help heal trauma
  • Mantra means “through the mind” and how a mantra can help clear trauma
  • How even our language and the sounds of our words affect ourselves and others
  • Ways to find sounds that line up with traditions or beliefs you have
  • One calming frequency she is finding people need more and more right now that helps with anxiety

Resources We Mention

Aug 15, 2022
Mimi Bouchard on What It Really Takes to Transform Your Health, Career + Life

Episode Highlights With Mimi Bouchard

  • How she got into meditation
  • What separates her superhuman app from other meditations
  • Why her purpose is to help people feel more alive
  • How she didn’t like meditation for a long time
  • The way she overcame an eating disorder and changed her body with visualization and meditation
  • How to use these mental rehearsal meditations to reprogram the mind toward where you want it to go
  • Answering the question of “who am i” and why it can be so tough
  • How she uses journaling to improve her life
  • Some of her writing prompts for meditative journaling
  • Why it is so important to know that you are 100% responsible for your life
  • Her own personal 80/20 for health and her non-negotiables

Resources We Mention

Aug 11, 2022
570: Antony Bartlett on Tai Chi, Meal Planning, and Why Food (really) Is Love
I’m here today with a long-time friend who is also the founder of one of my most used apps on my phone, which is called Real Plans. Antony Bartlett is one of the co-founders and the software guy behind all of the amazing functionality, and this meal planning app saves me so much time in …
Aug 08, 2022
569: Gary Kaplan on Brain on Fire: How We Get Sick, Why We Stay Sick, & How We Recover
I’m here today with Dr. Gary Kaplan who’s the founder and the medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and the author of “Total Recovery,” a revolutionary new approach to breaking the cycle of pain and depression. He’s considered a pioneer and a leader in the field of integrative medicine, and he’s one …
Aug 04, 2022
568: Ali Katz on Family Financial Planning + Freedom and Building Generational Wealth
Today I’m here with Ali Katz who helped me with some of my own financial planning, and more importantly, the financial planning side related to my kids and guardianship. There is a lot more that goes into this than I had realized. And she’s here today to talk about family financial planning and building generational …
Aug 01, 2022
567: Josh Whalen on Peptides, Hormones, Aging-Backwards and Saving Relationships
This episode is all about peptides, hormones, aging backwards and saving relationships. I am here with Josh Whalen, who is an expert in some of these topics. He’s the founder of Blokes and a new company called Joi, and through his own experience of low energy, lack of focus, dwindling drive, and other health issues, …
Jul 28, 2022
566: Dr. Jeffrey Bland - The Father of Functional Medicine on Reversing Disease, Genes, and Immuno-Rejuvenation
I am here with Dr. Jeffrey Bland, who is largely considered the father of functional medicine. He is a clinical biochemist and immunity expert, and founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Personalized Lifestyle Institute, which is PLMI. He is also a bestselling author, thought leader, educator, entrepreneur, speaker and president of Big …
Jul 25, 2022
565: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz on Fiber Deficiency, Food Intolerances, FODMAPs, and Histamine
I’m here with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (also known as Dr. B) and this episode goes deep on gut health, fiber deficiency, food intolerances, FODMAPs, histamine, and so much more. Dr. B is an award-winning gastroenterologist and internationally recognized gut health expert and he has helped thousands of people to help reverse their food intolerances and …
Jul 21, 2022
564: Chris Kresser on Nutrient Deficiencies & Why the Way We Think About Health Needs to Change
Today, I’m here with someone I highly respect and have both respected his work and been friends with for a long time, which is Chris Kresser. We go deep on the topic of nutrient deficiencies and why the way we think about health needs to change. If you’re not already familiar with Chris, he is …
Jul 18, 2022
563: Lori Gottlieb on Maybe You Should Talk to Someone & How Changing Your Story Can Change Your Life
Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thanks to Our Sponsors This podcast is sponsored by Hiya Health… a new type of childrens vitamins.  Typical children’s …
Jul 14, 2022
562: Dr. Chad Walding on Collagen, Protein Consumption and Staying “On the Path”
Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thanks to Our Sponsors This podcast is brought to you by Inside Tracker. I’m loving this because we now …
Jul 11, 2022
561: Angelo Keely on Essential Amino Acids and Eating More Protein!
I’m here with repeat guest Angelo Keely, who is the co-founder and CEO of Kion and this episode is all about essential amino acids and how to know if you’re eating enough protein. I’ve mentioned on social media how I take essential amino acids as well as creatine when I strength train and Angelo is …
Jul 07, 2022
560: Dr. Molly Maloof on Hormones, Trauma Recovery, Healthspan and the Science of Love
Dr. Molly Maloof is an expert in extending health span through her medical practice, her personal brand, and all of her educational and entrepreneurial endeavors. She provides personalized medicine to entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives in Silicon Valley and teaches a course on health span in the Medical School at Stanford University, which she has …
Jul 04, 2022
559: Whitney Freya on How to Transcend Fear & Create a Life You Love Through Art
I’m here with Whitney Freya, and we talk all about how to transcend fear and create a life you love through art. And this is largely her life’s work. She is an expert in inspired living and providing practical tools and practices that free your mind from limitations and scarcity to create more in your …
Jun 30, 2022
558: Dr. Jay Wiles on Simple & Effective Ways to Control Stress Response and Improve HRV
I’m here with Dr. Jay Wiles who is an international scientist, clinician, speaker, and subject matter expert on HRV and the interconnectedness between the stress and health performance and optimization. He is a clinical health and performance psychologist with board certification in heart rate variability biofeedback and peripheral biofeedback, and he works with a team …
Jun 27, 2022
557: Justin Nault on How to Lose Weight by Eating More and Exercising Less
I’m here with my friend, Justin Nault, on how to lose weight by eating more and exercising less. And I know that might sound like a crazy idea, but he has done this with thousands of people, and I really wanted to have him on to dispel some of the common myths that I think …
Jun 23, 2022
556: Kristin Weitzel on Women’s Health, Fitness, Recovery, Ice Baths and Supplements
I’m here with Kristin Weitzel, who is a nutrition specialist, fitness trainer, advanced breathwork instructor, cold exposure coach, and high-performance maven, and we go deep on women’s health, fitness, and recovery. We talk about ice baths, red light, protein, supplements, and so much more. When I reconnected with her recently at an event she hosted, …
Jun 20, 2022
554: Dr. Robin Berzin on State Change & Parsley Health to: End Anxiety, Burnout, and Gain More Energy
Dr. Robin Berzin is the founder and CEO of Parsley Health, which is America’s leading holistic medical practice, specifically designed to help women overcome chronic conditions. And she founded this company to help Americans combat the rising tide of chronic disease through really personalized holistic medicine. She’s also the author of a new book called, …
Jun 13, 2022
553: Naveen Jain on the Human Ecosystem and Personalized Optimization of Your Gut Health
I’m here today with my friend, Naveen Jain, who is an intensely curious entrepreneur who has been taking on some big, audacious ideas to push humanity forward. He’s the author of the award-winning book “Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance,” and his current adventures are Moon Express, which is a space company, and Viome. His …
Jun 09, 2022
552: Debi Silber on Stop Sabotaging Yourself and Healing From Betrayal
I am here today with Dr. Debi Silber about how to stop sabotaging yourself and healing from betrayal. She’s done a lot of work on how unhealed betrayal impacts our health, our work, and our relationships. She had two painful betrayals by her family and then by her husband. And at age 50 with four …
Jun 06, 2022
551: Mollie McGlocklin on Sleep Is a Skill + Chronobiology and Circadian Rhythm
This episode is all about sleep. I’m here with my good friend, Mollie McGlocklin, who is the creator of Sleep is a Skill and the host of the Sleep is a Skill Podcast. Her company is one that helps people optimize sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change and this started …
Jun 02, 2022
550: Dr. Craig Heller on Cool Hands and Temperature Regulation for Better Performance and Sleep
I’m excited to be here with Dr. Craig Heller, who is a doctor at Yale and he received his PhD in 1970. He joined Stanford University in 1972, where he is now the Lorry Lokey Business Wire Professor of Biology and Human Biology. He’s held many positions at Stanford and he’s done a lot of …
May 30, 2022
Angela Gargano on Strong Feels Good, Getting Your First Pull-Up & What if It All Goes Right?

I'm here today with Angela Gargano and she is an athlete, a coach, a fitness model, and a speaker. I met her recently at an event and she does a lot of work helping women get stronger and to be able to do pull-ups, which is something that has been elusive for me to date. I love her message: Strong feels good. She gives really applicable tips for increasing strength and muscle mass in this episode and she is a wealth of knowledge.

May 26, 2022
548: Ari Whitten on Eat for Energy: Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy
I am back today with one of my favorite people to talk to, Ari Whitten. And today we’re talking about how to eat for energy, beat fatigue, supercharge your mitochondria, and unlock all-day energy. And as always with Ari, this is a very, very informative, fact-packed episode. He’s the founder of The Energy Blueprint, which …
May 23, 2022
Jules Schroeder on Living an Unconventional Life and Intuitive Living

I’m here today with Jules Schroeder and we talk about living an unconventional life and intuitive living. Jules is a fascinating person and she is ranked by “Inc Magazine” as number one of the top 27 female entrepreneurs changing the world and is one of the top 40 millennials to follow. She’s also a musician …

May 12, 2022
546: Dr. Trevor Cates on Hormones, Skin Health and Aging Gracefully
I’m here with my friend, Dr. Trevor Cates, and she’s the author of the book, “Clean Skin from Within” and founder of the Spa Dr. natural skin care line. She was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California and she helps women from around the world with the focus …
May 09, 2022
Mariah Sage on Enjoying Parenting and Releasing Mom Guilt Through Simple Shifts

I’m here with Mariah Sage and I was excited to chat with her about parenting, how to release mom guilt and how to raise empowered kids. She uses a combination of intuition, systems, and clear applicable skills to create some really tangible shifts here, and we talk about a lot of those today. She has …

May 05, 2022
544: Amy McCready on 5 Hard Truths About Parenting (& Steps to a Calmer Home Life)
I’m here with Amy McCready who is, as she describes herself, a recovering yeller, and she’s the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the creator of “7-Step Parenting Success.” I love having conversations with her and she always shares so much great information and advice. She has two best-selling books about parenting, and she’s always …
May 02, 2022
543: Alicia Silverstone on Being Your Own Advocate, Getting Kids to Eat Veggies and Agreeing on the 98%
Today I am here with Alicia Silverstone, who you probably know from her acting career. In this episode, we go deep on motherhood, health, birth, sunlight, sleep, and a lot of topics that are applicable to all of us. She was a pleasure to speak with and there is so much to learn from her …
Apr 28, 2022
542: Mark Burhenne on the Oral Microbiome, Fluoride Use and How Your Mouth Can Heal Itself
This episode is about one of my favorite topics, which is oral health! I’m very excited to be here with Dr. Mark Burhenne, who is the creator and author at He’s also the best-selling author of the “8-hour Sleep Paradox” and is a family and sleep medicine dentist. We get to go deep on …
Apr 25, 2022
541: Beth O’Hara on Mold Toxicity, Detoxification and Recovery
I am here with repeat guest Beth O’Hara and we talk about mold toxicity, detoxification, and recovery in this episode. Beth is a Functional Naturopath and she specializes in complex chronic cases of mast cell activation, histamine intolerance and mold toxicity. She is the founder and owner of Mast Cell 360, which is a functional …
Apr 21, 2022
540: Dr. Stephen Cabral on How to Lower Your Biological Age, Live Longer & Look Younger
Dr. Stephen Cabral is back on the podcast today and I always enjoy speaking with him. He is such a wealth of knowledge and information. We spend our time today talking about how to lower your biological age, live longer, and look younger. And he gives a lot of evidence-based ways to do this. In …
Apr 18, 2022
539: Tina Anderson on Psychobiotics, Gut Brain Connection and Just Calm
I am here with a dear friend and a previous podcast guest – Tina Anderson of Just Thrive. She began her career as a trial lawyer who specialized in settling cases by bringing both sides together, which is a personal passion of hers. And after her second child, she left her high-stress work behind to …
Apr 14, 2022
537: Dr. Susan David on Building Emotional Resilience, Emotional Agility and Courage
Today’s guest is Dr. Susan David, who is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. I became familiar with her work through her book, “Emotional Agility,” which describes the psychological skills that are critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. We get into a lot of …
Apr 07, 2022
536: Creating a Life Force Energy Home & Reducing EMFs With Focused Life Force Energy (FLFE)
Today’s topic is probably going to be a new one for some people listening. And I will admit there are elements of it I’m still learning and don’t fully understand yet. But we talk about creating and curating life force energy and reducing EMFs. I’m here with the founders of FLFE, which is Focused Life …
Apr 04, 2022
535: Dr. Margaret Paul on How to Learn to Love Yourself, Inner Bonding and Better Parenting
I’m here with Dr. Margaret Paul, who is a best-selling author and a relationship expert, as well as the co-creator of what’s called the Inner Bonding Self Healing Process. And this episode is all about how to learn to love yourself and what that actually means. She has been doing this work for over 53 …
Mar 31, 2022
534: Dr. David Perlmutter on the Surprising New Science of Uric Acid to Reduce Disease Risk
I’m here with Dr. David Perlmutter, who is a board-certified neurologist and a repeat guest of ours. He’s a five-time ”New York Times” best-selling author and he sits on the board of directors and is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. His books have been published in 32 languages, and I have learned …
Mar 28, 2022
533: Leah Segedie on the Truth About PFAS and How to (Somewhat) Avoid Them
I am here today with Leah Segedie, who is a repeat guest, and she helps women and moms make safer consumer choices for their families. And she is the author at And in this episode, we talk specifically about something called PFAS, which are chemicals that are found in all kinds of household products. …
Mar 24, 2022
532: Camila Alves McConaughey on Picky Eating, Importance of Community and Balancing It All
I am excited to be here with Camila Alves McConaughey, and we had such a fun conversation on so many areas related to parenting and food. We talk about everything from her new book (which is a really fun, educational book that helps combat picky eating), parenting, the importance of community and the community that …
Mar 21, 2022
531: Donna Gates on The Body Ecology Diet, Yeast Infections, Enemas, and Histamine
This episode is all about the gut, and specifically your “Body Ecology.” I’m here with Donna Gates, who is an international best selling author of a book called “The Body Ecology Diet.” I can’t believe I haven’t had her on the podcast before. She has been in this health world for 25 years, and she’s …
Mar 17, 2022
530: Matt Titlow on How to Know What’s Really in Your Supplements
I’m here with Matt Titlow today, who has a lot of experience in the supplements industry and shares all of his knowledge and experience. He’s a 17-year veteran of the nutritional supplement industry and he really goes deep on the process of what happens before supplements ever get to you, how to understand the labeling …
Mar 14, 2022
529: Dr. William Li on Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
This episode is all about the new science of how your body can heal itself. I’m here with Dr. William Li, a physician and scientist. He’s also the president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and the author of “Eat to Beat Disease.” In this episode, we go deep on specifics related to this …
Mar 10, 2022
528: Tony Robbins on Life Force: Precision Medicine to Transform Your Life
This episode was a really exciting one for me because it’s with someone who has influenced my life pretty dramatically. I’m here with Tony Robbins, who you’ve probably heard his name before, but if you haven’t, he’s an entrepreneur, #1 New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist, and leader that leaders call upon. This is a …
Mar 07, 2022
527: Kale Schulte on the Chemicals You Are Encountering Daily Without Realizing It
This episode is all about the chemicals you encounter on a daily basis without even realizing it. Today, I’m here with Kale Schulte, who has worked in research and development on various products for 15 years. He’s also chemically sensitive and has an innate natural ability to smell and react to scents, making him effective …
Mar 03, 2022
526: Clark Bartram on Sustainable Health through Mindset, Meals, Movement, Community & Supplementation
Today, I’m here with Clark Bartram, whose known as “America’s Most Trusted Fitness Professional.” As an elite master trainer, he has helped people become more physically fit while also tending to their emotional and spiritual sides. We mostly talk about mindset, which he and I agree is the most important factor for health, but we …
Feb 28, 2022
525: Dr. Sonya Jensen on Woman Unleashed and How Stress Shapes Our Hormones
I’m excited to welcome Dr. Sonya Jensen back to the podcast. Dr. Jensen is a naturopathic physician and recently released her newest book, “Woman Unleashed.” Her mission is to change the way women understand their bodies and themselves. She believes women are the center of their families and communities, and by supporting them, we are …
Feb 24, 2022
524: Ryan Duey on Benefits of Cold Plunge for Metabolism, Mood, and Recovery
Today, I’m here with Ryan Duey, the co-founder of Plunge, whose mission is to make cold plunging as common as coffee. He is also the co-owner of Capitol Floats, Sacramento’s premier float center. Ryan’s journey into health and wellness began when a near-death experience in Spain catapulted him into a journey of self-inquiry, leading him to …
Feb 21, 2022
523: Dr. Will Cole on How Thoughts & Emotions Affect Physiology + Functional Medicine Tips
I’m here with Dr. Will Cole, a leading functional medicine expert and best-selling author, to discuss functional medicine and how our thoughts and emotions directly affect our physiology. He’s extremely well-researched and has a wealth of knowledge to share with you today. In this episode, we discuss a lot of things, such as how autoimmunity …
Feb 17, 2022
522: Dr. Erik Korem on Adaptability, HRV, Sleep, and Stress As a Gateway to Growth
I’m here with Dr. Erik Korem, whose mission is to help people pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life. He’s also an expert in sleep and stress resilience, and he’s the founder and CEO of AIM7, a wellness app that provides custom recommendations to improve workout programs results by …
Feb 14, 2022
521: Aaron Alexander on How to Create an Environment That Benefits Your Body
Today, I’m excited to have Aaron Alexander back on the podcast. His specialty is movement, especially movement that makes you adaptable and strong in different ways. We go deep on a lot of different aspects of movement in this episode, as well as talking about mindset and how our environment shapes us, not just how …
Feb 10, 2022
520: Kevin Ellis on Osteoporosis and Building Stronger Bones
Today, I’m here with Kevin Ellis, who’s known as the Bone Coach. He’s a certified integrative nutrition coach, podcaster, YouTuber, and bone health advocate. His story began with a diagnosis of osteoporosis in his early 30s. He’s not only transformed his own health but he’s dedicated his life to helping others with the same problem. …
Feb 07, 2022
519: Yung Pueblo Diego Perez on Meditation, Going Inward, and Clarity & Connection
I’m so excited for this podcast episode because I’m talking to Yung Pueblo, a pen name for Diego Perez, a meditator and New York Times best-selling author. Online, he’s influenced over two million people. His writing focuses on the power of self-healing, creating healthy relationships, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on …
Feb 03, 2022
518: Cassandra Aarssen of Clutterbug on Finding Your Organizing Style
Today, I’m here with Cassandra Aarssen, creator of ClutterBug, an organizational philosophy as well as a community dedicated to helping people discover their unique organizing style. This episode is all about organization and ways to make it stick if you’ve tried to get organized in the past and never had any luck. Cassandra has helped …
Jan 31, 2022
517: Jimmy Rex on Putting a Stop to Sex Trafficking & What to Watch For
This tackles a tough topic, but I think a very, very important one in today’s world—sex trafficking. I am here with Jimmy Rex, who spends his time trying to make a difference in the world, serving as an undercover operative for various organizations that rescue people from sex trafficking. He’s also an active real estate …
Jan 27, 2022
516: Matt Beaudreau on Why Your Kids Should Quit School + a Better Model of Education
This topic is one that is near and dear to my heart—rethinking education. I’m here with Matt Beaudreau, founder and president of Acton Academy, creator of Apogee Strong Mentorship Program, host of “The Essential 11 Podcast,” and speaker. You might have heard me talk about Unstitute, a curriculum I developed for my own children. Matt …
Jan 24, 2022
515: Dr. Michael J. Breus on How to Energize by Understanding Chronotypes, Sleep, Fasting, and Movement
This podcast is all about how to improve your energy and energize your life by understanding chronotypes, body types, sleep, fasting, movement, and a lot of other aspects. I’m here with sleep doctor Michael Breus, a double board-certified clinical psychologist and clinical sleep specialist. He’s also one of the few people in the world to …
Jan 20, 2022
514: Teri Cochrane on How Genes, Viruses, Emotions, and Stress Impact Health

I’m here with the brilliant Teri Cochrane, founder of the Global Sustainable Health Institute and an international thought leader on longevity. She has decades of clinical work, and she developed the Cochrane Method and the Wildatarian Diet, which we talk about today.

She helps people with the intersection of gene expression due to pathogenic and environmental causes, energy, and a personal blueprint based on a variety of lifestyle factors. We discuss a lot of interesting topics today, including the role viruses, bacteria, and fungus play in genetic expression, why genes are only a small but important part of health, and how to influence our genes to our advantage.

She truly is a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to talk to. I learned a lot in this interview, and I know that you will as well.

Episode Highlights With Teri Cochrane

  • Her fascinating story of moving here from Cuba as a child and how this influenced her mindset
  • How she went from institutional finance to health and wellness
  • What the Wildatarian Diet is and how she built it out
  • What the Cochrane Method is and how it helps look at the whole picture
  • The role viruses, bacteria, and fungus play in gene expression
  • Why genes are only a small part of health, but an important one
  • Ways to influence your genes to your advantage 
  • How herpes viruses can be latent in the body and impact health
  • The way viruses (including strep) are linked to autoimmunity 
  • What biofilms are and what to do about them
  • How thoughts directly affect our biology 
  • Why stress hormones are a  “dirty cupcake” for our health
  • The role insulin plays in longevity and aging 
  • Why she uses berberine for insulin health
  • The supplements she takes every single day and why
  • What amyloids are and why they are important 
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Jan 17, 2022
513: Tanner Wallace on Childhood Trauma, Attachment Wounds, and How to Heal

This episode is about the tough but very important topic of childhood trauma. I’m here with Dr. Tanner Wallace, a former university professor of health and human development turned full-time trauma recovery guide. She hosts her own podcast called “The Relational Healing Podcast” and helps adult survivors of childhood trauma heal their attachment wounds.

We discuss how childhood wounds can express in our lives, even if we don’t have a really specific extreme trauma, and the way these wounds show up in our relationships. We also go into the differences between traumatic events, how what happens after an event is often more important than the event itself, and the reason emotional neglect can be more harmful than physical abuse for children.

There will definitely be follow-ups to this episode. But as a starting point, I can’t wait to share today’s episode with you. Let’s join Dr. Tanner.

Episode Highlights With Tanner Wallace

  • How childhood wounds can express in our lives, even if we don’t know we have specific trauma
  • The way childhood wounds show up in adult relationships
  • Differences between traumatic events and if they are traumatizing or not
  • How what happens after an event is often more important than the event itself 
  • Why trauma isn’t just assault and physical abuse
  • The reason emotional neglect can be more harmful than physical abuse
  • How trauma and wounding are a continuum
  • The way our brains and bodies cope with trauma and how our personalities develop protective responses
  • First steps to recognizing and starting to unpattern childhood wounds
  • How to deactivate default survival codes 
  • The somatic connection to working through childhood wounds and how to develop the body awareness
  • Witness, befriend, validate, and eventually release 
  • What attachment wounds are and how to recognize them
  • Why many of these wounds often bubble up when we enter primary relationships and start creating families
  • How to find a trauma-informed therapist to help work through this
  • What the Internal Family Systems Model is and how this method works
  • Her Relational Healing Lab approach
  • What emotions are and tools for helping our kids have a better emotional vocabulary from a young age
  • And more!

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Jan 13, 2022
512: Tim Masters on Everything You Need to Know About Mattresses and Health
Today, I’m here with Tim Masters, father of five and owner of My Green Mattress, an organic mattress company. In 2007, Tim and his wife created an organic sleep solution for their infant daughter who was suffering from severe skin sensitivities. They then launched a complete line of natural, non-toxic, and organic certified mattresses for …
Jan 10, 2022
511: Dr. Amishi Jha on the Crisis of Attention and Cultivating Mindfulness
Today’s episode is all about the crisis of attention, cultivating mindfulness, and developing peak mind practices. I’m here with Dr. Amishi Jha, a professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She also serves as the director of contemplative neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. We discuss the …
Jan 06, 2022
510: Maggie Berghoff on Practical Tips for Reducing Inflammation
This episode is all about practical tips for reducing inflammation and delving into the functional medicine world. I’m here with Maggie Berghoff, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and mom of three. She owns a cutting-edge health and wellness consulting company that’s rooted in functional medicine, and she’s worked with professional athletes, executives, and celebrities. She recently …
Jan 03, 2022
509: Dr. Hillary Lampers on Longevity, Aging Gracefully, and Her Hunting Podcast
I’m here today with Dr. Hillary Lampers, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Bozeman, Montana. She has specialized in structural and pro-aging medicine with a focus on hormone and brain health for years. She’s also really fascinating because, even though she doesn’t hunt, she co-hosts a hunting podcast with her husband. She also shares a …
Dec 30, 2021
508: Simon Hill on Plant-Based Eating, Saturated Fat, and Personalized Nutrition
I’m here today with Simon Hill, founder of the very popular “Plant Proof” podcast and blog of the same name. He is a nutritionist and physiotherapist, and on top of his formal education, he spends hours reading and deciphering scientific studies, breaking them down and isolating variables to explain them clearly. It’s also important to …
Dec 27, 2021
507: Dr. Greg Eckel on How to Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age
I’m here with Dr. Greg Eckel talking about cutting-edge brain regenerative technology and how to keep your brain healthy as you age. Dr. Greg has spent the last 20+ years developing and refining his unique approach to chronic neurological conditions. He has been on the front end of some really exciting technology. We discuss things …
Dec 23, 2021
506: Dr. Daniel Kalish on Aging, Mitochondria, Hormones, and Longevity
I’m here with Dr. Daniel Kalish, founder of Kalish Wellness, a telemedicine functional medicine practice that helps patients understand their lab data from an advanced functional medicine perspective. He has been in practice for 30 years and has worked with tens of thousands of patients on a variety of concerns. He’s also the founder of …
Dec 20, 2021
505: Dr. Michael Ruscio on Gut Health, Autoimmunity, Thyroid, and Sleep
I’m here with Dr. Michael Ruscio, a clinical researcher, doctor, and author working to reform and improve the fields of functional and integrative medicine. His primary focus is digestive health and its impact on other facets of health, including energy, sleep, mood, thyroid function, and more. His research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals, …
Dec 16, 2021
504: Paul Austin of Third Wave on Understanding and Using Psychedelics for Transformation
I’m here with Paul Austin, an entrepreneur, public speaker, and educator, who founded two companies in the emerging psychedelic space, Third Wave and Synthesis. Paul and his team are building an educational platform to ensure psychedelic substances become responsibly integrated into our cultural framework. Through Paul’s work in psychedelic use, personal transformation, and professional success, …
Dec 13, 2021
503: Dr. Ana-Maria Temple on Fever, Cough, and Snot, Oh My
Today, I’m here with Dr. Ana-Maria Temple, a board-certified pediatrician who’s been treating kids for over 18 years. This is her second time on the podcast, and today, we are talking about things we might be encountering with our kids this time of year — fevers, coughs, snot, ear infections and more! She shares some …
Dec 09, 2021
502: Dr Joe Dispenza on Changing Your Thoughts, Emotions & Life
Today, I’m here with Dr Joe Dispenza, a New York Times best-selling author, researcher, lecturer, and corporate consultant, whose research has led him to develop a practical formula to help people transform their lives. He has a passion for neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics. Since 2010, he’s partnered with scientists and universities to perform extensive …
Dec 06, 2021
501: Terry Real on Breaking Through Shame, Anger, and Trauma & Healing Relationships
Today, I’m here with Terry Real, a nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher who’s been in practice for 30 years. He’s well known for his work on men and male psychology, as well as his work with relationships and couples. His books include I Don’t Want To Talk About It about male depression and …
Dec 02, 2021
500: Recurring Themes, Key Takeaways, & Book Recommendations
It’s been a wild ride since this podcast first started in 2014, and I’ve learned so much along the way. We’ve reached over 50 million downloads, which is mind-boggling to me, and we have over 700 hours of audio recorded on a wide variety of topics. Throughout these 500 episodes, I’ve talked to some amazing people …
Nov 29, 2021
499: Dr. Meghna Dassani on Sleep Apnea and Why Healthy Sleep Is Such a Big Deal
Today, my guest is Dr. Meghna Dassani, an internationally educated dentist from Houston, Texas, who’s actually been to dental school twice! She has a vast amount of knowledge on this topic and has a passion for really delving into the world of sleep apnea, especially obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children. We go really …
Nov 25, 2021
498: Matt Bertulli From Pela on the Lie of Recycling, Composting, and Reducing Plastic Use
Today, I am here with Matt Bertulli, a software engineer who reluctantly turned into an entrepreneur and marketer. He’s obsessed with reducing garbage and waste, and he’s dedicating his time to removing it from the human experience. In this episode, we touch on why recycling is the biggest lie of the last 50 years and …
Nov 22, 2021
497: Dr. Joel Warsh on Integrative Pediatric Care and Combining Western and Alternative Medicine

Today on the podcast, I’m here with Dr. Joel Warsh, a board-certified pediatrician in Los Angeles who specializes in integrative medicine. We talk all about raising healthy kids using integrative pediatric options by combining Western and alternative medicine. One of my favorite quotes from this episode is, “It’s not a doctor’s job to tell people what to do, it’s a doctor’s job to teach people what to do.” And he does a lot of teaching in this interview.

We touch on different aspects of pediatric care and integrative medicine today, including all the hot topics such as what to do about a fever, ways to address things like eczema and allergies, why all childhood illnesses are on the rise, what to do about behavioral issues, why the vast majority of illnesses can be resolved at home, why he rarely prescribes antibiotics, and so much more.

He offers peace of mind for parents about how most childhood illnesses pass quickly on their own and don’t actually need care, but he gives advice on what to do if you encounter one that does require medical attention. So, without further ado, let’s learn from Dr. Joel.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Joel Warsh

  • Why parents are increasingly frustrated with the current medical system
  • How working with your pediatrician should be a partnership
  • The reason illnesses are on the rise, even in children
  • Difference between conventional care, which treats acute illness, and optimal care
  • Why diabetes rates in children have doubled in the last two years
  • His SEEDS of health for kids: Stress, Environment, Exercise, Diet, and Sleep
  • The number one thing we can do to change our health
  • Why cooking at home is one of the best health changes you can make
  • The benefits of working with a team of doctors instead of a single doctor
  • How often medication is actually necessary vs. the vast majority of illnesses that get resolved without it
  • Why avoiding antibiotics when they aren’t needed is so important
  • The reason he almost never prescribes antibiotics and uses them less than 1% of the time
  • Why a fever isn’t usually a bad thing and what to do about it
  • Natural ways to tackle a fever or minor illness
  • Why it’s important to remember that it’s normal for kids to get sick
  • How Western and alternative medicine are starting to blend together
  • The three big things that parenting books get wrong about raising healthy children
  • How kids are more frequently labeled with behavioral concerns now
  • What the most important thing often missed in medical care
  • How changing our kids’ diets can improve symptoms and reduce chemical exposure/overload

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Nov 18, 2021
496: Paul Hoffman on Sculpting Your Life and How to Sculpt the Masterpiece Known As YOU!
I talk a lot about the physical side of health on the podcast, but recently I’ve received an increasing number of questions about the mental health side. Today, I have Paul Hoffman as my guest to discuss this important topic. Paul’s known as the “Personal Discovery Architect.” He’s the visionary and creator behind the Sculpting …
Nov 15, 2021
495: Madiha Saeed on The Holistic Rx for Kids: Parenting Healthy Brains and Bodies in a Changing World
Today I’m here with a dear friend, Madiha Saeed, also known as the Holistic Mom, MD, on social media. She’s a board-certified family physician, international speaker, and author. We talk about her best-selling book, The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease, and her new book, The Holistic Rx for Kids: Parenting …
Nov 11, 2021
494: Emily Blain on What’s Wrong With Your Personal Care Products and Creating Sustainable and Ethical Ones
Today, I’m here with Emily Blain, COO at Wellnesse. She’s been instrumental in scaling the homemade recipes I’ve made in my kitchen for over a decade into large-scale production products that we can get into your home. Besides her work in product development, Emily is a mom of 4 kids, and she’s an ultrarunner—which is …
Nov 08, 2021
493: Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz on Medical Decision Making & Being an Informed Patient
In this episode, Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz is my guest. She’s the author of a book called Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health. Today, we talk about our relationships with doctors and health care providers—and the specifics of navigating these relationships. I hear from a lot …
Nov 04, 2021
492: Lee Holden on Qi Gong for Less Stress and More Energy
Today, I’m excited to have Lee Holden as a guest on the podcast. Lee has been a Qi Gong teacher for 28 years. If you aren’t familiar with Qi Gong, it’s a new tool I’ve been using for movement, stress relief, and breathing. He started practicing Qi Gong when he nearly lost his ability to …
Nov 01, 2021
491: Peter Crone on Freedom From the Prisons of the Subconscious Mind

I’m here today with Peter Crone, who does amazing work around subconscious beliefs, past trauma, and patterns from childhood. Since I shared some of my trauma, I’ve received follow-up questions about tangible things we can do to heal, which is why I wanted to have Peter on the podcast!

Peter’s story is fascinating — his mother passed away when he was seven, and his father when he was 17. This led him to a fear of loss, which was triggered when his first romantic relationship ended. He faced a lot of sleepless nights until he realized that life is uncertain and the answer to most of his problems was found in three simple words: I don’t know.

He went on to explore how the mind influences our lives and works with professional athletes, entertainers, and all kinds of global organizations around this concept.

In this episode, Peter challenges the subconscious patterns that show up in our adult lives. We also delve into consciously interacting with our children so that maybe they can enter adult life with fewer subconscious patterns. I hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode Highlights With Peter Crone

  • The story of a hit-and-run accident that allowed Peter to help someone in a powerful way
  • What our main obstacle to freedom is
  • How who you think you are keeps you from actually being who you are
  • How the loss of his parents when he was young helped him understand trauma
  • Why the feeling of not being enough is almost universal
  • The reason that anywhere there is resistance, there is suffering
  • Different types of trauma and where they show up
  • Why acceptance is the first step to healing
  • How traumatic childhood experiences can lead to physical health problems (like Hashimoto’s for me)
  • The importance of recognizing that we are clueless, the future is uncertain, and how to find freedom in this
  • Ways to be more mindful of language and why this is important
  • The reason problems are often just symptoms of subconscious constructs
  • Power of imagination and how it fits into healing
  • Your kids will rarely succeed at listening to you, but they will always succeed in becoming you
  • How children learn by mimicking and why this is important
  • How to move into compassion in interactions with people
  • His advice for parents on helping avoid some of these patterns and embrace creativity and imagination
  • How to maintain the joy of possibility in our kids as much as possible
  • What true happiness is and how to transition to joy
  • How to transcend happiness and sadness as both parts of the human experience
  • Why happiness, in the way we often think of it, is impossible and why this is beautiful
  • The importance of making room for all of our emotions

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Oct 28, 2021
490: Paul Jaminet on the Perfect Health Diet, Carbs, and Cancer Research

Today I’m here with Paul Jaminet, who had a very strong early influence on me with his “Perfect Health Diet.” As a key leader in the health and wellness world, he also influenced people like Chris Kresser and Mark Sisson. If you aren’t familiar with Paul, he’s MIT-educated in both physics and philosophy and has a Ph.D. in physics. After working in astrophysics, Paul became an entrepreneur and then transitioned into the natural health world after he experienced his own health problems.

Paul’s also the founder and president of Angiex, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for solid cancers. It’s built on discoveries made by his wife and co-founder, Shou-Ching. They created a new class of cancer drugs, and so far the results are absolutely astounding! Normally I am not a big proponent of pharmaceuticals, but I actually invested in this company because of its potential.

We talk about a wide range of topics from diet and natural health, circadian biology, and these novel cancer treatments. And without further ado, let’s jump into this fascinating episode.

Episode Highlights With Paul Jaminet

  • What the Perfect Health Diet is and how Paul created it
  • How the work of Art DeVany impacted his work and what he learned in his own experimentation
  • The reason he thinks carbohydrates are important (within a certain ratio)
  • Paul’s own health struggles that led to his research and experimentation for the Perfect Health Diet
  • The gut, carb, thyroid connection and how to understand carb needs
  • How cycling fits into an evolutionary approach and how to use it effectively
  • Key lifestyle and nutrition interventions for health and how circadian biology plays a pivotal role
  • How he shifted into cancer research
  • Paul and his wife Shou-Ching’s work on effective cancer treatments and what sets them apart
  • The innovative way they are taking a two-prong approach to cancer treatment that is much less toxic and appears to be much more effective in initial trials
  • Natural vs pharmaceutical approaches to cancer and how they work best together
  • The things people don’t know or understand about his areas of expertise
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Oct 25, 2021
489: Deanna Byck on Carbon Offsets, Climate Change and How Hemp Can Help Save Our Planet
Today’s episode is a little different than our usual health topics and I’m excited to explore the extremely versatile uses of hemp, the carbon equation and how that comes into play, and how hemp can truly help save our planet. I am here with the Deanna Byck who is the chief global engagement officer of …
Oct 21, 2021
488: Laila Ali on Mindset From World Championship Boxing to Health and Wellness
This podcast was so much fun to record! I’m here with Laila Ali, my personal friend and a former four-time world boxing champion. She’s also a cookbook author, a health and wellness advocate, a TV personality, and most importantly, a mom to her two children! You may know Laila as the daughter of the late, …
Oct 18, 2021
487: Dr. Andrew Hill on How to Build a Better Brain at Home (Starting With Sleep)
This podcast is all about the brain, and specifically how to build a better brain at home starting with sleep. I’m here with the neuroscientist I trust my own brain to, Dr. Andrew Hill, who is a previous guest on this podcast. We spoke in the first episode about neurofeedback and very specific brain training …
Oct 14, 2021
486: Sara Gustafson on the Four Feminine Archetypes and Finding Purpose

I’m really excited to have Sara Gustafson back on the podcast today and we focus on the mental, emotional and spiritual side of women’s health. We went deep in our first episode on the physical and medical side and the mismatch between men and women both in research and treatment. But, we ran out of time before we could really delve into these other areas.

Today, we cover what she calls the four feminine archetypes and how those each relate to women in various periods of their lives, and even in a smaller basis throughout the month. She works with many women in resolving trauma, working through health problems, and a lot more. She’s a CHEK practitioner and has direct experience helping a lot of people work through issues, both physically, mentally, emotionally. We go into some really interesting topics like intuition, balancing those archetypes, and having a proper amount of each in our lives.

I’m excited to share it with you. Let’s jump in!

Episode Highlights With Sara Gustafson

  • What an archetype is and the most common ones within the heroes journey
  • The four specific feminine archetypes are and why they are important
  • How these archetypes play a role in health
  • What happens when we become detached from the archetypes
  • The shadow of these archetypes and how they express themselves
  • How overexcited or underdeveloped archetypes can express
  • What happens when a woman isn’t allowed to express one of these archetypes
  • The seven dark arrows and how they affect relationships
  • How doing the work can sometimes lead to relationship problems and how she helps counteract these
  • Ways to nurture intuition
  • A reason to write down dreams
  • How to use artwork for inner processing
  • Why Sara paints everyday and how she starts her day

Resources We Mention

Oct 11, 2021
485: Dr. Kanwal Bawa on Overcoming Cancer, Sexual Health and Biohacking
This podcast is all about an amazing and inspirational story of overcoming cancer, how mindset can impact your health and also dives into other areas such as sexual health and biohacking. I am here with Dr. Kanwal Bawa, who is a Board Certified physician and founder of Bawa Medical and Chief Medical Officer at New …
Oct 07, 2021
484: Steve Wright on Tributyrin Breakthrough Molecule for Microbiome, Histamine and Leaky Gut
I’m excited to have Steve Wright back on the podcast today. He’s the founder of and has a lot of expertise specific to gut and health issues. I wanted to bring him back to talk about the promising research on tributyrin, which is a new molecule that I’ve been using that helped in my …
Oct 04, 2021
483: Mark Wolynn on Why It Didn’t Start With You, Inherited Trauma & How We Heal
I’ve spoken a lot on healing from trauma and this episode helps to bring awareness about the generational impacts of individual trauma and how it can play a role in our life. I’m here with Mark Wolynn and I recently discovered his book called “It Didn’t Start with You.” And when I read it, I …
Sep 30, 2021
482: Katy Bowman on Grow Wild - Optimal Movement for Children and Families
This episode is focused on a topic that I love to talk about – movement. I am here with Nutritious Movement guru Katy Bowman, and we talk about the idea of growing wild and how we can optimize movement for our children and our families. Katy is a much-requested repeat guest on this podcast, and …
Sep 27, 2021
481: Dr. Joshua Levitt on Real Solutions for Musculoskeletal Pain

This podcast is all about real solutions for orthopedic and musculoskeletal pain. I’m here with Dr. Josh Levitt, who draws on the science of both conventional and natural medicine and has a really unique approach to dealing with musculoskeletal pain and orthopedic pain. He shares his wide-ranging approach to this and why it’s much more than just addressing the acute pain. He also talks about how he got started as a naturopathic doctor, the root causes of pain, the mind-body connection, understanding inflammation and how it relates to pain, and so much more!

He’s also the founder of, which is a new company. I’ve been using some of their products and am really enjoying them. While we touch a lot on pain in this one, he has expertise in a lot of different areas and he is am amazing resource for all of his patients.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Joshua Levitt

  • Fun Fact: Why surfing imitates life and what we can learn from it
  • How he got his start as a naturopathic doctor (it started with antibiotics)
  • The patients he works with most and how he approaches care
  • Root causes of musculoskeletal pain
  • The mind body connection of pain that we can understand through phantom limb pain
  • Why pain is actually in the brain and not the body
  • The root of the word inflammation and how this relates to pain
  • Why those with chronic inflammation will have a heightened pain response
  • The reason he supports vs suppresses the pain/inflammation response
  • Why structural problems that cause pain are only part of the equation

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Sep 23, 2021
480: Sara Gottfried on Women, Food and Hormones (Calories Matter but Hormones Matter More)

Today’s guest is Dr. Sara Gottfried and this episode goes deep on women, food and hormones. She is such a wealth of knowledge and she is also a personal friend. She is a board-certified physician and practices evidence-based, integrative, precision and functional medicine and we touch on so many different areas today.

We talk about new studies on when metabolism actually changes, a better model of health for women and how to reverse the negative diet mindset, why BMI is a poor metric, the reason that hormone-related problems are on the rise right now, and why hormones are more important than calories. We also touch on the most common endocrine abnormalities, why women are more sensitive to stress, how testosterone is the most abundant hormone in the female body (which I didn’t know), and so much more. Such a fun and informative episode as always!

Let’s get ready to join Dr. Sara!

Episode Highlights With Dr. Sara Gottfried

  • Why doctors are trained to gaslight women about weight and metabolism
  • How metabolism doesn’t change until over age 60
  • A better model of health for women and how to reverse the negative mindset
  • Why BMI is a poor metric that is often not helpful for women
  • The reason hormone related problems are on the rise right now
  • What the most common endocrine abnormality is in women and why this is important
  • Why women are more sensitive to stress and how to understand how to manage it
  • How cortisol can disrupt other hormones in a cascade
  • Why testosterone is the most abundant hormone women have
  • The 400 jobs estrogen has in the body
  • What range to aim for optimal testosterone for women
  • Natural ways to balance hormones, especially testosterone
  • How coffee can lower testosterone in women
  • The way to leverage exercise to improve hormone levels
  • Why calories matter but hormones matter more
  • The reason some people don’t do well with high levels of saturated fat
  • Why keto doesn’t work for some women and how to adapt it
  • How to be metabolically flexible and how to know if you aren’t
  • A reason to cycle everything
  • How to support hormones through menstrual cycles, perimenopause and menopause

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Sep 20, 2021
479: Sarah Greenfield on the Gut + Hormone Connection and Learning From Your Poop
Today’s episode is a fun one and is all about the connection between gut health and our hormones and what we can all learn from our poop. Yes, your poop! I’m here with Sarah Greenfield, who is a functional dietitian and founder of the “Fearless Fig”. We spend some time going deep on the gut-hormone …
Sep 16, 2021
478: Dr. Sheila Kilbane on 7 Steps to Heal and Prevent Common Childhood Illnesses
Today’s guest is Dr. Sheila Kilbane, who is a board-certified pediatrician, trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil. I have known Sheila for years and she is absolutely incredible. And today, we’re talking about her seven-step process that she uses to significantly improve or completely resolve childhood issues such as colic, reflux, eczema, ear …
Sep 13, 2021
477: Dr. Steve Morris on Glutathione, Free Radicals, Antioxidants, and Aging
Today’s episode brings me back to my high school science days and is all about glutathione, free radicals, antioxidants, and aging. I’m here with Dr. Steve Morris who is a physician who is currently serving as a scientific adviser and principal formulator in the nutraceutical industry. He has done a lot of research in various …
Sep 09, 2021
476: Paul Chek on the Only Four Doctors You Will Ever Need & Challenging Our Beliefs

Meet Paul Chek, a well-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, stress management, and holistic wellness. He’s the founder of the CHEK Institute and a coaching program by the same name, and he’s the host of the podcast, Living 4D with Paul Chek.

This conversation isn’t about just one topic, but many many interesting ones. We explore the idea that our mental belief systems and the thoughts that we have internally drastically affect our health in a very real and physical way. Paul talks about how to address some unconscious beliefs that might be holding us back, especially in terms of motherhood.

I think this is a very educational episode and probably pretty surprising. I would encourage you to listen to it with an open mind, and I’m very curious to know your opinion once you do!

Episode Highlights With Paul Chek

  • How Paul got into the world of holistic health 37 years ago
  • Why his day starts at 3 am
  • How his system of four doctors developed and how he teaches his practitioners this process
  • The four categories that no philosophy can be reduced below: Happiness, movement, diet, and quiet
  • Why unbound play is so important for us all
  • What control fatigue is and how to manage it, especially as a mom
  • How to avoid burnout and “stinking thinking”
  • The importance of your mental diet, not just the food you put in your mouth
  • Why moms especially can struggle with taking care of themselves and the unconscious beliefs at the root of this
  • How long-term elevated cortisol levels can lead to a cascade of thyroid and neurotransmitter issues
  • What research shows on the healthiest tribes in the world and what we can learn from them
  • Why to ask yourself if your belief system is worth challenging
  • The “name it, blame it, tame it” technique
  • Why to identify what your most important unmet task is
  • Why you have a 38-60% chance of manifesting a disease you believe you have due to the nocebo effect
  • How curiosity is the antidote to unconscious beliefs
  • Ways to be present and impactful as a parent
  • The four factors most likely to lead to addiction: perfectionism, intensity, negativity, need to know
  • And more!

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Other Books Recommended by Paul Chek

Sep 06, 2021
475: Jeffrey Smith on the Existential Threat of Gene-Edited Microbes
This episode is on a topic you might not have heard of but that could have an extremely negative effect on your health. I’m here with Jeffrey Smith, whose name you may know as he is a leading spokesperson on the health dangers related to GMOs. To call him an expert is an understatement! Jeffrey …
Sep 02, 2021
474: Aimee Raupp on The Egg Quality Diet for Fertility & Healthy Pregnancy
I’m here with Aimee Raupp, a women’s health and fertility expert who has written multiple books on this topic, including her most recent, The Egg Quality Diet. And it’s not the kind of eggs you might be thinking! She presents a clinically proven, 100-day diet to balance hormones, reduce inflammation, and optimize your ability to get …
Aug 30, 2021
473: Aleks Rybchinskiy on Pain, Trauma, and Inner Work for Health and Healing
I’m here with Aleks Rybchinskiy, co-founder of Primal Fusion Health, a company that specializes in wellness education and primal integration. If you’re asking what primal integration might be, it’s simply how all of the areas of life (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) intersect to create your best state of health. I’m excited to go deep …
Aug 26, 2021
472: Josh Trent on Breathwork for Health, Inner Peace, and Learning to Feel Safe In Your Body
This podcast is all about breathwork and how this simple (and free!) practice can profoundly impact health. Just a few small changes to how we breathe can promote feelings of safety in our own body, activate our parasympathetic nervous system, improve health, and so much more! I’m here with Josh Trent, the founder of Wellness …
Aug 23, 2021
471: Dr. Jen Forristal on Umbrella Parenting and Raising Children With Strong Coping Skills
This episode is on a really cool new concept called “umbrella parenting,” a term for raising children with strong coping skills. I’m here with Dr. Jen Forristal, a naturopathic doctor and the founder of the Umbrella Project, a well-being curriculum that is currently running in hundreds of schools internationally. Since tools for emotional well-being are …
Aug 19, 2021
470: Amy Emerson of MAPS on the Future of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy & Research
This episode goes deep on the science of psychedelic-assisted therapy and research in light of some really astounding Phase III clinical trials that have recently come out about some of these substances. I am here with Amy Emerson, the CEO of the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Just as …
Aug 16, 2021
469: Dr. Kenneth Bock on Brain Inflamed & Healing the New Childhood Epidemics
I’m here with Dr. Kenneth Bock, a leader in integrative medicine with over 35 years of direct experience helping brain-inflamed children. He’s well respected as a leader on some of the new childhood epidemics, such as autism, PANS, PANDAS, tick-borne illnesses, and a lot more. Unfortunately, it’s no secret that a lot of these chronic …
Aug 12, 2021
468: Daniel Vitalis on Human Domestication and Our Diminishing Relationship to Nature
I loved doing this interview! This podcast goes deep on the idea of human domestication and our diminishing relationship with nature. I’m here with Daniel Vitalis, host of the WildFed TV show and podcast. For over a decade, he has taught in the U.S. and abroad about living healthier, more integrated, nature-based lives. He’s also …
Aug 09, 2021
467: Dr. Tim Jackson on Mold Toxicity, Testing, and Remediation
This episode is all about mold! Mold exposure, mold toxicity, and mold remediation, both in the home environment and in the body. I’m here with Dr. Tim Jackson who is a functional medicine practitioner and biohacker, and he’s also a member of the Wellness Mama medical review board because I really trust his opinion and …
Aug 05, 2021
466: Cynthia Thurlow on What Makes Fasting Unique for Women

I’m here with Cynthia Thurlow, who is the CEO and founder of the Everyday Wellness Project. She’s also a nurse practitioner and a globally recognized expert when it comes to intermittent fasting and nutritional health. In fact, she has a TED talk on intermittent fasting that has been watched over 8 million times!

We go really, really specific on the differences between fasting for men and women, how to fast without stressing out your body, and some really important reasons to stop snacking. If you fast or practice time-restricted eating (or are considering it), this is the episode for you!

Episode Highlights With Cynthia Thurlow

  • The reason for the differences in fasting between men and women
  • How to navigate fasting as a woman during fertile years
  • The time of the month that it is better not to do much intensive fasting
  • A reason to stop snacking
  • The importance of hydration and electrolytes with any type of fasting
  • How snacking keeps insulin elevated and makes weight loss difficult
  • The reason our body (liver especially) needs a break from food between meals
  • What the mitigating motor complex is and why it’s important
  • Why not to over-exercise and what we get wrong about this
  • The importance of electrolyte balance, especially during fasting
  • How fasting changes after menopause
  • Her tips for mitigating stress and staying in parasympathetic mode
  • And more!

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Aug 02, 2021
465: Sara Gustafson on Physiological, Limbic, Somatic, Biochemical & Psychological Differentiation Levels

Did you know 80% of all autoimmune diseases and 90% of fibromyalgia diagnoses are in women? And (less surprisingly) that women experience more anxiety and PTSD than men?

This episode separates fact from fiction when it comes to how men and women differ on the physiological, limbic, semantic, biochemical, and physiological levels. Sara Gustafson is a holistic tech practitioner and a women’s health researcher from Austin, Texas. She has a lot of expertise in many areas, but today we’re digging into tough questions like why medical studies focus on men, what factors in our modern world affect women more than men, and how to use this knowledge for better health.

Episode Highlights With Sara Gustafson

  • The problems that arise when studies look primarily at men but women receive the same treatments
  • A fascinating hormonal difference that affects how women respond to viruses
  • The surprising reason so many Alzheimer’s patients are women
  • Two items that we use on a daily basis that were designed on the measurements of women and not on the average man
  • How we can understand and use knowledge of cellular differences based on sex to better help everyone
  • A metaphysical link to chronic disease symptoms and why this affects women more
  • The surprising statistic of how much work women do, unpaid and paid
  • Why autoimmune disease often comes from a feeling of not feeling like you have worth or that you aren’t good enough
  • The link between breast cancer and disease and self-sacrificial emotions
  • A short exercise to help get emotionally unstuck by asking “is this true?” and “what else could be true?”
  • The cortisol connection: how our cortisol response is still pumping out cortisol for a 24 hour period after a stimulus
  • Drastic differences between cortisol patterns in response to stress in women and men
  • Why Sara recommends reading a lot of books written before 1989!
  • And more!

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Jul 29, 2021
464: Justin Mares on Regenerative Agriculture as the Solution to Climate Issues (and Health Issues)
It’s always a pleasure to chat with Justin Mares, who’s a friend of mine and also the founder and CEO of Kettle & Fire bone broth. Today we go deep on regenerative agriculture as a solution to climate issues and health issues. We go into the different ways that animals are raised and how certain …
Jul 26, 2021
463: Matt Dawson on Wild Health, Precision Medicine & Genomics
Matt Dawson is a father of four and a doctor who wants to be a farmer “when he grows up.” He’s also the founder and CEO of a genomics-based personalized medicine company called Wild Health. We’re here to talk about the paradox of how medicine is often 20 years behind the current science, yet often …
Jul 22, 2021
462: EMFs, Quantum Healing Technology and Inner Power With Philipp of Leela Q

Know much about quantum technology? Me neither! I will be the first to admit this is a field I definitely do not fully understand but I’m still very much excited to learn about it. I’m here with Philipp Samor von Holtzendorff-Fehling, a coach, entrepreneur, and the founder of a company called Leela Quantum Tech. His company works with quantum energy technology, which works to support health on a cellular level.

In this episode, we go into what quantum energy therapies can do and the roots of understanding how the body is able to heal itself. Philipp has been able to make some really surprising changes in a lot of people using some of this technology, including some pretty drastic HRV changes, which is a significant marker for health.

This is a complex topic, but one with so much promise. Take a listen!

Episode Highlights With Philipp of Leela Q

  • What the primal healing human frequency is and how this can benefit us
  • The measurable results of meditation
  • Understanding quantum energy and how this impacts us on a cellular level
  • Why the body is able to heal itself and how we unlearn that
  • The surprising HRV changes from quantum devices
  • What dark field microscopy is and how it shows changes from quantum fields
  • Understanding EMFs (from someone who used to be an executive for a cell phone company)
  • The measurable results of meditation
  • How quantum energy devices can be used to harmonize and neutralize EMFs
  • And more!

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Jul 19, 2021
461: Sam Thayer on Foraging and Wild Edibles for Health, Conservation, and Culinary Uses
Most of us think plants you can eat only exist in a garden or grocery store, but did you know that more than half of the plants we see outdoors in daily life are also edible? I did not know that before this episode! I’m here with Sam Thayer, foraging expert, to go deep on …
Jul 15, 2021
460: Seth Conger on Functional Medicine and Growing a Clinical Practice (for Practitioners)

Today’s guest is going to be of special interest to any of you natural health or functional medicine practitioners out there, whether you’re already in practice or just thinking about getting into this field. Seth Conger has been a business leader and innovator in the functional medicine world since 2013. He’s helped bring several businesses to seven figures and beyond. He also created a cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s startup geared at helping people in those spaces.

Seth is now the COO of Freedom Practice Coaching, a company that helps practitioners reinvent and maximize business and client outcomes. We go deep into some practical tools practitioners can use to grow as entrepreneurs. We also talk a lot about functional medicine in general and the direction it should hopefully go over the next few decades. It’s a truly fascinating topic and I learned so much!

Episode Highlights With Seth Conger

  • How life’s most unexpected experiences (for him, becoming a truck driver) can open doors you never thought possible
  • The functional medicine difference: working from symptoms to root cause and first principles
  • Why not to run your small practice like a hospital or corporation (and what to do instead)
  • The need for business education in the doctor/naturopath sector
  • Why the acute care model in the U.S. isn’t enough, and how to rethink the system
  • The importance of creating an emotional connection with the patient in good, long-term holistic care
  • Techniques for developing effective health programs to get the patient to their destination
  • How to recognize when it’s time to grow your team/practice
  • Why marketing and advertising on its own is not enough
  • Seth’s experience with neurofeedback and biofeedback, and its impact on brain health
  • An important lesson he learned from a business launch failure
  • How to adjust and reinvent as a practitioner in a post-COVID world
  • And more!

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Jul 12, 2021
459: Suzanne Somers on a New Way to Age (Focused on Cellular Health)
Today we’re talking all about aging gracefully, or more specifically, appreciating the gifts that come with age and limiting the downsides. I’m here with Suzanne Somers, who you might remember as one of America’s most popular and beloved TV personalities. You may remember her as Chrissy Snow in “Three’s Company,” and from there she launched …
Jul 08, 2021
458: Dr. Marcella Madera on Neurosurgery, Cell Medicine, TBIs, and Anti-Aging

This episode gets into some really cool science, even more than usual! It’s about neurosurgery, specifically in spinal health, but we dive into also brain health, and so much more. I am here with Dr. Marcella Madera, whose bio is so impressive. She is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Not only that, she is world-renowned in the surgical treatment of conditions of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, spine tumors, and degenerative deformity.

What’s really impressive is that Marcella combines the cutting edge of surgical treatment with alternative and even energy therapies. She shares the incredible results she’s getting for her patients and how these therapies can translate into other areas of life as well.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Marcella Madera

  • Why Marcella chose to make neurology/the nervous system her specialty
  • How her holistic education reinforced her success as a neurosurgeon, resulting in an integrative practice
  • Indicators that you might need surgery for spinal issues vs. more non-invasive options
  • The role of aging in brain and spinal health, and how to age gracefully
  • Why the research is pointing to the need for biologic decoding when addressing these problems
  • Common causes of back pain, and natural solutions to try
  • How to combat inflammation, a root cause of pain and disease, with energy work
  • Simple lifestyle changes that can make a real difference in spinal and overall health
  • How to learn your “real” age by testing your DNA methylation
  • Dr. Marcella’s take on nootropics and whether they’re safe and effective for moms
  • And more!

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Jul 05, 2021
457: Rachel Harrington on Understanding and Navigating Sensory Processing Challenges in Our Kids
With the number of questions I get about sensory processing issues in children, I knew I needed to find an expert on this topic who could really help families struggling with this. Enter Rachel Harrington, a pediatric-certified occupational therapy assistant who works with children of different abilities. Rachel began her own sensory journey by designing …
Jul 01, 2021
456: Rian Doris on Harnessing Flow States for Accelerated Learning and Peak Performance
This podcast is all about flow states. You know, that feeling when everything just lines up and you’re able to get a ton of work done? Or when you’re in an intense creative zone where you feel thoroughly like your best self? That’s what we’re talking about today. I’m here with Rian Doris, who is …
Jun 28, 2021
455: Gin Stephens on the Real Deal About Intermittent Fasting for Women
Today’s episode is in response to a number of questions, and even pushback, I’ve gotten about the idea of women fasting. Intermittent fasting expert Gin Stephens is here to talk specifically about what the research says about if women should do this and how to do it in the best way possible. We really dispel …
Jun 24, 2021
454: Dr. Jennifer Tippett on Trauma Therapy, Never Wasting Triggers, and Psychedelic Research

I’m here with Dr. Jennifer Tippett, a licensed clinical psychologist in the Denver Metro area. Dr. Tippett has been working with patients with mental illness and substance misuse for a decade. She’s the director of the Substance Use Disorder specialty at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, where she teaches the sequence of graduate-level courses about the neurobiology of trauma, addiction, and behavioral addictions. She also has a small private practice where she provides psychedelic integration and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.

I wanted to have her on because these things have been helpful to me in my own life, and because we’re likely going to see the clinical legalization of substances in the United States in the next couple of years. I think education around this topic ahead of time is vitally important, as it can be easily misunderstood or even misused.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Jennifer Tippett

  • The astounding research on certain therapies for PTSD and severe trauma
  • How these therapies can have a lasting effect without continued use
  • The downsides of SSRIs and what to be aware of
  • How trauma lives in the body and how this gives us a window to address it
  • The role of somatic therapies in trauma processing
  • How ACE (adverse childhood experiences) play a role in the trauma response
  • Clinical research on ketamine and how it is being used in patients with depression
  • The vital importance of integration for processing any type of trauma or trauma therapy
  • Why couples are each other’s perfect triggers and how to reframe couple disagreements
  • Complementary and alternative therapies that work with these types of therapy
  • The surprising roots of the stigma around psychedelics
  • Important safety and risk information
  • Problems and barriers with access to these therapies for people who need them most
  • What the future holds for clinical use of psychedelics and ketamines
  • And more!

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Jun 21, 2021
453: Dr Tami Meraglia & Ian Mitchell on a Holistic Approach to Hair Loss
I’ve gotten an increasing number of questions about hair loss recently. The stress of the last year has gotten to a lot of us! That’s why today’s episode delves into the science of hair loss and provides evidence-based methods for reversing it! I chat with Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of the bestselling book The Hormone Secret …
Jun 17, 2021
452: Esther Blum on How to Navigate Menopause Without All the Negative Symptoms
I may be a few years away from menopause, but this is the time to start learning about it and how to approach it in a natural way. Today’s episode is jam packed with really direct, practical resources on menopause, from dietitian and women’s coach Esther Blum. Esther’s helped thousands of women permanently balance their …
Jun 14, 2021
451: Dr. Roseann on How to Develop Resilience and Support Kids With ADHD, OCD, LD, or PANS/PANDAS Kids
This episode goes deep on things like PANS and PANDAS, which I don’t have any firsthand experience with but get many questions about. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is the founder of the Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and has been recognized as a thought leader in children’s mental health by Forbes. She’s worked with thousands of …
Jun 10, 2021
450: Aviva Romm on Hormone Intelligence: Calming Hormone Chaos & Feeling Good Again
This episode is all about getting your hormones into balance, a topic that’s so important to us as moms. I’m here with Aviva Romm, a world-renowned midwife and herbalist who also happens to be a Yale-trained MD and a board-certified family physician. Her specialties are integrative gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Aviva has an incredible new book …
Jun 07, 2021
449: Randy Newberg on Seasonal Eating, Sustainable Food Sourcing, & Learning From the Outdoors
I’m here with Randy Newberg, the host of popular TV shows and podcasts focused on self-guided public land hunting, conservation, and environmentalism. We discuss some misconceptions around these topics and really delve into the difference we make when we source our food as locally and as sustainably as possible, whether it be through gardening, fishing, …
Jun 03, 2021
448: Mike Bayer on Creating a Strong Mindset in Ourselves and Our Kids
I’m here with Mike Bayer, who is all about curating a strong mindset in ourselves and in our kids. Mike is a two-time New York Times bestselling author, founder and CEO of the leading mental health treatment center in Los Angeles, and one of the top life coaches in the world today. Mike works with …
May 31, 2021
447: Kambo Frog Medicine for Detox, Healing, and Trauma Release With Todd Shipman
If you follow my Instagram, you already know that I’ve tried Kambo, a secretion from a poisonous Amazonian frog that actually has positive health benefits for humans. Understandably this raised a lot of questions from all of you, like “why would you do that?” and “what does it do?”. This episode goes deep on all …
May 27, 2021
446: The Science of Psychedelics (& Why I Took Drugs) With Ted Achacoso

Welcome back to Ted Achacoso, one of the smartest doctors and human beings on the planet, for the second part of last week’s episode. In our first interview, we talked about consciousness, suffering, ego, and a lot of other topics related to that. Today we take it a step further into some controversial waters, the substances called psychedelics and their possibilities from a medical and neurological perspective.

I would encourage you to listen to this episode with an open mind, not only because you’re hearing from one of the smartest people in the world, but because these substances, while often misunderstood, have truly life-changing potential. I know this firsthand from my own experience with several of them, which were instrumental in healing some personal trauma in my past.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Ted Achacoso

  • What ketamine is and how it can be used therapeutically
  • How ketamine can do a DNM reset
  • The way ketamine inhibits the inhibitor by taking away from the task positive network
  • How psychedelics calm the default mode network to allow for emotional recovery
  • How the 5HT2a receptor affects mood and why these substances can be a great alternative to other depression medications
  • What psilocybin, DMT, and MDMA are and how they affect the brain, body, and consciousness
  • How psychedelics are to the mind what a telescope is to astronomy and a microscope is to biology
  • “Meditation is like a mental gym and psychedelics are like steroids for your mental gym”
  • What psychedelic therapy is and how it is being used in research for things like PTSD
  • The research happening at Johns Hopkins
  • How they are so safe that we can say that no one has actually died from certain psychedelics
  • Why psychedelics are by their nature non-addicting
  • Who should be very cautious or not use psychedelics
  • The importance of being in therapy when considering using these substances (and the importance of integration after)
  • Important safety notes related to all of these substances
  • The science of how psychedelics affect and can benefit the body too!
  • Why ketamine has been approved for treatment-resistant depression (and where to find it)
  • And more!

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May 24, 2021
445: Understanding Consciousness, Ego & How to Reduce Suffering with Dr. Ted Achacoso
Dr. Ted Achacoso is, in my opinion, one of the smartest physicians in the world, and he’s back today to share more from his depth of knowledge about human consciousness and wellness. I think this conversation is so important for moms, since our awareness around this topic affects the next generation. We start by delving …
May 20, 2021
444: Dr. Stephen Cabral on The Rain Barrel Effect, Inflammation, Fasting & Hormones
Dr. Stephen Cabral is a board-certified doctor of naturopathy and founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute. He has been through his own life-altering illness diagnosis. After recovery, he discovered a passion for helping other people do the same through naturopathic and functional medicine. In this episode, we talk about the common root causes he looks …
May 17, 2021
443: Dr. Manasa Mantravadi on How Plastic Chemicals Are Changing Your Family’s Health & Hormones
I am here today with Dr. Manasa Mantravadi, a pediatric hospitalist who is also a mom. We sit down to talk about something I’ve taken some heat for in the past: my stance on the problems with plastic chemicals. Years later, with the benefit of new studies and a 2018 paper from the American Academy of …
May 13, 2021
442: John Roulac on how Chemicals are Killing Insects & Destroying the Ocean
This episode is incredibly important for any of us who breathe air, eat food, or drink water. Today we delve into some of the real dangers of some of the climate change problems that we’re having and what the real roots are. Bottom line, it’s not the story that you’re hearing from most sources. I’m …
May 10, 2021
441: Dr. Robert Lustig on the Lure & the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, & Modern Medicine
Warning: if you have a sweet tooth, you might not like what you hear in this episode! Dr. Robert Lustig is a professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California at San Francisco. He has authored over 130 peer-reviewed articles, …
May 06, 2021
440: Dr. Ari Langdon on Working Through Trauma & Understanding the Mind/Body Connection
Over the last year, I’ve been sharing how I worked through my past trauma and ways that others can start that journey as well. I’m here with Dr. Ariana Langdon, who is a Bastyr-educated naturopathic physician. She was raised in the Ukrainian area of Chicago where she learned plenty of street smarts by age nine. Later …
May 03, 2021
439: An Interview With My Five-Year-Old About Family Culture
I’ve talked before about how I believe that kids are born with many of the skills they need to thrive as an adult, like creativity, imagination, connecting the dots (pattern recognition), critical thinking (asking why), and many others. In my opinion, much of our work as parents is just keeping them from having these skills …
Apr 29, 2021
438: Martha Tettenborn on Metabolic Factors That Affect Cancer Recovery
I’m here with Martha Tettenborn, a registered dietitian and health coach whose health journey began with an ovarian cancer diagnosis. It led her to deep research on the science of cancer metabolism and eventually to her own recovery. Now she helps so many others do the same. I walked away from this episode amazed by how …
Apr 26, 2021
437: Dr. Ted Achacoso on Health Optimization Medicine, Nootropics, & Anti-Aging
I’m here with Dr. Ted Achacoso, a polymath doctor with one of the most impressive resumes I’ve ever seen. He is multiple board-certified and an expert in many things, including what he calls health optimization medicine. It’s an entirely different approach to medicine, beyond even functional medicine and naturopathic medicine, that specializes in things like …
Apr 22, 2021
436: Are Bras Making Us Sick? The Breast Disease Link With Sydney Singer
Sydney Ross Singer is a medical anthropologist, which is a term maybe not many of us have heard before. As director of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, Sydney uses his training in medicine, biochemistry, and anthropology to discover the cultural causes of disease and how they link to medical causes. When his …
Apr 19, 2021
435: Eileen Durfee on the Cause & Solution of Back and Neck Pain
I am back today with Eileen Durfee, a former nuclear power plant engineer who, like many of us, has battled through a lot of her own health problems. Eileen has figured out a really innovative solution called the Neck Shaper that helps the misalignment of spinal posture that causes many back and neck problems. There …
Apr 15, 2021
434: Radha Agrawal on Biohacking Joy & Creating Strong Community
This episode is all about creating joy and strong community, something we’re all longing for about now! I’m here with Radha Agrawal, who is quite simply a force for community-building in the world. She is the co-founder, CEO, and chief community architect of a company called Daybreaker, which is a dance and wellness movement company …
Apr 12, 2021
433: Dr. Steven Gundry on The Energy Paradox
I am here today for a round two with a much-requested return guest, Dr. Steven Gundry. He’s one of the world’s top cardiothoracic surgeons and a pioneer in all things nutrition. Dr. Gundry is well-known for his books, including The Plant Paradox, The Longevity Paradox, and his newest, The Energy Paradox: What to Do When …
Apr 08, 2021
432: Jodi Cohen on Using Olfactory & Transdermal Methods to Calm Anxiety
I am here with my friend Jodi Cohen from Vibrant Blue Oils, talking all about olfactory and transdermal methods of using essential oils for things like calming anxiety, helping the body achieve parasympathetic, improving sleep and focus, reducing inflammation, and much more. Her story is pretty incredible. She’s been through some pretty tough things and …
Apr 05, 2021
431: Jason Conviser on How to Use Whole Body Vibration for Strength, Bone Health & Fat Loss
Today we’re talking all about whole bodyweight vibration, what that is, and how to use it to your advantage. Jason Conviser is an expert in sports medicine, metabolic syndrome, and fitness and wellness. He is one of the developers behind the Power Plate, which I’ve been using in my own home and with my kids. …
Apr 01, 2021
430: Giada De Laurentiis on How to Eat Better to Feel Better
I am so excited today to get to share this interview with someone I have known of for many, many years and who partially taught me how to cook. Giada De Laurentiis is the Emmy award-winning star of many shows, including “Everyday Italian,” “Giada Entertains,” “Giada at Home,” and “Giada in Italy.” She trained at …
Mar 29, 2021
429: Andy Mant on How Light Can Heal (or Damage) Your Health & Hormones
Light and our exposure to it (or lack of) has everything to do with our hormone balance, how we age, the quality of our sleep, and so much more. I’m here with Andy Mant, the founder and CEO of BLUblox, one of my favorite sources for light-filtering eyewear. Andy knows this topic inside and out …
Mar 25, 2021
428: Michael Stevens on Designing Long-Term Financial Wellness for Your Family
Financial struggles can be a major source of stress for couples and parents, and I think this last year has made that even more acute for a lot of people. To start a conversation around this topic, I invited Michael Stevens, a financial advisor I personally use and trust. He runs, a site you …
Mar 22, 2021
427: Dr. Scott Sherr on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) & Health Optimization Medicine
From glucose monitors to PEMF treatments, you know I’m always one to try something new in the name of health. I’m here with Dr. Scott Sherr, a board-certified internal medicine physician certified in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He’s one of the foremost experts in the world on this therapy both in a medical setting and now …
Mar 18, 2021
426: Lisa Shank on Everything You Need to Know About Sleep & Melatonin
I am here with Lisa Shank, who has been in the natural products industry for over 20 years. She’s studied functional nutrition and herbal medicine and is an expert in sleep and hormones. In this episode we go especially deep into melatonin, which is often misunderstood and very often given at the wrong dose. We …
Mar 15, 2021
425: Katey McPherson on Helping Kids & Teens Build a Healthy Relationship With Technology
It’s no secret that technology is a big part of our lives and is likely to increase in our everyday lives. It’s no secret either that screen time can be addictive especially for kids. We’re gonna go deep on how we can help kids build a really healthy relationship with technology, mental health for teenagers, …
Mar 11, 2021
424: Amy McCready on Navigating Virtual School, Homework, & an Unpredictable School
Today’s guest is a much-requested second round with Amy McCready, founder of the Positive Parenting Solutions course and the creator of The 7-Step Parenting Success System. These are the most impactful courses I’ve ever taken and it’s been very helpful to me with my kids. If you missed my first interview with her, definitely check …
Mar 08, 2021
423: Dr. Michele Borba on The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle
Today’s topic is going to be really fun! As you know if you follow the blog, education is a subject near and dear to my heart and I suspect many of yours too. Meet Dr. Michele Borba, educational psychologist, former teacher, a mom. She’s been recognized for her ongoing research on how to raise successful …
Mar 04, 2021
422: Dr. Amy Shah on a Proven Plan to Beat Burnout & Boost Energy
My favorite part of the podcast is sitting down with some of the people I admire the most, and today’s guest is no exception! Dr. Amy Shah is a double board-certified medical doctor specializing in allergy and immunology, as well as hormones and gut health. She’s also a mom of two, so the title of her …
Mar 01, 2021
421: Getting Rid of Eczema for Good With Dr. Ana-Maria Temple
Dr. Ana-Maria Temple is a functional medicine doctor, a best-selling author, and an award-winning speaker at the Harvard Club of Boston. Her specific expertise is eczema, a condition that plagues many of us and our kids. We go really deep on how this problem can start even before birth or during the birth process and …
Feb 25, 2021
420: Is The Pegan Diet the Answer to the Diet Wars With Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Mark Hyman hardly needs introduction, but just in case, he's an internationally recognized speaker, 13-time New York Times bestselling author, and renowned physician in the field of functional medicine. Dr. Hyman is here talking about his newest book The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World, a paleo-vegan book that promises to end the dietary wars once and for all!

Dr. Hyman delves into the roots of functional medicine today, and why a nutritious diet isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Take notes on this one... it is jam-packed with advice you won't want to miss!

Episode Highlights: The Pegan Diet With Mark Hyman MD
  • What paleo and vegan diets have in common
  • How Dr. Hyman's views on food have changed over the years, and why
  • The role of phytochemicals (and why you can't always get enough from food alone)
  • What happens to our immune systems as they age
  • Why insulin resistance is the most common condition affecting Americans right now
  • How to eat if you want to protect the planet
  • The new label to look for on food (regenerative organic)
  • Success stories from his practice
  • Food rules we can all agree on (and end the diet wars)
  • And more!
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Feb 22, 2021
419: Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Health and Postpartum With MUTU Founder Wendy Powell
Wendy Powell has helped over 75,000 women worldwide with her MUTU system, a method that can help you naturally recover from all kinds of pelvic floor issues, incontinence, diastasis recti, and so much more. I love her message that women do not have to accept these issues as normal or lifelong! In fact, they might …
Feb 18, 2021
418: Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness With Dr. Perlmutter
I’m thrilled to have Dr. Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and five-times New York Times best-selling author here today. You probably know him as the author of the book Grain Brain, which he’s been on the podcast to talk about before. He’s a widely recognized expert in a lot of topics, including things like Alzheimer’s disease and …
Feb 15, 2021
417: The Energy Formula and Biohacking From Home With Shawn Wells

You all really enjoyed Shawn Wells the first time he was on, and I’m glad to say he’s back again! Shawn has written a fascinating new book, The Energy Formula, and it’s safe to say we all want more of that!

Just to tell you a little about Shawn, he is one of the world’s leading nutritional biochemists and has personally formulated over 500 supplements and cosmeceuticals, as well as patents on 10 novel ingredients. He is also formerly a chief clinical dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience.

Today we cover some very specific advice on ways you can have more energy, and how this equation is a little bit different for each individual person.

Episode Highlights With Shawn Wells

  • The biggest factors for having more energy
  • A subtle but important shift in mindset that makes a big difference in health
  • What we can actually learn from data and studies (and what the limitations are)
  • How to increase compliance and actually stick to changes
  • Some simple labs to track to see if something is working for you (HA1c, CRP, oxidized LDL), glucose, HRV, etc
  • How to figure out the healthiest diet for you personally
  • What sirtuins are and why these matter (for aging)
  • Some easy exercise hacks to make it more efficient
  • A reason to stop doing cardio
  • The power of “I am” statements for creating change
  • How a growth mindset helps us improve in every area
  • Ways to increase resilience and use hormesis to our advantage
  • How stoicism relates to health
  • And more!

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Feb 11, 2021
416: Q&A: Supplements, EMFs, Protein Snacks, First Principles, and More
I’m answering your questions today, from supplements to fasting to homeschooling to EMFs… and beyond! These solo episodes are always fun for me because I get to hear from you guys and hopefully, help by answering some questions that are really on your mind. If you have questions you would like included on future episodes …
Feb 08, 2021
415: Reversing Limiting Beliefs Such As "I Am Not Enough" With Marisa Peer
Our thoughts (especially the ones we think about ourselves) make such an impact on our wellness and happiness. I’m sure every mom out there knows exactly what I’m talking about! My guest today does too. Marissa Peer, the founder of, designed an entire therapy system to help people find and reverse the limiting beliefs …
Feb 04, 2021
414: Ancestral Parenting, Biological Norms, Wild Food, and Foraging With Arthur Haines
Are you a history buff? Do you love spending time in nature? Then this episode is for you! I’m here with Arthur Haines, who is a forager and ancestral skills educator, an author, and a botanical researcher. He lives in Maine, where he’s known for his knowledge about things like tracking, foraging, wild plants, and …
Feb 01, 2021
413: How to Use Notion for Organization and Productivity With Sandra Halling

Sandra Halling is a business strategist who knows how to get the best out of technology. She’s been working on optimizing and organizing systems for just about everything for the last 20 years. Now she brings her corporate experience and strategic thinking to help small businesses and individuals implement Notion, an app I’ve been using and loving lately. If you haven’t heard of it yet, definitely check it out.

Many experts say Notion is a total game changer for how we organize and use information. I’m still learning Notion but I love the clean, visual layout and endless flexibility. I’ll definitely be taking notes on everything Sandra has to say!

Episode Highlights With Sandra Halling

  • What Notion is and how to use it for organization and productivity
  • How to create a daily journal in Notion
  • What a daily homepage looks like
  • The difference between tables and pages and how to use them
  • What OKR is and how you can use it to reach goals
  • How I (Katie) use Notion to keep track of summaries using the Feynman Technique
  • What the momentum method is in Notion and how to use it
  • Using templates for maximum productivity
  • Ideas for using Notion to organize the home, family, and meal planning
  • And more!

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Jan 28, 2021
412: Getting the Benefits of Ozone Therapy With Biocharged Scientist Ian Mitchell

I’m here with Dr. Ian Mitchell, an expert in the field of ozone and many other topics. He’s here to tell us what ozone is, how to use it, and why it can sometimes be a controversial therapy. We also dive into the cautions and what you need to avoid if you’re going to try ozone.

Dr. Ian also explains a cutting edge product called Biocharged that allows you to ingest ozone orally and get a lot of the same benefits you get from using ozone in the blood. I’ve tried some ozone therapy myself and I can’t wait to learn more about this!

Episode Highlights With Dr. Ian Mitchell

  • What ozone is (it doesn’t just have to do with the environment)
  • Antibacterial and antifungal benefits of ozone therapy
  • The pros and cons of ozone delivery systems
  • Why ozone isn’t a therapy to use every day
  • Cautions when using ozone and why it’s controversial
  • Tips to avoid a Herxheimer reaction (excessive die-off)
  • How to use an indirect signaling mechanism to deliver ozone
  • What causes sugar cravings (and how ozone can help)
  • Benefits of ozonated oils and how to use them
  • How to find the right dosage for you
  • Carbon 60: promising research that it mitigates effects EMF and radiation
  • And more!

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Child: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast.

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Jan 25, 2021
411: Breaking the Invisible Corset & Connecting to Your Body With Lauren Geertsen
Today’s episode is all about learning how to release the emotional ties that make us view our bodies from a place of fear, and how to replace that with love and acceptance. Lauren Geertsen of Empowered Sustenance is a body connection coach who’s done a ton of research and coaching to help women heal their …
Jan 21, 2021
410: Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Be a High-Performing Human With Dave Asprey
Thanks so much to Dave Asprey, world-famous biohacker and founder of Bulletproof, for returning to the podcast. He’s been called the father of biohacking and I think he deserves the title! Dave has spent about $2 billion taking control of his own biology and finding new and innovative ways to reach the peak of health. …
Jan 18, 2021
409: The Thyroid Reset Diet to Resolve Thyroid Problems With Dr. Alan Christianson
I’m here with Dr. Alan Christianson, who is most recently the author of The Thyroid Reset Diet, which we talk about today. Dr. Christianson is a naturopathic endocrinologist who specializes in Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and Graves’ disease. He is also the doctor who had a tremendous role in my own path to remission. He’s convinced that …
Jan 14, 2021
408: Cardiometabolic Risk, Lipoproteins and Metabolic Disorders With Dr. William Cromwell
This episode goes deep on something called cardiometabolic risk, understanding lipoproteins and metabolic disorders. I’m here with Dr. William Cromwell, who is the chief of the Lipoprotein and Metabolic Disorders Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina, and who is one of the foremost experts in the world on these topics. I think this is a really …
Jan 11, 2021
407: Working Toward Financial Independence and Time Freedom With Joe DiSanto
Today we’re talking about an often overlooked aspect of health, which is financial health. Statistically, financial woes are one of the top five stressors for many Americans. And we know stress can have a big impact on our sleep, our immune system, and of course our happiness. Enter Joe DiSanto, creator of the blog “Play …
Jan 07, 2021
406: The Case for Keto: Rethinking Obesity and Weight Loss With Gary Taubes
Gary Taubes is an award-winning scientist, health journalist, and author. You may know his books Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat. Now he has a new book called The Case for Keto that really deep dives into the data about the unprecedented epidemics of chronic disease, obesity, and diabetes in our society. Especially with everything going …
Jan 04, 2021
405: Eat Smarter: How to Use Food to Reboot Your Metabolism With Shawn Stevenson
Shawn Stevenson is back! You remember him from one of our most popular episodes ever. As a mom I always knew sleep was important, but it wasn’t until I met Shawn that I realized just how crucial it is for our health. Shawn has revolutionized the field of sleep hygiene and sleep health. His book Sleep …
Dec 31, 2020
404: Understanding Mast Cell Activation and Histamine Intolerance With Dr. Beth O'Hara
Today’s topic may not be one we think about every day, but unfortunately there are probably more and more people who are dealing with these conditions. I’m talking about mast cell activation and histamine intolerance with Dr. Beth O’Hara, who’s a Functional Naturopath specializing in this area. Beth is the founder and owner of Mast …
Dec 28, 2020
403: Whew! 2020 in Review + Experiments, Highlights, and Systems for 2021
Wow… what a crazy 525,600 minutes this year has been! For many of us, the intense challenges of 2020 have been a rollercoaster, a teacher, a frustration, and a very very long 12 months. I know my year didn’t match the plans I made, and maybe some of you are feeling the same way. Instead …
Dec 24, 2020
402: How to Use Glucose as a Continuous Health Marker for Metabolic Health With Dr. Casey Means of Levels
Lately you’ve probably seen me experimenting with a continuous glucose monitor on my arm. I have learned so much from just one month of tracking that I was eager to go deeper. Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician and the chief medical officer and co-founder of a company called Levels. They make a continuous …
Dec 21, 2020
401: Rethinking Education to Set Our Kids Up for Success With Jesse Elder
This episode is about one of my favorite topics: how we can set our kids up for success in an increasingly technological world. And I’m here with one of my favorite people to talk about this topic with, Jesse Elder. He is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur working on creating resources for families that help …
Dec 17, 2020
400th Episode: My Mental Models and 8 Rules for Life
Here we are… episode 400 of the Wellness Mama Podcast! It’s hard to believe I’ve been recording these for so long, and I’m so honored and grateful that you would share your most valuable resource, your time, with me and my guests over these past five years. This episode is a little bit different. It’s …
Dec 14, 2020
399: Chronic Pain: What’s Wrong With the Normal Approach and How to Fix It With Dr. Yoni Whitten

I’m here with Dr. Yoni Whitten, who is an expert on chronic pain. He’s a lifelong athlete who is no stranger to the physical and mental ailments that can hold us back. He is well-known for his program, Pain Fix Protocol, which blends the latest in scientific research with essential concepts from the field of natural movement, evolutionary health, spinal hygiene, and much more.

In this episode, we really go deep on things like why 1.5 billion people are suffering from chronic pain worldwide, and why so much of the conventional approach to treating chronic pain doesn’t make sense. Even if you don’t struggle with chronic pain, it can help so much with posture and agility overall.

Episode Highlights With Yoni Whitten

  • Why 1.5 billion people are suffering from chronic pain (and half of these have back pain)
  • The factors that make chronic pain so complex
  • What we can learn from five year olds about movement
  • The difference between exercise and movement and why it matters
  • Why so many chronic health problems could be resolved if people would walk 5-9 miles a day
  • How joints wear out even in people aren’t using them
  • A funny side effect of wearing heels
  • The surprising longevity correlation with being able to get up and down off the floor
  • Why NSAIDs are the number one prescribed treatment for chronic pain
  • The big mismatch between conventional pain treatment and what the research says
  • Ways to improve posture in adults and kids in creative ways
  • Why every joint needs to move through full range of motion every day, and how to do it
  • How to adopt a healthy movement routine each morning to avoid and fix chronic pain

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Child: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast.

This episode is brought to you by Alitura. You’ve probably heard me talk about that. This is a skincare company I love, and it’s founded by a dear friend of mine, Andy, who created these incredible products when he was in a horrible accident that left him with scars on his face. And this sent him into an

Dec 10, 2020
398: Sauna Use to Increase Lifespan, Improve Thyroid, Detox Safely, and More With Sauna Fix
As you probably know, sauna use has been a really important part of my own recovery journey. It’s something I do at least three or four days a week without fail. I recently found a really intriguing budget-friendly sauna option when I met the researcher behind it, Eileen Durfee. Eileen is a former nuclear power engineer …
Dec 07, 2020
397: Can Normal Thyroid Function Return by Avoiding Iodine With Dr. Alan Christianson

I’m here with someone I deeply admire and I’m incredibly grateful for. Dr. Alan Christianson is a naturopathic endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid function and specifically Hashimoto’s (which I had) as well as hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease.

Dr. Christianson was actually the first doctor to diagnose me (correctly) and guide me to my recovery. He’s also done this for thousands of people in his years of practice.

In this episode, we go deep on, of course, thyroid health, but also things like iodine, weight loss, and some confounding factors that aren’t always considered when it comes to thyroid.

Episode Highlights With Dr. Alan Christianson

  • Specific resources to help with thyroid disease
  • Some important reasons to consider avoiding iodine with thyroid disease
  • Why you likely need less iodine, not more, if you have thyroid disease (this was an important factor for me)
  • The hidden source of iodine you’ve probably never considered
  • How to know if you’re putting iodine on your skin without knowing it
  • What to know about selenium intake and how to get enough without getting too much
  • The labs to know to look at for thyroid health
  • One lab that confirms the presence of thyroid disease
  • The two products you should consider avoiding for thyroid health
  • And more!

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Dec 03, 2020
396: A Better Way to Connect With Small, Sustainable Farms, and Agriculture With LAEF
This episode is about a clever way one entrepreneur connects people directly with their local food economies to save money, get more nutritious food, and support small family farmers. I’m here with Matthew Barnes, who’s the co-founder of LAEF, which is short for Local Agriculture Expansion Foundation. In a nutshell, LAEF is a free payment …
Nov 30, 2020
395: Gratitude and Silver Linings of This Year - Thanksgiving Podcast
It’s been such a tough year for many people, and Thanksgiving is bound to feel different for many of us. In tough and uncertain times, it’s easy to focus on the negative… but what’s the benefit in that? In this Thanksgiving podcast, I share the lessons I’ve learned through all of this, including reinventing many …
Nov 26, 2020
394: The Carnivore Code, Plant Toxins, and Optimal Protein With Dr. Paul Saladino
Today I have the pleasure of welcoming a much-requested guest, Dr. Paul Saladino of “The Carnivore Code” fame. He’s a double board certified doctor with a controversial claim: vegetables aren’t as good for you as you think! Dr. Saladino goes deep on how he used a meat-only diet to reverse autoimmune issues, chronic inflammation, mental health …
Nov 23, 2020
393: Fish Oil, Nature's Real Superfoods, and Strengthening Immunity With Nora Gedgaudas
We’re back for a second episode with Nora Gedgaudas, who is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a clinical neurofeedback specialist. She has over 20 years of clinical experience and she’s also an extremely detailed researcher. I always love to hear her thoughts on controversial health topics since she goes deep and leaves no stone unturned. …
Nov 19, 2020
392: Understanding Genetics vs Epigenetics: How Genes Work Like Dominos and What Yours Are Telling You With Dr. Lynch of StrateGene
I am thrilled to say today I’m sitting down for round two with Dr. Ben Lynch, one of my favorite experts on genetics and epigenetics. He’s going to give us some very practical, useful tips on supporting your health by paying attention to your genes, and how to teach your kids to do this too. …
Nov 16, 2020
391: Using Detailed Health Journaling and Mindset Shifts to Heal With Sarah Kay Hoffman
Over the last few years, I have shared more about my own health journey and how I truly had to figure out my own individualized approach to health. I saw benefits from other systems — paleo, AIP, keto — but it wasn’t until I found a personalized approach that everything started to change. It can …
Nov 12, 2020
390: How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success With Julie Lythcott-Haims
I’m here with Julie Lythcott-Haims, who is the author of The New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult. It’s one of my favorite books and I think her message is incredibly, incredibly important. I’m so excited to have her on today to share her perspective because Julie is a mom (and also …
Nov 09, 2020
389: Addressing the Root Cause of Eczema, Allergies and Asthma With Dr. Nelli Gluzman
I’m here with Dr. Nelli Gluzman, the founder and head physician at Blossom Pediatrics, a practice dedicated to helping families address the root cause of common childhood illnesses and problems. As with so many guests I met on the podcast, Dr. Nelli’s story started with trying to help someone close to her — her own …
Nov 05, 2020
388: Balanced Hormones, Micronutrients, and the Thermo Diet With Christopher Walker

Christopher Walker is the CEO and co-founder of an amazing health company called UMZU. He also authored and created The Thermo Diet, a provocative new nutrition and health program. Today he shares his incredible story, from performing surgery on a patient at the age of 16, to his own brain tumor diagnosis at the age of 19 and how he recovered from that.

Oh, and for those of you who have written to me with concerns about husbands and significant others suffering from low testosterone, we address it in this episode!

Episode Highlights With Christopher Walker

  • The amazing story of how he first performed surgery at 16
  • Why he went through the Duke neuroscience program
  • The incredible health journey he undertook after getting a brain tumor
  • What the thermo diet is
  • The core parts of a nourishing micronutrient-rich diet
  • The reason to avoid phytic acid and vegetable oils (hint: your liver)
  • A case for focusing on fruits and roots as starches
  • The specific things women should pay attention to
  • A surprising fitness truth that you are likely getting wrong
  • Blockers vs activators and how to pay attention to this
  • A reason to do less cardio
  • And more!

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Nov 02, 2020
387: Ask Katie Anything: Protein, Supplements, Sleep, Parenting, and Shoes
You all ask so many great questions that I like to do a solo episode once in a while to answer some of the things on your mind. Of course I’m not a doctor, but I am a mom who’s been totally immersed in health for the last 15 years! As for today’s topics, I’ve …
Oct 29, 2020
386: What the Current Data Says About Viral Risk, Immune Function, and Herd Immunity With Dr. Chris Masterjohn PhD
This episode has been a long time coming, but I knew it was important to make sure we had reliable data available first! Now that some studies have come out, it’s time for a deep dive into COVID and who better to walk us through it than one of the researchers I highly, highly respect …
Oct 26, 2020
385: Root Canals, Wisdom Teeth, Remineralizing Teeth, and More With Dr. Kelly Blodgett
This episode is about one of my favorite research topics, oral health. I’m here with Dr. Kelly Blodgett, a recognized leader in holistic dentistry. Dr. Kelly has a fascinating and integrative approach to common dental health questions on topics like root canals, wisdom teeth, remineralizing teeth, gum disease, and a lot more. And some of …
Oct 22, 2020
384: Building a Village, Creating Strong Relationships & Biohacking Tips With Michael Trainer
My guest today is Michael Trainer, a biohacker and social impact entrepreneur making a huge difference in the world. He is the co-creator of Global Citizen, a movement dedicated to ending extreme poverty. He’s also the creator of Peak Mind, which brings together thought leaders to inspire a new vision of leadership. As you can …
Oct 19, 2020
383: Resilience, Mitochondrial Health, Peptides, and Smart Supplementation With World’s Leading Biochemist Shawn Wells
Shawn Wells is one of the most sought-out nutritional biochemists in the world, as well as an expert on biohacking and health optimization. Known as the “world’s best formulator,” he’s been responsible for creating over 500 supplements, foods, beverages, and cosmeceuticals. He’s also a chief clinical dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience. I …
Oct 15, 2020
382: World Renowned Mindset Expert on High Performance and Setting Our Kids Up for Success With Elliot Roe

In life, mindset is half the battle — especially when parenting! This episode is all about specific ways we can improve mindset in our homes and set our kids up for success in life. Elliot Roe is a world-renowned performance coach who works with Olympian athletes, Hollywood actors, Wall Street traders, entrepreneurs, and leaders in almost every industry. He hosts the podcast “The A-Game Advantage” and also created an app called Primed Mind that helps people in highly demanding industries unlock their full potential and perform on-demand.

As a dad, Elliot understands the complicated dynamics of parenting and the great potential that comes with that responsibility. I’ve found his techniques really helpful in overcoming my own mental roadblocks, which I can trace back to childhood and adolescence. By learning how to pass on a resilient mindset to our kids, we can interrupt the cycle and avoid giving our kids some of these roadblocks in the first place!

Episode Highlights With Elliot Roe

  • How to tap into the subconscious to change your habits
  • Why hypnotherapy isn’t what you think it is
  • A hidden reason you might procrastinate
  • Two key factors behind most of our decisions and personality traits
  • Why most of what we don’t like about ourselves can be changed
  • Ways to redefine how we look at success and failure
  • How to reach a flow state in your life and work
  • Steps to building a growth mindset (and passing it on to our kids)
  • How to use the Primed app to re-train your emotions
  • And more!

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Oct 12, 2020
381: How to Protect Indoor Air Quality From Viruses, Contaminants and Smoke With Peter Spiegel of AirDoctor
With viruses and now smoke from wildfires across much of the nation, air quality is an incredibly important topic. My heart goes out to any of you listening or reading who are in the path of these fires or affected by smoke. I’m here with Peter Spiegel, who is an entrepreneur, inventor, wellness expert, and …
Oct 08, 2020
380: How to Use CARs: My Secret for Mobility and Strength (+ HRV, FRC & Kinstretch) With Hunter Cook
I’m so glad to welcome my friend Hunter Cook back to the show today, because he’s a big reason why I’m more flexible and healthy today than I have been in a long time. Hunter and I became close friends when I visited Finland with Four Sigmatic, which was easy to do since he’s such …
Oct 05, 2020
379: Why Your Home Isn’t As Non-Toxic As You Think (& How to Fix It) With Kelly Love of Branch Basics
It may not be pleasant to think about, but chances are our homes probably aren’t as non-toxic as we’d like them to be. Modern carpets, paints, furniture, and cleaners all contribute to the problem, and it can feel like there’s not much we can do. Enter Kelly Love, one of the cofounders of Branch Basics …
Oct 01, 2020
378: Q&A: Health on a Budget, Virtual Schooling, Screen Time, Self Care, Eczema & Giving Blood
Today we’re going to switch things up and have a Q&A episode to cover some of the great questions I get from all of you. We’ll cover some timely topics like virtual schooling and homeschooling on a budget, as well as health-related topics I have been talking about for a while, like why I make …
Sep 28, 2020
377: How to Overcome Stress, Cravings & Weight Gain With The Watkins Method

During quarantine, I’ve heard from many of you asking for help with cravings and weight gain caused by stress and the emotional toll all of this is taking. To that end I brought in Brittany Watkins, one of my favorite people for advice on natural ways to stop emotional eating, control food cravings, and end self-sabotage.

In fact, she’s one of the top experts in the world on using something called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or tapping, which I relied on heavily during my weight loss journey. During that experience I realized I had to do the inner work I had ignored for so long in order to move forward.

Let me say too that I don’t think people need to necessarily be a certain size or a certain weight to be healthy. At the same time, I can’t argue with the fact that my health markers are all in a healthier range now and my Hashimotos is finally in remission. I give Brittany and her methods a lot of credit for where I am today, and I’m excited to share her with you in this episode.

Episode Highlights on The Watkins Method

  • How trauma can show up on our body as extra weight
  • Ways our bodies store traumatic experiences (even the small ones)
  • Why tapping interrupts and retrains our ingrained thoughts and memories
  • A strategy for tracing a craving back to an emotion or thought
  • The 9 points of EFT and how Emotional Freedom Therapy works
  • Ideas for handing down healthy thoughts and behaviors to our children, especially around food
  • What led Brittany to finally find the source of her struggles and find peace
  • One key question that stops most cravings in their tracks
  • And more!

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Sep 24, 2020
376: How to Use Everyday Activities to Rewire the Brain for Calmer Kids With Brain Harmony
She’s back! If you listened to her other podcast episode, you already know how much I love Carol Garner-Houston. Her ideas have influenced me as a parent and homeschool teacher, not to mention in business. Carol is a licensed occupational therapist who has been helping adults and children for the last 25 years. She is …
Sep 21, 2020
375: How to Breathe the Right Way (& Why It Matters!) With Max Gomez From Breathwrk
It wasn’t one of the first health hacks I tried, but it’s impossible to ignore the stress-reducing benefits of using the breath to calm the body. Max Gomez is my guest today, and he’s the co-founder and CEO of Breathwrk, a wellness company dedicated to teaching people breathing exercises for stress reduction, anti-anxiety, and more …
Sep 17, 2020
374: Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat (& Methane Explained) With Diana Rodgers
This episode is a must listen, I would say, especially for women and moms. I’m here with Diana Rogers, who is a licensed, registered dietician with a focus on real foods. She’s the host of the “Sustainable Dish” podcast, a mom of two, and an internationally recognized speaker on topics like sustainability, social justice, animal …
Sep 14, 2020
373: Why Sunlight Is As Important As Nutrition and Exercise for Health & Lifespan With Ari Whitten

This episode brings back one of my favorite guests, and one of your favorites as well, because he is one of the most requested repeat guests. I’m here with Ari Whitten, best-selling author and founder of the Energy Blueprint. I have a tremendous amount of respect for his research and look to him for guidance in many areas.

In this episode, we tackle what is often is a very controversial topic, even though it shouldn’t be — sun exposure! He makes an incredibly compelling case for why sunlight is as important as nutrition or exercise when it comes to health and lifespan. I know that you will learn as much as I did from this, even with all my research in this area, because he goes that deep.

Thanks for being here Ari!

Episode Highlights With Ari Whitten

  • The reason the sun is important (beyond just vitamin D)
  • Why a vitamin D supplement won’t replace the benefits of the sun
  • The relationship between sunlight and all-cause mortality
  • Why the research doesn’t show that sunlight is linked to dying earlier
  • The reasons why sun exposure is linked to better health and longer lifespan
  • A fascinating study that showed that women who got more sun exposure lived longer and healthier
  • Why avoiding the sun was as risky as smoking a pack a day of cigarettes
  • What malillumination is and why it is as bad as malnutrition
  • How sunlight reduces your risk of cancers, heart disease, and diabetes (which can all be more problematic than just skin cancer)
  • The different types of light in sunlight and why we need them all
  • A strong case for why sunlight does NOT meaningfully increase risk of skin cancer
  • Why melatonin is one of the most potent forces for health and how to increase it (hint: it has to do with light!)
  • How avoiding the sun might speed aging!
  • Why the more sunlight you get during the day, the stronger your brain gets against artificial light
  • How Katie eats her sunscreen to be able to handle more sun naturally without sunscreen
  • And more!

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Sep 10, 2020
372: Why Olive Oil Is My Health Secret With Kasandrinos International
I recently wrote about how olive oil has become my main dietary source of fat since I took a gene test that showed I don’t do well with saturated fat. Tony is the man behind my favorite brand of olive oil, Kasandrinos International, which he single-sources through family farms in Greece. In this episode we’ll …
Sep 07, 2020
371: How Eating More Protein Will Transform Your Metabolism With Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
I’m here with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, a Washington University fellowship-trained physician in nutritional science and geriatrics, and she’s board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulation. She also walks the walk. She is in incredible shape. She’s also a mom. And has what seems to be endless energy. And she works closely with special ops …
Sep 03, 2020
370: Creating a Profitable Business (& Why Now Is the Best Time!) With Ryan Moran

Today we’re talking all about finances, side hustles, and entrepreneurship — what you need to know and why this is best time (maybe ever) to start a new venture. I’m here with Ryan Moran, founder of, a site that teaches entrepreneurs to build businesses and invest. Ryan shares how he turned a $600 investment into an 8-figure company, and ways you can duplicate and build on what he learned along the way.

Many people are certainly feeling financial stress right now, so I think this is an especially timely episode. I hope these tips give you the confidence to take the leap and start putting your dreams into action!

Episode Highlights With Ryan Moran

  • How to think outside the box and start a business
  • Opportunities available in the market right now
  • Why this is the best time in history to be an entrepreneur
  • Unexpected benefits to nontraditional education
  • Why your ordinary life may be enough to inspire the best business ideas (if you know what to look for)
  • The most common mistakes new entrepreneurs make (and how to avoid them)
  • How parents can help kids start their own business incubators
  • And more!

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Aug 31, 2020
369: Lessons From Gaining & Losing 75 Pounds of Fat With Fit2Fat2Fit Drew Manning
This episode is so much fun! Today I’m talking to someone who has gained and lost 70 pounds and who is about to do it again. Drew Manning is the New York Times bestselling author of the book Fit2Fat2Fit. He writes about his experiment that went viral online where he gained and then lost a …
Aug 27, 2020
368: Finding Joy, Developing Intuition, & Asking Empowering Questions With Joy Martina
Dr. Joy Martina is my guest today and I credit her as a key part of my own personal growth in the last few years. She is a psychic psychologist with an incredible ability to help people see into themselves and find their own key for transformation. Dr. Joy teaches super practical, easy-to-use ways to …
Aug 24, 2020
367: Creating Your Tribe: Micro-Communities for School, Activities, & Social Support
It’s certainly no secret that school looks different for many of us this year. (In fact pretty much everything looks different!) In a recent podcast episode with our managing editor, Carrie, she and I walked through some of our best homeschool systems and tips, to offer encouragement to any other homeschool families or virtual schooling families, …
Aug 20, 2020
366: The Man Who Forgot to Die on Remembering to Live With Khalil Rafati
I’m here with Khalil Rafati, one of my favorite speakers and authors. He’s also an entrepreneur (are you surprised?!) and owns a chain of juice and smoothie bars I love, SunLife Organics. Khalil also owns Riviera Recovery, a transitional living facility for drug addicts and alcoholics, and this is a project of his for a …
Aug 17, 2020
365: Why What We Put on Our Bodies Matters So Much and CBD Science With Jessica Assaf of Prima
I am here today with Jessica Assaf, co-founder and the chief education officer at Prima, a company doing many of the same things in a different industry. She’s been a leading advocate for her safe beauty products and corporate accountability since she was fifteen. Since then she’s graduated from Harvard Business School and become an award-winning …
Aug 13, 2020
364: Mindset Strategies to Survive and Thrive as a Homeschooling, Working Parent With Carrie Husse

Carrie Husse has been one of the editorial masterminds behind the content on Wellness Mama and is now a homeschooling mom of four. She has a background in print book publishing and made the jump to join the Wellness Mama team in her spare time.

Like my family, Carrie and her husband both work from home in addition to homeschooling. It hasn’t always been an easy road, but at this point she’s addicted to building a flexible, out-of-the-box life where family and career go hand in hand. Reading, traveling, and learning as a family are always at the top of her priority list, as well as keeping up with her ever-growing suburban homestead.

It’s our hope this conversation can at least help lessen the learning curve for so many families in a time of great change.

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Carrie’s Favorite Homeschool Picks

Aug 10, 2020
363: Mind Body Green on Mental Health, Micro-Communities, & 80/20 Personalized Wellness
I’m so glad I get to sit down today with Colleen Wachob, the co-founder and co-CEO of MindBodyGreen, one of my all-time favorite health resources. Colleen graduated from Stanford University with degrees in international relations and Spanish and spent 10 years working at Fortune 500 companies like Gap, Walmart, and Amazon. We touch on a …
Aug 06, 2020
362: A Cardiologist Takes on Common Health Myths With Dr. Jack Wolfson
We haven’t talked about heart health on the podcast in a while, but this is an incredibly important topic for women! Board-certified cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson joins me today to talk about how nutrition, lifestyle, and supplements can help protect and improve long-term cardiac health. During our interview, we bust some common myths and misconceptions …
Aug 03, 2020
361: Homeschooling and Raising Entrepreneurs With Nathan Barry
I am here with Nathan Barry, a friend of mine and also the founder of a business called ConvertKit which powers the email and newsletter that many of you subscribe to. He like me was homeschooled and dropped out of college. He now runs a hundred million dollar company. In this episode, we delve into …
Jul 30, 2020
360: Four Questions to Change Your Life & Doing The Work With Byron Katie
I’m here today with Byron Katie, one of my favorite authors and speakers on the topics of mindset, parenting, and about a million other things. She is the author of many books including Loving What Is, I Need Your Love – Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy and, A Mind at Home with Itself. In …
Jul 27, 2020
359: All About Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum, and Avoiding Mom Burnout With Midwife Diana Spalding From Motherly
This episode is about all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, but not in the usual way. Instead of just focusing on baby, we are taking a close look at our journey as moms through of all these life-changing stages. My guest is Diana Spalding, a digital educator and editor at Motherly. She also happens to …
Jul 23, 2020
358: A Practical Guide to CBD and Medicinal Mushrooms With The Rebel’s Apothecary
I’m here with Jenny Sansouci, author of The Rebel’s Apothecary and an expert on all things cannabis, CBD, and mushrooms. These may sound like controversial or off-the-wall topics, but they are actually increasingly relevant in the research right now. Now that they are more widely available than ever, I thought they would be important to talk about …
Jul 20, 2020
357: HPV: How to Support the Body to Recover Naturally With Dr. Doni Wilson

In this episode, we’re wading into a controversial area that parents are very concerned about, based on the number of emails and comments I get on the topic. Today we’re tackling HPV or Human Papillomavirus from all the possible angles, from vaccination to root cause approaches.

Since I don’t have personal experience within this area, I’m leaning naturopathic doctor Dr. Doni Wilson. She has an extremely high success rate in helping patients with problems like HPV or abnormal pap smears get back to normal after diagnosis. She goes deeps on underlying causes and factors, including genetic issues, reverse adrenal distress, autoimmunity, cervical dysplasia, and infertility.

p.s. Just in case you think HPV isn’t a concern for you: If you are female, you likely have up to an 80% chance of getting this at some point during your life. If you are male, you may never know if you had this or not, but you may be just as much at risk!

Episode Highlights With Dr. Doni Wilson

  • The factors that make a difference in your risk for HPV
  • What percentage of people likely have HPV at some point
  • How to know if you have it
  • Ways to support the immune system after an abnormal pap smear
  • The leaky gut connection more doctors need to be talking about
  • How many women resolve HPV and get a normal pap smear after
  • The amazing protocol that helps 95+% of Dr. Doni’s patients heal
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

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Are you concerned about HPV? Is there an angle we didn’t cover? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

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Child: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast.

This episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic, a company specializing in superfood mushrooms products designed to improve immunity, focus, sleep and health and so much more. I’ve been using these products for years and I am a big fan of their Lion’s Mane Coffee in the morning and their Reishi at night,

Jul 16, 2020
356: How to Improve Your Health Based on Genetics With Joe Cohen From SelfDecode

Joe Cohen won the lottery on bad genes. From childhood he suffered from all kinds of inflammation, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, and many other issues his doctors couldn’t seem to sort out. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, he threw himself into experimentation and self-learning to improve his health like many of us have. He’s now a self-made “biohacker” and he created the ultimate biohacking resource, a website called SelfHacked.

All this led to his next venture, a biotech software platform for DNA-based health research called SelfDecode. We go deep today into how you can use your personalized genetics to understand how to meet your health goals.

There’s so much to cover here I bet we’ll need to have Joe back for round two, but for now let’s get started!

Episode Highlights With SelfDecode

  • A helpful analogy for how our immune system works
  • The role of genetics in our personal health
  • Why all MTHFR mutations aren’t equal (it depends on your genes)
  • How knowing your genetic information can help you figure out the right path to overcome depression
  • Ways to counteract your “bad” genes
  • Why COVID affects some people more than others
  • Diet considerations for someone with the PEMT (fatty liver) gene
  • And more!

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More From Wellness Mama

Have you ever had genetic testing done? What did it do for your health? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

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Child: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by Wellnesse, my new personal care company that is based on the recipes I’ve been making at home in my kitchen for decades. Many “clean” products simply don’t work and this is why I have spent the last decade researching and perfecting recipes for products that not only eliminate toxic chemicals but contain ingredients that work better than their conventional alternatives and that nourish your body from the outside in. I’m so excited to finally share these produc

Jul 13, 2020
355: What You Need to Know About Cavities, Gum Disease, and TMJ With Dr. Thomas Birkenhauer
This episode was a fun one for me because I have been an amateur dental researcher for over a decade now. I’m so obsessed with oral health that I even developed and launched my own toothpaste! My guest is Dr. Thomas Birkenhauer, a personal friend of mine and actually my dentist. In fact I now …
Jul 09, 2020
354: How to Upgrade Your Brain and Learn Anything Faster With Limitless Author Jim Kwik
Jim Kwik taught me how to speed read, one of the most valuable skills I have ever mastered. Now he’s back on the show today to talk to us about how to upgrade your brain and learn anything faster! And his story is incredible. After a childhood brain injury, teachers gave him little hope and …
Jul 06, 2020
353: A Chat With My Husband: Healthy Living, Working Together, Parenting & Random Things in the Name of Health
Today you get the real inside scoop as I sit down with my husband Seth for a long-awaited podcast chat. He’s the mastermind of all things tech behind the Wellness Mama website and podcast, an avid outdoorsman, and I couldn’t do what I do without him! Obviously and most importantly we also tackle the business …
Jul 02, 2020
352: How Protein Improves Metabolism and Health With Billy Bosch From Iconic Protein
Today on the podcast we’re talking all about protein: how much do we need, what kind do we need, and how can know our kids are getting enough! I’m here with my friend Billy Bosch, the founder of ICONIC Protein, who knows this area inside and out. We’ll explain exactly how protein works as a …
Jun 29, 2020
351: A Parent’s Guide to Precocious Puberty & How to Slow It Down With Dr. Anne Marie Fine
I have a pre-teen daughter now and it’s a whole new world! I’ve been thinking a lot about today’s topic, which is how modern toxins and lifestyle affects our kids during puberty. Dr. Anne-Marie Fine is an award-winning researcher and expert on this topic. She founded a forward-thinking health company called IAMFINE, based on her personal …
Jun 25, 2020
350: The Three Pillars of Healing to Become Your Best Self With Danette May
Danette May has an incredible story of healing and a complete mindset and lifestyle shift. She’s the best selling author of a book called The Rise as well as seven health and fitness books and programs. Danette brought all of her experiences together to cofound a company called Mindful Health. Today I’ll also share some of …
Jun 22, 2020
349: How to Be Your Best in High Stress Situations With Former Army Ranger and CIA Agent Jeff Banman

I’m pretty sure every one of us has experienced some level of high stress, especially these days! I am here with Jeff Banman, a former firefighter, U.S. Army Ranger, and CIA Counter-terrorism Operator. He’s made a career of studying successful people and discovering which variables allow them to survive or even thrive in stressful situations. Jeff has taken all he’s learned from years of conducting operations and missions all over the world and applied it to all aspects of modern-day parenting.

Jeff is a parent as well, so we also talk about how to foster this mindset of resilience and strength in your kids from an early age. I think you’ll enjoy this super creative and science-based way to look at adversity as much as I did.

Episode Highlights With Jeff Banman

  • What combat situations teach us about the brain
  • Jeff’s three Cs that allow kids (and adults) to thrive: comfort, confidence, and creativity
  • Why parenting may be the toughest and most important leadership role anyone can have
  • What it means to live in a conscious parenting zone
  • Tips and strategies for getting comfortable with discomfort
  • How heart rate variability lets us see stress
  • Ways to find (and create) calm even when there’s chaos
  • How to judge an acceptable and healthy level of risk for kids
  • Why Jeff made it his life’s mission to help people be more resilient
  • And more!

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Can you relate to Jeff’s life lessons? What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

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Child: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast.

This episode is sponsored by Joovv Red Light Therapy, a natural red light therapy in your very own home. We may not think of light when w

Jun 18, 2020
348: How to Minimize Your Exposure to Toxins & Effective Detox Protocols With Dr. Sandison From Neurohacker
Today we’re going deep on two very important topics in today’s modern world: toxins and detox. I’m here with Dr. Heather Sandison, the founder and medical director of the North County Natural Medicine Clinic and founder of Neurohacker and Marama, a unique residential care facility for the elderly. Dr. Sandison specializes in brain health, especially …
Jun 15, 2020
347: The Neuroscience of Calm During Stressful Times With Dr. David Rabin
In a time when we all probably feel more stress and uncertainty than usual, I invited Dr. David Rabin back for a second episode. Dr. Rabin has made a science of developing simple, non-invasive measures to better handle common emotional states like anxiety, stress, isolation, and overwhelm. During his research at the University of Pittsburgh, …
Jun 11, 2020
346: Sulforaphane: The “Broccoli Molecule” That Slows Aging, Fights Cancer, & Boosts Immune Health With BrocElite
Years ago, one of the things my doctor recommended for my Hashimoto’s was to start incorporating broccoli sprouts into my diet. He explained that they contain a compound called sulforaphane with incredible protective health benefits. To get sulforaphane I’ve been growing and eating broccoli sprouts routinely (in a hot broccoli and mustard smoothie for maximum …
Jun 08, 2020
345: How to Use Circadian Fasting to Improve Health & Slow Aging With Dr. Amy Shah
Dr. Amy Shah is back by popular demand! This is no surprise to me as I know what a wealth of information she is. Dr. Amy is a double board-certified doctor and nutrition expert with training from Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard University. She also has an extensive background in internal medicine and allergy and immunology, …
Jun 04, 2020
344: Get Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Yelling, or Losing Control With Amy From Positive Parenting Solutions
Calling all parents… this episode is 100% dedicated to you! Today I’m having a heart to heart with Amy McCready, creator of Positive Parenting Solutions, on the subject of kids, discipline, and peaceful parenting. She is here with some priceless wisdom to help us figure out how to get our kids to listen without nagging …
Jun 01, 2020
343: How to Balance Neurotransmitters Naturally With Dr. Ann-Marie Barter
Today we’re about to get an amazing education in neurotransmitters, those very important chemical messengers in our brains. Balancing neurotransmitters through natural methods is an important part of Dr. Ann-Marie Barter’s work in her practice in Colorado. Dr. Ann uses a combination of functional blood chemistry analysis, nutrition, applied kinesiology, and other natural remedies with …
May 28, 2020
343: How to Balance Neurotransmitters Naturally With Dr. Ann-Marie Barter

Today we’re about to get an amazing education in neurotransmitters, those very important chemical messengers in our brains. Balancing neurotransmitters through natural methods is an important part of Dr. Ann-Marie Barter’s work in her practice in Colorado. Dr. Ann uses a combination of functional blood chemistry analysis, nutrition, applied kinesiology, and other natural remedies with a functional medicine approach to help people with a host of brain/body issues.

While we may think of neurotransmitters in terms of brain health, when they get out of balance they can also affect the thyroid, blood sugar, gut health, hormones, and so many other issues.

Let’s get started as there’s so much to cover, including practical ways that you can start at home to optimize your neurotransmitter levels, reduce stress, and feel better!

Episode Highlights With Dr. Ann-Marie Barter

  • What neurotransmitters are and the areas of health they affect (hint: most things!)
  • Kinds of neurotransmitters, especially serotonin and dopamine, and how they work in the body
  • Why addressing dopamine levels may help you with sugar cravings and other addictive habits
  • Signs you might have low dopamine
  • Why diabetes should not be the only measure of having a blood sugar problem
  • What processed foods can do to your neurotransmitters
  • How to check your glucose at home (and why you’d want to)
  • What a simple elimination diet can do for brain balance
  • How to know if you have a serotonin imbalance
  • Important things to know about SSRIs and antidepressants
  • Key vitamins for brain and neurotransmitter health
  • And more!

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