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

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
Jun 21, 2021
453: Dr Tami Meraglia & Ian Mitchell on a Holistic Approach to Hair Loss (with Extreme Results)
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 …
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: The Rain Barrel Effect, Inflammation, Fasting & Hormones With Dr. Stephen Cabral
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: How Plastic Chemicals Are Changing Your Family’s Health & Hormones and What to Do About It With Dr. Mantravadi
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: Chemicals, Not Cows, Are Killing Insects and Destroying the Ocean With John Roulac
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: METABOLICAL: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine With Dr. Robert Lustig
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: Working Through Trauma and Understanding the Mind/Body Connection With Ari Langdon
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: Hacking Chemo: Metabolic Factors That Affect Cancer Recovery With Martha Tettenborn
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: Health Optimization Medicine, Nootropics, and Anti-Aging With Polymath Dr. Ted Achacoso
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: The Cause (and Solution) of Back and Neck Pain With the Neck Shaper
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: Biohacking Joy and Creating Strong Community With Radha Agrawal of Daybreaker
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: The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone With Dr. Gundry
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: Using Olfactory and Transdermal Methods to Calm Anxiety With Jodi Cohen
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: How to Use Whole Body Vibration for Strength, Bone Health and Fat Loss With Power Plate
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: How to Eat Better to Feel Better (and Stay Balanced) With Giada De Laurentiis
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: How Light Can Heal (or Damage) Your Health & Hormones With Andy Mant
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: Designing Long-Term Financial Wellness for Your Family With Michael Stevens
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: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Health Optimization Medicine With Dr. Scott Sherr
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: Everything You Need to Know About Sleep and Melatonin With Lisa Shank
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: Helping Kids & Teens Build a Healthy Relationship With Technology With Katey McPherson
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: Navigating Virtual School, Homework, and an Unpredictable School Year Without Stress With Amy McCready
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: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine With Dr. Michele Borba
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: I’m So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout & Boost Energy and Reclaim Your Life With Dr. Amy Shah
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 w/ 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 …
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 is the editorial mastermind behind the content on Wellness Mama and a homeschooling mom of three. She made the jump from a career in print book publishing to serve as managing editor at Wellness Mama and we’re all forever grateful that she did! Like my family, Carrie and her husband both work from …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
342: How to Use Enzymes to Help Digestion & Autoimmune Issues With Steve Wright
Just when you think we’ve touched on every health topic possible, something new and exciting comes up! I’m here with Steven Wright, a medical engineer, Kalish Functional Institute graduate, and expert in an emerging area of gut health: enzymes! It turns out they don’t just help with digestion but also with a whole list of …
May 25, 2020
341: Q&A With Katie: Motivation, Magnesium, Homeschooling & Parenting Teens
I’m coming to you solo today to answer your most frequently asked questions, and you asked some great ones! I’ll be giving a long-awaited update on how (and why) we homeschool, whether our food rules still apply as our kids get older, and what I’m learning as I start to parent teenagers! Hopefully what I share …
May 21, 2020
340: My Son Talks Entrepreneurship, Homeschooling, Sustainability, and His Cookbook Chef Junior
Today’s episode is a special one for me, because I am here with my oldest son, Anthony, to talk about a project he has worked really hard on the past couple of years: a cookbook by kids and for kids called Chef Junior, scheduled to release May 19th! We also answer many of the questions …
May 18, 2020
339: Healing Trauma, Releasing Shame, Finding Joy & Becoming a Super Attractor With Gabrielle Bernstein
The last two years have been a journey for me as I worked through a past trauma to get to a new point of inner healing. The result? I feel happier in my skin and even enjoyed a dramatic 80-pound weight loss as everything else came into balance. One of the heroes I looked up …
May 14, 2020
338: From Autoimmune Disease to Thriving Health With Ryan Lee
My guest Ryan Lee is a dad of 4 and a super inspiring figure in the health and business world. He created REWIND, a delicious plant-based bar that is one of my go-to healthy snacks. He’s here today to not only talk about that, but about everything from time management to parenting to strategies for …
May 11, 2020
337: Science-Backed Strategies for Happiness Even During Stressful Times (With Yale Professor Dr. Laurie Santos of The Happiness Lab)
Does getting what we want make us happy? Or is making our own happiness help us get what we want? That’s just one of the many questions Dr. Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, is here to talk about today. After observing a disturbing level of unhappiness and anxiety among her college students, …
May 07, 2020
336: How to Grow Sprouts in Your Kitchen for Nutritious and Inexpensive Food With Doug Evans
Fresh produce you can grow on your kitchen counter in a matter of days? Yes please! Doug Evans learned everything you could ever want to know about sprouting by learning to live off the food grid on his desert property in California. He learned so much he wrote The Sprout Book to share the benefits of …
May 04, 2020
335: How the Food Industry Preys on Children & How to Fix It (With Dr. Mark Hyman)
Dr. Mark Hyman is one of the most celebrated and widely recognized health leaders today. He’s back on the podcast today to talk about how the food industry is targeting our children, and what we can do as moms to fight back. From school lunches to what we put on the dinner table, there are …
Apr 30, 2020
334: Why We Need Salt (& How Much) With Robb Wolf
We’re used to seeing health fads come and go, but one that I think is increasingly important for women to pay attention to is salt and sodium intake. Many of us were raised to think low sodium was good for the heart and for blood pressure, but Robb Wolf is here to say that we …
Apr 27, 2020
333: How to Scale Up and Be a Thought Leader With Denise Brosseau
I’ve always said that women, especially moms, have so much power to create exponential change in the world. We’re going to talk through that concept today and get advice on how to channel our efforts in some very practical and also visionary ways. My guest Denise Brosseau created her own business teaching women how to …
Apr 23, 2020
332: An Eastern, Ancient Traditional Approach to Health & Longevity With Simon Cheng of Pique Tea
We hear some incredible health stories on this podcast, and today is no exception! After a decade of very poor health, Simon Cheng found himself celebrating his 30th birthday with a tube of antibiotics connected directly to his heart valve. He said, “Enough is enough” and changed his life dramatically. Today we’re going deep into Simon’s personal …
Apr 20, 2020
331: Rethinking Health: 8 Predictive Biomarkers for Lifetime Health With Russell Jaffe
The longer I study health, the more I’m convinced: health is highly personal and there is no “one-size-fits-all” health prescription. The problem is, how do you know where you stand? Dr. Russell Jaffe, MD and PhD, is pretty much my dream guest. He went from a full conventional medicine background at the National Institute for …
Apr 16, 2020
330: Science-Backed Practical Strategies for Immunity & Decreased Viral Threat With Dr. Ken Brown
This timely episode focuses on what we can all do to help support immune health and fortify the body against viruses at this crucial time in history. It may surprise you that I’ve asked not an infectious disease specialist but a gastroenterologist to talk to us about this subject. Dr. Ken Brown is on the …
Apr 13, 2020
329: How to Slow Aging, Fight Inflammation, & Improve Cellular Signaling With Brian Dixon
While there’s plenty of things I like about getting older, it’s definitely a goal of mine to stay flexible, strong, and healthy as I age. This is how we’re approaching the topic of anti-aging today — not so much lines and wrinkles, but going deeper to how we can slow the aging process, fight inflammation, …
Apr 09, 2020
328: How to Live Fearlessly and Work Through Roadblocks With Rhonda Britten
Today’s episode is going to be all about the mental and emotional side of health, which I’ve learned plays a powerful role in overall physical health. I’m here with the fascinating and Emmy Award-winning Rhonda Britten. You may have seen her a few times on Oprah guest sharing her own tragic and inspiring story of …
Apr 06, 2020
327: Optimizing Gut Health to Keep the Immune System Strong With Tina Anderson
We’re bringing you a bit of a “special edition” episode today by taking some time to really talk about all that is going on in the world. There are practical and evidence-based strategies and supplements that I’m using to focus on gut and immune health right now and to keep my family, hopefully, safe and …
Apr 02, 2020
326: The Catastrophic Consequences of Sitting Too Much and What to Do About It With Dr. Turner Osler
The average American spends 8 hours a day sitting… just let that sink in… If there’s anything we spend that much time doing, we should be sure we know what it’s doing to our bodies! Dr. Turner Osler, a retired academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist, who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers, is …
Mar 30, 2020
325: Hashimoto’s Update: How I Got to Remission & What I Do to Maintain
Today I’m going to give you all an update on my decade-long journey with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, one of the reasons I got into health and started a blog and a podcast. I’ll revisit from beginning to end all of the steps I tried, what worked and what didn’t work, and where I currently am with …
Mar 26, 2020
324: Increasing Immunity Naturally & Skincare From the Inside Out With Four Sigmatic
My favorite superfood mushroom coffee company, Four Sigmatic, launched a skincare line that is so clean you can actually eat them! I’ve asked Four Sigmatic founder Tero Isokauppila to come back and tell us everything he knows about natural skin care today, from products to diet to superfoods that nourish skin from the inside out. This …
Mar 23, 2020
323: How to Have a Genius Life Using Four Key Pillars of Health With Max Lugavere
I just love today’s interview, since it’s not often you get to talk to someone who is a filmmaker, best selling author, and renowned health and science journalist all in one! Max Lugavere is the host of the iTunes podcast “The Genius Life” and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Genius Foods: Become …
Mar 19, 2020
322: A Common-Sense Approach to Coronavirus & COVID-19 with Pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song
As we are all well aware, a world-wide pandemic called the coronavirus or COVID-19 has turned the lives of millions upside down. We are literally flooded with information but still have detailed questions about our day-to-day decisions that seem to go unanswered. Dr. Elisa Song, MD, is a pediatrician and functional medicine expert who is …
Mar 16, 2020
321: Detoxification, Mitochondrial Health, Biophysics, and Figuring Out Your Optimal With Caleb Jennings
Caleb Jennings is a former extreme sports athlete with an incredible background. After sustaining an injury that ended his career, he set out on the path of holistic biohacking, trying anything and everything to get better. Today, he’s a world-renowned health coach and expert in health at the micro-cellular level. There’s so much we could …
Mar 12, 2020
320: Coffee: Everything You Need to Know – With Andrew Salisbury of Purity Coffee
This episode is all about one of my favorite drinks (no, not wine)… coffee! Today we are going answer the perennial question of whether coffee is good for you or not. For help I’ve asked Andrew Salisbury, founder of over 14 companies in the last 25 years, to tell us about his latest (and my …
Mar 09, 2020
319: Everything You Need to Know About the Keto Diet With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino
The keto diet has been sweeping the health world for quite a while now, but I still get so many questions about whether this high fat, low carb diet approach is really healthy for women. Lucky for us, I’m here now with one of the top experts in the world on the topic, whose research …
Mar 05, 2020
318: Fecal Microbiota Transfer (FMT) for Gut Health and Autism
If you don’t know what FMT is, you’re not alone! This is a new and cutting-edge treatment, and one that might make you a little squeamish. Dr. Jason Klop, who has been working in the field of digestive health and microbiome restoration for many years, is here to talk about his extensive experience with FMT …
Mar 02, 2020
317: Tackling Insomnia, Anxiety, Weight, and Hormones Naturally With Esther Blum
Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and High Performance Coach who has helped thousands of women permanently lose weight, eliminate the need for medication, lose stubborn belly fat, and reverse chronic illness. You may have seen her on Dr. Oz, The Today Show, or Fox News Live. She is also the bestselling author of Cavewomen …
Feb 27, 2020
316: 17 Practical Time-Saving Systems for Parents (& How I “Get It All Done”)
Hands down, the question I’m asked the most is how I “get it all done.” It’s true — with six kids, homeschooling, running several businesses, and prioritizing health, I have a lot on my plate. The truth is, there was a time not so long ago when I nearly dropped all of the plates I …
Feb 24, 2020
315: Mindfulness for Moms With Ziva Meditation’s Emily Fletcher
My guest today is Emily Fletcher, founder of Ziva Meditation and author of the best-selling book Stress Less. Emily really caught my attention when we were chatting at an event about meditation. Meditating has never been the easiest thing for me, but something she said that day stuck with me. She said we meditate not to get …
Feb 20, 2020
314: Why We Need Meat (& So Does the Planet) With Anya Fernald
A look at the recipes on my blog shows that I consider meat to be an important part of a healthy diet. I realize this stance can be highly controversial given the poor diet, environment, and climate impact of commercial meat-raising practices. This is why I asked Anya Fernald — a leader in the high …
Feb 17, 2020
313: The Tapping Solution to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Pain With Nick Ortner
I’m here today with Nick Ortner, the CEO of The Tapping Solution, a company with a mission to bring tapping to the mainstream. What is tapping, you ask? Think of it as modern psychology meets ancient Chinese acupressure, but self-administered in the comfort of your home. I use it during times of stress or when …
Feb 13, 2020
312: What to Expect & How to Prepare for Menopause with Dr. Lyla Blake-Gumbs
Dr. Lyla Blake-Gumbs is a board-certified family and functional medicine physician with 22 years of clinical training and experience. I met Dr. Lyla when she joined SteadyMD, which I’ve shared about before. I knew I wanted to ask Dr. Lyla to be on the podcast when I learned she is an expert in women’s hormone …
Feb 10, 2020
311: Getting Unstuck From Self-Sabotage With Erin Pheil of MindFix
It’s so easy to get stuck in our own thoughts and insecurities, and so tough to break the cycle! Today’s episode is all about self-sabotage and how to remove mental roadblocks that are barriers to success or happiness. I am here with Erin Pheil, the founder of the MindFix Group, a program that has a …
Feb 06, 2020
310: Can Our Soils Heal Us? How Regenerative Agriculture and Home Gardens Can Improve Our Health
Today on the podcast we’re talking all about regenerative agriculture, what it is, and how to apply it to a home garden. By using these principles that rebuild and nourish the soil, you can grow nutrient-dense food for your family inexpensively and without a lot of time and effort. Leah Webb has worked in nutrition …
Feb 03, 2020
309: How I Overcame Trauma (and Lost 50 Pounds)
Today I’m opening up and sharing about my own inner journey over the past year and how that led to dramatic physical changes without major diet and exercise changes. If you’d told me a few years ago that something like that was even possible, I would not have believed you. My journey involved realizing firsthand just how connected …
Jan 30, 2020
308: How to Use Your Hormones to Your Advantage With FloLiving
You’ve heard me talk about the importance of optimizing our circadian rhythm with food and light, but as women there’s another rhythm we all know well… that monthly cycle that fogs our brains, gets our food cravings going, and plays havoc with our emotions! It ruins everything, right? Well, Alisa Vitti is here today to change …
Jan 27, 2020
307: Anti-Aging Skin Science From the Inside Out With Dr. Emilia Javorsky
The way our skin looks and feels as we age isn’t determined just by genetics, or what cream we use, or how much we stay out of the sun! In many ways it is a reflection of everything we put into our bodies. Today, Dr. Emilia Javorsky returns to the podcast to tell us how …
Jan 23, 2020
306: Dangers of Mold Exposure & How to Protect Yourself From Mold Toxicity With Ann Shippy MD
Dr. Ann Shippy is a powerhouse on a very important mission to help people across the world live their healthiest lives using cutting-edge science, really specific research, and genetic information to treat the root causes of disease. She left engineering to attend the University of Texas medical school and is now board-certified in internal medicine …
Jan 20, 2020
305: A Day in the Life: Wellness Mama Health Routines
With over 1300 posts on Wellness Mama, I think I’ve tried just about every diet, supplement, workout, and health tool out there! Today I thought I’d do something a little different and share how I’ve filtered through all that to settle on my personal health non-negotiables. My views have definitely changed on many things, while …
Jan 16, 2020
304: Ninja Warrior Travis Brewer on Movement, Gratitude, and Play
I met Travis Brewer on my trip to Finland with Four Sigmatic, and let’s just say he made an impression! Forget the subfreezing temperatures and snow everywhere… Travis did handstands and backflips on pretty much everything… from sleds to towers to bridges! Outside of Finland, Travis is literally a fitness ninja who is on a …
Jan 13, 2020
303: Gabby Reece on Parenting, Creating Strong Relationships, and XPT
It’s not every day you get to sit down with one of your personal role models! Gabrielle Reece is not only a volleyball legend but an inspirational figure for girls and women everywhere. You may already know Gabby as a former professional beach volleyball player and Nike’s first female spokeswoman, but in this episode, you’ll …
Jan 09, 2020
302: 5 Ways to Move for Improved Posture, Sleep, and Health With Align Method
Aaron Alexander returns with tips on how to get more movement in your life with a few simple changes in your daily routine. Aaron is a manual therapist and movement coach who helps the world’s best athletes, celebrities, and everyone in between to relieve pain, increase strength, and optimize their movement. Today we talk more …
Jan 06, 2020
301: How to Use Light to Drastically Improve Health With Matt Maruca
I’m here today for a fascinating conversation with Matt Maruca who is a researcher, a teacher, and an entrepreneur in the field of photobiology, or the study of how light affects health. After suffering from poor health and chronic fatigue since the age of 14, Matt chose to skip the beaten path of higher education …
Dec 30, 2019
300: A Big Announcement and Happy Holidays!
Happy holidays to you and your family! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. Today I’m coming to you solo to share a super exciting, big announcement about a project I have been working on for over a decade and can finally share with you! I recently co-founded a new company called Wellnesse, and we’ve …
Dec 23, 2019
299: How Serenity Kids Is Revolutionizing the Baby Food Industry
I am here talking with Joe and Serenity Carr, the husband and wife team that co-founded Serenity Kids Baby Food. I knew I had to help them get the word out when I heard they were making a pre-packaged baby food that was low sugar and contained plenty of healthy fats. Finally! I know moms …
Dec 16, 2019
298: Getting Back to Happy With Marc and Angel Chernoff
We could all use a little help when it comes to figuring out this crazy ride called life! Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with two of my favorite personal development and life hack coaches, Marc and Angel Chernoff. Because of their ideas on success and happiness (and how to combine the two) …
Dec 09, 2019
297: Why the Wahls Protocol Works for More Than MS: An Update With Dr. Terry Wahls
In her years of practice, Dr. Terry Wahls has helped thousands of people fight incredible odds. If you haven’t heard her story, prepare to be amazed. In 2000, Dr. Terry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her health deteriorated, leaving her in a wheelchair and dependent on medication. She fought back with years of medical training …
Dec 02, 2019
296: Why AI-Assisted High Intensity Training Is the Next Exercise Frontier With CAR.O.L
Today we’re honing in on the science of high intensity interval training, which is the science-supported idea that you can get more benefit from a short, intense workout than from a 45-minute run, if you do it right. I’m here with Ratna Singh, a mom of two and co-founder of a new startup called CAR.O.L, …
Nov 25, 2019
295: Health Foods That Are Actually Making Us Sick With Dr. Gundry of the Plant Paradox
I am here today with one of the most requested podcast guests ever. Dr. Steven Gundry MD is a renowned heart surgeon and four-time New York Times bestselling author and physician-scientist. He’s a leading expert on the lectin-free diet as the key to reversing disease and increasing longevity, which he explains in his book The Plant Paradox. …
Nov 18, 2019
294: Using Targeted Nutrition to Alleviate Hormone Related Issues With Dr. Chris Masterjohn
Chris Masterjohn is one of those people you never want to stop talking to, so although he’s been on the podcast before, my list of questions for him might be longer than the first time! Chris Masterjohn holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut and his understanding of the intricate relationship …
Nov 11, 2019
293: Functional Medicine for Families and Stress Reduction With Dr. Rick Henriksen
My guest Dr. Rick Henriksen is a concierge medicine doctor with SteadyMD, my favorite online source of health care for our family. Dr. Rick is also Whole 30 founder Melissa Urban’s personal physician, which means he has an in-depth understanding of how diet affects health and a functional medicine approach to solving health problems. Before coming …
Nov 04, 2019
292: Transformational Nutrition From the Inside Out With Cynthia Garcia
I’d call Cynthia Garcia a true mentor of mine and someone I look up to in every way. Cynthia founded the Institute of Transformational Nutrition, which is where I got my MCHC certification. I love that now I get to share her with you! Today we’re going to talk about how the key to weight …
Oct 28, 2019
291: How to Create Your Ideal Family, Career, and Life With Kion CEO Angelo Keely
I’m really looking forward to this conversation today! Angelo Keely is one of my most inspiring and favorite friends, and I admire him so much both personally and professionally. Angelo is the CEO of Kion, a lifestyle supplement and functional food company he founded along with Ben Greenfield. I love their coffee, energy bars, and …
Oct 21, 2019
290: Braving Dark Night of the Soul and Learning to Own Yourself With Kelly Brogan
Today we’re going in a different direction but it’s one more closely related to physical health than we often realize. I am here with Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD, whom you have heard from before. (See the show notes below for her first episode.) She’s board-certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine and specializes …
Oct 14, 2019
289: Stoic Wisdom for Modern Life and Parenting With Ryan Holiday
Today’s guest, Ryan Holiday, has been on my dream list of interviews for a long time. He is the best-selling author of many books including Ego is the Enemy, The Obstacle is the Way, and his newest Stillness is the Key, along with the Daily Stoic, a book I read one page from each morning. …
Oct 07, 2019
288: Breakthrough Solutions for Anxiety, Depression and PTSD With Apollo Founder Dr. David Rabin
I’m going to go ahead and say it: this is one of my favorite interviews I’ve ever done to date! You definitely need an open mind for this one. We’re talking about how a breakthrough technology could change the way we manage, treat, and actually fix things like anxiety, treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, and other conditions. …
Sep 30, 2019
287: How to Create and Rekindle Passion & Libido in Relationships With Susan Bratton
Today we take a bit of detour from the usual topics to one that is deeply personal and probably not talked about enough. We’re discussing sex, libido, and intimacy, all rolled into one… and I think we all know this can be an interesting area to navigate post-motherhood! If you don’t already know about my …
Sep 23, 2019
286: Create a Dashboard for Your Life With Dan Pardi From Human OS
Dr. Dan Pardi is a researcher at Stanford University in California and at Leiden University in the Netherlands who specializes in studying lifestyle factors like sleep, exercise, and diet. He is the CEO of Human OS, an app designed to take a healthy lifestyle to the next level, hour by hour. This is not your …
Sep 16, 2019
285: How to Have a Miracle Morning and Organize Your Day With Hal Elrod
I am a huge believer in the power of a story, and my guest today has several almost unbelievable chapters to share. Hal Elrod is known for his incredible ability to shine light on even some of the darkest tragedies, of which he’s experienced several in his own life. His book The Miracle Morning has made …
Sep 09, 2019
284: Why Healthcare Sharing May Be the Future of Medicine With KNEW Health
There is a huge range of opinions when it comes to discussing the current state of healthcare, but one opinion seems almost universal: something needs to change! My guest today, James Maskell, is a true innovator for positive change in the health community. He has spent over 10 years now innovating at the cross-section of functional …
Sep 02, 2019
283: A Whole-Person Approach to Health With Razi Berry
I have a feeling today’s episode will be especially personal and eye-opening for all of us. My guest today is my good friend, Razi Berry, who is the founder and publisher of the journal Naturopathic Doctor News & Review as well as the premier consumer-based website of naturopathic medicine, Razi is also the host of …
Aug 26, 2019
282: An Electric Approach to Fitness, Rehabilitation, and Brain Health With NeuFit
Today’s fascinating guest is Garrett Salpeter, dubbed a “health engineer” by many. He invented a patented device that makes the benefits of neuro bioelectric stimulation more accessible to everyone. His system for improving the body (starting with the brain) is called NeuFit (think “neurological fitness”). This device and his program has helped people in chronic pain …
Aug 19, 2019
281: Building Resiliency, Mindset and Doing the Impossible With Joel Runyon
One of the best parts about hosting a podcast is meeting so many amazing people who push themselves to be their best and influence the world. My guest today, Joel Runyon, has one of those stories! Joel is the creator of one of the best paleo and keto resources out there, called Ultimate Paleo Guide …
Aug 12, 2019
280: Using Adaptogens & Herbal Supplements to Manage Stress (Even for Kids) With Gaia Herbs
I am here with Dr. Mary Bove, and you guys are going to love her! She’s a naturopathic doctor and midwife with advanced training in phytotherapy and herbal medicine. She practiced naturopathic family medicine and midwifery for 25 years and even authored one of the go-to references on the subject, The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing …
Aug 05, 2019
279: Dr. Elizabeth Pearce on Creating a Personalized Birth Plan
Dr. Elizabeth Pearce is a psychologist, a childbirth educator, a doula like I am, and a mom of three. Today, we are talking about that mysterious, wonderful, and sometimes scarring experience called birth! Dr. Elizabeth is an expert on how personality and other key factors can impact your overall birth experience and outcome. She focuses …
Jul 29, 2019
278: Dr. Rob Franklin on Natural Remedies for Pet Health
For many of us, pets are part of the family! Yet it can be hard to find solid information about pet health and how to be proactive in taking care of them. Enter veterinarian Dr. Rob Franklin and Full Bucket Health, a supplement company paying special attention to the gut health and digestion of dogs, …
Jul 25, 2019
277: Diane Kazer on Healing Breast Implant Illness
Today we are covering a much-requested topic: breast implants and how they might affect health. I am here with Diane Kazer, a pro soccer player turned functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner. Many credit her as a visionary and a gamechanger in the world of women’s hormones, detox, empowerment, and leadership. Diane started the CHI Hormone Warrior …
Jul 22, 2019
276: Tony Kasandrinos on What You Need to Know About Olive Oil
I am here today with someone I am so impressed with on many levels, especially his time management and everything he accomplishes. I thought I was busy, but I don’t hold a candle to Tony Kasandrinos, the co-founder of Kasandrinos Olive Oil. You’ve probably heard me sing the praises of this olive oil on the …
Jul 18, 2019
275: Gretchen Rubin on Outer Order, Inner Calm & Happiness
I’m guessing you’ve heard of Gretchen Rubin, and if not well you’re in for a treat! She is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and The Four Tendencies. We touch on all of those today and explain how these ideas …
Jul 15, 2019
274: Luke Storey on Spirituality, Psychedelics & Circumcision
In this episode, I am joined by Luke Storey who is a former celebrity fashion stylist turned public speaker, lifestyle design coach, thought leader, and entrepreneur. Luke has spent the past 21 years relentlessly searching the world to design his ultimate lifestyle through his extensive and sometimes even dangerous personal research and development. We’re definitely …
Jul 11, 2019
273: Aaron Alexander on The Power of Movement for Mind and Body
Not only is today’s guest super inspiring and incredibly fit, he has a unique take on exercise and how to align our movements to the body’s natural design. Aaron Alexander is a manual therapist and movement coach who has helped the world’s best athletes, celebrities, and everyone in between to relieve pain, increase strength, and …
Jul 08, 2019
272: Dr. Marisol Teijeiro on Castor Oil for Digestion, Health, & Beauty
Sometimes on this podcast we talk about all things poo (because it’s important!), and today is no exception. Dr. Marisol Teijeiro is a naturopathic doctor who took her own challenges with irritable bowel syndrome and created a platform with solutions to help others. Her patients have affectionately and humorously crowned her “Queen of Thrones,” a …
Jul 04, 2019
271: Sarah Fragoso on Calming Your Hormones
Today should be an extra fun interview! Sarah Fragoso is an international best-selling author of five books and founder of the Everyday Paleo brand. She is one of the first people I connected with when I started blogging years ago, and I used to actually guest write on her blog, so we’ve been friends for …
Jul 01, 2019
270: Tara Youngblood on Better Sleep With ChiliPad
Today on the podcast we’re going to talk about some ways to really, really drastically improve your sleep! Tara Youngblood has spent over 10,000 hours studying how and why we sleep, and how to do it better. Applying her analytical skills from her physics and engineering background, Tara’s passion is to shape the future of …
Jun 27, 2019
269: Hannah Crum Answers Kombucha Questions
I’m here today with a friend of mine who has been here before and I know you’re going to love to hear from her again. Hannah Crum, aka “The Kombucha Mamma,” pioneered Kombucha Kamp, an education workshop everyone interested in fermented foods should take. It started in 2004 out of her Los Angeles kitchen. Now, …
Jun 24, 2019
268: Tildet Varon on Positive Parenting & Effective Family Communication
Can you say you are blessed with stress? No? I’m not sure I could either, but my guest today makes it her motto! Tildet Varon is a talented speaker and inner mastery specialist. She teaches individuals and companies all over the world to achieve success and maximize their potential. Today, Tildet shares her personal story …
Jun 20, 2019
267: Hunter Cook on Why Sports Aren’t Good for Kids & Solving Joint Pain
Hunter Cook of Hunter Fitness became a close friend when I visited Finland this year with Four Sigmatic. Ever since, I have been implementing his systems and at this point I am totally sold on his approach to mobility training and overall physical health. Today we’re covering all things joint health — how they function, …
Jun 17, 2019
266: Jennifer Fugo on Decoding Skin Health, Eczema, & Acne
Jennifer Fugo is a clinical nutritionist empowering women who have been failed by conventional medicine and are trying to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges. And she’s well equipped to do it. Jennifer has a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a certified nutrition specialist. Her work has been …
Jun 13, 2019
265: Dr. Shawn Tassone on Hormone Balance & Finding Your Normal
Hormone balance is one of the topics you all ask about most, so I’m excited to bring another hormone expert and doctor on the show today. Dr. Shawn Tassone is double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Integrative Medicine and holds a medical degree in addition to a PhD in mind-body …
Jun 10, 2019
264: Opher Brayer on Creating Polymaths Using Games of Genius
Today’s episode is going to be so fascinating and a little unusual! I am here with Opher Brayer, a world-famous talent coach and the creator of something called MindFinity (previously Games of Genius). Opher coaches the best and brightest in Silicon Valley and he has taught innovation at many leading companies, including IBM and Disney Imagineering. …
Jun 06, 2019
263: Sheri Salata on The Beautiful No & Other Life Lessons
I’m here today with a really special woman I can’t wait to share with you. Sheri Salata is a producer, podcast co-host, and the author of an amazing new memoir, The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation. Sheri shares lessons learned over her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey, where she served as the executive producer …
Jun 03, 2019
262: Dr. Andrew Weil on the Most Important Factors for Health
I’m sure you all know Dr. Andrew Weil, a true pioneer of integrative medicine in the last few decades. Today Dr. Weil shares what he’s learned along the way during his impressive career. Although his list of accomplishments is almost to long to mention, I’ll start with this: Dr. Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader in …
May 30, 2019
261: Chrissa Benson on Practical Tips and Mom Hacks
“Self-care” is quite the buzzword these days! While I’m glad we’re having the discussion as a culture, I think it’s safe to say that we moms are still trying to figure out the problems as well as the answers. Chrissa Benson is the founder of the amazing Physical Kitchness blog and programs, which she founded …
May 27, 2019
260: Dr. Ty Carzoli on Why the 21st Century Is at War With Your Spine
The spine is so incredibly important for our posture, alignment, nervous health, and more… but how often do we really think about taking care of it? Dr. Ty Carzoli is a doctor of chiropractic and has conducted research at Florida State in cardiovascular and muscle physiology. He specializes in a really cool form of upper …
May 23, 2019
259: Idahosa Ness on How to Learn Any Language by Ear
Even though I studied Spanish for years in school, I still struggle to use what I learned in any meaningful way. Sound familiar? Then you’re in the right place. Idahosa Ness is a teacher, a musician, and foreign language expert who created The Mimic Method, a system to learn languages faster and more effectively. Although …
May 20, 2019
258: Sarah Kay Hoffman on Beating SIBO, IBS, & Histamine Intolerance
Sarah Kay Hoffman is the founder of A Gutsy Girl, a website I’ve been following for a long time. She’s created an amazing online community geared towards women who are looking for a reasonable approach for healing things like IBS, IBD, SIBO, hormonal problems, acne, and more. Sarah got her start when trying to heal …
May 16, 2019
257: Jeffrey Smith on The Truth About GMOs & Secret Ingredients in Our Food
Buckle your seatbelts… we’re going there! Today we talk in-depth about genetically modified organisms, better known as GMOs. This is not exactly my field of study and certainly a very controversial issue, so I’ve asked Jeffrey Smith, man behind the compelling new documentary Secret Ingredients, to shed some light on the topic for us. For more …
May 13, 2019
256: Chris Masterjohn on Decoding What Your Body Really Needs
All of my years of health research have led me to one conclusion: there’s no one-size-fits-all prescription for good health. Each of us needs a personalized approach when it comes diet and the vitamins and minerals we need. The trouble is, how do we figure this out so we can act on it? Today I’m …
May 09, 2019
255: Dr. Valter Longo on a Fasting Mimicking Diet & Increasing Healthspan
I’ve wanted to interview Dr. Valter Longo for years, and today I finally get to! In this episode, we explore all things fasting — one of my favorite health topics — and especially the fasting mimicking diet, a precise system of fasting that he invented. In fact, his diet was granted one of the only …
May 06, 2019
254: Michael & Lauryn Bosstick on Business, Lifestyle, and Routines
Today’s episode is a little different than normal as I’m here with Lauryn and Michael of The Skinny Confidential to talk business, entrepreneurship and navigating the dynamic of working together as a couple. Lauryn Evarts is a well-known lifestyle and beauty blogger at The Skinny Confidential and her husband Michael Bosstick is a serial entrepreneur …
May 03, 2019
253: A (Semi) Serious Ultra-Spiritual Conversation With JP Sears
I’m here today with someone you have probably heard of and possibly enjoy as much as I do. JP Sears is a YouTuber, a comedian, an emotional healing coach, and fun fact which you may not know, a serious world traveler and curious student of health. You’ve probably seen his funny and entertaining videos where …
May 02, 2019
252: Dr. Andrew Hill on Neuroscience & Peak Brain Performance
With advances in brain mapping and neurofeedback, there’s so much to learn about the brain. I feel like I’ve barely touched the tip of the iceberg on this topic, so I’ve invited Dr. Andrew Hill here today. He is one of the top brain performance coaches in the country and holds a PhD in cognitive …
Apr 29, 2019
251: Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe on Improving Water Quality & Drinking Water
This episode is not only about what is in your water, but how to get out the things that you don’t want to be drinking! I am here with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe, a PhD who has been involved in the design, testing, and installation of water filtration and purification systems for both residential and commercial …
Apr 25, 2019
250: Addie Conner on Sustainable Fitness, Cork, & Benefits of Rolling
I think today’s topic is a fun one and an unexpected twist on physical fitness and well-being. This episode is going to be all about foam rolling and why it should be part of our daily self-care. I’m here with Addie Conner, the co-founder of a company called 42 Birds. Rather than foam, her company …
Apr 22, 2019
249: Suzy Batiz on Harnessing Energy to Create Success From the Inside Out
You’ve probably heard of Poo~Pourri, a spray that traps unpleasant bathroom odors with natural oils (moms/wives everywhere owe her a debt of gratitude for it!). While you may not have heard though of Suzy Batiz, the amazing woman behind the product has an equally inspiring story. Since Suzy built an empire on the unlikely platform …
Apr 18, 2019
248: Thai Cabados on Health vs Hype of Alkaline & Ionized Water
Drinking clean water is one the most important things you can do for your health. I’ve written whole posts about the benefits of water and water filters, but my guest today is talking to us about an angle I haven’t covered yet: alkaline and ionized water. For over 15 years, Thai Cabados he has been educating …
Apr 15, 2019
247: Dr. Jeff Knight on Vaccine Injuries, Autism, and Homeoprophylaxis
Dr. Jeff Knight is a chiropractic physician who works to help people tap into their natural ability to heal. His multi-therapeutic approach includes functional medicine, functional neurology, muscle activation, brain and cellular detox, and more. Today I’m talking to Dr. Jeff about a much-requested and highly controversial topic that every parent has had to weigh: …
Apr 11, 2019
246: Dr. Mark Menolascino on Heart Health for Women
Heart disease is an increasingly important issue for women. I’ve heard stats that it actually kills more women than breast cancer, but it’s not talked half as much. So I’m so glad to have Dr. Mark Menolascino here to give us a deep dive on this topic and explain what we can all be doing …
Apr 08, 2019
245: Ari Whitten on Fighting Fatigue with Sauna, Sun, & Sweating
If I gave out an award for the most popular guest of all time, it would have to go to Ari Whitten! This may seem ironic since he’s not a mom, but Ari is pretty much a limitless source of knowledge on so many topics that affect families today. Case in point: he researched and …
Apr 04, 2019
244: Tina Anderson on Debunking Probiotic Myths
My job is basically a great excuse to sit down and chat with the people who inspire me most! Today is no exception as Tina Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Just Thrive probiotics, joins me on the podcast. We’re gonna jump into a lot of probiotic myths flying around and talk about the science behind this …
Apr 01, 2019
243: Christa Orecchio on Adrenal ReCode to Calm the Nervous System
I’m here today with a dear friend, Christa Orecchio, who is a clinical and holistic nutritionist and founder of The Whole Journey. She has helped thousands and thousands of people discover the root cause of their conditions by using food as medicine and a mind-body-spirit approach to health. Christa is truly one of the happiest, …
Mar 28, 2019
242: Dr. Izabella Wentz on Fighting Thyroid Disease With Food
Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pioneering expert in lifestyle interventions for treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which I have. She was also diagnosed at age 27, and in search of answers, conducted an incredible amount of research to create her own autoimmune protocol. In addition to her New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Protocol, she just wrote a …
Mar 25, 2019
241: Ben Greenfield on Biohacking for Moms, Anti-Aging, & Raising Amazing Kids
My guest today is the exceptional Ben Greenfield, and since he won’t share his mile-long list of accomplishments himself, I’m going to brag on him for a bit. He is a life-long complete nerd (which I can say because I’m one too). He started college at 16 and studied anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, biochemistry, …
Mar 21, 2019
240: Nick Green on How Ethical Businesses Can Change the World
Today I have the pleasure of talking to a friend and someone I highly respect to go deep on things like ethical business and how we can all help change the future for the next generation. I’m here with Nick Green, who is the co-founder and CEO of Thrive Market, which you all have heard …
Mar 18, 2019
239: Robyn Openshaw on How Biological Medicine Is Changing Health
Robyn Openshaw is an incredible human being and dear friend of mine, as you all probably remember from our previous podcast interview. I met Robyn a few years ago at a biological medicine clinic in Switzerland and we really hit it off. She’s amazing since she is not only a dedicated single mom of four …
Mar 14, 2019
238: Carol Garner-Houston on Neuroplasticity to Rewire Brain Disorders
Today’s guest is back for a much requested part two, it’s no surprise. Carol Garner-Houston is an incredible powerhouse of knowledge and has helped thousands of families who are struggling through things like ADD, ADHD, sensory processing, and many other struggles. We’re going to go deep on all of those topics today. Carol currently serves …
Mar 11, 2019
237: Stephanie Langford on World Travel with Kids & Worldschooling
I’m here today with Stephanie Langford, who I’ve been wanting to share with you all for a long time. She’s a dear friend, and she’s also a wife, mom, entrepreneur, and world traveler! Stephanie and her husband Ryan are raising and worldschooling their five kids, ages 3 to 14, and have literally traveled around the globe. They love …
Mar 07, 2019
236: Caroline Angel on Blue Zones & Increasing Longevity
I’m sure you all have heard of Blue Zones, places where many people live healthy, active, disease-free lives and experience increased longevity until the age of 100 or more. Today’s guest is an expert on the diet and lifestyle in Blue Zone areas and has a fascinating take on place of grains in a healthy …
Mar 04, 2019
235: Isa Herrera on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & How to Stop Pelvic Pain
As moms we really give it all — heart, mind, and definitely body! This episode is all about that last part, and how we can recognize and rehabilitate pelvic floor problems. I’m with the best expert I’ve ever met on the topic (plus she’s one of the most fun too!). Her name is Isa Herrera …
Feb 28, 2019
234: Dr. Anna Cabeca on the Keto-Green Way to Optimize Hormones & Libido
If anyone can connect the dots on women’s health, it’s today’s guest. Dr. Anna Cabeca is a triple-board certified doctor of gynecology and obstetrics who specializes in integrative medicine, anti-aging, and regenerative medicine. When she saw gaps in women’s health care she made it her life’s work to create several highly acclaimed programs with natural solutions …
Feb 25, 2019
233: Dr. Amy Shah on Decoding Childhood Allergies & Letting Kids Get Dirty
Today I’m sitting down with Dr. Amy Shah, M.D., who is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. I’ve cited her work in at least a dozen articles on the blog and she’s quite simply a wealth of knowledge about all things health from both a holistic and a conventional perspective. Besides taking …
Feb 21, 2019
232: 8 Lessons I Learned From Finland
I recently shared about my trip to northern Finland (Lapland), where I learned to embrace (lots of) snow, eat reindeer, ride on a dog sled, sleep in an igloo, and even took a polar plunge in a freezing river, among other things! This adventure was possible thanks to my friend Tero Isokauppila, whom I’ve interviewed …
Feb 18, 2019
231: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers on Conquering & Avoiding Breast Cancer
I’m here with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, or Dr. V, as she is better known, who is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror and creator of “The 7 Essentials System,” which is a step-by-step program with the goal of preventing disease and creating naturally vibrant health. Dr. V is a bioenergetic chiropractor who has studied nutrition, homeopathy, and herbology …
Feb 14, 2019
230: Chalene Johnson on How to Protect Your Mindset & Live a Balanced Life
Some of my favorite interviews are the ones where I feel like I’ve made a new best friend. This one definitely qualifies! Chalene Johnson is a lifestyle and business expert, an amazing speaker, and host of two top-ranked podcasts. You probably know her as the creator and face behind PiYo, a super popular workout program …
Feb 11, 2019
229: James Clear on How to Use Atomic Habits to Change Your Life
We all have conscious and unconscious habits that determine our quality of life every day. It takes a lot of work and reflection to realize our own habits and their consequences, not to mention the changes we may need to make. Multiply this by every member of the family, and it can feel like a …
Feb 07, 2019
228: Sarah Morgan on Teaching Kids About Health
Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Sarah Morgan took this message seriously and set out to share all she’d learned when getting her Masters in Nutrition, in a way anyone ages 4 through 104 would understand. To accomplish this, Sarah founded Buddies In My Belly, …
Feb 04, 2019
227: Dr. Alan Christianson on the Metabolism Reset Diet for Liver Health
Today we have one of my favorite doctors in the world on the podcast, and I’ll tell you why. After seeing doctor after doctor and not getting any answers, Dr. Alan Christianson diagnosed my thyroid condition. I’ve been a patient of his ever since and he’s done so much to improve my health. Dr. Christianson’s …
Jan 31, 2019
226: Dr. Jolene Brighten on Science-Backed Reasons to Ditch the Pill (& What to Do Instead)
Dr. Jolene Brighten is back on the podcast today and she’s here to talk about a huge topic that affects so many women. If you don’t know her from previous podcasts, she is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the Founder of Rubus Health, which is a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in hormones. …
Jan 28, 2019
225: Jenny Thompson on SafetyPin Technology to Keep Your Family Safer
I always love to sit down with a fellow female entrepreneur, plus I count today’s guest a friend too, which is always fun. Her name is Jenny Thompson and her talents include natural health advocate, fearless business strategist, and expert marketer, among others. She took a leap and started a new technology called SafetyPIN. Like …
Jan 24, 2019
224: Dan Clark on Using Sound & Music to Optimize Focus and Sleep
Would you like your kids to sleep better? Or maybe get through a task you’ve been dreading in half the time? Maybe even clear your mind long enough to meditate or pray? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, this episode is for you! Today we are talking all about how …
Jan 21, 2019
223: How a Mindset for Moms Can Help You Get More Done & Stress Less
In this New Year check-in, Heather and I chat about our goals for this year, upcoming projects, and tips for getting more done with less stress this year! Episode Highlights Stress-reducing tips: Learn the top things we’re both doing to reduce our stress and be more productive including self-care, organization tips, and more. Sauna vs. …
Jan 17, 2019
222: Mike Salguero on How ButcherBox Is Bringing Back Grass-Fed Meat
I’m here today with Mike Salguero who is the CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing completely natural grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork directly to your door. It’s something our family has used for a really long time. Today Mike talks to us about how he got into …
Jan 14, 2019
221: Dr. Mark Cucuzzella on Natural Movement, Sustainable Fitness, & Lifelong Health
I am here today with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a man with so many accomplishments it’s hard to sum up. Mark is an Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, a practicing family medicine doctor, a professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and a provider of continuing medical education courses on health, fitness, and running through HealthFit …
Jan 10, 2019
220: Will Kleidon on The Most Effective Way to Use CBD & Why Most Don’t Work
Today’s episode is all about CBD, a hot topic in the health world and one I get so many questions about. My guest Will Kleidon founded Ojai Energetics in 2014 with one goal: to provide the purest, healthiest, and most ethically produced cannabidiol or CBD on the market. Four years later, his business is doing …
Jan 07, 2019
219: Kiran Krishnan on Why Everything We Know About Probiotics Is Wrong
I’ve spent many years researching and writing about gut health, but current research shows much of what we thought we knew about probiotics is just plain wrong. It’s time to get some clarity! Kiran Krishnan is undisputedly one of the world’s experts on probiotics as a research microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary …
Jan 03, 2019
218: 21 Tiny Habits That Can Drastically Change Your Life This Year
Happy New Year to you! Hopefully we are all enjoying a little down time today with the family, so this episode will be short and sweet but I hope you’ll join me in thinking ahead to next year… I don’t mean this in the sense of typical New Year’s resolutions — those lofty goals that we …
Dec 31, 2018
217: Connie Zack on the Benefits of Saunas
You already know Heather and I love to record podcasts in the sauna, and because of that we get so many great questions about what type of sauna to use, what the benefits are, and whether they’re worth the investment. Today Connie Zack, the founder of Sunlighten saunas, will fully “enlighten” us on this topic …
Dec 27, 2018
216: 9 Powerful Lessons I Learned the Hard Way in 2018
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you are in the world and whatever traditions you celebrate! Today, I’m sharing a few of our favorite Christmas traditions (and would love to hear yours in the comments!). I’m also sharing 5 powerful lessons I learned this year, and some of which I definitely learned the hard way. …
Dec 24, 2018
215: Krisstina Wise on Breaking Financial Stress to Create Wealth for Life
Today we deviate a bit from our normal topics but it’s one that I think is equally important — our financial health. Krisstina Wise is a real estate mogul, a millionaire coach, and the creator of several multi-million dollar businesses, including Goodlife Luxury, the Paperless Agent, and most recently, Wealthy Wellthy. She was named one …
Dec 20, 2018
214: Dane Johnson on Mindset & Personalization for Lifelong Health
Dane Johnson is a new friend of mine who just happens to be a board-certified holistic nutritionist, the founder of Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle, and the co-founder of the nonprofit eFundYourHealth. As you can imagine, it’s hard for us to run out of topics to talk about. I’ve heard about a lot of incredible health transformations …
Dec 17, 2018
213: Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan on Allergy Prevention & With Ready, Set, Food!
Today’s episode is going to answer a lot of questions I get from you all on the topic of food allergies. It feels like every family is struggling with this in some way today, and a lot of parents are asking: what in the world is going on? Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan is both a mom …
Dec 13, 2018
212: Brittany Watkins on How to Release Cravings & Emotional Eating
As a mom, I’m ultra-aware that I’m the example my children look to when it comes to their view of food and healthy eating. Understanding the science of how our brain works and why we crave unhealthy foods is half the battle! In this fascinating interview, EFT expert Brittany Watkins shares how she ditched her …
Dec 10, 2018
211: Dr. Alejandro Junger on How to Boost Your Adrenals Using Food
I’m here today with someone who’s a living legend in the health world. Dr. Alejandro Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats. He trained in internal medicine in New York and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition, Dr. Junger …
Dec 06, 2018
210: Dr. Shayne Morris on the Dangers of Detoxing & What to Do Instead
It’s no secret that our bodies are exposed daily to more chemicals and negative inputs than previous generations, by a large margin. Enter Dr. Shayne Morris, a biochemist and molecular biologist whose life’s work is how the body can achieve detox and rid itself of toxins at a cellular level.. Today, Dr. Morris will explain …
Dec 03, 2018
209: Chris Tolles & Dr. Emilia Javorsky on Sun Protection and Anti-Aging
In this episode, Katie talks to Sundaily founders Chris Tolles and Dr. Emilia Javorsky about how to protect your skin and slow aging from the inside out all with the help of a little-known substance called polypodium leucotomos. They delve into the role of antioxidants and which ones work, why sunscreen isn’t the only answer …
Nov 29, 2018
208: Marjory Wildcraft on Understanding Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance
Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an organization working tirelessly to protect the environment and create a greener Earth. Marjory shares why commercial agriculture and conventional medicine are two of the most destructive forces on the planet, and why we can and should grow and make our own medicine and food. Episode …
Nov 26, 2018
207: Tero Isokauppila on Santa Sold Shrooms – the Untold Story of St. Nick
Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. I’ve interviewed him before about the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, and reishi. Today I get to talk to him again about a different type of mushroom and the legend surrounding it, especially …
Nov 22, 2018
206: Jen Lumanlan on Why We Should Let Kids Take More Risks
Today’s guest Jen Lumanlan is the host of the fascinating “Your Parenting Mojo” podcast, which is all about helping parents find (and fine-tune) their own unique way of raising their kids. I’ve wanted to meet Jen Lumanlan ever since I heard her story. Jen decided to turn her self-proclaimed lack of parenting intuition into an opportunity …
Nov 19, 2018
205: Dr. Zach Bush on GMOs, Glyphosate, and Gut Health
You guys know I’m a science geek, so I’m pretty much in awe of today’s guest. Dr. Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country. He’s made a tremendous impact in the scientific and medical community in 2012 when he and his team discovered a family of carbon-based redox …
Nov 15, 2018
204: Dr. Guillermo Ruiz on Thriving with Autoimmune Disease
It is no secret that autoimmune disease is on the rise, and many of us may have it and not even know. Today I talk to Dr. Guillermo Ruiz, a graduate medical student from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine about why we’re seeing such an increase and what to do about it. Dr. Ruiz …
Nov 12, 2018
203: Brian Hoyer on Mitigating Hidden EMF Dangers
EMF is an invisible but growing problem as our world becomes increasingly connected. Not everyone agrees, but the rise in EMFs in our environment in the last several decades is starting to have a noticeable effect on our health. Geobiologist Brian Hoyer explains the worst sources of EMF exposure and what to do about them. …
Nov 08, 2018
202: Gordon Hay on How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement
You guys know that I’ve been on the barefoot bandwagon for a very long time, but today’s episode has changed some of the ways I think about alignment and foot health. Gordon Hay is the cofounder, inventor, and creative visionary for ALINE Systems, a footwear technology company making waves in the industry. Many ESPN Summer and …
Nov 05, 2018
201: Mark Sisson on Instant Pot Tips for a Keto Diet
I am here today with a dear friend and one of my mentors, Mark Sisson, who is the New York Times bestselling author of the Keto Reset Diet. He is now also the bestselling author of the Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook which is full of delicious recipes that are 100% tailored to a ketogenic …
Nov 01, 2018
200: Katie & Heather on the Most Important Thing for Health
This episode marks the 200th episode of The Wellness Mama Podcast! Over the last few years, I’ve had the honor of speaking to almost 200 experts and spending 200+ hours of time with you! In this 200th episode, Heather and I recap a few listener favorite episodes and share our biggest takeaways. We also talk …
Oct 29, 2018
199: Autumn Smith on How Diet Affects Mental Health
There’s so much evidence that what we eat affects not only our bodies but our brains too. Today I sit down with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley, an amazing company that makes some of my favorite healthy snacks. Autumn explains why she became so committed to healthy eating that she even left her career being a …
Oct 25, 2018
198: Leah Segedie on How to Avoid the Worst Offenders in Your Home
We’ve talked a lot about how to avoid chemicals at home and basically how to make home a safer place for our kids and families. It’s a worthy goal but it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it starts to sound like everything from air to water to candles to carpet is dangerous. That’s why I love …
Oct 22, 2018
197: Ron Lieber on Raising Financially Responsible Kids
Today’s guest isn’t an expert on health… unless you’re talking about financial health! Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times since 2008. He also a dad, and wrote some incredible best-selling books about teaching kids to manage money and plan for their financial future. I especially love his book The Opposite of …
Oct 18, 2018
196: Angelique Panagos on How the Modern World Is Changing Our Hormones
As women and moms, I’m not sure we can ever get enough information about our hormones and how they work. Today I’m here with Angelique Panagos, a registered nutritional therapist and the author of a book I read recently called The Balance Plan. It stood out to me as a life-changing book and a message …
Oct 15, 2018
195: A Saunacast Announcement from Wellness Mama & Mommypotamus
If you know me, you probably know my friend Heather of Mommypotamus. We’re known for hanging out in the sauna together (usually over a glass of wine), talking about all of the highs and lows of blogging, parenting, building community, and life with kids. I always joke that Heather and I think so much alike …
Oct 11, 2018
194: Nora Gedgaudas on Longevity, Autoimmunity, & Plant-Based Diets
I could not be more excited about today’s conversation and today’s guest because I am here with Nora Gedgaudas who is by and large one of the early leaders in the ancestral health and healthy living movement. Her work is brilliant and she is one of the best researchers I know. Here’s just a short …
Oct 08, 2018
193: Daniel DeBaun on Protecting Your Family From 5G & Other EMFs
The controversy surrounding EMFs never seems to end, and with good reason. The technology is changing quickly with the rise of 5G and wireless technology being in everything from your car to your fridge. The truth is, we don’t know the health effects of this technology and won’t fully know for years. We’ve tackled this …
Oct 04, 2018
192: Dr. Sonya Jensen on Rushing Woman Syndrome & Balancing Hormones
Do you ever feel stressed about trying not to be stressed? I’m sure we’ve all been there, and I’m grateful we have an expert like Dr. Sonya Jensen to talk in-depth about some of the pressures (and opportunities) women face today. We’ll go deep on topics hormone balance, anxiety, detox, and how to have a healthy …
Oct 01, 2018
191: Dr. Sam Shay on How Gaming Addiction Affects Our Kids
Are video games a fun way to unwind, or a deeper problem? My guest today is clear on his answer. Dr. Sam Shay is a chiropractor with a background in functional nutrition and testing, but he hasn’t always been as healthy as he is today. Dr. Shay walked his own journey to overcome his 25-year addiction …
Sep 27, 2018
190: Harpreet Rai on Tracking HRV, Sleep, & Movement with Oura Ring
I seriously cannot wait to dive into this episode because we’re going deep on a topic near and dear to every mom’s heart (and sanity)… how to get better sleep! Whether it’s due to kids, working late, electronics addiction, or you plain just can’t sleep… too many of us are skipping precious hours of shut-eye. …
Sep 24, 2018
189: Justin & Melissa Strahan on the Benefits of Photobiomodulation
You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and …
Sep 20, 2018
188: How to Take Control of Healthcare, Insurance, & Save Money
It is no secret that we live in a world where we face a lot of potentially harmful things on a daily basis. From plastic exposure to all of the additives in our food system and even over-exposure to blue-light, our bodies face a lot each day. These, and many other factors, may help explain …
Sep 17, 2018
187: Andy Petranek on Small Daily Steps to Improve Your Life
When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play! Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the …
Sep 13, 2018
186: Dr. Anthony Gustin on the Carnivore Diet, Ketosis, Macros, & Diet Variation
It seems like there’s always a new diet to try… the keto diet, the carnivore diet, different types of fasting… the list goes on. The question is, how do we know if any of them are actually good for us? What Is the Carnivore Diet? Today’s episode should answer a lot of questions. My guest …
Sep 10, 2018
185: Dr. Marra Francis on How to Get Lab Tests at Home With EverlyWell
Listen up, because today’s episode is going to be all about hormones and how to take ownership of your own health (a topic on the minds of just a few of us moms!). I am here with Dr. Marra Francis, an OB-GYN who focuses on helping women with genetic risk for certain cancers. Dr. Marra also …
Sep 06, 2018
184: Jim Kwik on Meta Learning, Speed Reading, & How to Learn Faster
Ok, I’ll just come out and say it… this podcast episode is one of my all-time favorites! Jim Kwik is a widely recognized expert in speed reading, brain health, memory improvement, and accelerated learning. He’s also a good friend and someone I really admire in every way. As with many of my guests, there’s more …
Sep 03, 2018
183: Mellisa Gallico on Fluoride and the Hidden Cause of Acne
Have you ever wondered why fluoride is in our water? I get a lot of questions from all of you on this subject and I’ve been meaning to write about it for a long time. Mellisa Gallico is here to share all about the dangers of fluoride and its hidden connection to a common problem: …
Aug 30, 2018
182: Andrea Wool on How to Exercise Autoimmune Disease
If you have any type of autoimmune disease, today’s episode is just for you. Andrea Wool is a personal trainer, a nutritional therapy practitioner, and the founder and CEO of Autoimmune Strong, an online fitness program designed specifically for those of us living with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. This mom of two boys struggled …
Aug 27, 2018
181: Marilee Nelson on How to Find Truly Natural & Non-Toxic Products
I don’t often do two-part podcasts, but Marilee Nelson of Branch Basics has such an incredible story and so many tips for moms who have kids with health struggles. In the first part of the interview (check it out here if you missed it), Marilee shared her son’s struggle with chemical overexposure and all of …
Aug 23, 2018
180: Marilee Nelson on How Hidden Elements in Your Home Affect Mood & Health
If you’ve ever wondered if your efforts to make a more natural home environment are worth it, this episode should convince you! Marilee Nelson is an expert on chemical sensitivity and the founder of The House Doctors, a consulting firm dedicated to cleaner, more natural homes. Due to her long struggle to heal own son’s chemical sensitivities, …
Aug 20, 2018
179: Rowena Gates on Understanding DNA Damage & How to Reverse
Rowena Gates is a principal and vice president of the Eng3 Corporation, a life science technology company addressing health, wellness, and performance. She’s also a serial entrepreneur which is so inspiring to me personally. Prior to joining Eng3, she spent six years as the founder and CEO of Aviarc, a company that provided Internet-based solutions for international …
Aug 16, 2018
178: Dr. Amy Munro on How EMF Kill Switches Can Protect Our Children
I seem to specialize in being passionate about controversial topics, and my guest today is right there with me. Dr. Amy Munro is a pediatrician with over 30 years of experience and she’s been following the research on EMFs and how they affect the body for decades. Hiding under a rock isn’t an option last I …
Aug 13, 2018
177: Dr. Al Danenberg on Why Most Dental Health Information Is Wrong
I cannot wait to share today’s guest with you! Dr. Alvin Danenberg is a periodontist who has been treating patients with gum disease for over 44 years. He incorporates aspects of nutrition and lifestyle change as part of his cutting-edge laser protocol which treats periodontal disease. And we’re gonna delve into that today. In 2015, …
Aug 09, 2018
176: Heather Chauvin on Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums, & Mindful Discipline
Ever been stressed out as a parent? Maybe you’re the mom who has it all together and stays calm all the time, but I’m not and that is precisely why I invited today’s guest, Heather Chauvin from the “Mom Is in Control” Podcast. Many call her the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s …
Aug 06, 2018
175: Andrew Pace on Creating Non-Toxic Homes Through Green Design Center
There are so many decisions to make when it comes to choosing materials for home building and renovation: color, design, durability, and of course cost. But do we also need to consider whether or not the materials we put in our homes are toxic? Today’s guest Andrew Pace says yes! As a building materials expert he’s …
Jul 30, 2018
174: Yarone Goren on How to Save Money & Get Better Healthcare With SteadyMD
Today I am here with Yarone Goren who is helping pioneer the future of healthcare. If he has his way, the days of waiting in the doctor’s office (and waiting… and waiting…) should soon be over. Yarone cofounded SteadyMD to give people an on-demand and personalized healthcare option for quality primary care completely online. With SteadyMD …
Jul 26, 2018
173: Dr. Jaban Moore on the Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease
Today’s episode is going to be really helpful especially for any moms who have children struggling with a variety of chronic health problems. Dr. Jaban Moore is a national board-certified chiropractic physician and an acupuncturist as well. He practices functional medicine looking specifically for the root causes of illness and treating them through natural protocols. …
Jul 23, 2018
172: Alex Swanson on How to Understand Your Genes With Nutrition Genome
I know… it’s frustrating. You eat right 99% of the time, exercise, and don’t smoke or drink… but still don’t feel well. Worse yet, your friend who drinks soda and fast food seems healthier than you! I’ve been there (trust me), and I’m excited to talk about today’s topic because I think it has a …
Jul 16, 2018
171: Josh Spears on How to Keep Kids Water Safe
Many of us enjoy time spent in the water, whether in a pool or the ocean. It turns out that, especially when it comes to the ocean, the water has some health benefits as well! But water time isn’t without risk. In fact, accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children. …
Jul 12, 2018
170: Dr. Jeoff Drobot on Using Biological Medicine for Chronic Conditions
I’m honored to have Dr. Jeoff Drobot, one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the podcast today. If you haven’t ever heard of biological medicine you’re probably not alone, but Dr. Jeff is here to explain how it differs from other forms of medicine …
Jul 09, 2018
169: Eric Remensperger on His Quest to Cure Cancer
Today’s episode is with one of the most fascinating people I have met in recent years. Eric Remensperger is a Wall Street lawyer with a unique story. Prior to moving from New York to Los Angeles (probably two of the highest stressed places in the world) he was a work hard, play hard, cigarette-smoking kind …
Jul 02, 2018
168: Dr. Maryann Prewitt on A Proactive Approach to Aging & Sexual Health
I feel very fortunate get to talk to so many doctors who are changing healthcare for the better. I’m here with Dr. Maryann Prewitt, a functional medicine physician and gynecologist based in Dallas, Texas. You can find her at She’s going to introduce us to a lot of really cool anti-aging science and some great …
Jun 25, 2018
167: Lessons Katie Learned from Europe & Natural Wines
Katie and Heather are back, though not in the Sauna this time, to talk about Katie’s recent trip to Europe and all the lessons we can learn from Europe. They also talk about natural wine and what separates wine from even organic and biodynamic wines. Natural Wines They were both already big fans of Dry …
Jun 21, 2018
166: Aimee Raupp on Understanding Autoimmunity & the Mind/Body Connection
Today’s episode will be very helpful for anyone with autoimmune disease (or any chronic health problem). Aimee Raupp is an expert in women’s health and she takes an important and unusual approach: focusing on the mind/body connection first and foremost. Her approach offers hope to those who have tried all the dietary, lifestyle, and supplemental …
Jun 18, 2018
165: Jen Hansard on How to Make Simple Green Smoothies a Daily Habit
Today we’re talking about a very practical way to help our families eat healthier that will please even the the picky eaters among us. I’m here with Jen Hansard who’s the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies. I bet you’ve probably heard of it. It’s a gorgeous and really popular website dedicated to, you guessed it, green …
Jun 11, 2018
164: Vanessa Gaudin on Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy & Sound Therapy
I get so many questions on this topic and I haven’t gotten into it too much yet on the blog, so I know you all will love today’s guest. Vanessa Gaudin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and expert in women’s health and wellness at HealthGAINS in Miami, Florida. She’s here to talk about some …
Jun 04, 2018
163: Tero Isokauppila on Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
I have admired the work of today’s guest for years and I can’t wait to share him with you. His name is Tero Isokauppila and he’s leading a worldwide mushroom movement. You might have heard of Tero since I talk all the time about his company Four Sigmatic and how I love their amazing mushroom …
May 28, 2018
162: Dan Harris on Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics & How to Be 10% Happier
I’m here today with someone whose name and face will probably ring a bell. Dan Harris is an Emmy award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He’s also the author of 10% Happier, a New York Times bestseller, and went on to launch the 10% Happier podcast …
May 21, 2018
161: Kelli Houghton on Keeping Kids Safe & Stopping Sex Trafficking
Today’s topic is hard to talk about but super important. Kelli Houghton is a social worker and manager of a non-profit group called Operation Underground Railroad, an organization doing incredible work rescuing and advocating for children who are victims of sex trafficking. As a mom this issue hits home hard, and I’m so grateful Kelli …
May 14, 2018
160: Dr. Mark Hyman on What You Should I Actually Eat
Dr. Mark Hyman just might be a genius. Do you know why? His latest book title puts into words exactly what health-conscious moms in grocery aisles everywhere are thinking… “What the heck should we eat?!” It’s certainly easy to get discouraged when sorting through all the conflicting health information out there. One health book says …
May 07, 2018
159: Naveen Jain on Fixing Education, Making Disease Optional, & Landing on the Moon
Today is really a special episode and one I’ve been excited about for a long time. Naveen Jain is not only a good friend but also one of the most intelligent and impressive people I’ve ever met. If you haven’t heard of him (yet), he’s the entrepreneur and philanthropist behind Viome, the gut health testing …
May 03, 2018
158: Carly Stein on How to Use Bee Products for Health & Save the Bees
I love this episode because it’s all about bees and how to protect and appreciate them for all they do. Today’s guest Carly Stein founded a company dedicated to doing exactly this. It’s called Beekeeper’s Naturals and I used their bee propolis spray nonstop this winter to keep the flu away. (I think it’s safe …
Apr 30, 2018
157: Michael Tyrrell on How Music Can Change the Brain & Body
Lately I’ve been digging into the research on vibrational frequencies and how they affect our daily lives. I was skeptical at first but I’m starting to realize it’s not a fringe New Age idea but something real and measurable based on science. Today’s guest Michael Tyrrell is the founder and president (and musician!) behind a company …
Apr 26, 2018
156: Andy Hnilo on Natural Ways to Improve Skin
Not only is my guest today an elite athlete, CEO of a natural skin care company, and a former model, he’s also a walking miracle. In 2011 Andy Hnilo was struck by a car and severely injured — including injuries to his face that should have meant major scarring. Andy vowed to find a way …
Apr 23, 2018
155: Mary Shenouda on Thriving With Food Allergies & Intolerance
Today I’m here with a personal friend and someone I really love and admire. Mary Shenouda is a highly sought-after private chef to A-list actors, professional athletes, and high-octane entrepreneurs. A long time sufferer of undiagnosed food allergies since childhood, she took her health into her own hands and discovered after much experimentation that a paleo-centric …
Apr 19, 2018
154: Peter Sierck on Understanding & Mitigating EMFs in the Home
Do we need to be afraid of EMFs? I’ve asked this question on the podcast before, but today Peter Sierck of weighs in. Peter is a consultant who uses his 30 years of experience in electromagnetic field surveys to design low EMF buildings for commercial and residential clients. His daily work involves measuring and …
Apr 16, 2018
153: Harry Massey on Bioenergetics & Changing the Future of Health
Today’s podcast might surprise you a little bit, because we’re diving into an area of health I don’t usually talk about. I’ve never looked deeply into bioenergetics or held much stock in so-called energy medicine, but after Harry Massey of NES Health did a scan on my daughter at a conference, I can’t deny there …
Apr 12, 2018
152: Magdalena Wszelaki on Best Foods for Hormone Balance
So many moms today have questions about hormone balance, thyroid, fatigue, depression, and more, so I’m really glad to have an expert on these topics on the show today. Certified nutrition coach Magdalena Wszelaki is the founder of Hormones Balance, a nutrition coaching practice that shows women how to rebalance their hormones naturally by getting …
Apr 09, 2018
151: Carol Garner-Houston on How Brain Harmony is Improving Autism & Sensory Disorders
I am here with Carol Garner-Houston, a pediatric occupational therapist with 22 years of experience in treating childhood disorders without pharmaceuticals. She co-founded an incredible company called Brain Harmony, which specializes in up and coming technology that improves the brain’s neuroplasticity, or ability to change, through the experienced hands of occupational therapists. Brain Harmony Brain …
Apr 05, 2018
150: Deborah Graefer on the Myths About Gallbladder Disease
Gallbladder attack = surgery, right? The answer is, not always! Today’s guest Deborah Graefer is an expert in gallbladder disease. She first became interested in the subject when she experienced her own digestive issues from childhood, and eventually figured out how to heal her gallbladder issues with diet and lifestyle changes. Moms are especially at …
Apr 02, 2018
149: Heather Dessinger on Genetics, Personalized Medicine & Random Health Experiments
Katie and Heather Dessinger are back for another Saunacast… though technically a Randomcast since they aren’t in the Sauna for this one. In this episode they delve into why they see personalized medicine as the future of health and how they’re using various at-home testing to personalize their own health routines. Genetics & Personalized Medicine …
Mar 29, 2018
148: Dr. Sam Berne on Holistic Eye Care & Improving Eyesight Naturally
Eyesight isn’t something many people think we can change, but today I’m talking to a holistic optometrist who says otherwise. Because vision exists in the brain, not the eyes, it is possible to improve and even rehabilitate our eyes instead of just correct them. Want to be free of glasses? Prevent eye disease? Reverse cataracts? …
Mar 26, 2018
147: Dr. Deborah Rozman on HeartMath & Reducing Stress Through HRV
We’ve all heard the saying “follow your heart” … well it turns out there’s actual science behind that concept! Dr. Deborah Rozman is a Behavioral Psychologist and President of HeartMath, an amazing company that provides scientifically validated tools and training to help adults and children learn self-regulation skills to manage stress and enhance emotional well-being. It’s super …
Mar 22, 2018
146: Dr. B.J. Hardick on Chiropractic Safety & Detoxing Safely
I’m here today with a holistic living expert I really admire. Dr. B. J. Hardick is known far and wide for his passion for teaching others how to design a lifestyle that supports the body’s natural ability to heal. He’s a master recipe creator and his book Maximized Living Nutrition Plans is used by over …
Mar 19, 2018
145: Catharine Arnston on the Nutrient Superfood Value of Algae
I think it’s safe to say we’re all looking for a faster, easier way to protect our family’s good health in a world full of toxins and poor food choices. Today’s podcast is all about an under appreciated superfood that can help fill the gap. They’ve know the secret in Japan and Asia for a …
Mar 15, 2018
144: Joe Armstrong on Breath Acetone, Fat Burning, Metabolism, & Inflammation
So you may have heard about this little thing called the ketogenic diet from, oh …everyone?! Consider the low-fat craze of the 80s and 90s officially over, now fat is king! Eat more fat and you’ll be healthier, right? True, a ketogenic diet uses liberal amounts of fat to fuel the body, but how much …
Mar 12, 2018
143: Thomas DeLauer on Reducing Inflammation & Easy Weight Loss
Thomas DeLauer is an author and health expert who is most noted for his own health transformation. He went from a 280-pound corporate executive to losing over 100 pounds and being on the covers of health and fitness magazines worldwide. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the proper way to follow …
Mar 08, 2018
142: Ari Whitten on the Reality of Adrenal Fatigue Real & Just Bad Science
Do you turn to coffee every morning? Or feel like you just don’t have enough energy most days? If so, this episode with Ari Whitten is for you! You’ll also want to hear his controversial take on adrenal fatigue. Ari Whitten and the Energy Blueprint Ari Whitten is a best-selling author and the creator of …
Mar 05, 2018
141: Dr. Mark Atkinson on Accepting Yourself & Building Community
Consider today’s podcast your invitation to “be unlimited”! What does that mean?! I was curious too when I met Dr. Mark Atkinson, internationally-renowned integrative medicine physician, at a conference last year. His philosophy struck me as something all moms could use, especially since we are all searching for ways to unlock our full potential (while …
Mar 01, 2018
140: Dr. Christopher Centeno on Surgery Avoidance & Injury Recovery Using Stem Cells
I am here today with Dr. Christopher Centeno, MD, who is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine. He’s at the forefront of research on using adult stem cells in orthopedics to repair common injuries and provide an alternative to painful and invasive surgery. I’m just starting to learn about the huge potential of …
Feb 26, 2018
139: Dr. Mindy Pelz on Generational Toxins & Epigenetic Changes
I’m here today with Dr. Mindy Pelz, who is such a wealth of information I don’t even really know where to start! Dr. Mindy has built one of the largest natural family wellness clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s especially knowledgeable on the role of generational toxins on health — a long term …
Feb 22, 2018
138: Jodi Cohen on Essential Oil Blends to Support the Brain & Nervous System
Jodi Sternoff Cohen is one of my favorite people to talk to on one of my favorite subjects: the healing benefits (and safe use) of essential oils. Jodi combined her training in nutrition and aromatherapy to create Vibrant Blue Oils, a company that makes organic and wild-crafted essential oil blends carefully targeted to specific health …
Feb 19, 2018
137: Dr. Madiha Saeed on Keeping Your Whole Family Healthy
Dr. Madiha Saeed, MD, is one of most joyful, inspiring people I know! I have no doubt you all will agree once you’ve met her on today’s podcast. She’s a mom and also a board-certified integrative holistic family physician. Online, Dr. Madiha is known as Holistic Mom MD and she specializes in making healthy living …
Feb 15, 2018
136: Dr. Jennifer Stagg on How to Unzip Your Genes to Understand Your Health
I’m sitting down today with Dr. Jennifer Stagg, a practicing naturopathic physician and the founder and medical director of Whole Health Wellness Center in Connecticut. How to Unzip Your Genes I’m always excited to have a doctor on the show, but I’m especially looking forward to geeking out over today’s topic — genetic testing — …
Feb 12, 2018
135: Dr. Ben Lynch on Genetic Testing, Epigenetics & Genetic Polymorphisms
Today Dr. Benjamin Lynch is joining me on the podcast, and we’re in for a treat. Dr. Ben is most importantly a dad of three amazing boys, and (just a side note) he’s also a doctor and one of the top experts in the world on epigenetics and genetic polymorphism. He has a naturopathic degree from …
Feb 08, 2018
134: Dr. Daniel Pompa on Fasting, Autophagy, Diet Variation, & Cellular Healing
The first time I heard Dr. Daniel Pompa speak about cellular healing and how to achieve it, I was floored! I knew I had to find out more. In fact soon I’ll be going through Dr. Pompa’s training program and recently completed a 7-day water fast at his recommendation. Although it sounds terrible, I actually felt …
Feb 05, 2018
133: Michelle Perro & Vincanne Adams on GMOs, Glyphosate, & Organic Food
Today’s episode is something I only dreamed about years ago when I started a little blog on the subject of natural health. Today I am honored to have two amazing and highly qualified researchers on the show to talk to us about glyphosate and GMOs and why their presence in our food might be at …
Feb 01, 2018
132: Lane Kennedy on How to Use CBD for Sleep, Hormones, & Health
I am here today with Lane Kennedy, a truly inspiring mom, female entrepreneur, and health coach with an awesome story. This interview is going to dispel some myths and controversy around one of the most requested podcast topics, which is what CBD or cannabidiol is all about. If it sound familiar, yes, it is related to …
Jan 29, 2018
131: Melissa Hayes & Amber Lewis on Sourcing Sustainable & Healthy “Fast” Food
Of all the questions listeners ask me, “How do you do it all” is one of the most popular. My answer is always pretty straightforward … I don’t! That’s why I’m so grateful to have Melissa Hayes and Amber Lewis, the founders of The Good Kitchen, on the show today. What is The Good Kitchen, …
Jan 25, 2018
130: Dave Asprey on Biohacking for Moms and How to Reverse Aging
If you want an easier, quicker way to be healthy (and who doesn’t, really) Dave Asprey is your man! He took his background in computer technology and invested over $1 million to study how to “hack” his own biology for better health. The result? He lost over 100 pounds and drastically improved his life in every …
Jan 22, 2018
129: Ryan & Teddy Sternagel on Childhood Cancer, Avoidance, & Treatment
You’re the CEO of your child’s health. This simple and powerful statement by Ryan and Teddy Sternagel certainly caught my attention recently. It sums up a powerful lesson they learned from a difficult journey. I’m so grateful they’re here to share not only what parents in this situation can do to fight cancer, but also ways …
Jan 18, 2018
128: Dr. Nicole Beurkens on ADD, ADHD & Behavior Challenges
I know I always say it, but I’m excited to share this interview with you because I get so many questions about ADHD and just learning and behavior problems in children in general. I’m honored to have a holistic child psychologist and absolute expert on this topic, Dr. Nicole Beurkens, on the show today. If you …
Jan 15, 2018
127: Dr. Steven Lin on How to Reverse Dental Problems Through Diet
Today’s interview is about a topic I have researched and loved for years. I think it’s firmly established by this point that I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to health, and no subject makes my heart flutter more than dental health. Yep, see … geek! Dr. Steven Lin with the Dental Diet …
Jan 11, 2018
126: Dr. Marc Sklar on How to Beat Infertility & Get Pregnant Naturally
I’m sharing the mic today with one of the leading experts on fertility in the natural health world, Dr. Marc Sklar. Unfortunately, infertility is becoming a huge issue for so many and I get an increasing number of questions on this topic every year.