The Optimal Body
The Optimal Body
Dec 2, 2020
55 | The LCK Method to Optimal Hormones, Health and Body Image
Play • 1 hr 9 min

Have you ever struggled with gut health issues? What about hormone issues? Maybe even body image struggles? You are not alone. Learn from podcast guest, Laurie Christine King, Austin’s #1 personal trainer and nutritionist, as she opens up about her personal journey, what she’s learned and her recommendations to finally take control back of your own health and body. Listen towards the end to even hear from Doc Jen and Dr. Dom’s experience with some of these health struggles.

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What You Will Learn in This Interview with Laurie Christine King:@lauriechristineking

02:38 – Laurie’s goal for putting out the information that she does

07:30–Why  are hormones important to pay attention to?

10:50 – Why Laurie started creating content and who she started creating content for

13:14–Why weight training? Is it important for women?

20:14 – Authenticity and credibility with coaches on the internet

21:50 –Laurie’s experience with hormonal birth control - How long it took her to get where she’s at today

23:24 – Laurie’s experience with gut health and information about gut testing

27:17 – Laurie’s experience with hormone replacement therapy and what to expect

32:10 – Where Laurie recommends people to start if faced with these types of issues

34:26 – Laurie’s message to those who obsess over fitness

38:26 – What Laurie believes every woman should be educated on

44:09 – The difference between a smart doctor and a good doctor

45:53 – Different types of thyroid tests and when’s the best time to get them as a woman

48:28 – Optimal thyroid ranges to pay attention to

50:41 – Laurie’s recommendation for gut health plan

55:11 – Laurie’s view on birth control for the body

58:54 – Dr. Dom’s experience and story with food and weight training

1:04:23 – Laurie’s current body need: mobility!

1:07:11 – How to find more information about Laurie

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Paragon Training Instagram:

Laurie’s Website:

Paragon Training Website:

Laurie’s YouTube:

Paragon Training YouTube:

Laurie’s Ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Nutrition, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, & More

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