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I've not written a blog for months. I've been moving house, had little internet connection, and been generally busy, and tired. I'm glad that this past couple of weeks I had felt like I have the time and space to start writing again, so there will be blogs to come, soon.

I wanted to put something down to express my gratitude for all of you who have listened to and supported my podcast over the past three years. I didn't think that it would go anywhere, or that anyone would really listen to it. Well, you did. So thank you.

I've had such support for the podcast, that I feel extremely guilty about announcing that I will not be producing any more episodes. But, as I discovered in the last 6 months or so, feeling guilty about stopping is not a good enough reason to keep going. I'd rather than stop completely than keep it going, but only publish episodes sporadically.

Podcasts are a lot of work. Finding people to interview, scheduling interviews, and editing audio after interviews. If I am quick, an episode may take 6 hours start to finish (including scheduling etc), but many episodes take more like 10.

It is a time thing. It's not that I don't have time. I can always make time. These days, my "free" time — time to do absolutely nothing productive at all — is increasingly precious and glorious to me. I am growing less inclined to give it up. I'm more selfish about my time — unapologetically, I enjoy that I enjoy being just me, without being the 'doing stuff' me.

This 'wanting to do nothing' is actually exactly something that scared me when I had anorexia. I was scared that if I allowed myself to rest, I would always want to rest. I would forget how to be productive. My 'value' would decrease. Because when I was sick, I thought my value was in my ability to never rest, and always be productive. (Which, if you think about it, in a famine, would be about right.)

The wonderful thing about being human in a brain that doesn't have anorexia any more, doesn't perceive that resources are scarce, and therefore doesn't believe that value is in productivity, is that I have the freedom to see the real value of being human. I know that sounds incredibly deep and ridiculous, but it is true.

The other night, I was going to make this podcast. I had an hour or so. I was making my way up my back porch steps, and one of the puppies followed me up and "pawed" me on the leg, asking for attention. Years ago, when my value was in being productive, I either wouldn't have noticed him, or I would have noticed him, and gone inside anyway. These days, I'm more inclined to sit on the floor and play with the dogs because they asked than I am to go inside and start editing audio. Sometimes it is a puppy. Sometimes it is a horse. Sometimes it is a pattern that the wind has made in the snow that I need to stare at. Sometimes, very often, it is snuggling with Matt.

I never take for granted my recovered brain. A brain that allows me to see the value in happiness, and being human. Never, ever, take it for granted. I feel blessed to have known a brain in starvation mode, if only because it allows me to know the bliss of not being there.

Anyway. That's my way of saying there will be no more podcasts. Just because it is the right time to stop. I appreciate you for listening.

Yoga | Birth | Babies
Yoga | Birth | Babies
Deb Flashenberg and Independent Podcast Network
Coping with a Colicky Baby with Jackie DelVecchio
Many pregnant people envision the early days of parenthood snuggled close with their new cooing baby. But, what happens when the dream-like vision collides with brutal reality of a constantly crying baby? One in four babies suffer from a condition called, colic. The baby cries for long stretches of time with little break and no obvious reason as to what is wrong. You can imagine the stress, frustration and sense of helplessness this puts on new parents.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with Licensed Mental Health Counselor and mother of a colicky baby, Jackie DelVecchio. Jackie shares her story of having a colicky baby and what she learned about herself as a new parent. As a social worker, Jackie specializes in Perinatal Mental Health and draws on her experiences to support other parents living through life with a colicky baby. She offers solids tips for coping through this challenging and transient time.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Join the conversation about National Birth Defects Prevention Month by following hashtag #Best4YouBest4Baby on social media and by visitingMarch of Dimes at marchofdimes.org/YogaBirthBabiesand CDC at cdc.gov/birthdefects To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
51 min
Get Pregnant Naturally
Get Pregnant Naturally
Sarah Clark
How To Know Which Supplements To Take When You Are TTC
Justine Altman joins us today as we’re digging into the basic supplements you need to know about if you are TTC. There is a lot of information about which supplements are right for fertility. And like most women that I speak with you are probably taking A LOT of supplements. But are these supplements optimizing or harming your fertility? And taking supplements for years and not really knowing WHY or if they are helpful...doesn’t make sense either! As you may know, we take a functional approach to fertility and while supplements are included in our customized protocols (which are based on testing) - they are only a part of the equation. Because there is no magic pill you can take that will out supplement the basics - such as diet, sleep, movement, and stress. That’s why we wanted to talk about the BASIC supplements that we DO recommend for both men and women so that you don't waste time and money taking the wrong ones. Today I'm welcoming Justine Altman back to the podcast. Justine is part of my team here at Fab Fertile. She is an integral part of our Couples Coaching program - which uses functional lab testing, diet, and lifestyle changes to dramatically improve conception. If you are struggling with infertility...your body is desperately trying to tell you something...focusing on your health will either help you get pregnant naturally or if you do need to go to the fertility clinic it will improve your chances of success. Justine is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She was diagnosed with POCS and struggled with infertility but after taking a functional approach was able to have both her children naturally. In this episode you'll learn: 1) How to watch out for dyes, fillers, and top allergens in your supplements 2) Our take on generalized fertility supplement recommendations (are they worth your money?) i.e. chastetree, maca, royal jelly, bee pollen, zinc, iron 3) Our basic (these are the supplements you need to be taking if you are TTC) supplement recommendations (your partner is included too!) 4) Our approach with supplements and why they are only part of the equation. We discuss the importance of diet, sleep, exercise, and stress so that you can prepare your body in the best way for pregnancy success. TIMESTAMPS: 05:29- JUSTINE'S BIO 06:19- WHY WE ARE ADDRESSING SUPPLEMENTS * Why taking heaps of supplements can be problematic * Why we are addressing supplements for both men and woman * "You cannot out supplement the basics." 08:58- WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY * The importance of good quality supplements * The harm low-quality supplements can have * Should you buy supplements from Amazon? 12:23- GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS- SHOULD WE LISTEN? * Supplements that might be helpful, but aren't always for everyone 14:10- BASIC SUPPLEMENTS- PRENATAL * What you MUST have in your prenatal 16:34- MEN'S MULTIVITAMIN 17:32- COQ10 18:26- MAGNESIUM 19:52- OMEGA 3'S * OMEGA 3's vs. OMEGA 6's * Anti-inflammatory properties 21:03- VITAMIN D3 & K2 * Why is it important? Why do we take K2 with it? 23:38- PROBIOTICS 26:00- USING PROBIOTICS WHILE TRYING TO REDUCE INFECTIONS 27:00- RECAP OF SUPPLEMENT BASICS * How long should we be taking them? * Which ones we should temporarily take vs. take long-term. 29:27- FINAL THOUGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS "Most of the supplements are not forever." "One size does not fit all." "We cannot out supplement any bad diet or lifestyle behaviors." --- Sponsored by Fab Fertile Store. Ensure your preconception supplements are free from dyes, filler, and top allergens. Check out our basic recommendations that are essential for preconception health. Visit https://www.fabfertilestore.com/ -- Book your Free Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery Call here: https://intakeq.com/booking/cZ7XW6 --- Connect with Sarah on social media and learn more about functional fertility solutions that will help you have your baby. * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fabfertile/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sesacoaching/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/fabfertile * Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahclarkfertilitycoach/ --- HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Love the show? You’ll really love Sarah’s resources page - filled with handpicked products/books/devices - get exclusive discounts and support the show by making purchases SHOP here: https://fabfertile.com/resources/ Other ways to support: Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-pregnant-naturally/id1329414094 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36NoCIuODqlo3bQcVDOO02 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sarah-clark/get-pregnant-naturally Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97zsClWDEbgmECB6uLUuiA Player FM: https://player.fm/series/get-pregnant-naturally Listen Notes: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/get-pregnant-naturally-sarah-clark-82DYJtZnFAa/ Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/usiv9-629c6/Get-Pregnant-Naturally-Podcast iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-get-pregnant-naturally-30947830/ LEAVE APPLE PODCAST REVIEW: http://bit.ly/getpregnantreview SHARE: Spread the word! Tell someone else about the show! Together we are strong. Related episodes: Functional Medicine 101 - https://www.fabfertile.com/blog/functional-medicine-101-and-your-fertility/ How Not To Waste Time When You Are TTC - https://www.fabfertile.com/blog/how-not-to-waste-time-when-you-are-ttc/ How To Optimize Sleep To Improve Your Fertility - https://www.fabfertile.com/blog/how-to-optimize-sleep-to-improve-your-fertility/
39 min
40 Weeks Pregnancy Podcast
40 Weeks Pregnancy Podcast
Vanessa Merten of the Pregnancy Podcast
Week 0 Introduction
Week 0 Introduction. An introduction to 40 Weeks and everything you can expect from the 40 Weeks podcast. Want to know exactly what is going on with your baby and your body each week? Whether you are in week 6 or week 36 of pregnancy, this podcast will give you just that in about five minutes. Learn how big your baby is, what new developments are going on, how your body is changing, how you can find relief from some of the changes going on with you like morning sickness and back pain, what to expect at doctor or midwife appointments, how to plan ahead for breastfeeding, how to plan for the birth you want, plus get a tip each week for Dads! You can check out a picture of what your baby looks this week and see resources mentioned in this episode at www.PregnancyPodcast.com/week0 To get each week delivered to your inbox according to your due date sign up at www.PregnancyPodcast.com/week The Pregnancy Podcast has so much more information on specific topics related to pregnancy and is an awesome resource in conjunction with the 40 Weeks podcast. www.PregnancyPodcast.com Thank you so much for listening and please let me know how I can help you navigate all of the crazy awesomeness that is pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent! As always you can get in touch with me via email vanessa@pregnancypodcast.com You can join us in the Pregnancy Podcast Community on Facebook to connect, support, share, and ask questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancypodcast/ You will be an amazing parent! I wish you the very best on your pregnancy, birth, and parenting journey! Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PregnancyPodcast/ Twitter https://twitter.com/PregPodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pregnancypodcast/ Google+ https://plus.google.com/+Pregnancypodcast1
4 min
Evidence Based Birth®
Evidence Based Birth®
Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN
EBB 160 - Introducing Mystique Hargrove: EBB Featured Instructor and Podcast Coordinator
On today’s podcast, we will be speaking with Mystique Hargrove, EBB Featured Instructor, and our new Podcast Coordinator. Mystique (She/They) is a certified full spectrum doula who serves BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of color), and LGBTQ+ individuals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mystique also serves as an advisory board member for the United States Lactation Consultant Association, and is a Certified Lactation Educator, as well as a Certified Childbirth Educator. Mystique completed her Master of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina A&T State University, along with a Marriage and Family Counseling Certification. Mystique earned a Certification in Wellness and Nutrition Consulting and Counseling, and her Certification in Reiki I and II, along with her certification as a Reiki Master. As a Black, Latinx, and Indigenous birth worker, Mystique has experience in herbal medicine and ancestral healing practices under Black, Latinx, and Indigenous teachers, and elder curanderas, or healers, in her community. Currently, Mystique is a Ph.D. student at Capella University for Counselor Education and Supervision, with a research focus on Inclusive Services and Advocacy in Perinatal Mental Health for Black, LGBTQ+ individuals. Content Warning: In this episode, we will talk about birth trauma and birth and perinatal mortality. We talk about Mystique’s role as our new EBB Podcast Coordinator and her expectations for future podcast episodes. We also talk about Mystique’s experience as a birth worker in her community and what challenges she is faced with as an advocate for inclusive perinatal care for marginalized communities. Learn more about Mystique and The Black Birth Healer (https://www.theblackbirthhealer.com). Follow Mystique on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackBirthHealer) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blackbirthhealer). Learn more about Janiya Williams (https://www.madeingso.com/2020/08/28/janiya_mitnaul_williams/) and her Human Lactation Pathway 2 Certification Program at NC A&T State University (https://www.ncat.edu/caes/departments/family-and-consumer-sciences/lactation-cert.php). Follow Mahoghany Milk on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MahoganyMilk) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mahoganymilk). Learn more about Dr. Juan Michelle Martin here (https://www.jmmhealthsolutions.com/). Follow Dr. Martin on Instagram here (www.instagram.com/thepelvicperspective). View Dr. Martin’s pelvic floor topic videos on YouTube for JMM Health Solutions here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKNEkVefn_wLgrqlf4wyXHw). Learn more about National College of Midwifery (https://www.midwiferycollege.edu/). Follow National College of Midwifery on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NationalCollegeMidwifery/). Learn more about Dr. Cheryl Beck (https://birthful.com/podcastbirthptsd/). For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EvidenceBasedBirth/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ebbirth/), and Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/ebbirth/). Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/). Find an EBB Instructor here (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/find-an-instructor-parents/), and click here (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/childbirth-class/) to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.
34 min
Veggie Doctor Radio
Veggie Doctor Radio
Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH, MS, FAAP
140: Teaching Children the Foundation of Wellbeing
In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, we learn from Shaun Conaghan, a teacher in Ireland who is empowering students to take control of their health and wellbeing. About featured guest: As a teacher, Shaun believes in the great opportunity of education to empower children and their families to take ownership of their own health and wellbeing. He has developed his own school programme called “Eat Like a Champion Week” which has received national television coverage on RTÈ enabling him and his students deliver their healthy message to hundreds of thousands of households and classrooms in Ireland and in the UK. The school programme helps break down the barriers and supports children and families in making a habit of the programmes’ 5 ingredients for health and happiness. Shaun is co-founder of Activ8 Camp who run full day healthy lifestyle summer camp programmes for hundreds of children with a focus on developing healthier lifestyle habits and proudly serves whole food plant predominant meals every day as well as a “100% Plant Based Wednesdays”. Shaun is also co-founder of the Donegal Dragons rowing team that has over 70 Breast cancers survivors who train twice weekly and compete in national and international dragon boat competition. Shaun is currently doing a research masters in Nutrition and works closely with Doctors and Health care professionals to provide the most reliable science in nutrition and well being to the children he teaches. He is an Active member of the Plant Based Healthcare Professional UK and a committee member of the Plant Based Doctors Ireland. Shaun passion for health promoting motivates him to travel to International conferences to hear world experts speak on the latest in Nutrition based science and has him himself delivered talks to national medical conferences for Health Care professionals. Future plans to further spread his healthy message through school information evenings, National Healthy Eating week (with a fibre focus) and a free E-book to assist parents and children to start making simple lifestyle improvements. SHAUN CONAGHAN https://instagram.com/theactivenutritionteacher/ https://activ8camp.com/ Disclaimer: The information on this blog, website and podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your or your child’s eating, nutrition or growth, consult a doctor. I have an affiliate partnership with Splendid Spoon where you can get $25 off your first order if you want to give it a try! Splendid spoon offers pre-made smoothies, juice shots and delicious bowls that require no preparation besides heating up! https://splendidspoon.z724.net/c/2360827/774963/9621 Shop my favorite things doctoryami.com/shop Please support my work, become a Patreon https://patreon.com/thedoctoryami Mentions: A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami Leave an 'Amazon Review' MORE LISTENING OPTIONS Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/vdritunes Spotify: http://bit.ly/vdrspotify NEWSLETTER SIGN UP https://doctoryami.com/signup OR Text 'FIBER' to 668-66 FIND ME AT Doctoryami.com Instagram.com/thedoctoryami Facebook.com/thedoctoryami Veggiefitkids.com * * * * MORE FROM ME Read - http://veggiefitkids.com/blog Listen: http://bit.ly/vdrpodcast Watch - http://bit.ly/vfkvideos TEDx Talk - http://bit.ly/DOCTORYAMITEDX * * * * Questions? Email me: Yami@doctoryami.com
1 hr 13 min
Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control
Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control
Lisa | Fertility Friday
FFP 348 | Self Care Down There | Taq Bhandal
Taq, ਤਕਦੀਰ ਕੌਰ Taqdir Kaur Bhandal, is the CEO of @imwithperiods. She runs her small business & think tank and spends her days doing research and teaching at the University of BC. She also gets to nerd out with fellow scholars as a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. When she’s not engaging in period research & writing of some kind, she spends her days trying to follow the rays of the sun with her dog. She’s trained as a human developmental biologist, health policy analyst, and herbalist. She is now physically based in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Mi’kmaw Territories after spending many years living in Vancouver. She is passionate about nachos & nach (dance)! In today’s episode, we talk all about self care, and why it’s essential to maintaining healthy menstrual cycles! Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of March! For details and to apply now Click here to register now! Topics discussed in today's episode: * Taq’s background and what prompted her to write Self Care Down There * Inspired her to focus on this area of female self-care * What is the overarching message of the book? * How did FAM effect Taq’s understanding of self-care and how it changed Taq’s way of taking care of herself? * How being aware of emotional and energetic changes in your body can help cope with the shifts that happen in your cycle * What are things we can do and useful information in the book that we may not know * Taq’s thoughts on how to overcome challenges that come from outside influences * How pop culture has affected how sex is portrayed and how we relate to each other sexually * Taq and Lisa’s thoughts on sexual abuse and consent Connect with Taqdir Kaur Bhandal : You can connect Taq on her Facebook, Instagram, Email and website. Resources mentioned: * Self Care Down There * Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good * The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack * Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook * Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts: * FFP 317 | Vaginal Steaming | Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study | Keli Garza & Kimberly Ann Johnson * FFP 296 | All About Menstrual Cups | Your Questions Answered | INTIMINATM | Lisa | Fertility Friday * FFP 226 | Xenoestrogens in Black Hair Products | Tola Okogwu * FFP 217 | All About Menstrual Cups! | Lisa | Fertility Friday * FFP 202 | Vaginal Steaming for Period Problems | Steamy Chick | Keli Garza * FFP 156 | Menstrual Cups & Your Period | An Interview With The Founder of Lunette | Heli Kurjanen * FFP 078 | Lunapads & The Diva Cup | Sustainable, Eco-friendly & Healthy Menstrual Products | Madeleine Shaw & Suzanne Siemens * FFP 026 | Myths and Facts About Sexual Assault | The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Fertility and Infertility Part 1 | Erin Martin * FFP 027 | The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Fertility and Infertility | Part 2 | Dr Erica Berman Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group. Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts! Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now! The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.
1 hr 4 min
Don't Salt My Game | With Laura Thomas, PhD
Don't Salt My Game | With Laura Thomas, PhD
Laura Thomas, PhD
Ep. 126 - How To Just Eat It: Chapter 6 - Letting go of food rules
Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 7 of this series will drop on Tuesday 26th Jan! In today’s episode I’m talking to Dalina Soto, a Registered Dietitian who specialises in intuitive eating and helping people break free from chronic dieting and food rules. In this episode we’re talking about fears people have when they embark on intuitive eating and letting go of food rules, plus unpacking some of the most common food rules we hear in our nutrition practices. In this episode we talk about: Common fears people have about Intuitive Eating like: * “I’ll never stop eating! ) * “What if I gain weight” * “I can’t control myself” * “I will only eat unhealthy foods” And how we can work through them. Plus we unpack common food rules people have like: * Not allowed to eat anything that isn’t ‘clean’ * Can’t eat more than one type of carb in a meal * I can’t have a snack unless I workout * No food after X time at night * Can’t have dessert in the house Plus Dalina’s best advice for people who are struggling to let go of food rules Finally catch another definition for your glossary on page 35/36 of HTJEI - this time from Steph Yeboah Get your copy of How To Just Eat It! UK {Amazon} {Waterstones} {WH Smith} Australia {Booktopia) Worldwide with free shipping {Book Depository} Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_ Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating Guest Information: Dalina Soto- Instagram Twitter Website Steph Yeboah - Instagram Twitter Website
50 min
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