Be Well By Kelly
Be Well By Kelly
Jul 31, 2020
45. Taking Care of Yourself with Clean Body Products - with Melissa Christenson #FabulousFriends
Play episode · 1 hr 7 min

Melissa Christenson is a cosmetic chemist with degrees in both chemistry and marketing, plus over two decades of experience in product development and brand management. She partners with both emerging and established brands to lead the research and development of clean and effective health, beauty, and lifestyle innovations. Leveraging the duality of her experience, she bridges the gap between R&D and marketing by crafting clean and sustainable formulations and translating technical language into consumer-friendly and value-driven benefits. She’s also the founding partner in the new natural deodorant brand, Hume Supernatural. She has all the knowledge you need to know about how to take care of yourself using clean, healthy products.

You will learn about...

  • (02:27) How Melissa got started in clean beauty
  • (08:51) How harsh ingredients are being replaced with plant-based products
  • (17:04) The processed ingredients that we do need for performance and feel
  • (27:42) Inside the regulation process for clean ingredients
  • (36:03) The potential risks of holistic, food-grade ingredients
  • (41:26) How Hume natural deodorant was developed
  • (53:47) Developing fragrances with synthetic and natural ingredients


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Be Well By Kelly is a production of Crate Media

Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast
Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast
Samantha Gladish: Online Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach and Hormone Fixer-
126: Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Three Times - Strategies, Healing and the Resiliency of Your Mind and Body
How do you bounce back from getting diagnosed with breast cancer three times? Founder of CanPrev Tanya Salituro shares her inspiring story of healing from breast cancer and how she started her company. You can find all the info and links about this episode at Topics Discussed in this Episode: * Tanya’s journey of surviving breast cancer * The factors that might be contributing to cancer * How to get rid of excess estrogen in your body * Detoxifying * Cancer prevention strategies * The 4 most important contributors to health Key Takeaways: * The body can bounce back in so many ways. * If the cancer is hormonal-related and estrogen-dominant, you’ll need to get rid of the excess estrogen in your body. * It’s your liver that helps you get rid of excess hormones in your body. * The current statistics show that one in eight women will get diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. But men can also get breast cancer. * A study shows that if you get into nature and smell the forest, your body gets an immune boost. * The 4 most important contributors to health: * Nutrition * Happiness * Exercise * Sleep * Health is physical, and health is mental. Physical health is only half of how healthy you are. The whole other side of health is how healthy is your mind, your emotions, your soul. Action Steps: * Work with your doctors. Stand up for yourself and make sure you’re heard by them. Make sure all your questions get answered. * Support your liver. * Don’t let breast cancer sneak up on you. Try for early detection by taking control of your breasts. Make sure you’re checking them every month. When you’re suspicious of something, go to your doctor. Tanya said: “We have to be optimistic. We have to believe in ourselves and believe in our body’s ability to heal.” “Generally, you’ve got to take your health into your own hands. Take your breasts, literally, into your own hands… I want every woman out there to know it’s so important. Don’t be afraid. Just Dive in there and learn your body.” “If you can accept that change is inevitable and you don’t fight your reality and you make the best of your situation -- and if you can even make yourself smile and laugh a little bit through it, then you’ve learned a powerful lesson.” Thanks for listening! Important Announcements: Join our Healthy Hormones Monthly Recipe Club for $9 a month! Not only do you get the meal plan but also the Pumpkin Recipe Ebook and the Thanksgiving Guide. Don’t forget to connect with me over on Instagram, @holisticwellnessfoodie. Let me know if there’s anything you’d love for me to expand on. It would also mean so much if you would leave us a rating or a review at any podcast platform that you’re listening to us on. Links to things I talk about in the show: * Interested in learning more about my ALIGN & LEAD BUSINESS MENTORSHIP Program? Email me at * Join me in my FREE Holistic Business Collective FaceBook Group for weekly business and marketing trainings * Save 15% off ALL Organifi products at Check out Organifi Immune to help support your body during the cold and flu season. Use code HEALTHYHORMONES for your 15% savings * Save 20% off ALL Alitura Naturals SkinCare at The Clay Mask is the BEST!! * Save 20% off Energybits Spirulina and Chlorella at Use code - HEALTHYHORMONES * Save 15% storewide on LeesTea and LeesGhee (the one chai is my absolute fav!). Use code HEALTHYHORMONES * Check out CANPREV products across Canadian Health Food Stores and online at - I personally LOVE their MYCO10 and Collagen powder. They are great to add to smoothies and elixirs. Where you can find Tanya and CANPREV: CanPrev’s Instagram (@canprev) CanPrev’s Website: CanPrev’s Facebook CanPrev Women Tanya’s Email ( Where you can find me: Samantha’s Facebook Samantha’s Instagram Samantha’s Website Samantha’s Twitter Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast Private Community on Facebook How you can work with me: * 6-Week Healthy Hormones for Women Intensive - Get 60% off when you enroll today! * Healing & Dealing with Hashi’s
53 min
Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions
Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions
Dr. Mariza Snyder
234: How to Stop the Menopause Madness! w/ Dr. Kyrin Dunston
If You Are Sick and Tired of Menopause Madness, You Can: * Stop abdicating your health over to your practitioner and start taking your health into your own hands * Get to the root cause of the things that aren’t working as properly as they used too * Find solutions for your specific situation as quickly as possible so that you can reverse your menopause symptoms * Be vigilant about finding the answers that you deserve and paying attention to what your body is telling you Over 50 million women in the US are currently going through menopause, yet there is still a huge taboo and confusion around this transition in every woman's life. Society has taught us to fear menopause, but in reality, it can be one of the best chapters of your life if you understand how to support your body through it. Dismissing Menopause Myths With Dr. Kyrin Dunston Dr. Kyrin Dunston is a retired OB-GYN who discovered the toolbox of functional medicine and has never looked back. Through functional medicine, Dr. Kyrin lost 100 pounds and healed herself from chronic illness and menopause madness through a root-cause approach to health. If you want to live a wonderful, healthy, vibrant, sexy, intelligent, stable menopause, Dr. Kyrin’s advice is invaluable. Your Symptoms Are a Sign of Something Bigger Symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, gut health, muscle mass, and bone density are all examples of ways that your body talks to you. It is important to pay attention to how you think and feel to get to the root causes of your symptoms. A rash or an ‘off day’ are often signs of something deep down as we enter perimenopause and menopause, and it's only by understanding how your body is communicating with you that you can correct your symptoms and embrace menopause with ease and grace. Why We Need To Stop the Menopause Madness Drugs and surgery are not the only way to get a grip on your menopause symptoms and heal yourself from the inside out. It is possible to feel at home in your skin again, look and feel great, and do what you want in life when you can connect the dots and be vigilant about advocating for your own health. When you can get to the root cause of what is really going on, it is totally possible to thrive during your 40’s, 50’s and beyond. It is time to shift your outlook and start embracing what menopause can be for each and every one of us. Who do you know that could benefit from some help in drowning out the menopause madness and getting to the real talk about what your body is trying to tell you? Share this with them and let me know what menopause myth was busted for you by Dr. Kyrin in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “I am enjoying menopause, I feel better than I ever have. And there are just so many women that are suffering needlessly because their doctors aren’t giving them the answers.” (8:58) “We want to blame everything on menopause, but the truth is that most of the symptoms you are having at menopause are because of these root causes that you weren’t aware of because your doctor doesn’t know to address them.” (16:54) “You need to become empowered with the knowledge and understand all of this yourself. You cannot abdicate control of your health to the medical professionals because they don’t know what they don’t know, and there is so much that they don’t know, that what they don’t help you with can hurt you.” (28:28) “Our world being a better place requires menopausal women to feel fabulous, so they can each bring their own unique gift.” (29:05) “My simplistic philosophy is, bad stuff out, good stuff in, balance everything. That is the basic overview.” (44:50) “Your body talks to you in symptoms, so learning how to decipher the symptoms with somebody who is skilled at decoding the language of the body really will serve you better in the long run because then you are going to get to the cause of that symptom.” (50:40) In This Episode * What is menopause madness and how you can address your root causes (11:30) * Addressing the disconnection between perimenopause, insulin levels, estrogen dominance, and more (18:40) * The importance of knowing your numbers and which hormones you should be checking on (26:10) * The most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause and what you can do about it (32:04) * Discover number one foundational step that can help you get the needle moving on your health (40:24) Resources Mentioned: Register for Dr. Kyrin's free Stop the Menopause Madness Summit Dr. Kyrin Dunston Website Follow Dr. Kyrin on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Related Episodes: Episode 233: Debunking Menopause Myths Once and For All Episode 174: How to Be a Menopause Boss - 4 Steps To Thriving In Menopause with Dr. Kyrin Dunston Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative
1 hr
The Chalene Show | Diet, Fitness & Life Balance
The Chalene Show | Diet, Fitness & Life Balance
Chalene Johnson
How to Validate Someone’s Feelings - 612
Many times we want to reject or invalidate someone’s feelings simply because we know we’ve hurt them — no matter the intention. But there’s no dismissing someone’s feelings. Which is why it’s so important to understand and validate the feelings of the people you love. In this episode, Chalene sheds some light on how to better communicate! She’ll talk you through a process of creating empathy for those around you and then offers tips on how best to respond in potentially tense situations. Thank you to our Sponsor!!! Organifi!!! Go to and Use the Code CHALENE for 15% off all products!! Hurry and get signed up for the next round of the 5 Day IG Growth Bootcamp!! Go to There are special offers for those who sign up early!! Links from today’s episode: * Queen Bee Push Journals are BACK!!! Hurry and get yours * Check out all the Discounts and some of Chalene’s favorite things at * Leave Chalene a message at (619) 500-4819 * Leave Chalene a Voicemail review or question HERE * Join our awesome PodSquad on Facebook here! * Go to and see what your passion or hidden talents are!! Stop dieting & start living: Join Phase it Up with no Initiation Fee Now!! Get the 131 Book!!! Here’s The System I Use Every Day to be More Organized & Crazy Productive: Sign Up For MY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER and you'll get FREE tips on how to live a ridiculously amazing fun-filled life! Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes!!! Subscribe to Build Your Tribe!!! Join our awesome PodSquad on Facebook here! Get episode show notes here: Connect with me on your fav social platform: * SnapChat: ChaleneOfficial * Facebook: * Instagram: * Twitter: * TikTok: @chaleneOfficial Hey! Send me a tweet & tell me what you think about the show! (Use the Hashtag) #TheChaleneShow so I know you’re a homie! XOXO Chalene
21 min
Well-Fed Women
Well-Fed Women
Noelle Tarr
How to Track Your Cycle To Improve Your Health and Balance Your Hormones with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Here's the notes for episode #294 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to subscribe! To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: In this episode, Noelle and another Well-Fed Woman Lisa Hendrickson-Jack discuss how to track your cycle to improve your health and balance your hormones. Got a question you'd like us to answer? Email us at 10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week. Topics! [03:25] How to Track Your Cycle To Improve Your Health and Balance Your Hormones  Links! Noelle's website: Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells Well-Fed Women Holistic Health Facebook Group Lisa's Website Facebook Instagram: @fertilityfriday Podcast: The Fertility Friday Podcast Book: The Fifth Vital Sign Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook BLUblox The podcast is sponsored by BLUblox. I have become so passionate about light optimization recently, and filtering out computer light and blue light entirely after the sun sets. I wasn’t doing anything about this until about a year ago, and I was experiencing eye strain, migraines, and an unexplained wired and tired feeling, especially at night. Now I wear BLUblox computer filter glasses anytime I’m looking at screens, and BLUblox sleep lenses at night, and I haven’t experienced symptoms since. BLUblox was created because they saw the need for a product that was exactly in line with the peer reviewed academic literature. There are a lot of cheaply made lenses out there that don’t actually block all the blue and green light. Don’t waste your time on that, go to, and use the code WELLFED for 15% off. BioOptimizers This podcast is sponsored by BiOptimizers. Please refer back to episode #258 all about digestion for some more insight on how to resolve common digestive issues. If you feel like you are doing all the right things yet you’re still struggling with digestive issues such as gas, bloating, or cramping—which are actually very common, nothing to be ashamed about—start with a high quality enzyme and try switching to a proteolytic probiotic. If you’ve never tried enzymes before, or have and it didn’t work, I encourage you to give MassZymes a go. It is a full-spectrum enzyme formula with 5 different kinds of protease, which is the enzyme that is the catalyst for the breakout of protein. And undigested proteins can cause a lot of gut dysfunction. And then their Probiotic, P3-OM, is a proteolytic probiotic, which means it digests protein. It’s antiviral, it actually eliminates pathogens and waste… and is maintainable in the human digestive system. Once in your body, the P3-OM super strain doubles every 20 minutes, and helps get rid of the bad guys—before it is safely eliminated.  Give both MassZymes and P3-OM a go. So many individuals suffer from digestive issues—because any protein your body doesn’t break down creates digestive distress, gas, bloating and constipation. The combination of P3-OM and MassZymes ensures that all the protein you consume breaks down into absorbable amino acids. Go to And use coupon code WELLFED10 to get 10% off all products.
1 hr 10 min
Intermittent Fasting Stories
Intermittent Fasting Stories
Gin Stephens
Tammy Roach
In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Tammy Roach from Louisville, KY. This episode is brought to you by Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative and Feals Premium CBD Oil.  Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative: Are you looking for the highest quality meat? Look no further than Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative! Healthy animals raised outdoors with sunlight, fresh air, and clean grass. No hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs. Go to to get $35 off your first order and receive free shipping! Feals Premium CBD Oil: The world of CBD oil can be confusing. For premium CBD oil that you can trust, go to Become a member and get 50% off your first order plus free shipping. Tammy is the Director of Testing Services at the University of Louisville. On the day this interview was recorded, it was also her 50th birthday! Tammy shares that she was heavy her entire life. She tried countless diets, even having gastric bypass surgery.  In October of 2019, Tammy ran into a girlfriend who had lost weight with IF. She told Tammy about Delay, Don't Deny. Tammy ordered it that very day and began IF almost immediately. Within three days of IF, she noticed her knee pain was gone. "I felt amazing!"  Tammy has lost 50 pounds, and has gone from a size 2X to a size 12. She can now go into her closet and put anything on because everything fits! Her relationship with food has completely changed, which is definitely something to celebrate. Tammy and a friend created a Facebook group called "Measure Me L-if-E." The group is to support and encourage their friends with living the IF lifestyle. It has been a true joy! "The struggle with weight my whole life has led me to where I am now, and helped me find my calling."  The advice she'd give new IFers: "IF is harder at first, but it gets easier over time. Whereas a diet is easy first but harder to stick to. Listen to the IF Stories podcasts every day. Take pictures to see the changes. Give yourself grace."  You can learn more about Measure Me L-if-E at:  Get Gin’s books, including her latest New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Connect with Gin on Facebook: _ Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes
57 min
Naturally Nourished
Naturally Nourished
Ali Miller RD
Episode 211: Metabolic, Immune, and Cellular Health with Mike Mutzel
Looking for some scientifically supported ways you can boost your immune system and metabolic health? Are you fed up with sensationalized science and illogical public policy? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Mike Mutzel, clinical nutritionist and biohacker with a talent for disseminating medical journals into digestible messages and lifestyle recommendations. Mike speaks on navigating research studies and how to live while practicing wellness in a fear mongered world and he unpacks new literature on cellular aging and oxidative stress. This episode will challenge you to take your metabolic health to the next level and may plant some seeds of how to discuss the pandemic at the dinner table with loved ones this holiday season. In his recommendations for mitigating inflammation and enhancing a robust immune response, he covers intermittent fasting, keto, cold plunges, and the importance of determining your epigenetic age! To round things out we cover food and nutrition in your own backyard and discuss Mike’s homestead and experience of raising pigs, chickens, turkeys, and growing food. Also in this episode: * Mike’s Story * The Role of Immune and Metabolic Health in Pandemic * Regulation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome * Dampened NLRP3-mediated inflammation in bats and implications for a special viral reservoir host * How Keto Regulates Oxidative Stress and Pathogen * Keto and NADH * Addressing Cognitive Dissonance * Calorie Restriction vs Time Restricted Eating * Two weeks of early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) improves skeletal muscle insulin and anabolic sensitivity in healthy men * Considering Epigenetic Age * My DNAge * Hormesis and Biohacking * Cold Therapy and Sauna Use * Mike's Favorite Compounds * Berberine and Regulation of AMPK * Naturally Nourished Berberine Boost * Probiotics * Shop All Naturally Nourished Probiotics * Thoughts on Homesteading * Where to find Mike Mutzel: * @metabolicmike on Instagram * High Intensity Health * High Intensity Health YouTube Sponsors for this episode: This episode is sponsored by the Naturally Nourished supplement line: these pure, potent and effective formulas have been hand selected to deliver profound health benefits. We price our formulas 2-5% below market industry standard and competitors and guarantee that our products will always be third party assessed to ensure they are free of mold, toxins, contaminants, and contain the stated active ingredients in dosages noted. Use code ALI15 for 15% off your first Naturally Nourished Supplement Order! This episode is sponsored by FOND Bone Broth Tonics, Your Sous Chef in a Jar. FOND is slow simmered and lovingly tended from simmer to seal. They partner with organic farms and hand-pick and pair ingredients to optimize absorption and taste. Use code ALIMILLERRD to save at About Mike Mutzel: Mike earned his B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University in 2006 and completed his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in 2015 and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). In April of 2014 Mike published his first book, Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat. Mike regularly conducts workshops for health care practitioners, teaching leading-edge science in a concise format that can be utilized by progressive clinicians for the prevention of chronic disease. Often termed Translational Medicine, this bench-to-bedside approach is key to ensure the application of pioneering research and concepts in systems biology a preventative health care setting, optimizing patient outcomes. Mike lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife Deanna, a Doctor of Chiropractic- with their daughter and two dogs Shasta and Rainier as well as pigs, chickens and more!
1 hr 34 min
Heal Thy Self with Dr. G
Heal Thy Self with Dr. G
Heal Thy Self
#81 - Global and Cellular Health with Guest Zach Bush | Heal Thy Self w/ Dr. G #81
Special guest segment: Dr. Zach Bush joins the show and gives us profound insight on the connection between communal/ global health and our cellular health. He articulates how all aspects of life mirror each other and are dependent on one another for healing. An incredible and enlightening convo with a industry pioneer. Special guest: Zach Bush MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet. His work in for-profit and nonprofit arenas is creating avenues for collaborative action for all stakeholders in our global community for a regenerative future of health for the planet and our children Heal Thy Self is a show based on empowerment. Empowerment of you, the viewer such that you can be your highest self on every level. Through knowledge, we will be giving you the information you need to make informed decisions. We lead you to water, you deep dive in. Be sure to like and subscribe to #HealThySelf Hosted by Doctor Christian Gonzalez N.D. Follow Doctor G on Instagram @doctor.g_ ( Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1 hr 5 min
Over It And On With It
Over It And On With It
Christine Hassler
EP 267: The Real Reason You Are Not Making That Change with Leigh
This call is about seeking an external change to fill an internal void. Today’s caller, Leigh, wants to make a career change because she is not fulfilled by her current career. But her career switch is not the priority, it is about healing and breaking patterns. This call is important for any of you who feel stuck, who want to make a change, especially a career change, but are not doing it. [For show notes, go here:] Practical decisions are often fear-influenced decisions. Fear-influenced decisions are not wrong. We feel we have to make decisions that give us more certainty. But, we sacrifice a lot of our beliefs, our magic, and our dreams when we do. As human beings, we learn through contrast, so it is OK to make fear-influenced decisions. There are a lot of reasons why we do not make the changes we want to make. It can come back to childhood wounding and it can also be because we don’t have the right foundation. We often seek out relationships or careers to give us what we didn’t get in childhood. For example, you might be seeking out someone in a relationship who makes you feel safe. Or, you may be seeking out a career to make you feel self-expressed and free. Many of our quests for fulfillment are a call for healing. But, remember, we never want to use something external to fill an internal void. Empaths are sponges. We soak up a lot of information. One of the tendencies of empaths is that we take too much of other people’s guidance. We take on people’s feelings and accept what people tell us we should do. If you are an empath, think about that, feel into that. Do you allow other people to tell you who you are and what you should do, versus trusting your own discernment? Consider/Ask Yourself: * Do you feel a call to do something different but can’t seem to make the change? * Did you grow up feeling like you had the attention you desired and deserved or are you starved for attention and emotional expression? * Are you in a relationship where you feel fully supported? * Are you afraid to speak your needs and go after your dream? Leigh’s Question: Leigh wants to make a career change and would like guidance about how to follow her dreams. Leigh’s Key Insights and Ahas: * She is interested in a career in personal development or healing arts. * She is currently a lawyer but not passionate about her work. * She has two children under five. * She loves deep conversations. * She needs financial security. * People always question what her heart desires. * She felt alone and not heard as a child. * She wants to follow her heart. * She is an empathetic, feelings-based person. * Her husband doesn’t understand why she needs a change. How to Get Over It and On With It: * Prioritize herself and her marriage. * Talk with a coach or therapist where she can feel heard and supported. * Get into the habit of expressing her emotions. * Express herself in her marriage. Takeaways: * Get a consistent, habitual form of support in a therapeutic environment. * Remember, there is divine timing for everything. * If you feel you are not moving forward in the direction you want, it doesn't mean you’re not moving forward. You may have to re-route your path. Resources: Christine Hassler — Join the Free Over It and On With It Community Christine Hassler Podcasts Including Coaches Corner Christine on Facebook Expectation Hangover, by Christine Hassler @ChristinHassler on Twitter @ChristineHassler on Instagram — For information on any of my services. Get on the Waitlist to be coached on the show Get on the list to be notified about the upcoming certification program for coaches.
41 min
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