373: Our Pregnancy Journey | Melissa & Nick
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Yes, we are pregnant! It’s the most joyous announcement of our lives, but what a journey it took to get here. One in eight couples struggle to get pregnant, so there are literally MILLIONS of people out there riding the exact same rollercoaster that we’ve been on. Join us for a soul-baring glimpse into our quest to consciously conceive, a raw look at both our highest and lowest moments, and a complete rundown of the bio-hacks, health strategies, and spiritual practices that have supported us along the way. You’ll also hear the deeply personal story of how we finally found out we were expecting (BYO tissues!).

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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
250: How to Heal from SIBO Without SIBO Taking Over Your Life w/ Phoebe Lapine
If You Want To Heal Your SIBO You Should: * Address the three main risk factor buckets and identify the root cause of your bacteria overgrowth * Find a bodyworker to help you navigate which protocol will work best for you * Embrace a beautifully diverse diet by focusing on an anti-inflammatory protocol SIBO, or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, affects millions of people but can be difficult to nail down. Unlike other gut imbalances, SIBO happens when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the upper part of your digestive tract. Because of the importance of the location of this bacteria, it takes the right support to heal your gut and reduce your inflammation. Healing SIBO Through Food with Phoebe Lapine Phoebe Lapine believes that food can and should be medicine. A writer, gluten-free chef, culinary instructor, Hashimoto’s advocate and so much more, Phoebe is here to share her story of autoimmune disease and healing SIBO from the inside out. What You Need To Know About SIBO Due to stress, lifestyle factors, and hormones, women suffer from SIBO far more often than men. It is important to understand the connections between all of these factors so that you can uncomplicate your symptoms and work on finding the healing protocol that is right for you. Everything from structural issues in your gut to your body's ability to kill bacteria can have an impact on your likelihood of developing SIBO. Gas, bloating, thyroid hormones, and so much more can play a role here, which is why it is essential to equip yourself with the necessary knowledge to address your gut dysbiosis in the best way possible. Finding the Right Treatment for Your Body Addressing bacteria overgrowth takes an individualized approach to be the most effective possible. Antibiotics, herbs, and different diets can all be helpful depending on your unique sensitivity, lifestyle, and detox methods. It is important to know what you are working with before you start to treat your symptoms. Phoebe suggests starting from a place of anti-inflammatory protocols. You don't have to stop enjoying food to cure your gut bacteria; all it takes is the knowledge to guide yourself through gut complications and get to a place of a beautifully diverse diet. Phoebe is a real example of the amazing possibilities of healing SIBO and clearing up what is going on in the body through food, lifestyle, and body kindness. Do you or someone you love suffer from SIBO? Share which of Phoebe’s tips you are going to incorporate into your daily routine with me in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “Sometimes you just need help getting onto a higher plateau of healing.” (18:56) “At the end of the day, this is all just connected tissue, and fascia and soft tissue muscles, and we have to make sure those are working, which is a whole different ballgame from the bacteria situation.” (24:58) - Dr. Mariza “SIBO to me explains why a low fodmap diet is effective in terms of symptoms, because if you have perfectly normal bacteria in the wrong place too far up your digestive tract, and you feed them the foods they enjoy most, then, of course, you are going to have some sort of gas as part of that, having it be too far up your intestinal tract as well.” (33:18) “It's never just SIBO, there is usually kind of a bigger issue at play, even if it is not necessarily causing the issue in of itself.” (33:33) “Diversity is the spice of life, and we don't want to be overloading our system with large quantities of one ingredient.” (38:31) In This Episode * Why women are more susceptible to SIBO than men (12:21) * The three different buckets that can impact your gut and hormone symbiosis (19:38) * Where to start when testing for SIBO and other digestive issues (25:42) * Which foods you should be focusing on to fix your SIBO and inflammation (31:34) * How to embrace the diversity of life with anti-inflammatory versions of comfort food (38:25) Resources Mentioned: Order the SIBO Made Simple Book Here SIBO Made Simple Website SIBO Made Simple Podcast Feed Me Phoebe Website The Wellness Project Website Follow Phoebe on Instagram Dr. Allison Siebecker Website Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #230: Dismantling Myths About Leaky Gut, Gut Health and Probiotics with Tina Anderson 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
49 min
Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast
Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast
Samantha Gladish: Online Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach and Hormone Fixer-
136: Tips, Strategies and Real Talk on Life, Health, Beauty and Business to Kickstart 2021
Where’s a good place to start to kick off the New Year? Set great intentions and connect to what moves the needle. Listen in as I share a few words on health, beauty, life, and business. You can find all the info and links about this episode at https://holisticwellness.ca/episode136. Topics Discussed in this Episode: * Life * Health * Beauty * Business Key Takeaways: * Hydration is key for beautiful skin. * Being in nature soothes the soul. * Healthy fat is your friend. * Movement helps to connect you with your body and intuition. * Growing and scaling a business takes risks and trusting the unknown. * Sleep is the cornerstone of health. If you’re not sleeping, you’re not healing. * Align with your human design for more ease and flow. * Nothing is an emergency. Slow the f*** down. * Sugar, gluten, and dairy -- the three biggest inflammatory culprits. * Anxiety, overwhelm, fear -- your breath can do wonders here. * Oil cleansing is the go-to for beautiful, bright skin. * Essential oils are plant magic and so healing. * Nutrition, sleep, stress, supplements, your relationships, sex life, your creative outlet -- all of these play important roles in your health and your healing. * Sex is amazing for your sex hormones and for lowering cortisol. * Healthy boundaries are essential for your self-care. * Whatever it is you want to achieve with your health or business, you can’t do it alone. * Mistakes and failures are always lessons in learning. * Your gut and intuition know best. * We all play a role in the health of our planet and we all must do our part. * It’s actions over thinking. It’s your actions that are going to bring results. Action Steps: * Focus on hydration when you want to optimize the health and beauty of your skin. * Go for walks and spend more time in nature. * Make sure to include healthy fat in your diet. * If you’re looking to connect more deeply with your body, bring in more movement to your day. * Learn to take risks and work your trust muscle in business. * Don’t neglect sleep and set healthy boundaries around it. Get into a healthy routine in terms of when you go to bed and when you wake up, and keep to that routine even on weekends. * Know your human design and learn more about it. * Stop rushing through things all the time. * Eliminate sugar, gluten, and dairy from your diet. Or at least minimize your intake. * Do breathwork. * Go for oil cleansing. * Use essential oils. * Recognize the importance of your relationships and having a creative outlet for your health and healing. * Make time for sex. * Eat more vegetables. * Build your team of people around your health and business. Hire experts and find your support network to help you grow. * Reframe how you see your failures and your mistakes, and never give up based on what has happened in the past. * Trust what your instincts are telling you. * Stop waiting. There’s no perfect time to launch your business or wear that bathing suit or whatever it is you tell yourself. Go and do it now. * Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. * Detox yourself from unhealthy relationships. * Lean into your fears. Your fears are lessons. Don’t avoid them. * Lead with love. Samantha said: “I don’t always know the answers. I don’t always know exactly how things are going to work out. I just know that I’m going to show up in full integrity and authenticity, and show up for my community and do my best work, and trust that it’s going to work out.” “Nutrition, sleep, stress, supplements, your relationships, sex life, your creative output… No one magic bullet that is going to magically fix you. It is all of these things.” Thanks for listening! Important Announcements: Sign up for our newsletter at holisticwellness.ca/newsletter! And 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: * myBodyGraphs’ free Human Design BodyGraph service * Save 20% off Energybits Spirulina and Chlorella at energybits.com. Use the code HEALTHYHORMONES. * Save 15% off ALL Organifi products at organifishop.com. Check out the NEW Organifi Harmony Women's Hormone Balancing Blend. Use the code HEALTHYHORMONES. * Check out CANPREV products across Canadian Health Food Stores and online at Natures-Source.ca - I personally LOVE their MYCO10 and Collagen powder. They’re great to add to smoothies and elixirs. Also, check out their product ADRENAL CHILL for supporting the adrenal glands and helping your body better adapt to stress. * Head to your local health food store and check out some amazing products from Garden of Life. Two products mentioned in today's episode - Garden of Life Plant Iron and Herbs and their vegan vitamin D3 spray. 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
47 min
Going Beyond the Food: Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating, Body Acceptance, Mindset and Anti-Diet Podcast
Going Beyond the Food: Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating, Body Acceptance, Mindset and Anti-Diet Podcast
Stephanie Dodier Clinical Nutritionist CNP
270-Tuning Out the Weight Loss Industry
This podcast is going to be for every woman - every woman who has been targeted by dieting ads. I have chosen this title for a reason: "Tuning out the weight loss industry" instead of "tuning out diet culture" for a reason: to reach more women. When you are at the beginning of your journey shifting out of dieting, the word diet culture doesn't mean a thing… actually, for many, it means being on a diet. Diet culture is a new term that is not part of women's vocabulary, and for a good reason. As women, when we learn about the word "diet culture", it has a massive impact. In #5, I share the definition of diet culture for all the newbies. Tuning out the dieting noise is a choice This podcast intends to help all women make a choice. A choice in the face of all the marketing from the weight loss, fitness, and wellness industry aimed at women and our bodies. To help women make an educated choice about their body, how they live their life, the way they eat, and the way they take care of their mind, body, and soul. For women to free themselves from the thought "but I have to "and trade it for "I chose to". What you'll learn listening to this episode tuning out the weight loss industry: * 10 thoughts to consider as women when considering dieting. * 10 tips for you to process the weight loss, fitness, and wellness marketing Mentioned on the show: Podcast Roadmap Conquer & Thrive The Good Girl Syndrome
28 min
The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style
The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style
Shannon Ables
298: 28 Ways to Simplify Your Entire Life
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." —Hans Hofmann Simplifying. Far different from minimizing, simplifying requires that we consciously explore what is of value in our lives and then thoughtfully edit in order for what we deem most important to shine as fully as possible. Take for example sight. Eyesight that is. As someone who wears contacts in order to see clearly objects in far distances, when I put on a dirty lens or my lens happens to have an eyelash or spot of makeup on it, not only does it hurt, but frustratingly my eyesight is impaired. My #1 priority is to clean the lens properly in order to see. Why? Understandably, so that I can clearly, safely, peacefully, go about my day without having to actually think about the gift that is 20/20 eyesight. Such a truth comes into play with our everyday routines, homes, and overall lifestyles. If we don't clear the clutter - literal and figurative - the quality of our lives decreases. What we love, what we value cannot grow, shine, fully blossom. Whatever the analogy is, the full growth, the full maturation, can't possibly be experienced. Multitasking our lives not only when it comes to the tasks we do each day, has become an approach to living in the 21st century (and was as well in the late 20th century) which was applauded. In many ways 2020 has forced us to recognize how much we missed in doing so - we missed our relationships, we missed simple pleasures, we missed the gift of appreciating well-made, seasonal food, we missed the gift of truly connecting. Now that so much of what we thought we valued but did not prioritized has been forcibly taken out of our lives, are we questioning whether we lived in accordance to what we swore was true to living well. Let's talk about clutter. What is defined as clutter for you may be different from what someone else may define or label as clutter. My kitchen for example has many tools handy, surrounding my stovetop - canisters, pots hanging, salt and spices within arms-length. For someone else, such a sight may be exhausting to the eye and look terribly cluttered when viewing my kitchen. Organizing my kitchen in such a way makes my cooking fluid, more enjoyable and simple, but that may not be the case for someone else. More figuratively speaking, how much time with our own and only company we need will depend upon not only our temperaments but as well where we are along our life's journey. There are times in my life where I have needed far more time alone than others, and I am thankful I finally was able to find it as I needed to figure certain things out, things that I didn't even know I needed to sort through. However, once we learn the direction we want to travel, the skills we want to improve or learn, we may reduce the time alone, but I would argue, as you will see in the list today, we will always need regular alone time or as it is often described - solitude. Since the inception of TSLL blog, simplicity has been a fundamental component of living simply luxuriously. In order to choose well, in order to invest wisely, we first need to know what is of value to each of us, and the only way to do that is to simplify our lives. (View a list of posts focused on simplifying here and here and be sure to check out TSLL's 1st and 2nd book which have specific sections focused on simplifying in a variety of areas of your life.) Upon recently rereading Carl Phillips' book 22 Ways to Simpler Living and a couple of other books which help me to assess how simplified I have kept my life or where I need to check-in and adjust or make improvements, I was inspired to make a list to serve as a refresher. I have a feeling each reader/listener stopping by today's post has simplified their lives in some way at some point if not multiple times throughout their lives, so today's post is a check-in so to speak. An opportunity to ensure we are each truly living a simple life for ourselves so we can then live truly simply luxuriously and find true contentment in our everydays. Let's take a look at the list. ~Tune in to the audio version for more conversation about each of the following points shared below. 1.Leave space in your day Less work time, yet more efficient and productive work time leads to more fulfillment in your lifetime. 2. Absorb the truth that less is often more 3. Limit the time you spend in or with your inbox * write rules * streamline folders * make the view format easy to navigate * make it easy to see how many emails you have to motivate you to keep your inbox tidy 4. Have a courageous conversation about the truth behind the statement "I don't have time." aka "I'm too busy." Instead of leading others to believe you want to say 'yes' when it is clear another priority supersedes the opportunity presented, let them get to know you and if you don't like this prioritizing of your life, have an honest conversation with yourself and make the necessary changes. 5. Understand what 'self-full' is and refrain from seeing honoring your journey as 'selfish' because it is not. 6. Stop trying to keep up with life and start living your one and only life 7. Be honest about what you allow into your life as a distraction from living fully (which includes being vulnerable, be truly loving toward yourself and others, being truly content in your everydays, feeling an undercurrent of calm in your life which keeps you grounded and at peace with life's unknowns which reduces the worry) 8. Live a life that doesn't exhaust you, rather a life that energizes you 9. Give permission to yourself for your hobbies and passions to be priorities It is within your hobbies and passions that we are honoring our gifts and fueling our spirit so that we might share our unique gifts with the world - either directly as we emanate joy affecting those we love or the larger world. 10. Keep good health of body and mind 11. Stop the hurry If you find yourself hurrying, access and edit. Carl Phillips suggests asking yourself these two questions: (1) Is what I am 'hurrying about for' important to me (or the approval of someone/something else)? (2) Is the hurrying getting me closer to my goals? 12. Check your email less frequently, but more regularly Set boundaries on your attention and time. You will reduce worry, you will communicate clearly and set expectations which do not overwhelm your life and increase your stress. In many ways you will reduce not only the stress in your life, but the stress of those trying to communicate with you as there will be clear expectations of when they will hear from you. 13. Book-end your days with walks Long or short, go outside, take in the fresh air as it will clear your mind, help in ways you may not expect, even if you think it cannot as it brings you to the present. One foot in front of the other, just walk. Walk to work it out and calm your mind. 14. Find time to meditate daily Sometimes meditation and praying are mentioned as alternatives to each other; however, I would argue they do separate things as they are two separate actions. Meditation is an observance of our thoughts, a stepping away from our thoughts (not stopping thinking) and letting them be without our engagement with them. Praying, based on the religious practice (should you practice one religious ideology and it is absolutely okay not to), will be unique to what you believe and is often a conversation with the higher entity. Meditation is not a conversation, but an observation. A practice of exercising the mind so that we are the master of it, not the other way around. A way to calm down, a way to let go, a way to find peace and get out of our own way. 15. Play regularly For me, gardening has become my favorite act of play during nine months of the year (and in the winter months when I am sowing seeds in my potting area indoors). Diving into a creative project or playing with my dogs - fetch or chase or any…
49 min
Leanne Ward Nutrition
Leanne Ward Nutrition
Leanne Ward
Your Exercise Questions Answered, with Performance Coach, Jacob Falla
Today's episode is part 2 of the 2 part, exercise centric series with Jacob Falla, founding director of Oxidate Performance. If this is the first episode you've tuned in to, I strongly recommend you go back and give the pervious episode (also with Jacob) a listen. While you're at it, take a look at the other 70+ episodes in my back catalouge. Jacob is a performance coach who’s been in the health & fitness industry for 10 years. After spending most of his life as an elite level athlete, he now specialises in athlete development. Jacob has a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, a Diploma of Sports Development and is a strength and conditioning level 1 coach and personal trainer. Jacob's passion is unlocking people's true potential and helping them to achieve their optimum level of performance. Today’s episode is all about having your exercise centric questions answered by an exercise expert. So sit back, listen up and let Jacob educate you on all things exercise. I hope you enjoy this episode and you can follow Jacob on his Instagram which is @oxidate_performance, his website which is or listen to his own podcast which is called "The High Performers Platform". Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!
43 min
Going for Goal
Going for Goal
Women's Health
How To Set Goals When the World is a Mess
It’s natural, at this time of year, to think about what we want to do, achieve and be. Whether in our workouts, our work lives - or just regarding our relationship with ourselves. But with so much uncertainty, national lockdowns and a news cycle that’s enough to make anyone want to retreat back under the duvet, making plans, plotting goals and actually achieving them is tougher than ever. When we polled our audience on Instagram, over half of people said the sheer mental load of 2021 had sapped their motivation to set and strive for their health goals. If you’ve got no time or energy for self-improvement right now, that’s totally understandable. But, if you do, committing to small changes in your own little world could be of real benefit during this wild moment we're living through. But how do you choose goals that you love too much bail on? What can you do to ensure you’re striving for improvement in as kind a way as possible? And how do you keep yourself focused and on-mission, in the midst of…*all this*? These are among the questions we grapple with in today’s conversation, with help from Dr Anita Aitsi-Selmi, a medical doctor and public health expert-turned-transformational coach to leaders in medicine, law and business, and author of The Success Trap. Along with Dr Heather McKee, a psychologist and behaviour change specialist who helps companies and individuals make healthy changes, and make them last, with her Bite Sized Habits course. Topics: Don't set goals until you've done a mental declutter  How to do an energy audit to work out what you need The case for setting intrinsic goals Don’t love goals? Try rituals instead Why self-kindness leads to more success Like what you’re hearing? We'd love if you could rate and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, as it really helps other people find the show. Also, remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode.  Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health goal in an upcoming episode. Alternatively, you can email us: womenshealth@womenshealthmag.co.uk Please read! Life is hard for many right now. We love sharing ways that you can make yourself feel and function better, but if you're struggling with your mental health please seek support from a GP, therapist or other professional. Charities such as Mind (mind.org.uk) and Rethink (rethink.org) can provide more information.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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