Intermittent Fasting and Travel: A Recap On My Trip to London Much like the holidays, intermittent fasting, sleep, and exercise can also be challenging when away from home. I’m often asked about tips and tricks on sticking to a health and wellness routine when traveling for work or vacation. Since I recently returned from London … Read more
In addition to managing weight, intermittent fasting has been linked to balancing hormones, reducing inflammation, decreasing insulin resistance, improving cell repair processes, boosting brain function, and helping to prevent chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. And that’s just the shortlist! Sounds good, right? It is! But many women often find it … Read more
Thank you so much for all of your support this year! Everyday Wellness wouldn’t be possible without you, our listeners! It’s been incredible to have the opportunity to speak with so many experts in the health and wellness space and provide you with valuable information to help you lead a healthier life! Here are the … Read more
Between Halloween candy and holiday celebrations, it’s no secret that this time of year is when many people kick their everyday diet and exercise routines to the curb. In fact, statistics show that during the holiday season, adults’ eating and exercise habits in the United States begin to decrease monthly and plummet to the lowest … Read more
It’s the most wonderful time of year! The holidays are here, which means time for shopping, eating, and gathering with family and friends. Whether you are new to intermittent fasting (IF) or have been doing it for years, the holidays may seem challenging. But they don’t have to be! I put together this guide to … Read more
Serves: 6 | Prep time: 20 minutes, plus 30 to 60 minutes of standing time | Cook time: 1 hour A center-cut beef tenderloin, also known as Châteaubriand or reverse sear beef tenderloin, is a beautiful (and pricey) cut; it feels worthy of a special occasion. It’s super lean, so … Read more
I love a refreshing summer drink that won’t sabotage my health goals! Try out this Mojito Mocktail to give yourself a nice refreshing boost! Mojito Mocktail Serves 2 1 ½ cups strongly brewed mint tea 1 ½ teaspoons honey 1 large lime, scrubbed and dried 20 fresh mint leaves Fine sea salt Seltzer … Read more
I have the honor of connecting with James Nestor today! James is a science journalist and author of the book Breath. Breath was one of my favorite books to read in 2021! It was awarded the prize for Best General Nonfiction Book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors and shortlisted for the Royal Society Best Science book of 2020. It explores the million-year-long history of how humans have lost the ability to breathe properly and why we suffer from issues like snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, autoimmune disease, and allergies.
James traveled the world in his effort to figure out what went wrong and how to fix our ability to breathe properly. He did not discover the answers in pulmonology labs but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of Sao Paulo.
In this episode, James and I dive into how humans have become poor breathers and how crooked teeth contribute to poor breathing. We discuss the nasal anatomy and the impact it has on poor breathing. We talk about alternate nostril breathing, the vagus nerve, the anatomical changes that occur with aging, how overeaters become over-breathers, chewing, and how our palates and facial bones have evolved and changed. We also get into James’s experience in the Paris catacombs and the impact of breathwork on the autonomic nervous system.
I hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as I did recording it! Stay tuned for more!
I am thrilled to have Dr. Keira Barr joining me today! Dr. Barr is a dual board-certified dermatologist and menopause specialist. She is a prominent leader in women’s medicine, creating a bridge between hormones, skin, and mind-body medicine to optimize the mid-life experiences of women. She is a fierce patient advocate dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances. Dr. Barr empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and hormones in menopause.
Dr. Barr takes a different approach to skin health. She realized that as women head north of thirty-five, the emphasis is always on the concept of anti-aging and finding ways to camouflage the effects of aging. So she helps women appreciate that their skin can be an ally because it can help them understand what happens in their bodies and empower them to make the changes that are within their control.
In this episode, Dr. Barr and I unpack the changes that happen to women’s skin from the age of thirty-five onward. We dive into skin physiology, the impact of hormones, and the changes that occur as we age. Dr. Barr explains how our skin reflects our physical, mental, and emotional well-being and talks about progesterone, stress, and regulating the nervous system. We discuss Botox, self-love, the social conditioning of women, the benefits of breath-work, getting enough sleep, and taking the time to enjoy yourself. We talk about psoriasis, food, choosing the best skin care products, and caring for your skin, and Dr. Barr shares her thoughts on skin peels, lasers, and bio-identical hormone supplementation.
I hope you gain a lot from this insightful conversation with Dr. Barr! Stay tuned for more!
Today, I feel honored to share the first of two episodes with one of my favorite women in the health and wellness space!
Dr. Tabatha Barber is a triple board-certified OB-Gyn specializing in perimenopause, menopause, and functional medicine. She is often affectionately referred to as the Gutsy Gynecologist, and she has a wonderful podcast called The Gutsy Gynecologist Show.
Dr. Barber is speaking out on behalf of middle-aged women! She does not focus on any specific age group because she prefers to think about women on a continuum.
In this episode, she talks with me about perimenopause, lifestyle management, and navigating the transition to middle age. We discuss the impact of oral contraceptives, their effect on the gut microbiome, and informed consent. We talk about vitamin and mineral depletion and therapies typically used in middle age- including IUDs, ablations, and hysterectomies. We dive into how to navigate cycle mapping and successfully integrate intermittent fasting during perimenopause. We also briefly touch on how to manage vasomotor symptoms.
I hope you will gain a lot from this invaluable podcast! We will be sharing the second part of this show later this summer.
Stay tuned for more!