As I reflect on 2021, I could not be more grateful for a community of wellness practitioners who are committed to sharing knowledge and empowering others to better their health.
As a little year-end review, I’ve put together a list of the most-downloaded podcasts on Everyday Wellness this year. I challenge you to choose an episode that peaks your interest and try out some of the tips and tricks we discussed. Remember, the best results come from pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone!
Without further adieu, here are the top 10, most loved episodes in 2021:
Ep.135 Fasting for Optimum Health: Three Hacks to Improve Your Fasting Skills with Dave Asprey
Optimal health starts with what you eat and when you eat it. Dave talks about the vegan trap in which he found himself and shares some excellent advice about fasting, for women in particular. We go in depth about how fasting helps you to become more plugged into the world around you, how to make MCT oil easier to tolerate, the benefits of using a glucose monitor and more. You don’t want to miss this one!
Ep. 175 Myths About Intermittent Fasting & Ketosis! Moving Towards Better Metabolic
Health with Chris Irvin
Chris educates us on the history and evolution of the ketogenic diet. Much has changed, and there has been a lot of misinformation about keto products over the last few years. We debunk keto myths and talk about why a poor keto diet could be better than the standard American diet. Want even more information after listening to this episode? Check out Chris’s book: Keto Answers.
Ep. 165 A Fresh Perspective On Menopause & Fitness: The Importance of Listening to Your Body with Debra Atkinson
Navigating exercise throughout different phases of life can be tricky. Debra and I discuss Why women approaching perimenopause and menopause need to exercise and eat differently, some of the physical changes that happen as women mature, the kind of exercise that helps with muscle development and the kind that helps with bone density and more!
Ep. 161 The Nutritional Battlefield & Debunking Chronic Diseases: How Most Food Has Become Poison with Dr. Robert Lustig
What is your definition of health? Dr. Lustig shares his thoughts and talks about leptin resistance and how to overcome it, why eighty-eight percent of Americans have metabolic dysfunction, the importance of fiber and the problem with Big Pharma.
Ep. 168 What To Do About Insulin Resistance Disorders(and the Role that Digestion Plays)
with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
Dr. Ben explains why insulin is such an important topic for women, especially as they get older.
We discuss the role of insulin in terms of how fat cells can change and respond to sex hormones, how estrogens protect women against too much fat, why you need to be mindful about certain plant-based foods and the plastics, detergents, and chemicals we use and more! This is a must-listen for women of all ages!
Ep. 156 Mysterious Effects On Hormones & Intermittent Fasting: Tips for Optimizing
Estrogen Metabolism with Dr. Stephanie Gray
Have you considered hormone therapy? Stephanie discusses what motivated her to focus on hormone therapy, the first signs of hormonal imbalance in the body, types of HRT and she discusses when women can start using hormone therapy safely.
Ep. 166 How to Maintain a Healthier Thyroid: Interesting Thyroid Physiology Health &
Preventative Care with Dr. Eric Balcavage
Optimal thyroid function is critical at every stage of life. Dr. Eric and I talk about the physiology of the thyroid, things that can impact the conversion from inactive to active thyroid hormone, and the association between thyroid physiology, thyroid glands, and cells and the importance of lab interpretation.
Ep. 157 Biochemistry Secrets To Burn Fat Faster: Navigating the Science of Fat With
Dr. Sylvia Tara
Dr. Tara talks about her book, The Secret Life of Fat, and discusses her motivation for writing it.
We discuss the most surprising aspect of fat, leptin and the communication between fat tissue and the brain, why it is so hard for some people to lose weight, and what you need to be mindful of to maintain metabolic flexibility and strategies for maintaining weight loss.
Ep. 167 Let’s Talk About Human Optimization: It Starts with Improving Your Metabolic
Health with Dr. Jaime Seeman
Dr. Seeman talks about her eating habits after she transitioned from being a collegiate athlete to becoming a medical student. We talk about what PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is, how it affects women, and some common misconceptions about it. We also dive into how PCOS can be treated nutritionally, overcoming insulin resistance and how women are doing things differently now compared with twenty or thirty years ago, as they transition into perimenopause.
Ep. 169 Why Should You Care About Your Metabolic Health? Empowering a Deep
Understanding of Our Bodies with Dr. Casey Mean
Dr. Means talks about the shocking amount of refined sugar that gets consumed by the average American each year and the impact that has on their metabolic health. We discuss what chronic inflammation is, what it does in the body at the cellular level, and why that is so detrimental. We talk more in-depth about what happens in your body when you are overfed, when your blood sugar stays elevated over time, and when your insulin is kept high. Plus, the correlation between blood sugar instability and debilitating hot flashes in women in perimenopause or menopause.
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Cheers to a healthy, happy 2022!