EP316: How to Achieve Omega Balance (And Why It Matters!) with Dr. Anthony Hulbert
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4d ago
INSIDE THE EPISODE You’ve likely heard that polyunsaturated fats (omega-3’s and omega-6’s) are essential for health, but what you might now know is that the balance between them is equally as important.  In fact, over the last few decades our intake of the omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid (yes, the one found in seed oils) has increased dramatically while our intake of omega-3’s has dwindled.  Which means most Americans today - have a very imbalanced omega ratio. According to this week’s podcast expert, author and zoologist, Dr. Anthony Hulbert, who has been studying the omega balanc ..read more
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EP315: How to Cultivate Radiant Skin with Rachel Varga
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3w ago
IN THIS EPISODE Once I turned 40, it seemed like my skin started to tell the story of time.  And while I've always been a champion of clean eating and staying active, I've discovered that the journey to radiant skin doesn't stop there. It's an adventure, filled with simple strategies and daily rituals that can elevate our skin to new heights of radiance. That's why I'm beyond thrilled to share this week's podcast episode with the phenomenal Rachel Varga.  Imagine having a treasure map to the fountain of youthful skin - well, Rachel is here to draw that map for us.  As a Double B ..read more
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EP314: The Truth about Nutrient-Dense Foods with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
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1M ago
IN THIS EPISODE In a world where nutrient deficiencies are rampant and elimination diets can increase your risk, a focus on nutrient-dense foods is critically important.  Unfortunately, there are MAJOR problems with many of the nutrient ratings systems used today.  Case in point: The Food Compass which gave Lucky Charms a higher score than ground beef and eggs fried in butter.  Which is why in today’s podcast with best-selling author Dr. Sarah Ballantyne we break down the myths around most nutrient rating systems, the truth about the most nutrient-dense foods in the world ..read more
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EP313: Simple Ways to Cultivate Gut & Heart Health with Dr. William Davis
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2M ago
In This Episode Unlock the secrets to a healthy heart and microbiome with Dr. William Davis, renowned cardiologist, and bestselling author in this week’s podcast!  We delve into cutting-edge insights and simple at-home strategies from his latest book, Super Gut, that will help you feel inspired and empowered around gut health.  Here are some of my favorite takeaways… The best test to assess heart disease risk 2 foods that cause small (dangerous) LDL particles 3 often-missed markers of cardiovascular risk A missing microbe and the food to eat to get it An at-home measure for tracking ..read more
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EP312: The Importance of Protein & Muscle for Longevity with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
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3M ago
IN THIS EPISODE Hopefully, by now you’ve heard the news that muscle is the organ of longevity.  In other words, if you want to age gracefully, building muscle must be a priority.   Fortunately, there are many simple ways to increase your muscle mass which is what we talk all about in this week’s podcast episode with the brilliant founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon.  So if you’ve ever wondered… Which exercise provides the most benefits... How much protein you need per day (and per meal)… The difference between plant and animal protein ..read more
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EP310: The Surprising Truth About Seed Oils with Dr. Cate Shanahan
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6M ago
Did you know that the widespread use of certain cooking oils in our modern diets may be a silent contributor to the epidemic of chronic diseases?  Dr. Cate Shanahan, a renowned board-certified Family Physician and seed oil expert, has uncovered startling connections between seed oils (think corn, cottonseed, canola, soy, safflower and sunflower) and the rising rates of obesity, heart disease, and other modern health woes.  Which is why in this week’s podcast you’re in for a deep dive into her groundbreaking research that challenges everything you thought you knew about the oils in yo ..read more
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EP309: The 5 Most Dangerous Ingredients to Avoid (and what to feed your kids instead!) with Vani Hari
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6M ago
In the ever-evolving world of nutrition and food transparency, few have been more successful at peeling back the curtain on the food industry as Vani Hari, aka the "Food Babe." Vani believes we deserve the right to know what’s in our food and she’s taken steps to convince food companies to make major, important changes to their products.  For example, she convinced Kraft to remove artificial food dyes from Mac & Cheese, Subway to remove all artificial flavors in their bread, and Starbucks to remove caramel color #4 from pumpkin spice lattes.  So if you want to learn about other i ..read more
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EP308: Sleep is a Skill with Mollie Eastman
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7M ago
Did you know inadequate sleep can cause you to consume over 350 extra calories the next day, insulin resistance in healthy individuals, and a 55% increased risk of obesity?  We talk a lot about the healing power of food, but not nearly enough about the fact that the quality of your sleep can make or break your health.  So if you’re someone who struggles to get enough sleep or wants to improve your sleep skills, check out this week’s podcast with sleep expert and host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, Mollie Eastman. Here are some of my favorite takeaways…. When to eat for better slee ..read more
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EP307: Overcoming Menstrual Pain Naturally with Ashley Greene Khoury
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8M ago
It’s been estimated that 80% of women experience period pain at some point in their life and for 5-10% of women, the pain is debilitating. I know because I used to be one of them. I used ibuprofen heavily in my teens but now that I understand the risks of overuse, I’m thrilled to share an effective all-natural pain remedy created by a good friend of mine, Ashley Greene Khoury. (You might know her as the beautiful and talented Alice from Twilight!)  Ashley and I met while I was a trainer at the Tracy Anderson Method and became fast friends.  Today, she’s not only an actress and new mo ..read more
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EP306: Wake Up and Read the Labels with Jen Smiley
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8M ago
In a startling revelation over 90% of Americans struggle to accurately read and interpret food labels.  Understanding what goes into our bodies is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle.  And food labels are more than just a list; they're a roadmap to better health, revealing the nutrients, ingredients, and potential allergens in our food that can heal or harm us.  By not comprehending these labels, we risk exposing our bodies to harmful additives, excessive sugars, and unhealthy fats that can derail our health goals. Which is why in this week’s podcast with Jen Smiley, the foun ..read more
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