Understanding the Impact of Birth Control and Exploring Natural Alternatives (Ep. 159)
Lifestyle U Podcast
by Lacey Iskra
3d ago
Are you in birth control pills? In this episode of the Lifestyle Youth Podcast, I discusses the complexities of using birth control, my personal experiences and some insights into its effects and alternatives. I talk about the side effects of birth control, including nutrient depletion and impacts on mood and attraction, and natural methods to support the body's hormonal balance and detoxification from birth control. Tune in to be equipped in making informed decisions about their reproductive health.   What I discuss: 00:00 Introduction  00:43 My Experience with Birth Control and Ini ..read more
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Tips To Balance Your Hormones (Ep. 158)
Lifestyle U Podcast
by Lacey Iskra
1w ago
Do you know that hormonal imbalance is common among many women? And a lot of them don’t even realize it!   That’s why in today's episode of the Lifestyle U podcast, I share my deep dive into the crucial role hormones play in our health, and why balancing them naturally is more important now than ever. I discuss the symptoms to watch for, the broad-reaching effects of hormones from mood to weight, and the numerous everyday factors that can disrupt our hormonal balance. I also share several actionable strategies that you can start today to foster better hormonal health. By adopting even a f ..read more
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Beyond the Pill: The Side Effects of Birth Control (Ep. 156)
Lifestyle U Podcast
by Lacey Iskra
3w ago
Hey team, what's going on? Welcome back to the Lifestyle U Podcast. Today, I'm diving deep into a topic that's both personal and widespread - the long-term side effects of birth control pills. Despite their benefits and the freedom they provide, there's a side to them not often discussed. Throughout my coaching career, working with over a thousand women, I've encountered myriad responses to birth control, from seamless experiences to significant struggles upon discontinuation. My own story with birth control began at 14, introducing me to a world of hidden consequences and a path to self-disco ..read more
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Unveiling Period Pain: Understanding, Addressing, and Overcoming (Ep. 155)
Lifestyle U Podcast
by Lacey Iskra
1M ago
Do you experience period cramps? Have you considered its underlying causes? In this episode of the Lifestyle U podcast, I dive into the topic of period pain. Join me as I discuss why it’s not normal, explore why we shouldn’t have to endure it, and the common causes of period pain, such as hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. Tune in for actionable strategies to address period pains, ultimately improving your quality of life during menstruation.   What I discuss: (00:00) Introduction (03:32) Understanding Period Pains (05:50) Common causes of Period Pains (07:57) Tips to allev ..read more
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What I Would Do If I Couldn't Afford a Coach (Ep. 154)
Lifestyle U Podcast
by Lacey Iskra
1M ago
Changing your life can be easier when you have a coach by your side. But what would you do if you couldn’t afford one? Welcome back to the Lifestyle U podcast. In this episode, we unpack what I would do if I couldn’t afford a lifestyle or health coach. Join me as I share on my fifteen-year fitness journey and discuss the importance of meeting ourselves where we’re at and finding the right balance.   Highlights: (00:27) My 15-year Fitness Journey (06:22) Importance of Your Morning Routine (08:17) Prioritize Your Protein for Breakfast (09:02) Avoid Your Cellphone (11:18) Daily Walks (12:52 ..read more
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Health Benefits from Castor Oil Packs (Ep. 153)
Lifestyle U Podcast
by Lacey Iskra
1M ago
Welcome to Lifestyle U Podcast with Lacey Iskra! In this episode, I dive into the transformative world of castor oil packs, revealing their ancient roots and modern-day benefits. Join us as we explore how this simple yet powerful remedy can support your liver's detoxification process and enhance your overall well-being.   Highlights 00:00 Introduction to Castor Oil Packs 02:41 The Science and Skepticism on Caster Oil Packs 06:07 Discover the Multitude of Benefits Castor Oil Packs Offer 10:06 How to Get Started on Castor Oil Packs   Want more from me? Follow me on ..read more
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A Journey to Optimal Health with FDN Practitioner Kira Iskra (Ep. 152)
Lifestyle U Podcast
by Lacey Iskra
1M ago
Welcome back to Lifestyle U! I'm your host, Lacey Iskra, and this brand new episode. Today, we're diving deep into a topic: investing in ourselves for not just good, but great health and well-being. Joining me is a special guest, certified FDN practitioner and my sister, Kira Iskra. Together, we’re revealing the transformative power of prioritizing our health above all else. Kira brings her expertise and personal journey to the table, including her battles with infertility, a harrowing pregnancy, and her path to holistic wellness through the lens of a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition approach ..read more
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Understanding Leaky Gut (Ep. 151)
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by Lacey Iskra
2M ago
We've all experienced moments of discomfort or unexplained symptoms that may be attributed to gut issues. That’s why, in this episode of the Lifestyle U podcast, join me as I dive into the complex topic of gut inflammation, shedding light on the often misunderstood condition known as Leaky Gut. Tune in to discover invaluable knowledge and actionable steps to support your journey toward optimal health and vitality.   Highlights: 00:00 Introduction to gut inflammation 01:48 What is gut inflammation and its connection to chronic inflammation and cortisol levels 07:41 Signs of gut inflammatio ..read more
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5 Simple Ways to Detoxify Your Kitchen (Ep. 150)
Lifestyle U Podcast
by Lacey Iskra
2M ago
Welcome to a brand new episode of the Lifestyle U podcast. In this episode, we'll discuss five simple yet effective ways to detoxify your kitchen. We'll cover various topics, like buying organic produce, switching to glass or metal storage containers, choosing safer cookware options like cast iron, decluttering the kitchen space, and using natural cleaning supplies. Remember, it's important to prioritize your health, so let's take gradual steps towards creating a less toxic environment in your kitchen.   Highlights: 01:47 - The importance of detoxifying the kitchen 02:15 - Making small ch ..read more
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My Health Journey: Maintaining Gut and Hormone Health After Healing (Ep. 148)
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by Lacey Iskra
2M ago
Welcome to the Lifestyle U podcast. In today's episode, I want to share my journey of healing and health maintenance with you. Like many of you, I've faced my fair share of health challenges, and I know how overwhelming and confusing things can get. That's why I want to share my experiences with hormone balance, diet shifts, and lifestyle changes and offer you valuable insights and practical habits that have transformed my life and well-being. So, let's embark on this healing journey together and know that you're not alone in this. Episode Highlights:   00:00 - My Journey to Healing 04:10 ..read more
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